2018: The Year in Review

Note: This article first appeared on the Wharton School HomePage Cheers to Wharton’s Class of 2018 2018 was a stellar graduation season, with keynotes from powerhouse alumni such as Safra Catz (W’83, L’86), CEO of Oracle, Jeff Weiner (W’92), CEO of LinkedIn, and Bill McNabb (WG’83), Chairman of Vanguard, and a moving speech from Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya thatRead More

Nano Tool: Mastering Organizational Power and Politics

Mastering Organizational Power and Politics: The Four Strategies Every Leader Needs Contributed by John Eldred, affiliated faculty, University of Pennsylvania’s College of Liberal and Professional Studies; instructor in the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Organizational Dynamics program; co-founder of the Wharton School Family Business Program; co-president, Transition One Associates. NanoRead More

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

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

New Partnership: Penn Athletics Wharton Leadership Academy

Note: The following article was originally published in NCAA Magazine on October 23, 2017. This partnership is possible due to a $1 million commitment from alumnus David S. Pottruck to establish the Penn Athletics Wharton Leadership Academy. For the original press release, please go here.   College sports and leadership skills have longRead More

Nano Tool: Innovative Thinking: Using Neuroscience to get Out-of-the-Box Ideas

Contributor:  Michael Platt, PhD, Director, Wharton Neuroscience Initiative; James S. Riepe University Professor of Marketing (Wharton School), Neuroscience (Perelman School of Medicine), and Psychology (School of Arts & Sciences), University of Pennsylvania Nano Tools for Leaders® are fast, effective leadership tools that you can learn and start using in lessRead More

Nano Tool: Motivation 101: Encourage your Team with Social Comparisons

Contributor:  Jonah Berger, PhD, Associate Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School. 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 impact your success as a leader and the engagement and productivity ofRead More

Wharton Digital Press: The Miseducation of the Student Athlete

The student-athlete’s life: practice, gym, weight room, film review, repeat. Simply put, sports come first. Academics is a distant second.  As the revenues generated by big-time college sports continue to skyrocket, virtually all of the debate involves whether (and how much) student-athletes should be paid for play. Kenneth L. ShropshireRead More