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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.

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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.

Podcast: A 3-Step Process for Selling (Anything) Virtually

Tip: It’s not over when the Zoom call ends. Learn more on this episode of The Insightful Leader.

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.

Finance & Accounting

How an Advice Hotline Is Making Farmers in India More Productive

Previous efforts to provide farmers with guidance fell short. But this venture went further.

Marketing

4 Keys to Effective—and Honest—Data Visualizations

Here’s how to make sure you are conveying your argument faithfully when designing charts and graphs.

Innovation

Why Do Some People Succeed after Failing, While Others Continue to Flounder?

A new study dispels some of the mystery behind breakthrough success.

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Organizations

Don’t Let Your Company Culture Falter During the Pandemic

Changes to work routines offer opportunities to rethink and shore up your organization’s ethos.

Finance & Accounting

Should Local Governments Be Offering Tax Credits to Angel Investors?

New research casts doubt on whether these incentives actually spur innovation and economic growth.

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.

Healthcare

Is Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine the Next Blockbuster Drug?

Investors are keeping a close eye on the drug firm’s vaccine advances. But the company’s longer-term fortunes may lie elsewhere.

Innovation

Meet Adam, the “Scientist” Who Never Sleeps

An excerpt from the book The Science of Science shows how robots may soon be able to run their own experiments—from start to finish.

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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Economics

How Auctions­ Help Solve Some of the World’s Most Complicated Problems

Whenever you turn your lights on, query Google, or stream a video on your phone, it’s likely an auction happened in the background. Our faculty discuss the decades of research that helped make auctions so ubiquitous.

Leadership

5 Tips to Become a More Effective Manager

Leaders matter. But so do managers.

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Organizations

One Way to Create Better Workplace Incentives and Protocols: Codesign Them with Your Employees

New practices are more likely to be embraced if they aren’t dictated from the top.

Policy

One Key Trait That Predicts How Much People Will Socially Distance

This new research could help policymakers deliver more effective COVID-safety messaging.

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Data Analytics

Video: How Bias Creeps into AI when Businesses Aren’t Looking

A quick explainer on what happens if you aren’t thoughtful about the data you use.