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August 20, 2014
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Can Overthinking Reduce a Leader’s Influence?

Stanford GSB researchers find that sometimes it is better not to sweat the small stuff.

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Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
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.

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Sean Koffel, left, and Pat Dillingham | Courtesy
April 6, 2015
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Patrick Dillingham and Sean Koffel: “Do What You Love and What You’re Good At”

The cofounders of Windy Hill Spirits discuss entrepreneurship, career management, and the best advice they’ve ever received.

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Huggy Rao
January 21, 2015
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Huggy Rao: How to Lead Change Within Your Organization

Professor Huggy Rao provides a practical framework for changing your company from the inside out.

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Someone's hands moving while talking during a meeting.
January 14, 2015
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Zakary Tormala: Why Certainty Matters in Business

A psychologist explores what makes our attitudes change over time.
Insights on entrepreneurship, starting and scaling a business, and bringing entrepreneurial principles to an established firm.

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Steve Ballmer: Evolving as a Leader as Your Company Grows

The Microsoft CEO says there's a big difference between managing an upstart computer company and an international technology giant.
May 1, 2008
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Women are Still Scarce in Top-Level Business Positions

Deborah Zoullas, MBA ’78, outlined what professional women can do at the annual banquet organized by the Women in Management MBA student group.
March 1, 2008
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Changing Recruitment Opens More Boards to Women

Stanford GSB graduates at Women's Initiative Network (WIN) encourage women to join boards and expand their networks.
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Lee Scott: Criticism May Produce Innovation

The Wal-Mart president and CEO says with some issues, like sustainability, feedback can be used to get ahead of society's expectations.
February 1, 2008
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Carlos Brito: No Corporate Jets, No Executive Offices

The CEO of InBev, the world's second-largest brewer, explains how running a lean business leads to a high-performance culture — and greater profits.
December 12, 2007
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Robert Joss Outlines Modern Finance and Leadership Challenges

Stanford GSB dean delivers International Distinguished Lecture at the Melbourne Centre for Financial Studies in Australia.
November 1, 2007
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Richard Fairbank: "Nobody Wants to Work for a Phony"

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October 1, 2007
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Carter Roberts: Environmental Challenges are Profit Opportunities

The World Wildlife Fund CEO says he's focused on corporate sustainability and conservation politics around the world, not just on saving animals.
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Case Study of an African Bank Come to Life at Stanford GSB

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Traits that Define Leadership

Focusing full engagement, taking risks, and a culture of forgiveness are elements of successful leadership.