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J. Jay Gerber Professor of Dispute Resolution & Organizations; Professor of Management & Organizations; Director of Kellogg Team and Group Research Center; Professor of Psychology, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences (Courtesy)

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How to Negotiate via Email

This excerpt from Negotiating the Sweet Spot: The Art of Leaving Nothing on the Table offers three tips for writing emails that engage and persuade.

Researchers: Leigh Thompson

July 14, 2020

Strategy

How to Do Design Thinking Better

Experts from Kellogg and IDEO explain the psychology behind this creative approach to problem solving.

Researchers: Leigh Thompson and David Schonthal

July 1, 2020

Organizations

Easy Hacks to Improve Your Virtual Meetings

From “speed-storming” to building a team charter, these ideas boost creativity and comfort on video calls.

Researchers: Leigh Thompson

May 19, 2020

Leadership

Too Much Cross Talk. Too Little Creativity. How to Fix the Worst Parts of a Virtual Meeting.

Six tools from an unlikely place—improv comedy—to use on your next Zoom call.

Researchers: Robyn L. Scott and Leigh Thompson

May 13, 2020

Organizations

Take 5: How to Start Off Strong

Tips for plotting your first move, whether you’re negotiating a deal, paying off debt, or starting your workday.

Researchers: Carter Cast, Blakeley B. McShane, Thomas Lys, Leigh Thompson and Rima Touré-Tillery

January 3, 2020

Careers

Why Your Next Brainstorm Should Begin with an Embarrassing Story

This counterintuitive exercise can spark creativity.

Researchers: Elizabeth Wilson, Leigh Thompson and Brian Lucas

December 2, 2019

Leadership

Podcast: Can a Little Embarrassment Make Your Team More Creative?

On this episode of The Insightful Leader: new research suggests an unusual icebreaker to try at your next brainstorming session.

Researchers: Leigh Thompson

November 6, 2019

Leadership

Take 5: How to Build a Collaborative Workplace

Simple strategies for reaping the benefits of collaboration.

Researchers: Benjamin F. Jones, J. Keith Murnighan, Leigh Thompson, Brian Uzzi, Jan A. Van Mieghem and Dashun Wang

March 13, 2019

Organizations

Are Women More Ethical at the Negotiating Table? It’s Complicated.

Plus, how women are judged differently when they break the rules.

Researchers: Jason R. Pierce, Leigh Thompson, Maryam Kouchaki, Laura J. Kray, Jessica Kennedy, Mary-Hunter "Mae" McDonnell and Nicole Stephens

December 6, 2018

Organizations

Take 5: How to Empower Employees to Be More Creative

Creativity is a potent engine for business. Nurture it without letting office divas run the show.

Researchers: Maryam Kouchaki, Leigh Thompson, William Ocasio, Edward (Ned) Smith and Loran Nordgren

August 3, 2017

Innovation

Take 5: How to Nurture Your Work Relationships

Ways to improve negotiations and better manage conflict at the office.

Researchers: Jeanne M. Brett, Eli J Finkel, Thomas Lys, Leigh Thompson, Aparna Labroo and Martin Lariviere

February 7, 2017

Take 5: Lead Better Teams, Engage More Customers, and Find Your Next Market

Kellogg professors offer tips to grow your career and your organization.

Researchers: Leigh Thompson, William Ocasio, Harry M. Kraemer, Mitchell A. Petersen, Mohanbir S. Sawhney and Michael J. Mazzeo

January 6, 2017

Careers

Three Ways Leaders Can Solve the “People Problems” That Hold Teams Back

Sometimes the conference room should be a boxing ring, other times a campfire.

Researchers: Leigh Thompson and Tanya Menon

November 2, 2016

Leadership

5 Strategies for Leading a High-Impact Team

Why “teams are not cocktail parties,” and other words of wisdom.

Researchers: Leigh Thompson

July 1, 2016

Status and the Social Network

Social status determines how individuals approach opportunity under job threat

Researchers: Edward (Ned) Smith, Tanya Menon and Leigh Thompson

March 3, 2014

Careers

Collaborate Better

A Q&A with Leigh Thompson about working creatively in teams

Researchers: Leigh Thompson

March 13, 2013

Get Over Yourself

Why we think we’re forces to be reckoned with

Researchers: Tanya Menon and Leigh Thompson

May 1, 2010

Leadership