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A Surprising Benefit of Feeling Ownership over Your Possessions

Owning things can boost our self-esteem. And that, in turn, can make us want to help others.

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Leadership

“Know What People Say About You in the Company.”

Former DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman shares her advice on establishing credibility—in a crisis, and throughout your career.

Leadership

Podcast: To Lead Through a Crisis, You Need the “Straight, Unvarnished Truth”

On this episode of The Insightful Leader: Carbon’s Ellen Kullman, former CEO of DuPont, on having the right people around to hold up a mirror.

Leadership

Emotional Intelligence Is Key to Strong Leadership. Here’s How to Sharpen Yours.

A professor and executive coach offers tips for developing different components of EQ.

Social Impact

How Racism Discouraged Volunteer Enlistment Immediately after Pearl Harbor

New research examines what happened when Black and Japanese men, who were battling discrimination at home, were asked to fight injustice abroad.

Leadership

Podcast: Feeling Stuck? Here’s How to Move Your Career Forward

On this episode of The Insightful Leader, get practical advice for detecting your blind spots—and pushing past them.

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Leadership

How to Develop a Leadership Mindset for Uncertain Times

For one, take a page from the hero’s journey to find transformation in adversity.

Organizations

What Companies Can Do to Encourage Compliance with COVID Safety Measures

Tips for thinking through “friction points” and making new habits stick.

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Careers

There Are 168 Hours in the Week. Are You Spending Them on What Matters?

A former CEO on how to budget time for what you value most.

Careers

How to Sell in a Virtual World

From a “pre-flight checklist” to handwritten thank-you notes, here’s how to sell both your products and your ideas via video.

Entrepreneurship

Family Businesses Are Experiencing the COVID-19 Crisis in Unique Ways

Lower debt, diversified portfolios, and longer-term horizons may be shielding family firms from the existential threats facing many other businesses.

Careers

3 Tips for Conquering Self-Doubt at Work

High achievers often worry they aren’t qualified to weigh in. Here’s how to get past those self-sabotaging thoughts.

Leadership

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.

Social Impact

Why Well-Meaning NGOs Sometimes Do More Harm than Good

Studies of aid groups in Ghana and Uganda show why it’s so important to coordinate with local governments and institutions.

Careers

Stop Hiring for “Cultural Fit”

When you prioritize candidates you “click with,” you run the risk of discriminating against candidates from different backgrounds. Here’s how to change course.

Leadership

Podcast: How a Century-Old Family Business Is Adapting to the Pandemic

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.

Social Impact

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.

Leadership

Podcast: How a Century-Old Family Business Is Adapting to the Pandemic

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.

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Social Impact

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.

Leadership

Looking for “5 Quick Tips” to Build an Inclusive Organization? You’re on the Wrong Track.

Two experts discuss why corporate diversity initiatives so often fall short, and what it will take to produce real change.

Social Impact

Does Social-Media Use Increase Xenophobia?

A recent study investigates, using data from a popular Russian social-media platform and information on regional hate crimes.

Careers

What’s the Secret Ingredient to Great Mentorship?

It’s not just subject-matter expertise, according to a new study.

Leadership

How to Build Resilient Habits into Your Daily Life

Life today is complicated. Here are some simple ways to stay energized and motivated.

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.

Social Impact

“This Is What It Means to Be Black in America and Black in Corporate America”

As the nation reckons with structural racism, a Kellogg professor and a Google diversity recruiter discuss what credible leadership looks like for business leaders.

Social Impact

Podcast: “I’m Looking for Systemic, Permanent Change Right Now”

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.

Social Impact

What Will It Take to Alleviate Global Poverty?

We asked Kellogg experts what they wish NGOs and policymakers knew about poverty reduction. Their answers touched on everything from climate change to local bankruptcy laws.

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Social Impact

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.

Careers

Exhausted by Working from Home? Anxious about Going Back?

Tips from a clinical health psychologist on managing the work-related stressors that may be affecting your mental health.

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.

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

Your Professional Development Doesn’t Need to Be Put on Hold

You can still seek out ways to stretch yourself or test out a new career path—even during a pandemic.

Careers

Younger Workers Lose Out When Their Coworkers Delay Retirement

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

Leadership

Podcast: Now’s the Time to Hone Your Moral Decision-Making Skills

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.

Leadership

Easy Hacks to Improve Your Virtual Meetings

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

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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.

Leadership

Podcast: You Can Lead through a Crisis. But Can You Coach through One?

On this episode of The Insightful Leader: three ways to help your employees arrive at their own answers to difficult questions.