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Appointing a Female CEO? Beware of Media Attention

Investors are skittish when new CEOs get lots of press, but only when those leaders are women.

A man is in the wrong frame of mind to make a risk-related decision.

Ready to Make a Risky Decision? Your Words Suggest Otherwise

Mining digital communications for emotions can lead to better decisions.

How a Family Business Can Capitalize on Its Unique Culture

You need a different playbook when the CEO is your sister.

The final stretch of a job can prompt unethical behavior.

Employees Are More Likely to Cheat on Their Way out the Door

The temptation to act unethically is plentiful in the gig economy.

A vampire unethical boss tries to request unethical behavior from an employee.

How to Protect Yourself from an Unethical Boss

To ward off immoral requests, take a lesson from vampire lore.

Innovation

Does Your Company Need a “MacGyver”?

A scrappy insider might be the best innovator for your business.

Strategy

To Grow Your Company, Create Products from Services

For service-based businesses, scaling requires a strategy shift.

Leadership

How to Succeed as a Chief Growth Officer

Five ways leaders can challenge the status quo to encourage growth.

Workplace entitlement demonstrated by an opera diva.

Does Creativity Breed Entitlement?

Companies that put creative employees on a pedestal encourage bad behavior.

The rotating door of poaching employees can have its benefits
Organizations

Poach Our Employees, Please

How hiring an employee from a related company can directly benefit both the poacher and the poached.

Social Impact

When Higher Pay Attracts the Wrong Job Candidates

Labeling jobs as lucrative can backfire for socially minded organizations.

Leadership

Podcast: How to Rid Your Company of Toxic Employees

Tips for how to avoid hiring them, manage their improvement, or decide when to let them go.

A toxic worker can cost a firm money, low quality work, and legal issues.
Organizations

Hire a Superstar or Dump a Toxic Worker?

Difficult employees are a bigger drag on your company than you think.

Innovation

Creating Urgency around Corporate Innovation

What intrapreneurs in established firms must do to succeed.

A woman contemplates "fake it until you make it"
Leadership

Fake It Until You Make It? Not So Fast

How we compensate when we can’t be our authentic selves.

Organizations

How a Restaurant Chain Keeps Its Independent Spirit

At Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, growth begins with a learning mindset.

Is Your Company Culture Too Strong?

A diversity of viewpoints can help organizations weather disruption.

Marketing

The Risks of a Good Reputation— Podcast Transcript

How reputation and trust function in commercial transactions and the sharing economy. A transcript of this month’s Insight In Person podcast.

Healthcare

Collaborating to Save Lives

For an integrated healthcare organization, culture is the key to operational efficiency.

Careers

A Tilted Playing Field

New research finds bias in elite professional services hiring.