HBR.Hotlist.2020.02.24: Tensions that Leaders Must Navigate; The Mystery of the $2,000 Ikea Shopping Bag; Don’t Quit Your Job Before Asking These Questions, and More!

EVERY LEADER NEEDS TO NAVIGATE THESE 7 TENSIONS

BY JENNIFER JORDAN, MICHAEL WADE, ELIZABETH TERACINO

ARE YOU AN EXPERT OR A LEARNER? A TACTICIAN OR A VISIONARY?

MARKETING

The Mystery of the $2,000 Ikea Shopping Bag by Silvia Bellezza, Jonah Berger

How luxury brands are inverting status symbols.

PROFESSIONAL TRANSITIONS

Don’t Quit Your Job Before Asking Yourself These Questions by Priscilla Claman

You might not have to make a move.

INNOVATION

Stop Calling It “Innovation” by Nadya Zhexembayeva

The word speaks to your stakeholders — but not to your employees.

COMMUNICATION

Don’t Just Put on a Happy Face at Work by Allison S. Gabriel, Joel Koopman, Christopher C. Rosen, John D. Arnold, Wayne Hochwarter

Research on the risks of pretending to feel optimistic.

PROFESSIONAL TRANSITIONS

What to Do If You Think Your Job Is at Risk by Susan Peppercorn

Start by cultivating a broad network.

DATA

Small Data Can Play a Big Role in AI by H. James Wilson, Paul R. Daugherty

Don’t underestimate the power of your untapped data sets.

COLLABORATION

Are Your Company’s Leaders and Data Scientists on the Same Page? by Joel Shapiro

Tensions can mount over unrealistic expectations.

FORECASTING

Develop a “Probabilistic” Approach to Managing Uncertainty by Mike Walsh

Instead of trying to be right, be less wrong.

Posted by Lewis J. Saret, Co-General Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal..

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