Leadership

Insights

 Isabelle Kocher, new Chief Exective Officer of French gas and power group Engie. | Reuters/Benoit Tessier
July 24, 2017
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In the Energy Revolution, a Giant Changes Course

How massive energy company Engie is overhauling its culture and strategy.

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Sheryl Sandberg speaking at View From The Top | Stacey Geiken
July 17, 2017
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Sheryl Sandberg: Develop Your Voice, Not Your Brand

Facebook’s COO on how to pursue a meaningful and successful career.

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Sean Hinton speaking at the Global Speaker Series | Kiefer Hickman
July 11, 2017
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Sean Hinton: Consider the Nonlinear Career Path

From yurt to boardroom, the CEO of the Soros Economic Development Fund discusses his unconventional path and the reasons impact investing often fails.

Insights

A cartoon illustrating a bosses failed attempts at humor. | Graham Roumieu
July 11, 2017
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Humor Is Serious Business

You are not as funny as you should be, and your company is suffering because of it.

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Women conducting a meeting | iStock/julief514
June 20, 2017
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Developing the Next Wave of Women Leaders

A Stanford GSB conference explores women’s higher barriers to entry and the value of the network.
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.

Insights

An empty board room | iStock/Sopie_James
April 24, 2017
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How to Get More Women on Corporate Boards

New research shows that the fix is relatively simple: Add more females to the candidate pool.

Latest Stories in Leadership

April 4, 2017
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Jostein Solheim: Do Things You Passionately Believe In

The Ben & Jerry’s CEO discusses how he re-radicalized a left-leaning ice cream company.
March 30, 2017
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Ginny Lee: Align Your Values to Your Career

Khan Academy’s new president focuses on expanding the online learning site.
March 28, 2017
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The Risk of an Unwavering Vision

A new study concludes that successful tech firms are often “discovered and not planned.”
March 24, 2017
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Debra Lee: “Work Should Be Fun”

Why the CEO of BET left the legal track to work at a fledgling startup — and how she grew it into a powerhouse.
March 21, 2017
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Women Founders and Funders Share Their Startup Tips

Industry leaders discuss the value of storytelling and folding culture into the company charter.
March 20, 2017
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Marc Andreessen: “Take the Ego out of Ideas”

The venture capitalist explores how to shape an innovative mindset.
March 20, 2017
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When Masters Share Their Tradecraft Secrets

Taking a lesson from his childhood, the cofounder of an online school wants to democratize genius.
March 7, 2017
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Why You Don’t Understand Disruption

It’s not that big companies are bad at inventing; it’s that they’re bad at organizational shifts.
March 3, 2017
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Changing the Pizza Paradigm, One Pie at a Time

How robots, “smart” ovens, and old-fashioned cooking skills might challenge a $40 billion industry.
February 28, 2017
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Rahm Emanuel: Be Idealistic and Ruthless

The Chicago mayor talks negotiation tips and the downside of “moral victories.”