Wharton Thought Leadership

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We believe that knowledge is the muscle of business. Strengthening the ability to flex that muscle at the right time, in the right way, is one way to be Wharton ready, prepared to successfully tackle new challenges. At Wharton, our thought leadership, generated by 225+ faculty and 20 research centers and initiatives, can help you get there. It crosses multiple disciplines and is available to you in a variety of ways — from live virtual programs to Livecasts and daily Wharton Business Radio interviews. Immerse yourself in Wharton knowledge, and strengthen your ability to meet today’s challenges to drive business results.

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Diversifying the Board: Three Steps to Consider

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Diversifying the Board: Three Steps to Consider

Today’s corporate boards face increasingly strong calls for greater diversity. Management professor Mae McDonnell shares ideas for recruiting diverse directors. Read article »

Maurice Schweitzer

Featured Livecast

Think Critically, Act Rationally: Regulating Anxiety

In this Wharton Livecast presentation, professor Maurice Schweitzer explains ways in which anxiety derails decision-making and diminishes performance. The director of the Effective Decision Making: Thinking Critically and Rationally program also provides concrete ways to regulate the emotion and even use it to create an advantage. Read more »

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How Leaders Can Regain Trust in Trusting Times

Pioneering neuroscientist and Wharton Neuroscience Initiative director Michael Platt reveals how to harness the latest developments in brain science to transform business. He translates research into highly actionable insights into leadership, team-building, decision-making, innovation, marketing, and more. Read article »

Pull, Don’t Push: Designing Effective Feedback Systems

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Pull, Don’t Push: Designing Effective Feedback Systems

Follow five action steps to provide evaluations that “pull” rather than “push,” leading to skill building, growth, and improved engagement. Read article»

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At Wharton, a New Leader Confronts the Culture Wars

Erika James recently took over the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Already, she is enmeshed in debates about race, politics and the role of business in society. Read article »

The Leader's Brain

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The Leader’s Brain: Enhance Your Leadership, Build Stronger Teams, Make Better Decisions, and Inspire Greater Innovation with Neuroscience

Pioneering neuroscientist and Wharton Neuroscience Initiative director Michael Platt reveals how to harness the latest developments in brain science to transform business. He translates research into highly actionable insights into leadership, team-building, decision-making, innovation, marketing, and more. Learn more »

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An ongoing video series on what the world of business may look like 12 to 18 months from now.

Reseach Centers

Research Centers for Interdisciplinary Study

Wharton’s 20 research centers and initiatives produce thought-provoking and timely analysis that is used by business leaders around the world. From customer analytics to public policy to sports and business, we connect leaders directly to the leading minds in business and the latest research that impacts your industry. Learn more »