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MIT SMR's Three Big Points is the podcast you need to stay at the top of your game as a business leader. In each episode you’ll get one new idea from the world’s leading academics, researchers, and executives delivered with three takeaways to help you put it to use in your organization.

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MIT SMR's Three Big Points is the podcast you need to stay at the top of your game as a business leader. In each episode you’ll get one new idea from the world’s leading academics, researchers, and executives delivered with three takeaways to help you put it to use in your organization.

    Why Sports Still Leads the Analytics Revolution

    Why Sports Still Leads the Analytics Revolution

    Even though we know that professional sports is big business, we might overlook how the strategies used by that industry can be applied to the broader business world. On this week’s episode of the Three Big Points podcast, MIT Sloan lecturer Ben Shields explains how the NBA’s use of data analytics can offer important lessons for organizations that want to derive real value from their data to gain a competitive edge.

    • 13 min
    The Secret to Supporting Your Workforce in Critical Times

    The Secret to Supporting Your Workforce in Critical Times

    Emotions are a big part of daily life, and there’s no avoiding them at work — even when employees are working remotely, and especially at a time when emotions are heightened by world events. In this episode of the Three Big Points podcast, authors Molly West Duffy and Liz Fosslien argue that we can improve this stressful situation for everyone by setting a positive example, shifting expectations, and leading with empathy.

    • 13 min
    Humanity: A Leader’s Secret Weapon

    Humanity: A Leader’s Secret Weapon

    Social science tells us how to address the key issues of leading through difficult times at the individual, relational, collective, and contextual levels. The challenge, says Morela Hernandez, a professor at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, is to lead with humanity. In this week’s episode of the Three Big Points podcast, Hernandez offers specific and actionable advice leaders can follow amid COVID-19 to inspire their teams and lead with compassion.

    • 12 min
    Making Remote Work Work

    Making Remote Work Work

    As companies adjust to the sudden, recent shift to remote work amid COVID-19 and consider its long-term implications for employees, they’re faced with a new challenge: how to make remote work a permanent and productive part of their long-term workforce strategies. In this week’s episode of the Three Big Points podcast, MIT researcher Kristine Dery suggests ways leaders can help their employees address the pain of remote work and transform the experience into an opportunity to excel.

    • 14 min
    COVID-19, Climate Change, and the Forces Shaping Our Future

    COVID-19, Climate Change, and the Forces Shaping Our Future

    The coronavirus pandemic may serve as a wake-up call to help us focus on the crises and trends already impacting us and our environment. In this week’s episode of the Three Big Points podcast, sustainability consultant and author Andrew Winston explains how we can learn from the current health crisis and use it to develop strategies to shape a more sustainable future.

    • 14 min
    Leading Through a Crisis Day by Day

    Leading Through a Crisis Day by Day

    During a crisis, leaders may find it difficult to determine the best approach to managing the day-to-day business challenges while simultaneously developing a strategy for the future.  On this week’s episode of the Three Big Points podcast, Eric McNulty, associate director of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative at Harvard, shares some of the lessons he has learned from studying past crises and how they can help today’s leaders address the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • 11 min

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