Leadership

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Diane Von Furstenberg. Credit: Stacy Geiken
January 24, 2019
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Diane von Furstenberg: Find Your Door, and Push Through It

The founder of the quintessential wrap dress talks about losing everything and building herself back up.

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Oscar Munoz. Credit: Kiefer Hickman
January 14, 2019
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Oscar Munoz: Learn to Listen, Improve Your EQ

The CEO of United Airlines shares his advice on principles and profits and recovering from “turbulence” in the press.

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A supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump holds a "Drain the Swamp" sign. Credit: Reuters/Joshua Roberts
January 11, 2019
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How the Great Recession Influenced Today’s Populist Movements

Stanford political scientists explain why populist messages emerged in contemporary politics and how they spurred larger political movements.

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A contemplative figure. Credit: Jocelyn Tsaih
December 19, 2018
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What Does “Value” Mean to You?

Stanford GSB faculty recommend books, articles, and movies related to the concept.

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Elizabeth Holmes. Credit: Reuters/Brendan McDermid
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.
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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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3 Steps to Better Speeches: Matt Abrahams conducting a session at the Accelerate women’s event in 2017. | Photo by Elena Zhukova
December 14, 2018
Video

The Master Communicator’s Toolbox

These three skills will help you grab and keep your audience’s attention.

Latest Stories in Leadership

November 30, 2018
Audio

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.
November 30, 2018
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Sara Blakely: Share Your Failures

In this episode of View From The Top, the podcast, the CEO of Spanx shares the value of vulnerability.
November 30, 2018
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Sheryl Sandberg: Careers Aren’t Ladders, They’re Jungle Gyms

Facebook’s COO visited Stanford Graduate School of Business and shared insights on dreaming for the long run, but planning for the short term.
November 20, 2018
Video

Why Leaders Shouldn’t Ignore Company Culture

Should you hire the team player or the renegade?
November 12, 2018
Video

What Do Employees Really Want?

Want to scale your company? Then take good care of your best employees.