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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 online 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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Leading with Authenticity


Leading with Authenticity

Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson’s advice for success: be authentic. One executive says Wharton’s Advanced Management Program prepared her to hear and to follow it. Read article »

Learning to Be a Better Leader


Learning to Be a Better Leader

Management professor Mike Useem spoke with Wharton Business Daily on SiriusXM about his new book The Edge: How 10 CEOs Learned to Lead and the Lessons for Us All. One important takeaway: great leaders keep adding to their skill set; as circumstances change, new capabilities are required. Read K@W article »

Giving Feedback that Works: Plant the Seeds of Confidence

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Giving Feedback that Works: Plant the Seeds of Confidence

In How to Change, Professor Katy Milkman shares methods for sticking to your resolutions. She shares action steps here for how you can inspire change in others. Read article »

The Conscience Code

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The Conscience Code: Lead with Your Values, Enhance Your Career

When confronted with ethical misconduct at work, most people think their best option is to remain silent. Professor G. Richard Shell says there’s a better way: follow a research-based, step-by-step approach for resolving them, replacing regret with long-term career success as a leader of conscience. Read more about the book »

Redefining Corporate Governance

Establishing Essentials for the New Business Era

Board governance is one of the most challenging issues for a firm to manage, and social injustice, civil unrest, and the global pandemic have only added complications. Hear from experts on which issues firms should address and how to measure success.

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Beyond Business

Having the right leadership in place to grapple with these new pressures and enterprise risks, in both the C-suite and the boardroom, is critical. The problem is that historically, these have not been issues that were at the top of the agenda for firms. That means many boards are simply not equipped to think through and manage them."

Mary-Hunter "Mae" McDonnell Associate Professor of Management, The Wharton School

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 »