142 episodes

Expert advice and cutting-edge discoveries from one of the world’s leading business schools.

The Insightful Leader NorthwesternU

    • Courses

Expert advice and cutting-edge discoveries from one of the world’s leading business schools.

    The (Surprisingly Muddy) Case for Transparency

    The (Surprisingly Muddy) Case for Transparency

    There’s a classic rule in economics that says more transparency and communication should lead to better outcomes. But research from Prof. Robert Bray suggests that there are important exceptions to this trusty rule. When does it make more sense to keep your cards close to the vest?

    • 13 min
    How to Give Feedback That’s Actually Helpful

    How to Give Feedback That’s Actually Helpful

    What’s the best way to offer your employees and colleagues constructive criticism? Prof. Ellen Taaffe shares tips for how to give (and receive) better feedback, and what you can do if you’re not getting any feedback at all.

    • 9 min
    Do Bosses Who Trust Their Employees Deliver More Innovation?

    Do Bosses Who Trust Their Employees Deliver More Innovation?

    When it comes to innovation, how much of a difference does a more trusting leader really make? And how can you determine if more trust is what your organization really needs? New research from Prof. Kieu-Trang Nguyen suggests some answers.

    • 13 min
    When Teams Mess Up, Who Takes the Fall?

    When Teams Mess Up, Who Takes the Fall?

    These days, more work is happening in teams. However, it’s often difficult to see who on a team did what. So how do we allocate blame when a team project goes wrong? Research from Profs. Benjamin Jones and Brian Uzzi finds that we often point the finger at the wrong person—and suggests ways to guard against this bias.

    • 11 min
    How You Should Divvy Up Work between People and Machines

    How You Should Divvy Up Work between People and Machines

    Machines are taking on more and more new responsibilities at work. But are some jobs better left to humans? Prof. Adam Waytz, author of The Power of Human, offers three guidelines for how managers can play to the unique strengths of both people and technology.

    • 11 min
    Be Bold and Get What You Want

    Be Bold and Get What You Want

    "Don't be afraid to have an edge about you." Craig Wortmann, a professor of innovation and entrepreneurship and three-time CEO, explains how to hone the skills you need to ask for what you want at work—and challenges you to embrace the tension that comes with being bold..

    • 12 min

Top Podcasts In Courses

Listeners Also Subscribed To

More by NorthwesternU