Leadership

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woman looking out window at city skyline | iStock/PeopleImages
June 29, 2017
Video

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.

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June 20, 2017
Written

Developing the Next Wave of Women Leaders

A Stanford GSB conference explores women’s higher barriers to entry and the value of the network.

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Sean Hinton speaking at the Global Speaker Series | Kiefer Hickman
July 11, 2017
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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.

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An empty board room | iStock/Sopie_James
April 24, 2017
Written

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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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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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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Debra Lee, CEO of BET
March 24, 2017
Written

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.

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