Leigh Thompson

J. Jay Gerber Distinguished Professor of Dispute Resolution and Organizations


<a href="">Leigh Thompson</a> is an internationally recognized scholar on negotiation, group decision making, team creativity, teamwork and collaboration. Thompson is the J. Jay Gerber Professor of Dispute Resolution at the <a href="">Kellogg School of Management</a> at Northwestern University. She is the author of 11 books including: <a href="…">Creative Conspiracy: The New Rules of Breakthrough Collaboration, </a> <a href="…">Making the Team: A Guide for Managers</a>, <a href="…">The Mind and Heart of the Negotiator,</a> and <a href="…">The Truth about Negotiations</a>. Thompson is the director of the <a href=";utm_medium=website&amp;utm_campaign=eecoursera&amp;utm_content=team">Leading High Impact Teams</a> executive program, the <a href=";utm_medium=website&amp;utm_campaign=eecoursera&amp;utm_content=neg">Negotiation Strategies</a> executive program, and the <a href=";utm_medium=website&amp;utm_campaign=eecoursera&amp;utm_content=col">Constructive Collaboration</a> executive program. Thompson does research and teaching around the globe and her book, <a href="…">The Truth about Negotiations </a> is a best-seller and has been translated into 7 languages. Her book, <a href="…">The Mind and Heart of the Negotiator </a>has been translated into 4 languages, and <a href="…">Making the Team: A Guide for Managers </a> has been translated into 2 languages. Thompson created the popular on-line video-teaching series: <a href="…">Negotiation 101 </a> and <a href="…">Teamwork 101 </a> for managers and executives. In addition, Thompson created 3-minute animated videos: <a href="…">Is Your Team Slacking?</a>, <a href="…">Managing Virtual Teams</a>, <a href="…">High-Performance Negotiation Skills for Women</a>, and <a href="…">How Brainstorming can Neutralize the Loudmouths</a>. Her work on team creativity has appeared on Fast Company and BusinessWeek. She serves on the editorial boards of several academic journals and is a member of the Academy of Management. For more information about Dr. Leigh Thompson, visit her website: <a href=""></a>


Organizational Leadership Capstone

High Performance Collaboration: Leadership, Teamwork, and Negotiation