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Ed Catmull and colleagues
September 19, 2014
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Roderick Kramer: How Do Trustworthy Leaders Behave?

A scholar explains some signs that a boss has your — and the organization’s — best interests at heart.

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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.

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Mindy Grossman (Redux photo by Edward Linsmier)
June 5, 2014
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How Mindy Grossman Turned Around HSN

The CEO discusses customer service, disruption, and the bottom line.

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Alibaba founder Jack Ma
June 19, 2013
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Alibaba Founder Jack Ma: Ideas & Technology Can Change the World

Ma discussed why embracing change is critical for global leaders managing the fast turnover of technology.

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John Browne in 2010
September 24, 2014
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Former BP CEO John Browne: Why Coming Out is Good Business

In an excerpt from his new book, a former oil executive explains why he kept his gay identity a secret for decades.

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Man standing in front of office window overlooking Manhattan
July 31, 2013
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David Larcker: “Lonely at the Top” Resonates for Most CEOs

Nearly two-thirds of CEOs do not receive outside leadership advice, but nearly all want it.

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Carlos Brito, right, in 2012
July 24, 2014
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Carlos Brito: “You Have to Treat People in Different Ways”

Anheuser-Busch CEO says a people-friendly company is a successful company.

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Marc Andreessen (Corbis Outline photo by Robyn Twomey)
June 23, 2014
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Marc Andreessen: “We Are Biased Toward People Who Never Give Up.”

The venture capitalist discusses Silicon Valley's changing tech landscape and why failure is overrated.
Insights on entrepreneurship, starting and scaling a business, and bringing entrepreneurial principles to an established firm.

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