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Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf arrives to testify before a Senate Banking Committee hearing on the firm’s sales practices on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 20, 2016. Credit: Reuters/Gary Cameron
March 15, 2019
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Businesses Behaving Badly: The State of Corporate Scandal in 2019

Expert panelists put corporate wrongdoing in its broader context.

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Michael Moritz. Credit: Stacy Geiken
March 12, 2019
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Sequoia’s Michael Moritz: Look out for “the Unexpected”

The venture capitalist explains why you don’t need to be a tech expert to see potential.

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Charles A. O'Reilly III and Amy Wilkinson. Credit: Drew Kelly
March 6, 2019
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Can a Giant Company Behave Like a Startup?

Stanford GSB faculty reveal the art of engineering entrepreneurialism within existing organizations.

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Amy Wilkinson, lecturer in management. Credit:
March 1, 2019
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Networking Minds for Open Innovation

The spark needed to ignite your next idea may be half a world away.

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Lindred Leura Greer. Credit: Nancy Rothstein
February 22, 2019
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Startup Success Secrets

Many startups fail in the early stages. The reason? Often it’s people problems.
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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Phil Knight, Nike cofounder. Credit: Stacy Geiken
February 14, 2019
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Phil Knight on the Controversial Kaepernick Ad and Nike’s Never-Give-Up Attitude

“It doesn’t matter how many people hate your brand as long as enough people love it.”

Latest Stories in Leadership

December 17, 2018
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What Can We Learn from the Downfall of Theranos?

The health company’s plummet carries valuable lessons for Silicon Valley.
December 14, 2018
Video

The Master Communicator’s Toolbox

These three skills will help you grab and keep your audience’s attention.
December 3, 2018
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2018’s Most-Watched Stanford GSB Videos

Viewers sought advice from IBM’s Ginni Rometty and former CIA Director David Petraeus, as well as insights from faculty about what our emails reveal about us.
November 30, 2018
Audio

Jeff Weiner: Defining Compassionate Leadership

On this podcast episode, LinkedIn’s CEO discusses the need for company values and how to prepare the workforce for the fourth industrial revolution.
November 30, 2018
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Jeffrey Katzenberg: Be Original, Be Unique, Be Risky

On this podcast episode, the former CEO of Dreamworks talks about his biggest successes, most epic failures, and bouncing back after being fired by Disney.
November 30, 2018
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Ken Frazier: Diverse Boards Create Impactful Companies

On this podcast episode, the CEO of Merck talks with students on seeking leadership opportunities that will maximize positive impact.
November 30, 2018
Audio

Magic Johnson: Understand Your Customers and Over-Deliver

On this podcast episode, the former basketball star discusses his pivot from the court to the boardroom.
November 30, 2018
Audio

Mitt Romney: Why You Should Have More in Your Life Than Just Work

On this podcast episode, the politician and businessman argues why self-knowledge makes for a more effective leader.
November 30, 2018
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Oprah Winfrey: Failure Is the Thing Moving You Forward

On this podcast episode, the media mogul shared her tips on leadership, philanthropy, and finding your calling.
November 30, 2018
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Rahm Emanuel: Communicate Strength, Confidence, and Optimism

The Chicago mayor talks negotiation tips and how to not lose sight of your end goals.