Leigh Thompson: Research and Ideas
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Leigh Thompson: Research and Ideas

J. Jay Gerber Distinguished Professor of Dispute Resolution and Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

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Organizations

3 Best Practices for Virtual Meetings

Make your next Zoom session less exhausting and more inspiring.

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Organizations

How to Do Design Thinking Better

Experts from Kellogg and IDEO explain the psychology behind this creative approach to problem solving.

When teams need to freely generate ideas, sharing embarrassing stories can help.
Leadership

Why Your Next Brainstorm Should Begin with an Embarrassing Story

This counterintuitive exercise can spark creativity.

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Organizations

Are Women More Ethical at the Negotiating Table? It’s Complicated.

Plus, how women are judged differently when they break the rules.

Strategy

How to Negotiate via Email

This excerpt from Negotiating the Sweet Spot: The Art of Leaving Nothing on the Table offers three tips for writing emails that engage and persuade.

Leadership of a high-impact team requires strategy

5 Strategies for Leading a High-Impact Team

Why “teams are not cocktail parties,” and other words of wisdom.

meeting participants improv
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.

Collaborate Better

A Q&A with Leigh Thompson about working creatively in teams

Leadership

Podcast: How to Lead a Great Virtual Meeting

Zoom doesn’t have to be a drag. On this episode of The Insightful Leader, we discuss some rules of the road.

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Leadership

Podcast: Can a Little Embarrassment Make Your Team More Creative?

On this episode of The Insightful Leader: new research suggests an unusual icebreaker to try at your next brainstorming session.