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September 28, 2018
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“A Blinding Flash of the Obvious”

Tom Peters reflects on a half-century spent studying management.

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Kara Swisher. Credit: Photo by David Fitzgerald/Web Summit via Sportsfile
September 25, 2018
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Kara Swisher: Be the Boss

The executive editor of Recode discusses failure, diversity, and the value of being honest.

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Portraits by contemporary artist JR are displayed on the worksite boarding placed around the dome on the Pantheon. Credit: Reuters/Christian Hartmann
August 24, 2018
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Exploring the Origins of Foreign Cultural Values

As businesses go global, it pays to understand the beliefs underpinning behaviors that might seem strange.

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Two tiny workers at the huge feet of their boss. Credit: iStock/Diane Labombarbe
July 31, 2018
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Narcissistic CEOs Can Mean Big Legal Bills

Companies headed by overconfident, self-centered risk-takers are more likely to end up in court.

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Matt Abrahams. Photo credit: Vivien Best
July 30, 2018
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What the Pros Know About Public Speaking

Confidence equals competence. Learn how great leaders handle a crowd.
Learn to build management teams, encourage professional development, and create a productive culture within your corporation or business.

Leadership in Focus is a large collection of short videos that bring to life real-world business challenges and spark lively discussions aimed at improving executive skills. Each short video is accompanied by teaching notes for added context, suggested discussion questions and role-playing ideas to help engage groups of managers in learning experiences of their own. Leaders may also experience the cases online with opportunities to calibrate their thinking for actionable insights.

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Kenneth Frazier. Credit: Kiefer Hickman
July 6, 2018
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Merck CEO: Expect Economic Inequality, Refuse Political Inequality

Kenneth Frazier talks free market, drug prices, and board diversity.

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