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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

May 1, 2009
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Jeff Epstein: Being Part of the Changing Business Landscape

The Oracle CFO explains his long career path—through booms and busts and times of struggle—to working in tech.
May 1, 2009
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Leadership Is Responsibility, Not Power

Stanford GSB Dean Robert L. Joss delivers the year's last View From The Top lecture. He plans to continue teaching after leaving the dean's office.
April 1, 2009
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Jeffrey Pfeffer: Time to Detox the Work Environment

A professor of organizational behavior says companies spend too much time on polar bears and not enough on people.
March 1, 2009
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Eric Schmidt: "Change Happens when Things are Hard"

The Google chairman and CEO explains why, even though the job market is ugly, 2009 is an excellent year to be a new graduate.
February 1, 2009
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Brenda Barnes: We Must Support Women Returning to the Work Force

The CEO of Sara Lee Corp. explains why her company recruits mid-career talent that has been out of the workforce for a couple of years.
February 1, 2009
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Jeff Raikes: 5 Things That Make a Great Business Leader

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CEO says the best managers "know when they need to roll up their sleeves and make something happen."
January 1, 2009
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JP Morgan Chase's Jamie Dimon: You Still Have to Take Risks

The CEO of JP Morgan Chase discusses the financial meltdown, why his firm survived, and how risk should be taken in the best interest of clients.
January 1, 2009
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Richard Fairbank: Build a People-Centric Company

The Capital One Financial Corp. founder explains the lengths he goes to hire the right people.
September 1, 2008
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Steve Ballmer: Evolving as a Leader as Your Company Grows

The Microsoft CEO says there's a big difference between managing an upstart computer company and an international technology giant.
May 1, 2008
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Women are Still Scarce in Top-Level Business Positions

Deborah Zoullas, MBA ’78, outlined what professional women can do at the annual banquet organized by the Women in Management MBA student group.