HBR Articles

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Yes, You Can Quit Your Job Without Burning a Bridge

Leaving a job can be daunting. You’re often walking away from solid relationships, potential references, and the dedicated experience you’ve given to the company you’re departing. While you can’t control how your boss or colleagues react to your decision, you can control how you leave to minimize any unwanted damages. Bestselling author Rob Carucci shares six ways to take the leap and leave your pride intact.

Ron Carucci

How to Succeed Quickly in a New Role

Transitioning to a new role via promotion and title change, switching companies altogether, or being eager for the prospect of a new challenge within your existing company can be a big boost to your career. But some of these moves aren’t as easy or successful as they were previously given the more dynamic and collaborative workplaces of today. The authors of this report analyzed employee relationships and communication patterns across 100+ diverse companies and interviewed numerous executives.

Rob Cross, Greg Pryor, and David Sylvester

Lessons from Hollywood’s Digital Transformation

When we first saw the ride of Amazon, Netflix, Google, etc., some of us imagined the demise of major motion-picture studios. But that hasn’t happened. The reason for that is discussed in this HBR article from Michael D. Smith, professor of information technology and marketing: How were studios able to respond to the threat posed by new digital technologies?

Michael D. Smith

Can AI Teach Us How to Become More Emotionally Intelligent?

Companies are starting to realize the impact emotional intelligence has on its success. In some cases, it’s more important than IQ or technical skill. Investing in EQ is important, so companies would be wise to explore AI solutions that can help make their teams more emotionally intelligent, and better communicators. Enhancing these skills will lead to a more efficient, productive, and empathetic workforce. AI technology can enhance our EQ by offering self-awareness and helping to manage key work relationships.

Daniel Limon and Bryan Plaster

The 4 pillars of successful digital transformations

Digital transformation means different things to different leaders. Therefore, it can be difficult to know where you should be focusing investment — and what kind of digital transformation you’re after. The authors of this HBR article outline four pillars of digital transformation: IT uplift, digitizing operations, digital marketing, and new ventures. The best starting point for your company depends on your digital maturity as well as your industry. Download this article to discover how to plan your digital transformation accordingly.

Nathan Furr, Andrew Shipilov, Didier Rouillard, and Antoine Hemon-Laurens

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