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April 6, 2020
Written

The Crisis Leadership Playbook

Don’t just tell your constituents how you’re responding to the pandemic, a Stanford expert says. Ask them what they want, listen to them, and then engage.

Insights

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April 30, 2020
Written

How Narcissistic Leaders Destroy from Within

When the person at the top is malignant and self-serving, unethical behavior cascades through the organization and becomes legitimized.

Insights

A man speaks to reporters about the response to the coronoavirus outbreak. Credit: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst
April 16, 2020
Written

Responding to Crisis: A Spotlight on Your Organization

Rather than be derailed by crises, seize the opportunity to articulate what you stand for — at a time when everyone is listening.

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April 14, 2020
Written

Joel Peterson: How Entrepreneurs Should Lead in Times of Crisis

Face hard truths, act decisively, lean on your board, and communicate “lavishly,” says the JetBlue chairman.

Insights

Signs that read “suspend rent” and “fear causes racism” are pictured on a boarded-up business in Seattle during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Credit: Reuters/Jason Redmond
April 23, 2020
Written

Contagion, Xenophobia, and Leadership

Infectious diseases such as COVID-19 trigger both disgust and fear. Combined, those can trigger a misguided search for a scapegoat.
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Leadership in Focus is a large collection of case vignettes, teaching, and learning resources that bring real-world business challenges to life and spark lively discussions aimed at improving executive skills. Each short video is accompanied by teaching notes for added context, suggested discussion questions and role-playing ideas to help engage groups of managers in learning experiences of their own. Leaders may also experience the cases online with opportunities to calibrate their thinking for actionable insights.

Tips and guidance for remote work and successfully navigating the virtual workplace.

Insights

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April 28, 2020
Written

Power: What It Means to Have It — and How to Reclaim It

We all know what it looks like to use power badly. A new book shows us how it can be used well.

Latest Stories in Leadership

April 21, 2020
Written

Patagonia CEO: A Force for Environmental Change

Rose Marcario is working to push the business world to stop prioritizing short-term gain over long-term environmental impact.
April 16, 2020
Written

Responding to Crisis: A Spotlight on Your Organization

Rather than be derailed by crises, seize the opportunity to articulate what you stand for — at a time when everyone is listening.
April 14, 2020
Written

Joel Peterson: How Entrepreneurs Should Lead in Times of Crisis

Face hard truths, act decisively, lean on your board, and communicate “lavishly,” says the JetBlue chairman.
April 7, 2020
Written

What Makes Some Health Care Teams More Effective Than Others?

High-performing health care teams focus on functional and cultural change simultaneously, while low-performing teams focus on just one type of change.
April 6, 2020
Written

Golden State Warrior Steph Curry: Communication Is Everything

The celebrity athlete talks family, religion, and vision on and off the court.
April 6, 2020
Written

The Crisis Leadership Playbook

Don’t just tell your constituents how you’re responding to the pandemic, a Stanford expert says. Ask them what they want, listen to them, and then engage.
April 1, 2020
Written

Goldman Sachs’ David Solomon: Taking a “Very Closed, Very Private” Company into the Modern World

Goldman’s top executive riffs on his backstory, priorities, and musical moonlighting as DJ D-Sol.
March 27, 2020
Audio

Quick Thinks: Communicating and Leading Virtually

In this bonus episode of Think Fast, Talk Smart, host Matt Abrahams shares quick tips on communicating via screen.
March 26, 2020
Written

How to Build Better Teams

Hiring “the best” isn’t always the brightest move.
March 25, 2020
Written

Girls Who Run the World: Business Insights and Interviews with Women CEOs

To celebrate Women’s History Month, we’re sharing stories from Diana Kapp’s, MBA ’96, book aimed at inspiring young entrepreneurs.