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Best of 2017

Kellogg School faculty produced exciting research and insights this year. Here's a look at some of 2017's top stories.

The spillover effect in offices impacts workers in close physical proximity.
Organizations

Sitting Near a High-Performer Can Make You Better at Your Job

“Spillover” from certain coworkers can boost our productivity—or jeopardize our employment.

Companies should adopt intentional leadership strategies since developing leaders internally is critical to success.
Leadership

Four Strategies for Cultivating Strong Leaders Internally

A retired brigadier general explains how companies can prioritize talent development.

The pay gap between CEOs and workers is due partly to technology
Finance & Accounting

Why Has CEO Pay Grown So Much Faster Than the Average Worker’s?

A key component in growing pay disparity is how well executives harness new technologies.

Women supporting other women into the c-suite
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.

Promoting employee as motivation
Strategy

When Picking the Wrong Person for the Job Is the Right Move

Sometimes building credible relationships with your employees and suppliers is more important than finding the “perfect” fit.

A man chooses flowers in a meadow
Finance & Accounting

“One of the Investment Greats” Explains His Portfolio Strategy

A Q&A with renowned investor Lou Simpson.

Business leaders assess risk in decision making.
Leadership

When Should Leaders Own a Decision and When Should They Delegate?

Here are four questions to consider to become a more efficient decision-maker.

A strong leadership presence is one that conveys both warmth and competence.
Leadership

Why Warmth Is the Underappreciated Skill Leaders Need

The case for demonstrating more than just competence.

Neurocinematics suggests that by studying moviegoers' collective consciousness, one can predict a movie's box office sales.
Marketing

Monitoring Moviegoers’ Brains Can Predict Box Office Success

For a month, researchers put EEG caps on patrons at a suburban theater. Here is what they found.

By matching historical sales data with appropriate product life cycle curves, one can reduce new product forecasting errors.
Operations

How to Predict Demand for Your New Product

Relying on manager expertise and market research may not be enough.

A woman smiles in a business meeting.
Careers

Does Smiling Make Us Happier?

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

The economic effects of immigration include the spread of prosperity across America.
Economics

Does Immigration Help or Hurt Local Economies?

Historically, where immigrants cluster in the U.S., prosperity follows.

Communicating with investors via corporate social media

When Companies Tweet, Investors Listen

Posting negative news on corporate social media might make investors uneasy and lead to bad press.