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Organizations

Do Diverse Hiring Committees Choose More Diverse Leaders?

The answer comes down to organizational culture.

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Economics

The U.S. Economy Is Still Finding Its Footing. But States Are Doing Pretty Well.

Why California is thriving—and even Illinois is on the upswing.

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Innovation

How Has Covid-19 Shaped Scientists—and the Future of Science?

The global pandemic has changed how researchers work. The impacts will be felt for years.

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Economics

Measuring COVID’s Devastating Impact on Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Global surveys of more than 30,000 people revealed widespread drops in income, rising food insecurity, and an increase in domestic violence.

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Marketing

Are Customers Skeptical of Eco-friendly Products?

New research pushes back on the idea that consumers reflexively distrust the performance of these products.

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Entrepreneurship

Private-Equity Firms Are Back at the Deal Table. Here’s What to Expect.

Funds are flush with cash and ready to buy. But they’ll have competition.

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Organizations

6 Evidence-Based Strategies for Improving Diversity in Your Organization

“Trainings are only the beginning.” Here’s what to consider next.

Cutting-edge thought leadership for executives

Optimize your marketing channels’ impact by joining one of Kellogg’s Executive Education classes in Marketing & Sales.

Marketing

3 Mistakes Brands Make When Targeting Customers

How to avoid common pitfalls like the “popular kid target” and other advice from the authors of the forthcoming book, The Creative Brief Blueprint.

Careers

Discovering Purpose in the Pandemic

A Kellogg professor and pastor explains how to avoid being handcuffed to the habits of yesteryear.

To Sell Your Innovative Ideas, You Must Overcome These 4 “Frictions”

Simply making your idea sound attractive typically won’t cut it, according to the authors of the forthcoming book, “The Human Element.”

Finance & Accounting

Employers Are Struggling to Hire Workers. Here Are 4 Things They Can Do about It.

Companies will need to address employees’ needs differently going forward.

Healthcare

How Did “Big Med” Get So Big—and So Expensive?

Two economists explain how the American healthcare system evolved into the behemoth it is today—and what can be done to lower costs and improve patient care.

Operations

Looking to Further Digitize Your Operations? This Tool Can Help.

There’s no single solution or easy answer. But you can use this framework to audit your efforts and figure out your next move.

Healthcare Megaproviders Have Become a “Megaproblem”

An excerpt from the new book “Big Med” explains how hospital systems have ballooned—and how that may be hurting patients.

Finance & Accounting

How Green Are Green Bonds?

Large companies issuing green bonds may have more to do with interest rates than altruism.

Healthcare

Nursing Shortages Cause Real Harm to Patients. Policymakers Should Pay Attention.

During COVID, governments eased hiring restrictions. A Kellogg economist explains why the labor market should stay flexible.

Politics & Elections

Civil Servants Often Work for Administrations They Disagree with Politically. How Does This Affect Their Job Performance?

While the benefits of insulating career bureaucrats are clear, new research explores whether there are downsides, too.

Social Impact

Why Do Some People See Inequality Where Others Don’t?

A new study helps explain societies’ deeply polarized views on bias and discrimination.

Latest Podcast Episodes

Strategy

Podcast: How Should Companies Engage with Social Movements?

The stakes have never been higher. Learn more on this episode of The Insightful Leader.

Leadership

Podcast: Executive Presence—Do You Have It?

It’s not enough to be good at your job. On this episode of The Insightful Leader, learn how to develop the gravitas that commands attention and respect.

The visual alone is going to beat the verbal alone.
Marketing

Podcast: How to Tell Compelling Stories with Data Visualizations

On this episode of The Insightful Leader: a blueprint for making strong (and honest) arguments with data.

Innovation is increasingly privileging those in middle age or beyond.
Innovation

Podcast: How Can We Ramp Up Innovation?

On this episode of The Insightful Leader: what the data say about successful entrepreneurs and the types of policies that best support them.

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Strategy

How to Design Contests That Motivate Employees

From innovation challenges to sales competitions, contests offer a powerful way to incentivize teams and individuals.

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Economics

U.S. Firms Are Investing Heavily in Innovation, Yet Economic Productivity Has Slowed. Why?

