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Is a Business School-Industry Collaboration Needed to Attract Black Talent to Campus?

Business schools need to be better recruiters of Black students. How can past, unsuccessful outreach attempts be improved? asks James Heskett. [Author: by James Heskett]
Tags: College, James Heskett, by James Heskett, Business School Industry Collaboration Needed


Will Challenged Amazon Tweak Its Retail Model Post-Pandemic?

Amazon's usually strong retail performance has been threatened by the pandemic, opening the doors for competitors Target and Walmart. Does the giant online retailer need a strategy overhaul? asks James Heskett. [Author: by James Heskett]
Tags: Amazon, College, Walmart, James Heskett, by James Heskett


We’ve Now Been Asking “What Do You Think?” for 20 Years

James Heskett reflects on 20 years of writing his monthly business management column for "HBS Working Knowledge." [Author: by James Heskett]
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Does Remote Work Mix with Organizational Culture?

There is little doubt that remote work will be on the increase at many organizations post pandemic, but at what cost to corporate culture? asks James Heskett. [Author: by James Heskett]
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What Are Lessons for Leaders from This Black Swan Crisis?

Is it possible to prepare for a Black Swan event like COVID-19? What are the lessons for leaders in today's pandemic? asks James Heskett. [Author: by James Heskett]
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Are Candor, Humility, and Trust Making a Comeback?

It feels as if core leadership values such as humility and transparency have been on the decline. Is this trend being reversed? asks James Heskett. [Author: by James Heskett]
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Can an Organization Have Too Much 'Rebel Talent'?

Staffing your organization with "rebel talent" can produce energy, loyalty, productivity, and creativity. But is there such a thing as too many rebels? asks James Heskett. [Author: by James Heskett]
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Why Not Open America's Doors to All the World’s Talent?

The United States limits the number of skilled workers allowed to immigrate to the country. Is it time to expand the H-1B visa program? James Heskett asks. [Author: by James Heskett]
Tags: College, United States, James Heskett, by James Heskett


How Can Leadership Best 'Mind the Gap' in Large Organizations?

Boeing's deadly tragedies with its 737 Max aircraft may have resulted from a "gap" problem after departments came in conflict. How can organizations mind their own gaps? asks James Heskett. [Author: by James Heskett]
Tags: College, Boeing, James Heskett, by James Heskett


Should Non-Compete Clauses Be Abolished?

Non-compete clauses bind employees to their employers, preventing workers from bringing secrets to competitors. But increasingly, NCCs are unnecessarily restricting job mobility for low-level jobs. Should they be banned? asks James Heskett. [Author: by James Heskett]
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What Grade Would You Give Walmart CEO Doug McMillon?

The Business Roundtable proposes that companies be judged on a much higher standard than the traditional "maximize shareholder value." James Heskett asks, is Walmart's recent response to gun violence a sign of things to come? [Author: by James Heskett]
Tags: College, Walmart, James Heskett, Doug McMillon, by James Heskett


Is There a Distinctive West Coast Style of Management?

James Heskett suggests that West Coast companies and universities have invented their own style of management to take advantage of hyperchange in the market. Is a manager just a manager, or does geography matter? What do you think? [Author: by James Heskett]
Tags: College, West Coast, James Heskett, by James Heskett


What Should the Leadership of YouTube Do?

CEO Susan Wojcicki and YouTube leadership must decide how to balance growth goals with criticism for posting controversial—but popular—videos. What should YouTube do? asks James Heskett. [Author: by James Heskett]
Tags: Youtube, College, Susan Wojcicki, James Heskett, by James Heskett


Does Our Bias Against Federal Deficits Need Rethinking?

Not everyone thinks federal budget deficits are bad. Say hello to Modern Monetary Theory, where red ink primes the economic engine and underwrites social good. Or does it? asks James Heskett. [Author: by James Heskett]
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What’s the Antidote to Surveillance Capitalism?

Google's founding ignited the “darkening of the digital dream,” according to a new book that critiques companies who thrive off our personal data. How can consumers fight back? asks James Heskett. [Author: by James Heskett]
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Who Will Measure up to These Two Remarkable Leaders?

