“Being curious is a skill, which more people would practice if it was actually referred to as a skill.”

Tobias Sturesson invites Francesca Gino to join him for this episode on The Leading Transformational Change podcast. During their fascinating conversation, Francesca shares about ethics, culture, leadership, and authenticity. Be inspired by her insatiable curiosity and passion for creating more human, more diverse, and more ethical workplaces.

Their conversation includes:

05:50 Research findings regarding engagement levels during the pandemic period
11:08 Ways to engage teams with values and to prevent the pandemic from sinking company culture
17:17 The balance of having long-term mindsets while mitigating present crisis
23:45 How a perceived positive outcome can cause organizations to overlook unethical behaviors
33:10 Four strategies of conversational receptiveness to improve engagement with opposing views
36:32 Cracking the code of sustained collaboration
40:09 Being your authentic self at work
45:27 The “ill-fitting” conceptions of what it means to be “the person in charge”

Francesca Gino is an award-winning researcher who focuses on why people make the decisions they do at work, and how leaders and employees have more productive, creative and fulfilling lives. She is the Tandon Family Professor of Business Administration in the Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit at Harvard Business School and the author, most recently, of Rebel Talent: Why it Pays to Break the Rules in Work and Life. Gino is also affiliated with the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, the Mind, Brain, Behavior Initiative at Harvard, and the Behavioral Insight Group at Harvard Kennedy School. She co-chairs HBS Executive Education programs on Behavioral Economics and Driving Profitable Growth.

Learn more about Francesca Gino and get her book: Rebel Talent: Why it Pays to Break the Rules in Work and Life.