The answer may lie in how pharmaceutical companies are targeting their R&D spending.

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Healthcare

Taking the Pulse of the Changing U.S. Healthcare Ecosystem

As healthcare gets more complex—and more expensive—business models are adapting to address misaligned interests and incentives.

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Organizations

4 Ways Leaders Can Defend Their Organizations Against Cybersecurity Threats

Former NSA Director Adm. Michael Rogers on why your company could be a target—and what you should do about it.

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Healthcare

How Regulating Hospital Prices Can Impact Patient Care

There are tangible benefits for quality of care when hospitals compete for higher-paying patients.

Policy

Why Spending Big on U.S. Infrastructure Makes Sense

A Kellogg professor explains the new appetite for large public investment—and how the American Jobs Act would deliver.

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Operations

How the Pandemic Will (and Won’t) Change Companies’ Operations

From stocking grocery store shelves to pricing plane tickets, here’s what to expect.

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Marketing

When It Comes to Investing in Product Innovation, Large CPG Companies Could Learn a Lot from Their Smaller Competitors

New research suggests that, instead of aiming for big breakthroughs, large companies should focus on incremental but meaningful improvements.

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Organizations

Why Highly Esteemed Leaders Are Surprisingly Likely to Fumble Their Next Project

Organizations should be leery of putting high-status leaders beyond scrutiny.

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Social Impact

How Do Immigrant Students Affect Their Classmates’ Academic Performance?

While previous studies suggested a negative impact, new, more precise research shows these students often boost their U.S.-born peers’ test scores

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Organizations

Companies Are Adding More Women to Their Boards. What’s Driving the Change?

“When your largest shareholders create a ruckus, you listen.”

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Social Impact

Why Companies Should Engage with Activists

As calls for social change grow louder, corporations that stay silent risk alienating both customers and employees.

Editor’s Picks

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Finance & Accounting

Bonds. Corporate Bonds.

Corporate bond markets have proven remarkably resilient during the pandemic—and companies with strong credit are poised to benefit.

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Finance & Accounting

It’s Time for Central Banks to Start Issuing Their Own Digital Currencies. Yes, Even the Fed.

The case for why central banks and policymakers must jump in the race now or risk getting left behind.

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Organizations

How Leaders Can Truly Improve Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Their Organizations

Two professors share research-backed tips for rethinking your recruiting efforts and getting the most out of diversity training.

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Operations

One Healthcare System’s Race to Distribute the COVID-19 Vaccine

A chief medical officer and a supply-chain expert discuss the nuances of the rollout.

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Innovation

Keep Brainstorming—Your Best Ideas Are Still to Come

The common (and mistaken) belief that we generate our best ideas early can actually squash creativity.

Economics

To Escape Jim Crow–Era Discrimination and Violence, Some Black Men Passed as White. But How Many?

Hundreds of thousands, according to a new study of Census data. Doing so provided some economic benefits but came at a great personal cost.

Organizations

How Does a Polarized U.S. Move Beyond Its Current Conflicts?

A discussion about the psychology of group conflict, the risks of rampant misinformation, and the importance of resilient institutions.

Data Analytics

So Your Company Isn’t Getting the Most out of Analytics and AI. Here’s What to Do.

These tools have the possibility to transform your business. If you know how to harness them.

Finance & Accounting

How Useful Are ESG Ratings for Sustainable Investors?

These ratings are proliferating. Now there may be a better way to assess them.

Innovation

The Pandemic Could Accelerate Job Automation—and Inequality

Consequences for workers and cities could be bleak.

Policy

With More Stimulus Relief on the Way, Here’s a Look at America’s Covid Economy

A former Treasury official discusses where things stand now—and what the future might bring.

Careers

Conservatives and Liberals Differ in How Aggressively They Recruit Women for Leadership Roles

But companies take note: a new study offers a simple intervention to curb gender bias early in the hiring process.

Social Impact

There’s an Education Gap Between Rural and Urban Communities. Can Technology Bridge It?

Researchers identified a program that helps rural students learn—and improves their incomes later in life.

Operations

2 Ways to Improve Rideshares for Drivers and Customers

Research suggests there are ways to reduce costs and emissions, as well as help customers get picked up more quickly.

