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Making Employees Compete for Rewards Can Motivate Them—or It Can Backfire

When employees care about each other, rewarding group performance may be the better strategy.

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Podcast: How to Maintain Your Social and Professional Connections

Plus, sending a regular “letter to the boss” can help you when you need it most.

Leadership

Take 5: How to Tell a Great Story

Storytelling is a key business skill. Here’s how to make your narratives more persuasive.

Careers

Video: How Trust Takes Us Out of Our Comfort Zone

The more trusting the relationship, the more you have to gain—or lose.

Careers

How Innovators Choose Their Next Career Move

There is an overarching pattern in how innovators, like Elon Musk, shift their focus over time.

Careers

Does Smiling Make Us Happier?

Sometimes, but you don’t need to force it. “There is value in being authentic.”

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How to Maintain Strong Friendships as You Move Through Your Career

What the science of regret says about work–life balance and prioritizing close relationships.

Careers

Podcast: How to Avoid Five Common Career Pitfalls

Plus, a study shows an upside for companies that hire ex-offenders.

Careers

Want to Network Like a Pro? Get Your Story Straight

You will meet hundreds of people this year. Are you ready?

Leadership

How the U.S. Army Recruits and Retains Millennials

Lessons from the military on making the most of your ambitious millennial workforce.

Careers

Video: High Performers “Seek to Understand Before Being Understood”

How fostering trust can further your career and make your job easier.

Leadership

Getting More Women into the C-Suite Means Keeping Them in the Talent Pipeline

Dean Sally Blount on supporting women through three “pivot points” in their careers.

Take 5: How to Nurture Your Work Relationships

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

Policy

Companies Want to Hire the Best Employees. Can Changes to the H-1B Visa Program Help?

The current lottery is not optimal for top foreign applicants or the companies that want to hire them.

Careers

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

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

Leadership

How Self-Reflection Can Make You a Better Leader

Setting aside 15 minutes a day can help you prioritize, prepare, and build a stronger team

Careers

Why a Scientist’s Big Break May Be Just Around the Corner

Researchers, have hope: your most successful paper can occur at any point in your career.

An employee is motivated by a performance incentive.
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Do Performance Incentives Make Us Greedy?

How we are rewarded shifts our values in surprising ways.

Careers

How to Nurture Your Superstar Employees

Focus on these three traits to help your top performers flourish—and stick around.

Careers

Don’t Wait to Be Asked: Lead

A roadmap for increasing your influence at work.