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Mary Barra | ToniBird Photography
June 5, 2017
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Mary Barra: Simplify Bureaucracy, and Don’t Be Afraid To Job Hop

The CEO of GM discusses leadership lessons and the future of self-driving cars.

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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.

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Girl studying in a library  | iStock/Jacob Ammentorp Lund
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.

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A Caucasian and Muslim women having a conversation | istock/mediaphotos
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.

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Chess board  | iStock/JDawnink
April 18, 2017
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Stacy Brown-Philpot: Hire Leaders, Leave to Take Risks

The TaskRabbit CEO is used to being the first — and blazing a path for those who will follow.

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Debra Lee, CEO of BET
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.

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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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.”
February 24, 2017
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Jeff Weiner: Manage Compassionately, and Prepare for the Next Worker Revolution

LinkedIn’s CEO discusses how company values mean more now more than ever.
February 10, 2017
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One Way to Boost the Gig Economy: Streamline Invoicing

Greg Waldorf: “The ability to control your own destiny is the biggest thing.”
February 6, 2017
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Bonny Simi: Navigating from Olympian to Pilot to Venture Capitalist

A Stanford GSB alum shares six ways you can create your own diverse career path.
January 25, 2017
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Six Ways to Be a Better Manager

Kill consensus and beware the false negative, says one Stanford GSB professor.
January 12, 2017
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Do Funders Care More About Your Team, Your Idea, or Your Passion?

A new study asked hundreds of VCs to rank the factors that drive their investment decisions.