Keep Your Career from Derailing

Kellogg INSIGHT show

Summary: Are you doing everything you can to keep your career on track? Often, the answer is not clear. But a bit of self-reflection can reveal some tendencies that lead promising careers to falter. Carter Cast, a clinical assistant professor of innovation and entrepreneurship at the Kellogg School and author of The Right—and Wrong—Stuff: How Brilliant Careers Are Made and Unmade, identifies five major career derailers that can get in the way of reaching your potential. Then Dylan Minor, an assistant professor of managerial economics and decision sciences at Kellogg, discusses some research conducted with colleagues including Kellogg's Nicola Persico. They find that—under the right conditions—companies that hire people with criminal records may be rewarded with more loyal employees.