Marketing

TV Advertising Is Usually Not Worth It

Companies spend vast sums on commercials, but it’s been difficult to gauge their effectiveness. A new study offers a more reliable method—and some bad news for many brands.

woman phone contact tracing
Policy

Contact Tracing Is Failing in the U.S. Here’s How to Fix It.

For starters, turn responsibility over to local organizations and communities, where trust is higher.

Leadership

Executive Presence Isn’t One-Size-Fits-All. Here’s How to Develop Yours.

A professor and executive coach unpacks this seemingly elusive trait.

Marketing

How Has Digital Film Changed the Moviegoing Experience?

In a world where movie theaters went digital … consumers got more options.

Recommended

Healthcare

Nursing Shortages Cause Real Harm to Patients. Policymakers Should Pay Attention.

During COVID, governments eased hiring restrictions. A Kellogg economist explains why the labor market should stay flexible.

Politics & Elections

Civil Servants Often Work for Administrations They Disagree with Politically. How Does This Affect Their Job Performance?

While the benefits of insulating career bureaucrats are clear, new research explores whether there are downsides, too.

Social Impact

Why Do Some People See Inequality Where Others Don’t?

A new study helps explain societies’ deeply polarized views on bias and discrimination.

Strategy

How to Design Contests That Motivate Employees

From innovation challenges to sales competitions, contests offer a powerful way to incentivize teams and individuals.

Economics

U.S. Firms Are Investing Heavily in Innovation, Yet Economic Productivity Has Slowed. Why?

The answer may lie in how pharmaceutical companies are targeting their R&D spending.

Healthcare

Taking the Pulse of the Changing U.S. Healthcare Ecosystem

As healthcare gets more complex—and more expensive—business models are adapting to address misaligned interests and incentives.

an office cubicle is protected by a moat and drawbridge and other security devices
Organizations

4 Ways Leaders Can Defend Their Organizations Against Cybersecurity Threats

Former NSA Director Adm. Michael Rogers on why your company could be a target—and what you should do about it.

Healthcare

How Regulating Hospital Prices Can Impact Patient Care

There are tangible benefits for quality of care when hospitals compete for higher-paying patients.

Policy

Why Spending Big on U.S. Infrastructure Makes Sense

A Kellogg professor explains the new appetite for large public investment—and how the American Jobs Act would deliver.

employees unload pallets from a truck using hand carts
Operations

How the Pandemic Will (and Won’t) Change Companies’ Operations

From stocking grocery store shelves to pricing plane tickets, here’s what to expect.

Marketing

When It Comes to Investing in Product Innovation, Large CPG Companies Could Learn a Lot from Their Smaller Competitors

New research suggests that, instead of aiming for big breakthroughs, large companies should focus on incremental but meaningful improvements.

three desks on podium with employees working.
Organizations

Why Highly Esteemed Leaders Are Surprisingly Likely to Fumble Their Next Project

Organizations should be leery of putting high-status leaders beyond scrutiny.

diverse group of students in a classroom
Social Impact

How Do Immigrant Students Affect Their Classmates' Academic Performance?

While previous studies suggested a negative impact, new, more precise research shows these students often boost their U.S.-born peers’ test scores

Organizations

Companies Are Adding More Women to Their Boards. What’s Driving the Change?

“When your largest shareholders create a ruckus, you listen.”

Social Impact

Why Companies Should Engage with Activists

As calls for social change grow louder, corporations that stay silent risk alienating both customers and employees.

Finance & Accounting

Bonds. Corporate Bonds.

Corporate bond markets have proven remarkably resilient during the pandemic—and companies with strong credit are poised to benefit.

Finance & Accounting

It’s Time for Central Banks to Start Issuing Their Own Digital Currencies. Yes, Even the Fed.

The case for why central banks and policymakers must jump in the race now or risk getting left behind.

diverse group of employees in glass-walled office
Organizations

How Leaders Can Truly Improve Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Their Organizations

Two professors share research-backed tips for rethinking your recruiting efforts and getting the most out of diversity training.

Marketing

Podcast: How to Tell Compelling Stories with Data Visualizations

On this episode of The Insightful Leader: a blueprint for making strong (and honest) arguments with data.