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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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

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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