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Why Good Relationships ‘Make the Pie Bigger’ for Everyone

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At a recent Wharton Entrepreneurs Summit, speakers discussed the importance of building strong relationships as part of a company’s growth strategy.

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How Starbucks Can Stick with ‘Race Together’ — and Get It Right

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Good intentions aren’t enough — Wharton experts say it takes a sustained, authentic effort for companies to successfully become part of the conversation on complex social issues.

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The Most Productive Way to Develop as a Leader

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Everybody loves self-improvement. We want to get smarter, network better, be connected, balance our lives, and so on. That’s why we’re such avid consumers of “top 10” lists of things to do to be a more effective, productive, promotable, mindful — you name it — leader. We read all the lists, but we have trouble sticking to the “easy steps” because while we all want the benefits of change, we rarely ...

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Reassess Millennials’ Social Sharing Habits

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Millennials are often maligned for their constant technology use and obsession with the social approval signaled by likes, shares, and retweets. But organizations need to start recognizing the benefits of such behavior and harnessing it. This generational cohort will, by some estimates, account for nearly 75% of the workforce by 2025. And, according to a recent Deloitte survey of 7,800 people from 29 countries, only 28% of currently employed Millennials feel ...

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How to Run a Great Virtual Meeting

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Virtual meetings don’t have to be seen as a waste of time. In fact, they can be more valuable than traditional face-to-face meetings. Beyond the fact that they’re inexpensive ways to get people together – think: no travel costs and readily available technology – they’re also great opportunities to build engagement, trust and candor among teams.

Several years ago, my company’s Research Institute embarked on an exploration of the “New People Rules ...

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The Sales Director Who Turned Work into a Fantasy Sports Competition

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Now that everything we do at work can be observed, measured, tracked, and reported — thanks to sensing technologies and cheap processing power — more organizations are relying heavily on “the data” to manage employees’ performance. They’re striving to assess people strictly on merit: how productive they are, how well they collaborate, how much value they create.

As human beings, we’re naturally biased in how we perceive others’ competence and worth. Analytics ...

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How Networking Intelligently Can Help You Get Things Done

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Erica Dhawan discusses her new book and what she and coauthor Saj-Nicole Joni call “the power of connectional intelligence.”

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Does Variety Fuel Happiness at Work and in Life? It Depends

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Doing similar things at one time or infusing variety in your workday could significantly change your perceptions of productivity and how happy you feel, according to new Wharton research.

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The Important Role of Government Debt in Shaping Corporate Behavior

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A new paper co-authored by Wharton’s Michael R. Roberts shows how government borrowing makes it more expensive for corporations to borrow and invest.

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What Can Apple Watch Learn from Google Glass?

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In a tale of two wearables, dueling tech giants, both known for innovation and deep pockets, have taken contrasting approaches as they enter new product categories.

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