How We Take Care of Ourselves

At work, self-care might mean asking for a deadline extension, going to the gym in the middle of the day, or blocking off a few hours to prioritize tasks for the week. But that’s all easier said than done. We speak with a happiness researcher about how to find the time we need to take…

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Managing Career Transitions Part 2: Taking A Break

Many people in the business world find their success by always being “on.” They wake up at 4 a.m., answer emails 24 hours a day, and don’t take vacations. Sometimes they’re so high functioning that they don’t even realize they have symptoms of anxiety until they take time away from the office. This week, host…

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May We Recommend…The Anxious Achiever

Anxiety comes up in our conversations on the show from time to time, and we think it’s important to think about and talk about mental health. That’s why we’re recommending you listen to The Anxious Achiever, a new podcast by HBR Presents that’s all about dealing with anxiety at work.

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How Free-Market Economists Got It Wrong

Azeem Azhar and Binyamin Appelbaum discuss how a group of free-market economists managed to reshape our modern world. They promised growth and broad prosperity, but instead left us with fractured societies and weakened democracies. Appelbaum is the author of the new book, “The Economists’ Hour,” a deep dive into the history of ideas that formed…

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Can the Robin Hood Army Grow with Zero Financial Resources?

In 2014, Neel Ghose (MBA 2019) created the Robin Hood Army, an entirely volunteer-based organization working to get surplus food to hungry people. Just four years later, they had served more than 9 million people in 103 cities around the world, all while maintaining their “golden rule” of being zero-funds. Harvard Business School’s Susanna Gallani…

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Why Meetings Go Wrong (And How to Fix Them)

Steven Rogelberg, a professor at UNC Charlotte, has spent decades researching workplace meetings and reports that many of them are a waste of time. Why? Because the vast majority of managers aren’t trained in or reviewed on effective meeting management. He explains how leaders can improve meetings — for example, by welcoming attendees as if…

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