We lost two great company leaders this month: John Bogle of Vanguard Group and Herb Kelleher of Southwest Airlines. James Heskett discusses what made them so extraordinary and asks which other CEOs are in the same league. [Author: by James Heskett]
Tags: College, Southwest Airlines, Vanguard Group, Herb Kelleher, James Heskett, John Bogle, by James Heskett


Who Will Measure Up to These Two Remarkable Leaders?

We lost two great company leaders this month: John Bogle of Vanguard Group and Herb Kelleher of Southwest Airlines. James Heskett discusses what made them so extraordinary and asks which other CEOs are in the same league. [Author: by James Heskett]
Tags: College, Southwest Airlines, Vanguard Group, Herb Kelleher, James Heskett, John Bogle, by James Heskett


Do We Need an Artificial Intelligence Czar?

Artificial intelligence technologies could create more economic opportunity than entire industries. But AI poses threats as well and US political leaders seem unaware of potential consequences. Do we need an AI czar? asks James Heskett. [Author: by James Heskett]
Tags: College, US, James Heskett, by James Heskett


What’s the Best Administrative Approach to Climate Change?

Addressing climate change is a massive undertaking for global society, involving local, national, and multinational entities. James Heskett asks how such an effort should be managed from an administrative perspective. [Author: by James Heskett]
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What is the Function of Fear in Leadership?

The president of the United States has equated power with fear. Is there a place for fear in the manager's toolkit? asks James Heskett. [Author: by James Heskett]
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How Should Managers Deal with the Challenges of Building an Inclusive Workplace?

Few doubt the benefits of inclusion and diversity in the workplace, but some aspects of driving these changes forward make managers, particularly male managers, unsure of their footing. How do you deal with the challenges? asks James Heskett. [Author: by James Heskett]
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What Should Harley-Davidson’s Management Do?

Harley-Davidson was President Trump's poster child for American manufacturing—until the company announced plans to build a plant in Asia. What are the CEO's options, asks James Heskett, now that POTUS has unleashed a tweet war against his company? [Author: by James Heskett]
Tags: Asia, College, Harley Davidson, Trump, James Heskett, by James Heskett


Are Free Trade and Free Markets Quaint Ideas From the Past?

Free trade seems to work well for countries and companies, but less well for labor, observes James Heskett. A number of new books suggest the resulting social costs need correrction. Do you agree? [Author: by James Heskett]
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Should CEO Satya Nadella Cancel Microsoft’s Contract with ICE?

Microsoft employees are putting heat on CEO Satya Nadella to cancel its contract with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. What would you do? asks James Heskett. [Author: by James Heskett]
Tags: Microsoft, College, Satya Nadella, James Heskett, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, by James Heskett


Are There Conditions Under Which Directors Should Consider Hiring a CEO Fired Elsewhere for Inappropriate Behavior?

Executives fired fairly or unfairly over worker violence and harassment charges are about to seek new jobs. James Heskett asks the difficult but unavoidable question: Are there conditions under which boards should consider hiring them? [Author: by James Heskett]
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Are There Conditions Under Which Directors Should Consider a CEO Fired Elsewhere for Inappropriate Behavior?

Executives fired fairly or unfairly over worker violence and harassment charges are about to seek new jobs. James Heskett asks the difficult but unavoidable question: Are there conditions under which boards should consider hiring them? [Author: by James Heskett]
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Should Intellectual Property be Protected in International Trade?

SUMMING UP To do business in China, American firms often lose some of their intellectual property as well. James Heskett's readers think that price is too high. [Author: by James Heskett]
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Under What Conditions Would You Hire a CEO 'Displaced' by #MeToo?

Executives “displaced” by #MeToo will soon be back on the job market, says James Heskett. Would you hire "tainted talent" under any circumstance? [Author: by James Heskett]
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Should International Trade in Intellectual Property Be Regulated?

Is intellectual property too valuable an economic asset for the United States to be left unregulated across international borders? asks James Heskett. What do YOU think? [Author: by James Heskett]
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What Should Mark Zuckerberg Do?

Facebook is in crisis. Its business model is based on sharing customer data with partners, but many of those customers are in revolt over privacy concerns. James Heskett asks: What would you do if you were CEO Mark Zuckerberg? [Author: by James Heskett]
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, College, James Heskett, by James Heskett