An interview with Leigh Thompson, professor at Kellogg School of Management and author of Creative Conspiracy: The New Rules of Breakthrough Collaboration: if you’ve been in the creative industry long enough (or if you’re coming from a Design Studio-structured educational background), you’re not going to hear anything new, but it’s refreshing to hear that Business people are finally embracing principles designers have long advocated.
Leigh Thompson is the J. Jay Gerber Professor of Dispute Resolution & Organizations in the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She is the director of the Kellogg Team and Group Research Center and the Kellogg Leading High Impact Teams Executive program.
In 1991, Dr. Thompson received a the multi-year Presidential Young Investigator award from the National Science Foundation for her research on negotiation and conflict resolution. In 1999, Thompson received a grant from Citicorp for research on negotiation. In 1994-1995, Dr. Thompson was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in Stanford, California.