Thought Articles & Popular Press




KelloggInsight (July 20, 2016)

Five Strategies for Leading a High-Impact Team


Kellogg School of Management News & Events (Nov. 13, 2014)

What to do with your problem team member: It’s not always just one black sheep who needs fixing


Kellogg School of Management News & Events (Oct. 7, 2014)

What’s your team BMI? Right-size your team in order to maximize its efficiency and effectiveness


Kellogg Insight Blog (April 3, 2013)

“Commons are necessary, but caves are too”


Intuit (August 16, 2016)

How Managers Can End Wasteful Habits and Use Solutions That Work


Fast Company (August 15, 2016)

Forget Micromanaging, Hands-Off Leadership Could Hurt Workers More


The Economist (March 19, 2016)

Team spirit


IGNITES: A Financial Times Service(Sept. 22, 2014)

People Feature: Corner Office Gig? Most Workers Say ‘No Thanks’


Fast Company (Oct. 11, 2013)

“Why Productive People Work Well with Their Opposites”


Fast Company (September 23, 2013)

“Why You Should Spend Your Mornings in a Cave” (Bottom Line)


Time Magazine (April 25, 2013)

“Who Is Happiest At Work? Probably Not Who You Think”


Digital Workplace 24 (April 22, 2013)

“Face Time: Optimizing Collaboration”


USA Today (April 1, 2013)

“Idea File: Make office arguments more constructive”


Harvard Business Review Blog (April 1, 2013)

“Give workers the power to choose: Cave or Commons”


Fortune (February 14, 2013)

“How to neutralize a meeting tyrant”


Business Insider (February 11, 2013)

“3 ways to keep dominant personalities from ruining meetings”




Kellogg School of Management News & Events (Jan. 15, 2014)

“The top three collaboration mistakes—and how to fix them”


Kellogg Insight (March 13, 2013)

“Collaborate Better” (Dec. 3, 2014)

Fix Your Useless Brainstorming Sessions in Two Minutes


Businessweek (Oct. 31, 2014)

Brainwriting: How to Neutralize the Loudmouths


Fast Company (July 29, 2014)

Brainstorming doesn’t work; try this technique instead


School Administrator (February 2014)

“Book Review”(Creative Conspiracy review)


The European Financial Review (Oct. 20, 2013)

Rethinking the Wisdom of the Crowd: Why Individuals are More Creative than their Groups


David Lecours’ Core Brilliance Culture (August 5, 2013)

“Group Brainstorming is broken. Here’s a Fix.”


The Build Network (June 4, 2013)

“Brainstorming Is Dead: Long live brainwriting! Three steps to silencing the windbags, undermining the politics, and letting your team’s best ideas thrive”


Biz Ed (May/June 2013)

“Bookshelf”(Creative Conspiracy review)


Blogging on Business (March 13, 2013)

“Leigh Thompson: An interview by Bob Morris”


Washington Post (March 8, 2013)

“Getting creative in federal government”


Southwest Spirit (March 2013)

“Trying to find the next great idea? Look here”





Kellogg Insight (April 15, 2015)

Write your own script


Kellogg School of Management News & Events (Dec. 10, 2014)

Masters of negotiation: born this way?


Kellogg School of Management News & Events (Sept. 25, 2014)

Don’t take one for the team: When negotiating, big sacrifices aimed at maintaining a relationship aren’t worth it


Kellogg School of Management News & Events (May 12, 2014)

Negotiation Tips: Lies, damned lies and negotiations. Untruths hurt your reputation and put future negotiation at risk


Kellogg School of Management News & Events (Apr. 3, 2014)

Negotiation Tips: Who’s on first? Why you should make the first offer when negotiating


Business Insider (March 23, 2015)

9 science backed tactics for winning a negotiation.


Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School (January 14, 2015)

Too eager to close?


Business Insider (May 14, 2014)

Here’s Why You Should Always Make The First Offer In A Negotiation





Leadership Harvard Business Review (July 14, 2016)

Why you should always go off-script in a job interview.



Fast Company (May 2, 2016)

Suffering from professional envy? Here’s how to turn it around


Inc. (April 26, 2016)

How to start a business: 7 steps to get started today


Chicago Magazine (April 4, 2016).

The Cubs’ Joe Maddon is keeping it weird (and thank goodness for that)


Harvard Business Review (February 15, 2016)

How to hire without getting fooled by first impressions


Huffington Post (September 10, 2015).

5 insights for introverts who want to thrive in the workplace


Harvard Business Review (April 28, 2015).

How Emotional Intelligence Became a Key Leadership Skill


Wall Street Journal Online (April 25, 2014)

Put your envy to good use