Leadership

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Sheryl Sandberg speaking at View From The Top | Stacey Geiken
July 17, 2017
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Sheryl Sandberg: Develop Your Voice, Not Your Brand

Facebook’s COO on how to pursue a meaningful and successful career.

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A cartoon illustrating a bosses failed attempts at humor. | Graham Roumieu
July 11, 2017
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Humor Is Serious Business

You are not as funny as you should be, and your company is suffering because of it.

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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
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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.

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Women conducting a meeting | iStock/julief514
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.
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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Debra Lee, CEO of BET
March 24, 2017
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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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April 24, 2015
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Ron Gutman: “I Am Really Focused on the User”

HealthTap founder has redefined doctor visits.
April 22, 2015
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David Larcker: Nonprofit Boards Fall Short

A new survey shows many lack skills, engagement to effectively oversee organizations.
April 22, 2015
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Meg Whitman: Don’t Fixate on What Is Wrong with a Company

HP CEO discusses turning around a struggling technology company.
April 17, 2015
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Preet Bharara: A Culture of Silence Can Hurt a Firm

A U.S. Attorney gives tips for following your moral compass.
April 14, 2015
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Conquering Complexity With Simple Rules

A Stanford professor offers a better way to make decisions.
April 10, 2015
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Earthquakes President Dave Kaval: How Major League Soccer Is Like a Silicon Valley Startup

Stanford GSB alumnus talks new trends in wearables and the big data revolution.
April 2, 2015
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Scotty McLennan: The Benefits of Mixing Spirituality With Work

Stanford’s former Dean for Religious Life says there’s no need to check your religion at the door on Monday.
April 1, 2015
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Mark Leslie: “The Key to Enduring Growth Is Strategic Transformation”

A lecturer in management shows why only a select few companies manage to extend their lives decades beyond the competition.
March 27, 2015
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Benoît Monin: Moral Stigma Spreads Down From Top Brass

A CEO’s ethical transgressions can harm the careers of subordinates.
March 23, 2015
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Walmart CEO: Waiting for Consensus “Can Kill You”

Head of world’s largest company discusses making decisions and knowing when to admit failure.