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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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March 18, 2015
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How a Bit of Play Might Lead to Better Work

The CEO of Badgeville says companies that “gamify” their workplaces could see more engagement and productivity.

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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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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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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

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.
November 17, 2011
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Guy Kawasaki: Lessons Learned from Steve Jobs

A venture capitalist shares the wisdom from the late Apple founder, including how getting it "wrong" can be right.
November 17, 2011
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Women Making Inroads in Pro Sports Management

Participants in the Women in Sports Symposium agreed that prospects are bright for young women aiming for influential posts.
November 14, 2011
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Bill George: Leaders Need a High Emotional IQ to Succeed

The professor and author discusses the pitfalls of "chasing numbers" and the path to a satisfying career.
October 11, 2011
Written

Why Nice Guys Don't Always Make It to the Top

Taking care of others may reduce a nice guy's chance of becoming a leader.
October 4, 2011
Written

Richard Fairbank: Capital One Is Poised to Be the Biggest Virtual Bank

The CEO explains how his company revolutionized the credit card world, and is still cooking up ways to disrupt the banking industry.
June 25, 2011
Written

Trends in Tech-Savvy Education

Virtual classrooms, data analysis, and other cutting-edge tools are replacing "chalk and talk" to help educators improve worldwide education levels.
June 1, 2011
Written

7 Myths of Executive Compensation

Corporate governance experts from Stanford GSB say criticism of CEO pay might be off the mark.
May 1, 2011
Written

Broad Experience Gives Iger the Disney Touch

Iger and Disney Have Survived Singing Cops and Moms on Mars.