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Kellogg faculty produced a wide variety of exciting research and insights this year. Here’s a look back at the top Kellogg Insight stories from 2015.

Screen Shot 2015-12-26 at 2.46.25 PMA leader’s guide to data analytics

A working knowledge of data science can help you lead with confidence.

Based on insights from Florian Zettelmeyer

Screen Shot 2015-12-26 at 2.47.18 PMWhy bad bosses sabotage their teams

Bosses who crave power but fear they might lose it can undermine their teams’ productivity.

Based on the research of Jon Maner and Charleen R. Case

Screen Shot 2015-12-26 at 2.47.35 PMFake it until you make it? Not so fast.

How we compensate when we can’t be our authentic selves.

Based on the research of Francesca Gino, Maryam Kouchaki and Adam D. Galinsky

Screen Shot 2015-12-26 at 2.47.46 PMHow to keep employees motivated

Other incentives can keep employees happy in flat organizations.

Based on the research of Rongzhu Ke, Jin Li and Michael Powell.

Screen Shot 2015-12-26 at 2.48.06 PMA tilted playing field

A new piece of research finds bias in elite professional services hiring.

Based on the research of Lauren Rivera

Screen Shot 2015-12-26 at 2.48.52 PMI (don’t) feel your pain

Having been there does not always increase empathy.

Based on the research of Rachel Ruttan, Mary Hunter-McDonnell and Loran Nordgren

Screen Shot 2015-12-26 at 2.49.09 PMWhat went wrong at AIG?

Unpacking the insurance giant’s collapse.

Based on the research of Robert McDonald and Anna Paulson

Screen Shot 2015-12-26 at 2.49.32 PMA DIY guide to career growth

Eight ways to develop your potential—instead of waiting for your manager to take the lead.

Based on the insights of Carter Cast

Screen Shot 2015-12-26 at 2.49.46 PMWhy leaders should think like economists

Based on the insights of Michael Mazzeo

Screen Shot 2015-12-26 at 2.49.58 PMThe downside of downplaying pension costs

Current accounting standards hamper accurate reporting of states’ pension obligations and exacerbate fiscal problems.

Based on the research of James Naughton, Reining Petacchi and Joseph Weber


Screen Shot 2015-12-27 at 1.56.47 PMThe power of persuasive storytelling

Stories hook your business audience and get them to take action.

Based on the research and insights of Michelle L. Buck, Esther Choy and Steven Franconeri

Screen Shot 2015-12-27 at 1.55.29 PMHow to rid your company of toxic employees

Tips for how to avoid hiring them, manage their improvement, or decide when to let them go.

Based on the research and insights of Dylan Minor and Brenda Ellington Booth