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San Francisco 49ers President Paraag Marathe cutting the ribbon at the opening of Levi’s Stadium in 2014 | Kelley L Cox – USA TODAY Sports
May 7, 2015
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San Francisco 49ers’ Paraag Marathe: How to Launch a Career in Sports Management

The Stanford GSB alumnus talks team analytics, salary caps, and the untapped potential for virtual reality.

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 Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman| Doug Peck
April 22, 2015
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Meg Whitman: Don’t Fixate on What Is Wrong with a Company

HP CEO discusses turning around a struggling technology company.

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April 22, 2015
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David Larcker: Nonprofit Boards Fall Short

A new survey shows many lack skills, engagement to effectively oversee organizations.

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Mitt Romney | Stacy H. Geiken
May 4, 2015
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Mitt Romney: Know Your Values, Encourage Dissent, and Take a Break

The former presidential candidate discussed his leadership style with the Stanford GSB community.

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Statue in a museum
August 20, 2014
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Can Overthinking Reduce a Leader’s Influence?

Stanford GSB researchers find that sometimes it is better not to sweat the small stuff.
Insights on entrepreneurship, starting and scaling a business, and bringing entrepreneurial principles to an established firm.

Latest Stories in Leadership

October 1, 2010
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Tony Hsieh: Happiness Leads to Profits

The Zappos CEO says that doing whatever it takes to keep his employees, customers, and vendors happy has led to profits in the end.
August 1, 2010
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Don't Be Too Specialized If You Want a Top Level Management Job

An economist says generalists stand a better chance of making it to top management positions than those with more specialized resumes.
July 1, 2010
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How Did IBM Avoid Becoming Extinct?

Research shows how some organizations manage to be ambidextrous.
July 1, 2010
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What Is the Best Path to Realizing Organizational Change?

Research shows that getting senior leaders on board in advance is the most effective way introduce change to an organization.
May 15, 2010
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Zoe Cruz: Being Shoved Out of Your Comfort Zone Has Advantages

Now running her own hedge fund, the ousted Morgan Stanley executive says forced change opens doors.
May 1, 2010
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Daniel Comas: It's a Great Time to Buy

The CFO of Danaher Corp. explains that substantial cash on hand enabled the conglomerate to acquire 18 companies in 2009.
May 1, 2010
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GE's Jeff Immelt: Driving Change Can Be Unpopular

The chairman and CEO of General Electric says that pushing for change is necessary, but rarely makes you popular with investors or employees.
April 12, 2010
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Ted Turner: “Take Better Care of the World”

The bold entrepreneur who founded CNN now wants to stop global warming, encourage energy conservation, and stem population growth.
March 1, 2010
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Kenneth Chenault: Don't Shy from Harsh Facts

The head of American Express says that, even when the news is bad, helping employees understand reality leads to success.
March 1, 2010
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People in the Minority May Know Themselves Better

Research explores why some people hold minority opinions and also seek them out.