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How do you build an organization that’s as daring, resilient and innovative as the times demand? How do you banish bureaucracy and master the art of entrepreneurship at scale? How do you unleash the initiative and ingenuity of every team member? How do you triple the pace of organizational transformation at a third of the…

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Many companies are using artificial intelligence (AI) tools to automate repetitive tasks and analyze piles of data. But organizations have much to gain if they expand their current view to treat AI as a knowledge-work teammate, says leadership and innovation authority Hal Gregersen, senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and award-winning author…

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When organizations are looking for new, innovative ideas, the conventional wisdom is to convene a brainstorming team. But, according to Columbia Business School Professor Sheena Iyengar, the path to true paradigm-shifting innovation is to think bigger than a brainstorming session by narrowing down the choices. Blind since a young age, Iyengar is a child of…

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Organizations spend billions annually in efforts to speed innovation on their teams but are stymied if their investments don’t result in better performance. What else can they add to their strategic toolbox to help learning and creativity thrive in their culture? Just-released research by leadership and innovation experts Jeff Dyer and Nathan Furr reveals that…

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If you’re a public relations (PR) or marketing professional, you’ve probably heard of ChatGPT, the recently opened AI-powered chatbot built by OpenAI that’s taking the world by storm. But what is ChatGPT, how can it benefit communications professionals, and will it replace our written craft? In this blog post that’s mostly written by ChatGPT, we’ll…

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While the positive news about Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine trials is understandably exciting, the story behind their success offers organizations in every sector a dramatic opportunity to take a giant leap forward in their own industries. Among the key players quietly helping Moderna drive efficiencies at a previously unthinkable scale are Harvard Business School Professors and…

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In response to the world’s social justice awakening, many organizations are moving from talking about diversity, equity and inclusion to putting initiatives into action. Meeting planners are seeking out authoritative Black perspectives, accomplished Black professionals are being appointed to leadership positions, and companies are actively working to root out conscious or unconscious biases in product…

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We marvel at the new connections enabled by our digital devices. Yet they also create barriers to creativity and collaboration in the workplace and inhibit communication in personal relationships. If we are always thinking about our phones, we cannot be fully present to each other, says MIT sociologist and New York Times bestselling author Sherry Turkle. And yet we are…

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Any organization looking to increase performance across the board would be hard pressed to find a more masterful guide than Steven Kotler, one of world’s foremost experts on individual and group performance. For over two decades, Kotler’s work has become synonymous with possibilities and breakthroughs at the highest level of human and enterprise capacity. By showing…

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What does it take to make a hedge fund a runaway success? Few people can answer that question as knowledgeably as Christina Qi, who launched Domeyard, LP, from her college dorm in 2012 with $1,000 of seed money. The company now trades up to a billion dollars per day, relying on Qi’s expertise in financial literacy, artificial intelligence…

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The world’s biggest problems – climate change, crumbling infrastructure and declining social services – can seem unsolvable. But, is there a way to finally overcome long-standing obstacles and make meaningful change happen? According to civic innovator and Harvard Business School Professor Mitchell Weiss, governments that adapt the skills, traits and practices of entrepreneurship are better equipped to innovate and…

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The crushing economic disruption brought on by the pandemic has firms across the world reassessing operations and staffing needs as they plan ahead. But long before the crisis, Dr. Michelle Weise was helping employers and learning providers redesign their hiring and training models to serve a quickly changing workforce made up of adults living and working longer and…

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Businesses in every sector, especially global corporations, have been waking up to the fact that the only way forward is to convert to sustainable practices to fight climate change – mostly because, as the saying goes, there is no “Planet B.” As firms shift their focus from long-term growth to the long-term survival of their businesses…

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What makes a company culture “innovative?” We tend to think about the upsides of an innovative culture – the free spiritedness, tolerance for risk and failure – without considering where these qualities need to be checked and balanced. In his acclaimed Harvard Business Review article, “The Hard Truth About Innovative Cultures” (January-February 2019 cover), renowned innovation and…

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Some organizational leaders, particularly CFOs and COOs, may be surprised to learn that focusing on sustainability can drive long-term growth and yield high returns. But this comes as no surprise to Harvard Business School (HBS) Professor Rebecca Henderson whose new book, “Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire” (Public Affairs, April 2020) is continuing to receive high praise around…