Changes to work routines offer opportunities to rethink and shore up your organization’s ethos.
New research casts doubt on whether these incentives actually spur innovation and economic growth.
New research examines what happened when Black and Japanese men, who were battling discrimination at home, were asked to fight injustice abroad.
Investors are keeping a close eye on the drug firm’s vaccine advances. But the company’s longer-term fortunes may lie elsewhere.
On this episode of The Insightful Leader, get practical advice for detecting your blind spots—and pushing past them.
Whenever you turn your lights on, query Google, or stream a video on your phone, it’s likely an auction happened in the background. Our faculty discuss the decades of research that helped make auctions so ubiquitous.
New practices are more likely to be embraced if they aren’t dictated from the top.
But taking action could lift your spirits.
This new research could help policymakers deliver more effective COVID-safety messaging.
A quick explainer on what happens if you aren’t thoughtful about the data you use.
Consumers turn to old standbys like Campbell’s Soup and Oreos. Here’s why.
For one, take a page from the hero’s journey to find transformation in adversity.
These days, political identity functions a lot like religious identity.
The recent Nobel put the field in the spotlight. An economist explains how it works, using his own research as a guide.
New evidence suggests that certain Medicare Advantage plans increase life spans more than others. Here’s what the best plans have in common.
A Kellogg professor spent the past year at the Fed. He explains the bank’s “guns-blazing” response—and the limits to these interventions.
Tips for thinking through “friction points” and making new habits stick.
In uncertain times, businesses need to adapt. Their owners may have to as well.
When Executives Donate to Politicians, How Much Are They Keeping Their Companies’ Interests in Mind?
A new study looks at the motivation behind these donations, which make up nearly a fifth of all political giving.
A new study finds that immigrants are far more likely to found companies—both large and small—than native-born Americans.
Here’s why they’re at it again.
A former CEO on how to budget time for what you value most.
The answer is increasingly urgent as politicians debate whether to reinstate the requirement, which was paused during the COVID-19 recession.
Researchers Designed an Algorithm to Save Schools Money and Improve Equity. The District Loved it. Then Things Got Messy.
A tale of bus routes in Boston shows the promises and pitfalls of using new technology to change entrenched systems.
Lower debt, diversified portfolios, and longer-term horizons may be shielding family firms from the existential threats facing many other businesses.
New research suggests that there’s a population tipping point for supporting a booming tech industry.
Probably not, a new study suggests—as long as the price decreases are modest.
To fund pandemic-related spending, governments around the world will need to take on more debt. If they can.
Researchers hoped that having white participants read about racism would help them grasp the true extent of racial gaps in wealth and income. They were wrong.
A new study suggests that, more than four decades later, the impact of these policies on political leanings is apparent.
From household spending to the strength of the dollar, an economist sees some clear trends—and signs of what’s to come.
Podcast: Thinking about Adopting a Contact-Tracing App for Your Company? Here’s What to Keep in Mind.
The technology can help reopen workplaces—but only if your employees trust it. On this special episode of The Insightful Leader, three experts discuss how to earn that trust.
Studies of aid groups in Ghana and Uganda show why it’s so important to coordinate with local governments and institutions.
Five lessons from Kellogg Professor Marty Lariviere.
The crisis presents an opportunity to dream up new ideas, learn from others, and take bold action.
Keeping people motivated can be tough. New research shows that a simple experiment can lead to big productivity gains.
Solid science is more important than ever, yet experts often struggle to predict which studies will replicate. Artificial intelligence could do the job better.
To keep companies innovating through the current recession, they will need greater access to credit.
Should groups be staggered daily? Weekly? Monthly? A new model helps organizations decide.
Facebook, Twitter, and users themselves have few incentives to distinguish fact from fiction.
On this special episode of The Insightful Leader: a conversation with the chairman and the CEO of Griffith Foods about leading with purpose during the crisis.
Space: the final frontier—for learning how to keep your team motivated during extended periods of isolation and confinement.
Black-Owned Businesses Often Struggle to Access Capital. Here’s How Financial Institutions Can Change That.
Banks and investors need to redefine creditworthiness, diversify their boards, and think more about social returns.
Two experts discuss why corporate diversity initiatives so often fall short, and what it will take to produce real change.
Why We Know So Little about Disparities within the Federal Court System—and How That’s Finally Changing
Millions of hard-to-obtain public court records shed new light on the fairness of the U.S. judiciary.
Life today is complicated. Here are some simple ways to stay energized and motivated.
Layoffs are brutal. But the news is easier to accept from leaders who consistently display honesty, competency, and concern for their employees.
Budgets are strapped. There are a million other things to do. But the risk of ignoring AI-powered modern marketing is dire.
On this special episode of The Insightful Leader, veteran venture capitalist Woody Marshall discusses the investment landscape and the importance of leadership through the pandemic.
The crisis provides fertile ground for startups in spaces like telehealth and touchless payment. Other startups will need to get creative.
On this special episode of The Insightful Leader, a conversation with the company’s chief merchandising officer about adapting for an unprecedented future.
A new study pinpoints which sectors—and which workers in those sectors—suffered the most. Congress should take note.
The adrenaline has faded. All-nighters are not sustainable. A retired Navy admiral explains what needs to happen now.
Deals will be ramping up again soon. Companies shouldn’t expect a free pass from regulators.
As the nation reckons with structural racism, a Kellogg professor and a Google diversity recruiter discuss what credible leadership looks like for business leaders.
Anti-Black racism is deeply embedded in corporate culture. On this special episode of The Insightful Leader, Professor Nicholas Pearce and Google’s Ginny Clarke discuss the moral responsibility of leaders to finally address that.
Leaders in industries from healthcare to casual dining are fast-tracking changes to the customer experience. Here are four of their stories.
Some Companies Actually Do See Financial Returns on Their Social Investments. Here’s What They Have in Common.
A new study finds that ESG investments—when paired with high employee satisfaction—boost stock performance.
Tips from a clinical health psychologist on managing the work-related stressors that may be affecting your mental health.
The founder of the Kellogg Sales Institute offers tips for adapting to this high-stakes moment.
Well, not exactly. But it does offer a new way of thinking about the problem.
You can still seek out ways to stretch yourself or test out a new career path—even during a pandemic.
But at fast-growing companies, the outlook is more promising.
They tend to prefer variety. Here’s how to use that instinct to get more fruits and veggies on their plates.
Dilemmas are rarely black-and-white. On this episode of The Insightful Leader, we hear what fictional characters can teach us about today’s real-world quandaries.
When firms have to collaborate over long distances, the final product suffers.
You know you need to adapt. But how?
Six tools from an unlikely place—improv comedy—to use on your next Zoom call.
Kellogg’s Janice Eberly zeroes in on a few data points that demonstrate the massive challenge policymakers face.
The U.S. Is Full of Innovative Thinkers. The Government Needs to Marshal All of Them to Fight Covid-19.
Here’s how we can accelerate efforts to reduce the spread, develop treatments, and find a vaccine.
A former White House economist weighs the pros and cons of job-retraining programs, aid for states, and universal basic income.
A new study shows how highly leveraged companies have less flexibility to innovate in a downturn.
Real-time data pinpoints what we’re buying, and who’s spending the fastest.
This Isn’t Their First Crisis: Many Family Businesses Are Uniquely Prepared for the Looming Recession
Even so, one of their core strengths could become a liability.
There will be more buyout opportunities, but fewer on-site visits will make due diligence more difficult.
On this episode of The Insightful Leader: three ways to help your employees arrive at their own answers to difficult questions.
Share in their sacrifice. Don’t preach. And ask these three questions.