Women@Work: Strategies for Overcoming an Unequal Playing Field

This article first appeared in the December 2018 issue of Wharton@Work. For its recently released Women in the Workplace report, McKinsey surveyed 279 companies and more than 64,000 employees about the state of women in corporate America. The fifth annual study revealed that any progress in closing the gender gap “isn’t justRead More

Dean Garrett’s LinkedIn post: Why we Need a Win Win View of Difference to Tackle Populism

  This article first appeared on LinkedIn on October 2, 2018 The current wave of populism in the Western world is driving America and Europe in directions that are not only anti-establishment and anti-elite, not only anti-trade, anti-immigrant, and anti-global, but also anti-difference — in all its forms. Since atRead More

The Customer Centricity Playbook

New Book: The Customer Centricity Playbook   Implementing a Winning Strategy Driven by Customer Lifetime Value Peter Fader and Sarah Toms HOW DID GLOBAL GAMING COMPANY ELECTRONIC ARTS GO FROM BEING NAMED “WORST COMPANY IN AMERICA” TO CLEARING A BILLION DOLLARS IN PROFIT? They discovered a simple truth—and acted onRead More

Issue Brief: Mastering Catastrophic Risk

The sources of company disruptions range from natural calamities such as hurricanes and earthquakes, to human-caused disasters such as terrorist attacks, oil spills, and chemical accidents. Economy-wide shocks such as the 2008–2009 financial crisis in the United States caused enterprise disruptions worldwide. Technological breakthroughs such as digital marketing have upendedRead More

Nano Tool: Be Happier at Work: Finding Meaning in Your Current Role

Contributor: Annie McKee, PhD, senior fellow, the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and author of How to Be Happy at Work. Nano Tools for Leaders® are fast, effective leadership tools that you can learn and start using in less than 15 minutes — with the potential to significantly impactRead More

Wharton’s 22nd Annual Leadership Conference Summary

Wharton Leadership Conference 2018: “Leading in a World of Seismic Shifts”   At the 22nd Annual Wharton Leadership Conference, extraordinary leaders from the food industry, the Department of Defense, polar tourism, the nonprofit world, health care, journalism, the National Park Service, management consulting, and banking told how they are takingRead More

Nano Tool: Work Less, Accomplish More

Contributor: Margaret H. Greenberg and Senia Maymin, PhD, executive coaches and authors of Profit from the Positive: Proven Leadership Strategies to Boost Productivity and Transform your Business. Nano Tools for Leaders® are fast, effective leadership tools that you can learn and start using in less than 15 minutes — withRead More

New Executive Education Class for Senior Leaders

Today’s senior leaders need to think more strategically, communicate more persuasively, and act more decisively — all while developing the leadership of those around them. Wharton’s Executive Education’s Becoming a Leader of Leaders: Pathways for Success draws on new research and insights to provide you with strategies to strengthen yourRead More