How to make informal leadership work

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Tippie's Jennifer Nahrgang and coauthors' research on strategies to help both formal managers and informal leaders reap the benefits of informal leadership while minimizing its negative side effects was recently summarized in Harvard Business Review. 

Tippie Launches Strategic Partnerships Office

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

The Tippie College of Business is moving decisively to expand strategic partnerships across industries and geographies by launching the Office of Strategic Partnerships this summer.

The Great Resignation

Friday, July 9, 2021

The American economy is opening back up and millions of workers are responding with… a giant shrug. Millions are quitting their jobs to find something new, a phenomenon that analysts like Tippie’s Stephen Courtright are calling the “the great resignation.” How to prepare your company.

Stay in your lane? When to take on tasks that are outside of your job description

Thursday, July 8, 2021

The phrase “stay in your lane” is commonly used to affirm the importance of doing your assigned tasks and only your assigned tasks. But if you see an important task that needs to be done that isn’t your responsibility, should you do it?

The Great Resignation – concern or catalyst?

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Imagine if 25% of your workforce quit tomorrow. Labor statistics and numerous surveys point to one thing – a significant portion of employees are ready to give notice. Dubbed the Great Resignation, this wave of departures is sweeping across virtually every industry. 

Radio Iowa: Tippie's Stephen Courtright on what is leading some workers to quit jobs

Monday, June 28, 2021

With the long pandemic coming to a gradual end, many Iowans are considering job changes—and even career changes—as we begin to emerge from the months of isolation. Stephen Courtright, a professor of management and entrepreneurship at the University of Iowa, says COVID-19 has forced many professionals to sit tight and ride it out but now, they’re getting the itch to make a move.

Millions of Americans quitting their jobs during ‘The Great Resignation’

Monday, June 28, 2021

They’re calling it “The Great Resignation.” Nearly four million Americans quit their jobs in April. That’s the highest total ever and nearly double the number who quit a year ago. The number of people quitting is adding to the labor shortages companies are facing. Tippie Professor Stephen Courtright says people are using the pandemic as a time to reset.

The great resignation: Business experts say Iowans are job hunting right now

Thursday, June 24, 2021

New numbers from the state show Iowa's unemployment rate ticked up slightly in May to 3.9%. That's up from 3.8% in April. Right now, Iowa is seeing some of the lowest unemployment numbers - with the national rate at 5.8%. While some Iowans are unemployed, the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business is hearing from industry leaders who say a lot of people are also job hunting or are looking to change careers right now.

Tippie Leadership Collaborative streamlines partnerships between business community and University of Iowa

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Whether in person or virtual, the Tippie Leadership Collaborative can come to you. Past and current clients, locations highlighted in yellow, are found all over the United States.

The burdens of informal leadership

Friday, May 14, 2021

Ambitious employees in informal leadership roles can get burned out when they don’t receive support from their bosses, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management in collaboration with Tippie's Jennifer Nahrgang.