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HBR@Work: 3 Things Great Bosses Do

  • Workbar - Cambridge 45 Prospect Street Cambridge, MA, 02139 United States (map)

About the Event:

Thursday, June 7 at 6:30 pm (doors open at 6:00)*

As employees, we want to be respectfully guided, trusted, and empowered to expand our professional and personal selves. We want to be seen as unique contributors with infinite potential for growth. And as leaders, we want to see our employees progress and ultimately, thrive. It’s good for them, it’s fulfilling for us, and it’s good for the bottom line.

But how do we do that? What makes a great boss?

Using her new book Build an A-Team as a guide, Whitney Johnson — in conversation with HBR senior editors Alison Beard and Dan McGinn — shares three keys to developing all your employees and becoming the kind of boss people love to work for. 

Free registration for HBR subscribers and Workbar members

About the Speaker

Whitney Johnson is a CEO adviser and the author of the critically acclaimed Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work (2015). Previously, she was an award-winning Wall Street analyst and cofounded the Disruptive Innovation Fund with Clayton Christensen. She is a frequent keynote speaker on disruption, is recognized as one of the world's most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50and Fortune, and hosts the weekly Disrupt Yourself podcast.

About the Moderators

Alison Beard is a senior editor at Harvard Business Review. She oversees the “Experience” section of the magazine, which guides individual managers in their careers. She previously worked at the Financial Times.

Dan McGinn is a senior editor at Harvard Business Review. He is the author of Psyched Up: How the Science of Mental Preparation Can Help You Succeed. He was previously a bureau chief at Newsweek.

Alison and Dan are co-hosts of the new podcast Dear HBR:, the advice show for workplace dilemmas.

*Please note that space is limited, and registration will close when capacity is reached. There is a ticket limit in place on orders of 3 or more. This event will not be webcast so please only register if you plan to attend in person.a


6 p.m. Doors open; light food and drinks served

6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Program 

7:30 - 8 p.m. Post-program reception