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Family business weathers crisis
September 3, 2020

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.

woman overcoming self-doubt at work
August 21, 2020

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.

To succeed, foreign aid and health programs need buy-in and coordination with local partners.
August 7, 2020

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.

August 4, 2020

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.

Black entrepreneurs enter a bank lobby
July 20, 2020

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.

Black Lives Matter protester walks past business
July 20, 2020

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.

online users reading extreme content in vortex
July 10, 2020

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.

mentor and protege discuss careers
July 7, 2020

What’s the Secret Ingredient to Great Mentorship?

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

A leader is resilient in face of adversity.
July 7, 2020

How to Build Resilient Habits into Your Daily Life

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

Executive and HR Representative lay off employee
July 6, 2020

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.

How can corporations break down barriers to real racial equity and inclusion?
June 16, 2020

“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.

A gardener grows plants in pots.
June 9, 2020

What Will It Take to Alleviate Global Poverty?

What Will It Take to

Employees happy in an office
June 9, 2020

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.

A man is anxious to walk into work.
June 8, 2020

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.

sales coach football play
June 2, 2020

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.
June 1, 2020

Want Your Employees to Innovate? Trust Them.

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

A professional sees himself in the mirror.
June 1, 2020

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.

Younger workers trying to move up a blocked career path.
June 1, 2020

Younger Workers Lose Out When Their Coworkers Delay Retirement

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

May 19, 2020

Easy Hacks to Improve Your Virtual Meetings

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

meeting participants improv
May 13, 2020

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.

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