Leigh Thompson

J. Jay Gerber Distinguished Professor of  Dispute Resolution and Organizations

I teach in the Kellogg School of Management full-time MBA program, Executive MBA program and Doctoral program, I also teach several courses in Kellogg’s non-degree Executive Education Programs and have several online courses.

Key expertise areas



My key research areas are negotiation, creativity, collaboration, and teamwork. My books include: The Mind and Heart of the NegotiatorNegotiating the Sweet Spot, Creative Conspiracy, The Truth About Negotiations, Making the Team and Stop Spending Start Managing as well as others.



I teach courses in Kellogg’s MBA, Executive MBA, PhD, open-enrollment Executive Programs and customized Executive Programs. I am the Academic Director for Leading High Impact Teams, High Performance Negotiation Skills and Constructive Collaboration Executive Education Programs.


Consulting & Training

If you are interested in customized training for your company or organization, please contact me and I will explore you needs and develop a customized course in the area(s) of: negotiation, teamwork, leadership, creativity, decision making, conflict resolution, and emotional intelligence.


Thought Articles

Are you a manager or executive looking for best practices? See my thought articles on negotiation, teamwork and creativity.