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Hand-curated insights and inspiration to unlock the best in those around you.

    How GitLab Leads Its Fully Remote Workforce

    How GitLab Leads Its Fully Remote Workforce

    GitLab, which builds and manages an open-source software development application, started off with employees fully dispersed and has stayed that way. Now with more than 1,300 people spread across more than 60 countries, it’s said to be the world’s largest all-remote company.

    In this episode, the company’s CEO Sid Sijbrandij shares the lessons he’s learned about how to manage a distributed workforce. He explains how to recruit talent who are well-suited for remote work and how to onboard them effectively. He also shares how GitLab leaders reinforce company culture remotely and how they create virtual space for informal relationship building.

    Key episode topics include: leadership, remote work, managing people, teams, dispersed work, culture, communication, recruitment, talent management, innovation.

    HBR On Leadership curates the best case studies and conversations with the world’s top business and management experts, to help you unlock the best in those around you. New episodes every week.

    · Listen to the original HBR IdeaCast episode: Advice from the CEO of an All-Remote Company (2022)
    · Find more episodes of HBR IdeaCast.
    · Discover 100 years of Harvard Business Review articles, case studies, podcasts, and more at HBR.org.
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    • 30 min
    Deloitte’s Pixel: A Case Study on How to Innovate from Within

    Deloitte’s Pixel: A Case Study on How to Innovate from Within

    In 2014, Deloitte launched Pixel to facilitate open talent and crowdsourcing for client engagements that need specific expertise — like machine learning or digital production. But uptake across the organization was slow, and some internal stakeholders resisted outsourcing consulting work to freelance talent.

    In this episode, Harvard Business School professor Mike Tushman discusses his case, “Deloitte's Pixel (A): Consulting with Open Talent,” which breaks down the challenges the firm’s leadership faced in growing Pixel within the firm — and how they overcame them.

    He explains how the firm selected a leader for Pixel who already had credibility and strong social networks within Deloitte. He also shares how Pixel established credibility by collaborating with early adopters within the firm to generate positive client results.

    Key episode topics include: leadership, disruptive innovation, innovation, organizational change, talent management, business consulting services, crowdsourcing, freelance talent, intrapreneurship.

    HBR On Leadership curates the best case studies and conversations with the world’s top business and management experts, to help you unlock the best in those around you. New episodes every week.

    · Listen to the original Cold Call episode: Transforming Deloitte’s Approach to Consulting (2022)
    · Find more episodes of Cold Call
    · Discover 100 years of Harvard Business Review articles, case studies, podcasts, and more at HBR.org
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    • 24 min
    How to Make Your Leadership Potential More Visible

    How to Make Your Leadership Potential More Visible

    Do people see your leadership potential?

    Suzanne Peterson says many talented professionals miss out on leadership roles for relatively intangible reasons. But she argues that aspiring leaders can learn to alter their everyday interactions in small ways to have a big influence on their professional reputation.

    Peterson is an associate professor of leadership at Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University, and the coauthor of the HBR article “How to Develop Your Leadership Style: Concrete Advice for a Squishy Challenge.”

    In this episode, she explains how to adopt markers of different leadership styles, so that you can be seen as both influential and likable. She also discusses why it’s important to focus on relationship building as you progress in your career. As she says, “Mid-career and rising senior level, now it’s all about the relationships. It’s all about how you’re perceived.”

    Key episode topics include: leadership, leadership development, managing yourself, power and influence, leadership style, reputation management, aspiring leaders, careers.

    HBR On Leadership curates the best case studies and conversations with the world’s top business and management experts, to help you unlock the best in those around you. New episodes every week.

    · Listen to the original HBR IdeaCast episode: Defining and Adapting Your Leadership Style (2020)
    · Find more episodes of HBR IdeaCast.
    · Discover 100 years of Harvard Business Review articles, case studies, podcasts, and more at HBR.org.
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    • 23 min
    Is Your Team Keeping You Up at Night?

    Is Your Team Keeping You Up at Night?

    Managing difficult personalities, stalled productivity, and conflict are inevitable parts of leading a team. But how do you know if your leadership is part of the problem?

    Melanie Parish says that many leaders see problems on their team as external without considering the impact of their own behavior on team dynamics. As she says, “There are so many different challenges. They circle. You have one challenge one week, and another challenge another week. That’s the work of leadership.”

    Parish is a leadership coach and the author of the book, The Experimental Leader: Be a New Kind of Boss to Cultivate an Organization of Innovators.

    She takes questions from listeners who are struggling to manage tough teams and offers advice for what to do when you lead a team that refuses to follow company processes or when your growing team of managers is clamoring to weigh in on key decisions. She also has suggestions for how to improve morale if your team is frustrated.

    Key episode topics include: leadership, leading teams, managing people, collaboration and teams, organizational culture.

    HBR On Leadership curates the best case studies and conversations with the world’s top business and management experts, to help you unlock the best in those around you. New episodes every week.

    · Listen to the original Dear HBR episode: Tough Teams (2020)
    · Find more episodes of Dear HBR.
    · Discover 100 years of Harvard Business Review articles, case studies, podcasts, and more at HBR.org.
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    • 30 min
    What It Takes to Build Influence at Work

    What It Takes to Build Influence at Work

    Do you know how to influence people who don’t report to you? That might include your boss, clients, or even your peers.

    Nashater Deu Solheim argues that there are proven techniques to help you understand your colleagues’ thinking and win their respect—even in virtual work settings.

    Solheim is a forensic psychologist and a leadership coach who studies how people gain influence within organizations.

    In this episode, she explains that the key to influencing others is understanding them, and she offers a three-part framework to help you do just that. She refers to it as ABC: advanced preparation, body language, and conversation.

    Key episode topics include: leadership, business communication, power and influence, managing up, persuasion.

    HBR On Leadership curates the best case studies and conversations with the world’s top business and management experts, to help you unlock the best in those around you. New episodes every week.

    · Listen to the original HBR IdeaCast episode: Better Ways to Manage Up and Out (2020)
    · Find more episodes of HBR IdeaCast.
    · Discover 100 years of Harvard Business Review articles, case studies, podcasts, and more at HBR.org.
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    • 26 min
    When Your Star Employee Leaves

    When Your Star Employee Leaves

    If you’ve invested in someone you manage, it’s natural to feel hurt when that person tells you they’re leaving—especially if they’re a strong contributor.

    The classic management advice is: Don’t take it personally. Be professional. But it’s important to acknowledge your feelings and work through them—for yourself and with your team.

    In this episode, three HBR leaders join managers drawn from the Women at Work audience to share their experiences losing team members. They discuss how to manage your emotions in the moment and how to look for learnings that will help you move forward. They also offer ideas for how to share the news with your boss and the rest of your team.

    Key episode topics include: leadership, managing people, gender, employee retention, staff transitions, staffing, managing emotions, difficult conversations.

    HBR On Leadership curates the best case studies and conversations with the world’s top business and management experts, to help you unlock the best in those around you. New episodes every week.

    · Listen to the original Women at Work episode: Dealing with the Feels After an Employee Quits (October 2021)
    · Find more episodes of Women at Work.
    · Discover 100 years of Harvard Business Review articles, case studies, podcasts, and more at HBR.org.
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    • 29 min

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