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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.

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Leadership

You’ve Worked Hard to Earn Your Team’s Trust. What Happens If Layoffs Are Necessary?

Layoffs are brutal. But the news is easier to accept from leaders who consistently display honesty, competency, and concern for their employees.

Entrepreneurship

Podcast: “This Is a Time for Management Teams to Earn Their Stripes.”

In this special episode of The Insightful Leader, veteran venture capitalist Woody Marshall discusses the investment landscape and the importance of leadership through the pandemic.

Organizations

How to Do Design Thinking Better

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

Entrepreneurship

Amid the Pandemic, Entrepreneurs Can Still Find Opportunity

The crisis provides fertile ground for startups in spaces like telehealth and touchless payment. Other startups will need to get creative.

Strategy

Podcast: Wayfair Has Seen a Spike in New Customers. Here’s How It Plans to Keep Them.

In this special episode of The Insightful Leader, a conversation with the company’s chief merchandising officer about adapting for an unprecedented future.

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Marketing

How Have Top Marketers Responded to the Pandemic? With Rapid Innovation.

Leaders in industries from healthcare to casual dining are fast-tracking changes to the customer experience. Here are four of their stories.

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Careers

How to Coach Your Sales Team through the Pandemic (and Beyond)

The founder of the Kellogg Sales Institute offers tips for adapting to this high-stakes moment.

New research finds that when a more trusting CEO takes over, a company becomes more innovative.
Innovation

Want Your Employees to Innovate? Trust Them.

R&D teams take more risks—and do better work—when their CEOs have faith in them.

Careers

Younger Workers Lose Out When Their Coworkers Delay Retirement

But at fast-growing companies, the outlook is more promising.

Marketing

A New System for Getting Your Kids to Eat Healthier Foods

They tend to prefer variety. Here’s how to use that instinct to get more fruits and veggies on their plates.

Operations

Having a Far-Flung Supply Chain May Lead to More Product Defects

When firms have to collaborate over long distances, the final product suffers.

Organizations

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.

Innovation

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.

Finance & Accounting

Taking on Debt Can Help a Company Grow—Until a Crisis Hits

A new study shows how highly leveraged companies have less flexibility to innovate in a downturn.

Economics

Here’s How Americans Are Spending Their Stimulus Checks

Real-time data pinpoints what we’re buying, and who’s spending the fastest.

Finance & Accounting

Taking on Debt Can Help a Company Grow—Until a Crisis Hits

A new study shows how highly leveraged companies have less flexibility to innovate in a downturn.

Economics

Here’s How Americans Are Spending Their Stimulus Checks

Real-time data pinpoints what we’re buying, and who’s spending the fastest.

Finance & Accounting

What Happens When Private-Equity Firms Start Making Deals Again?

There will be more buyout opportunities, but fewer on-site visits will make due diligence more difficult.

Finance & Accounting

What the Current Crisis Means for Private Equity

Access to capital will likely buoy some PE firms and the companies they back. Others will be less lucky.

Finance & Accounting

The COVID-19 Crisis Reveals How Short-Term, Shareholder-First Thinking Still Rules the Day

From questionable buybacks to overly restrictive M&A clauses, a recent pledge to consider other stakeholders is ringing hollow.

Marketing

Four Steps Marketers Can Take to Navigate the Pandemic

Step one: Press pause. Step two: Rethink everything.

Organizations

How Infectious-Disease Testing Can Improve Employee Performance

A new study on malaria prevention shows that employees who know their health status become more productive at work.

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Marketing

When Building Your Brand, First Find Your Purpose

A conversation with the CMO of online bank Ally about staying committed to your company’s purpose as the organization grows.

The Latest: Our Faculty on the Coronavirus, Business, and the Economy

Finding a job during a pandemic. Plus, the fate of the 1918 “flu babies.”

Innovation

A New Product Release Often Sets Off a Customer Frenzy. But How Long Does It Last?

When consumers replace the old with the new, surprising trends emerge. A new mathematical model can better predict long-term sales.

Economics

The Unprecedented Stock-Market Reaction to COVID-19

A new analysis explains why this pandemic really is different.

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Operations

The Coronavirus Has Upended Supply Chains. Here’s How Companies Can Prepare for the Next Disruption.

There are strategies that both large and small companies can implement to make their manufacturing more agile.

Finance & Accounting

Many Funds Have Committed to Socially Responsible Investing—But Few Are Following Through

As money flows into ESG funds, new evidence shows that most asset managers aren’t actually changing their investment behaviors.

Leadership

Podcast: Is Management Training Worth It?

And which managers stand to benefit most? Find out on this episode of The Insightful Leader.

Marketing

When Do We Identify with the Bad Guy?

What started as research into consumer psychology led to deeper questions about human nature.

Organizations

Is Your Company’s Code of Conduct Encouraging … Misconduct?

Using words like “we” and “us” can signal to employees that they won’t be severely punished.

Finance & Accounting

Yes, Investors Care About Gender Diversity

By recruiting more women, tech and finance companies stand to add millions to their stock value.

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Entrepreneurship

Is Your Company Culture on Autopilot?

Three tips for guiding your business through rapid growth.

Finance & Accounting

Why Financial-Market Pioneer Richard Sandor Is Building “the Most Boring Benchmark in America”

A conversation with the creator of AMERIBOR about interest-rate benchmarks in a post-LIBOR world.