Wharton Stories: Leadership

Wharton experts weigh in on the global economy, online teaching, remote work, and flattening the curve of COVID-19 impact.

Faculty Insights: How to Lead and Work Through a Pandemic

Different kinds of smiles can indicate an employee’s true motivation, according to research from Marketing Prof. Patti Williams.

The Implications of Smiling at Work

Diversity in the workplace has come a long way. Carolynn Johnson explains why there’s still further to go.

How DiversityInc CEO Carolynn Johnson Makes the Case for Inclusivity at Work

Andrew Brown, WG’15, says Wharton was worth the investment. “The program has paid for itself in terms of salary growth and overall knowledge, but also—most importantly—from the people I met. The friendships and network are truly priceless.”

How Wharton Helped this Engineer Transition to the Business Side of the Defense Industry

“We have a rich set of experiences that help our teams learn from one another.”

What Leaders Should Understand about Diversity in the Workplace

At this year’s MARC Conference, undergrads heard from Wharton alum and Christian Lacroix CEO Nicolas Topiol on how he helped revive the luxury fashion house post-bankruptcy.

4 Brand Strategies That Put Christian Lacroix Back on the Runway

“Very few people get the opportunity each year to invest in a Wharton MBA and, if you get that chance, you should take it. Education offers by far the best return on any type of investment,” said Michael Greer, WG’21, executive director of the Oregon Ballet Theatre.

Why This Former Professional Ballet Dancer Came to Wharton’s EMBA Program

Vanguard’s Managing Director Jim Norris, WG’97, says employees graduate with new expectations, new levels of confidence, and a diverse network of talented people. “They aren’t the same person as they were before, and you need to recognize and leverage that personal and professional growth to keep them at the company.”

How to Get the Most out of Sponsorship in Wharton’s EMBA Program

Cofounders Lindsay Stewart, WG’14, and Brian McNeill, WG’14, say that classes, classmates, faculty, and the Wharton network created an “incubator” in which they developed their video-platform company.

How Wharton’s EMBA Program Helped These Classmates Launch Stringr

Each year, Wharton Social Impact Initiative works with hundreds of students, supporting them in their quest to launch a high-impact career. Meet nine alumni making a difference through their careers in business and finance.

9 Alumni Changemakers Working in Social Impact