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Are Working Class CEOs Less Worried about Employee Welfare?

Idea posted: September 2022

Institutions: University of Miami    Florida State University    Stony Brook University   

CEOs and corporate leaders come from diverse backgrounds, with a broad range of childhood experiences. While some CEOs were raised in affluent families, with all the privileges and opportunities that…

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How to Succeed in Business Ecosystems

Idea posted: September 2022

Institutions: Drucker School of Management    Claremont Graduate University   

Companies once viewed themselves as isolated entities engaged in win-lose battles with opponents for the same set of customers. The technology-driven evolution of business has re-ordered the universe. Today, companies…

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Jumping to Conclusions and Other Bad Thinking Habits Hurt Leadership Effectiveness

Idea posted: August 2022

Institutions: Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®)   

Your thoughts and feelings impact how you interpret what is happening around you. You might, for example, receive a vague email from your boss asking for a meeting. For hours,…

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Customers Score Highest New Products that Balance Innovation and Familiar

Idea posted: August 2022

Institutions: University of Cambridge Judge Business School    University of Cambridge   

Is novelty a winning strategy for business? Some observers argue that innovative products attract more customers, who are eager to discover new features. Others argue that customers do not want…

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How Productivity Influences Knowledge Acquisition Strategies

Idea posted: July 2022

Institutions: Indiana University    Henley Business School    University of Reading   

Where should companies source the knowledge and new ideas that will keep them at the forefront of innovation? The answer, according to an extensive study of 18,000 UK firms, depends…

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Address Physical, Mental, Emotional and Social Resilience to Improve Performance and Engagement

Idea posted: July 2022

Institutions: Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®)   

Resilience is the ability to adaptively respond to challenges and avoid the burnout and feelings of being overwhelmed that can damage the well-being, health and performance of leaders and employees.…

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How Group Rituals Enhance Meaning in Work

Idea posted: June 2022

Institutions: University of Virginia    University of Virginia Darden Business School    Kenan-Flagler Business School    University of California    University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business    University of Chicago Booth School of Business    Harvard Business School   

Companies recognize today that helping employees find meaning and purpose in their work will maximize employee satisfaction, motivation, engagement, and performance. The challenge for leaders is how to increase meaning…

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How Signaling Motives Send Women Managers Towards the “Glass Cliff”

Idea posted: May 2022

Institutions: LMU Munich    University of Konstanz   

Prior research has revealed a ‘glass cliff’ phenomenon: Companies in crisis situations are more likely to appoint women top managers than companies that are not in trouble. These disproportionate crisis…

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Hybrid Working Leads to Faster Product Development

Idea posted: April 2022

Institutions: University of St. Gallen    University of Kassel   

In a bid to increase the agility, quality, and speed of its product development process, companies are exploring with the use of external talent through crowdworking—a form of crowdsourcing in…

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