Leadership

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A businessman walks across the street, wheeling a bag. | Reuters/Yuya Shino
January 6, 2017
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Do Corporate Boards Pick the Best CEOs?

Research shows what happens to succession winners and losers.

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Renee James, Kent Thiry, Meg Whitman, Mitt Romney, Jill Abramson, Doug Leone, Sue Desmond Hillmann, Sir Alex Ferguson | Natalie White and Stacy Geiken
December 26, 2016
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What Matters Most to Top Business and Political Leaders

Meg Whitman, Mitt Romney, and others share their priorities in life.

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Three blind students lead one another | Dave Power | Courtesy of the Perkins School for the Blind
December 6, 2016
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Bringing a Business Mindset to Educating Visually Impaired Students

The country’s oldest school for blind students turns to mobile apps, online courses, and driverless cars.

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Participants of the "Start Up Chile" program at work | Reuters/Ivan Alvarado
December 14, 2016
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How to Build a Better Startup Team

Take time to ensure that your earliest hires fit your company culture.

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A man looks through binoculars | Reuters/Luke MacGregor
December 19, 2016
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A Look Back at 2016

Read 10 Stanford Business stories from the past year, including pieces on work-life balance, power, and management.

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A man watches videos on his phone | Reuters/Damir Sagolj
December 15, 2016
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Seven Popular Business Videos of 2016

Faculty and guest speakers on topics ranging from storytelling to simplicity.

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.

Learn to build management teams, encourage professional development, and create a productive culture within your corporation or business.

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J.D. Schramm: How Leaders Communicate Effectively

Audience research, a tailored message, and building confidence are key.
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Tristan Walker: You Should Always Ask, “What If?”

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UT Bank Ghana CEO on Entrepreneurial Passion and His Biggest Firing Mistake

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