Thought Leadership

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To Advance, Women Leaders Need Sponsors, Not More Mentors


To Advance, Women Leaders Need Sponsors, Not More Mentors

The gender gap in leadership positions is partly due to women being over-mentored and under-sponsored. Women’s Executive Leadership offers five ideas for getting sponsored. Read more »

Data Strategy Innovation


Building a Better Data-first Strategy: Lessons from Top Companies

It is hard to imagine a company that does not claim to use data to make better and smarter decisions. It is equally true, though, that many of them make big mistakes, says Neil Hoyne, a senior fellow at Wharton Customer Analytics. How can they improve their ability to build a better data-first strategy and get better at measurement? Hoyne the global head of customer analytics at Google, provides answers. Read more »

HiPo Leadership Skills, Part 2: Build Your Mental Capacity

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HiPo Leadership Skills, Part 2: Build Your Mental Capacity

Don’t leave “a-ha” moments to chance. Develop habits to advance your thinking, judgment, and imagination with four action steps based on Ram Charan’s new book. Read more »

Professor Maurice Schweitzer


How to Deflect Difficult Questions in an Interview or Negotiation

What’s your response to a question you would rather not answer? Wharton management professor Maurice Schweitzer says there are serious pitfalls to the three most common approaches: honesty, refusal, and deception. Instead, in light of his new research, he advocates for deflection, which enables you to avoid disclosing costly information in a way that leads to better outcomes than simply declining to answer the question and is less reputationally risky than deception. Read More »