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August 2018

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What to Do When a Good Employee Stops Trying to Grow

David Lewis Taylor/Getty Images The best managers know they’re supposed to give the people they lead challenging assignments to keep them interested and engaged. But what do you do when someone you manage gets to the top of their learning curve — and doesn’t really want to be pushed any furth...

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What Tech Companies Can Do to Become a Force for Inclusion

pm images/Getty Images “You know, I believe that technology is the great leveler. Technology permits anybody to play. And in some ways, I think technology — it’s not only a great tool for democratization, but it’s a great tool for eliminating prejudice.” Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of H...

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To Make a Change at Work, Tell Yourself a Different Story

katie edwards/Getty Images Human beings crave coherence. We long to be true to ourselves and to act in a way that’s consistent with what we believe and value. We want to live and work authentically. This quest for coherence is hardwired; psychologists often refer to human beings as “meaning-mak...

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Medical Leaves

Have you taken extended time off due to an illness? In this episode of HBR’s advice podcast, Dear HBR:, cohosts Alison Beard and Dan McGinn answer your questions with the help of Anne Sugar, a cancer survivor and an executive coach. They talk through what to do when you’re recovering from an ill...

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Why More Cities Should Offer Summer Jobs for Teens

Jens Schlueter/Getty Images Recently, the United States marked a record seven-year stretch of continuous monthly job creation, resulting in a historically low unemployment rate of 4%. In addition to signaling a strong economy, a tight labor market typically improves job prospects for groups with fe...

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