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March 29, 2018
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Hit the Mark: Make Complex Ideas Understandable

6 ways to communicate challenging concepts to an audience.

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Jeffrey Katzenberg | Photo by Kiefer Hickman
March 13, 2018
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Jeffrey Katzenberg: How Failure Makes a Better Leader

The media industry veteran shares the lessons he learned after being fired — twice.

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A women looks at her mobile phone in Zimbabwe. | Reuters/Philimon Bulawayo
February 2, 2018
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The Rebel Behind Africa’s Telecom Revolution

How Strive Masiyiwa used street theater (and lawyers) to dominate a mobile marketplace.

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Chamath Palihapitya | Photo by Stacey Geiken
December 12, 2017
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Chamath Palihapitiya: Why Failing Fast Fails

The Social Capital CEO explains where Silicon Valley gets it wrong.

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 Jamie Dimon | Photo by Kiefer Hickman
November 28, 2017
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Jamie Dimon: Regulations Hurt Business, Bitcoin is ‘Stupid’

The candid CEO of JP Morgan Chase discusses the bank’s technology investments, competitive tax reform, and the political landscape.
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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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George Kurian | Photograph by David Paul Morris
November 6, 2017
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The Importance of Embracing Uncertainty

Former engineer George Kurian stopped looking for black-and-white answers when he took the helm at NetApp.

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Philip Knight: “For an Entrepreneur, Every Day Is a Crisis”

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In the Energy Revolution, a Giant Changes Course

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Sheryl Sandberg: Develop Your Voice, Not Your Brand

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Humor Is Serious Business

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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.
June 29, 2017
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Act Like the Leader You Want to Be

Great leaders are great communicators. Stanford Graduate School of Business Lecturer in Management Richard Cox says using some tricks of the acting trade can make you great, too.
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.
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.
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.