Interviews

We publish Q&A interviews with thinkers, researchers, and business people about best practices for working and leading every week.


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What 'racial reckoning' looks like for organizations

Dr. Stephanie Pinder-Amaker on the essential work of inclusion to be doing now.

What 'racial reckoning' looks like for organizations

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How the 'structure of motherhood' is breaking and employers are falling short

Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code and the Marshall Plan for Moms, on the importance paternity leave and how companies need to do more to support mothers returning to work.

How the 'structure of motherhood' is breaking and employers are falling short

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Emily Oster on the new school year, and new concerns for working parents

The Brown University economist says she's not certain this coming year is going to be more manageable for working parents, as Delta accelerates infections.

Emily Oster on the new school year, and new concerns for working parents

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The real risk that companies botch the return to the workplace, and how to avoid that

Humu CEO Laszlo Bock on how the return is a rare 'imprintable' moment and his concerns that companies will abandon hybrid work, and see a surge in employee turnover.

The real risk that companies botch the return to the workplace, and how to avoid that

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How the spread of the Delta variant should factor into return-to-workplace planning

"It's going to be harder to bring people back in," predicts epidemiologist Dr. Michael Osterholm.

How the spread of the Delta variant should factor into return-to-workplace planning

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How to get your 'digital body language' right

Erica Dhawan says that the digital cues that we give off and receive, consciously or not, in each email, text, or Slack message have become much more important.

How to get your 'digital body language' right

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Priya Parker on how we should properly gather and return to the workplace

The author of 'The Art of Gathering' on how we should return to the workplace, and how to best approach the complicated, needed conversations as we do so.

Priya Parker on how we should properly gather and return to the workplace

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What we can learn from working parents that applies to the return to the workplace

Lauren Brody, author of The Fifth Trimester, sees parallels between the return after a parental leave and what so many workers are now on the cusp of.

What we can learn from working parents that applies to the return to the workplace

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What Naomi Osaka's frank talk can teach us about mental health, race, and the workplace

Dr. Kali Cyrus, a psychiatrist and assistant professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, on how recognition, flexibility, and individual trust can help address mental health and racial issues in the workplace.

What Naomi Osaka's frank talk can teach us about mental health, race, and the workplace

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How to onboard new employees when you're remote or hybrid

Christy Johnson, founder and CEO of Artemis, has led a remote organization for the past six years, and offers an important case study in how to get new staff started.

How to onboard new employees when you're remote or hybrid