Wharton Thought Leadership

At Wharton, we believe that knowledge is the muscle of business. Our 225+ faculty, as well as 20 research centers and initiatives, are the brain trust that powers this engine. Wharton thought leadership crosses multiple disciplines and is available to you in a variety of ways — academic research, books, interviews, and more. Immerse yourself in Wharton knowledge, and gain valuable business insight that can help you achieve your goals within your own organization today.

  • Leading High-Performance Teams: Cultivate Talent, and Get Out of the WayCultivate Talent, and Get Out of the Way

    Not every team is charged with revolutionizing their industry or developing their company’s latest breakthrough. But the principles behind their success are the same, says mountaineer and leadership expert Rodrigo Jordan who gained clarity on team leadership while climbing Mount Everest and K2. More »

    Business RadioKeeping an Innovative Edge

    Saikat Chaudhuri and Harbir Singh of Wharton’s Mack Institute of Innovation Management talk about how companies can keep an innovative edge. The Mack Institute advances knowledge about the risks and rewards of innovations, which can offer new value for customers and firms. Listen to podcast  »

  • The Power of Awe: Putting Its Benefits to WorkNano Tools for Leaders®

    What if you could encourage better decision-making, generosity, and cooperation in your organization? What if people were eager to learn more and increase their interest in improving business processes and outcomes? According to a great deal of recent research, these are some of the benefits of experiencing awe. More »

    The Ostrich ParadoxThe Ostrich Paradox

    We fail to evacuate when advised. We rebuild in flood zones. Our ability to foresee and protect against natural catastrophes has never been greater; yet, we consistently fail to heed the warnings and protect ourselves and our communities, with devastating consequences. What explains this contradiction? More »