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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

March 1, 2008
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Changing Recruitment Opens More Boards to Women

Stanford GSB graduates at Women's Initiative Network (WIN) encourage women to join boards and expand their networks.
March 1, 2008
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Lee Scott: Criticism May Produce Innovation

The Wal-Mart president and CEO says with some issues, like sustainability, feedback can be used to get ahead of society's expectations.
February 1, 2008
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Carlos Brito: No Corporate Jets, No Executive Offices

The CEO of InBev, the world's second-largest brewer, explains how running a lean business leads to a high-performance culture — and greater profits.
December 12, 2007
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Robert Joss Outlines Modern Finance and Leadership Challenges

Stanford GSB dean delivers International Distinguished Lecture at the Melbourne Centre for Financial Studies in Australia.
November 1, 2007
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Richard Fairbank: "Nobody Wants to Work for a Phony"

The Capital One Financial Corp. founder says it's not what's in your wallet, but what's in your heart that makes you a successful leader.
October 1, 2007
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Carter Roberts: Environmental Challenges are Profit Opportunities

The World Wildlife Fund CEO says he's focused on corporate sustainability and conservation politics around the world, not just on saving animals.
October 1, 2007
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Case Study of an African Bank Come to Life at Stanford GSB

James Mwangi, the head of Equity Bank of Kenya, is the central figure in a major microfinance success case.
September 1, 2007
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Traits that Define Leadership

Focusing full engagement, taking risks, and a culture of forgiveness are elements of successful leadership.
August 1, 2007
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Robert Joss: "Leadership Is Not About You"

The dean of Stanford GSB says, the day you become a leader, it's about the people who work for you.
May 1, 2007
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How Corporate Leadership and Turnover Affect Startup Success

Research says management teams with broad functional diversity tend to be more successful more quickly.