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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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Elizabeth Holmes
February 4, 2015
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Elizabeth Holmes: “I Wasn't Weighted by Influences That I Couldn't Do It”

How a college dropout became the youngest self-made woman billionaire.

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Sue Desmond-Hellmann
January 23, 2015
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Gates Foundation CEO: Good Intentions Aren’t Enough

Sue Desmond-Hellmann shares what she's learned as the leader of the world’s largest charitable organization.

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Huggy Rao
January 21, 2015
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Huggy Rao: How to Lead Change Within Your Organization

Professor Huggy Rao provides a practical framework for changing your company from the inside out.

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Someone's hands moving while talking during a meeting.
January 14, 2015
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Zakary Tormala: Why Certainty Matters in Business

A psychologist explores what makes our attitudes change over time.
Insights on entrepreneurship, starting and scaling a business, and bringing entrepreneurial principles to an established firm.

Latest Stories in Leadership

May 31, 2012
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Heroes and History: Lessons for Leadership from Tolstoy's War and Peace

Professor Emeritus James March takes a look at the lessons of Tolstoy’s War and Peace for leadership, examining the limitations of heroic visions of leaders that Tolstoy exposed.
May 18, 2012
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Tony Blair: A New Approach in Africa

The former British Prime Minister discusses the partnerships that could alleviate poverty and reduce the need for foreign aid.
April 13, 2012
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Why Feelings of Guilt May Signal Leadership Potential

Stanford GSB researchers find that how people respond to mistakes can be a "clue to who they are."
March 20, 2012
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Behavior Lessons for Leadership and Teamwork

Body language is critical to your effectiveness in working with other people, says social psychology researcher Deborah Gruenfeld
February 29, 2012
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West Bank Program for Children Takes Holistic Approach

An investment banker looks to build a sustainable model for alleviating poverty in a Middle East village.
February 24, 2012
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Stanley McChrystal on Leading in Tough Situations

The retired four-star general discusses six ways to manage those who report to you — and influence those who don't.
February 21, 2012
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Alvaro Uribe: “I Did It Because It Was a Necessity”

The former Colombian president discusses how his tough leadership style helped him defeat guerillas and foster peace and prosperity.
February 8, 2012
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No Easy Remedy for Symphony Orchestra “Cost Disease”

In a new book, Professor Robert Flanagan tells why symphony orchestras need multiple strategies to keep their finances from ballooning out of control.
December 16, 2011
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Ian Davis: The Five Things Successful Leaders Do

The retired senior partner at McKinsey explains how these traits are more important than organizational rank.
November 18, 2011
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Kent Thiry: Developing Successful Leaders Takes a Village

The CEO of DaVita says management can be taught, but leadership is a skill that requires learning about yourself and other human beings.