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People in the audience look on as U.S. President Barack Obama participates in an onstage interview | Reuters/Jonathan Ernst
April 4, 2016
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A Big Data Approach to Public Speaking

Key takeaways from analyzing 100,000 presentations.

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April 12, 2016
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David Cooper: “It’s How You Get There”

A Navy SEAL turned businessman discusses teamwork, design thinking, and strategy.

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A plane "sky writes" a smiley face in the sky. | Reuters/David McNew
March 29, 2016
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Six Startup Lessons Every Founder Should Know

The entrepreneurs who launched Netflix, Instagram, and others explain what they learned on the way up.

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Robert Burgelman
March 3, 2016
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Why Messy Beats Perfection at Hewlett-Packard

Flexibility may be more important than dominance in the market.
Insights on entrepreneurship, starting and scaling a business, and bringing entrepreneurial principles to an established firm.

Latest Stories in Leadership

April 13, 2011
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Tom Steyer: The Jolly Green Banker

Banker and philanthropist Tom Steyer, MBA ’83, is fighting to convince politicians and CEOs that going green isn’t a sacrifice, it’s an opportunity.
April 1, 2011
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Jeff Smisek: Adapting to Ever-Changing Challenges

The United Airlines CEO says amid shifting regulations, economic storms, and other issues, it's key to inspire employees to believe in the future.
March 1, 2011
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John Paul DeJoria: Successful Entrepreneurs Must Survive "No"

The Paul Mitchell founder tells how he went from selling shampoo out of his car trunk to a hair care firm with $900 million in sales in 2010.
March 1, 2011
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Penny Pritzker Takes on the Public School System

The 2011 recipient of the Arbuckle Award says public education must prepare a workforce for tomorrow's needs.
March 1, 2011
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Researchers: How Women Can Succeed in the Workplace

A study shows that women who display masculine traits ― and know when not to ― get more promotions than men.
February 1, 2011
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Ford Is Adding Jobs, Expanding Says CEO Alan Mulally

The Ford Motor turnaround required tough decisions and labor cooperation but CEO Alan Mulally is optimistic about the future.
February 1, 2011
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Marcia McNutt: Leadership Lessons from the BP Oil Spill

The head of the U.S. Geological Survey says one major challenge was getting the "cowboys," engineers, and scientists working together.
January 31, 2011
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Desegregating Advanced Placement Courses

Social Innovation fellow recruits potential achievers who are often overlooked.
January 1, 2011
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Nonprofits Must Change as Old Funding Models Decline

Particularly older organizations, such as Goodwill Industries, need to innovate to survive, nonprofit leaders told a Stanford GSB audience.
December 1, 2010
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Duncan Niederauer: Communication Is Key in Changing Culture

The New York Stock Exchange CEO explains that accelerating a slow-moving company to light speed requires stating—and repeating—a clear vision.