Interviews

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


Interview

What Slack means for meetings and workplaces

CEO and co-founder Stewart Butterfield on what's ahead for Slack and for workplaces, and how he responds to employers who regret using the service.

What Slack means for meetings and workplaces

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How to combat manager burnout

Managers are increasingly burned out. Their levels of stress, physical wellbeing, and work-life balance have been worse than those of the people they manage—and new Gallup data show that gap widening even further.

How to combat manager burnout

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How to fix your performance reviews and address bias in feedback

An interview with Julia Taylor Kennedy, executive vice president of Coqual, about the think tank's research into bias in performance reviews.

How to fix your performance reviews and address bias in feedback

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The role of workplaces in ending the climate crisis

Environmentalist and author Paul Hawken on how teams and team leaders in organizations can most effectively contribute to ending the climate crisis.

The role of workplaces in ending the climate crisis

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What happens when managers pay attention

Medley co-founders Edith Cooper and Jordan Taylor on what kind of leaders we need now.

What happens when managers pay attention

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How to use rituals to connect with work and retain colleagues

'Lunch roulette' and other practices that help define an organization's culture.

How to use rituals to connect with work and retain colleagues

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How to use movement and short breaks to fight burnout and be more creative

Silicon Valley executive coach Katia Verresen explains the value of 'abundant thinking.'

How to use movement and short breaks to fight burnout and be more creative

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Why the best managers ask more questions

Tania Luna, co-founder of LifeLabs Learning, on what research says about the key skills of great managers.

Why the best managers ask more questions

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How to jumpstart creativity and innovation in remote and hybrid workplaces

Stanford d.School executive director Sarah Stein Greenberg on how to think, create. and lead in unconventional ways.

How to jumpstart creativity and innovation in remote and hybrid workplaces

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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