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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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Elizabeth Holmes
February 4, 2015
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Elizabeth Holmes: “I Wasn’t Weighted by Influences That I Couldn’t Do It”

How a college dropout became the youngest self-made woman billionaire.

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Sue Desmond-Hellmann
January 23, 2015
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Gates Foundation CEO: Good Intentions Aren’t Enough

Sue Desmond-Hellmann shares what she's learned as the leader of the world’s largest charitable organization.

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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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October 1, 2007
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Case Study of an African Bank Come to Life at Stanford GSB

James Mwangi, the head of Equity Bank of Kenya, is the central figure in a major microfinance success case.
September 1, 2007
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Traits that Define Leadership

Focusing full engagement, taking risks, and a culture of forgiveness are elements of successful leadership.
August 1, 2007
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Robert Joss: "Leadership Is Not About You"

The dean of Stanford GSB says, the day you become a leader, it's about the people who work for you.
May 1, 2007
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How Corporate Leadership and Turnover Affect Startup Success

Research says management teams with broad functional diversity tend to be more successful more quickly.
April 1, 2007
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A Wage Imbalance Between the CEO and Workers Sends a Bad Message

Research explores the psychological effects of executive pay on corporate life.
October 1, 2006
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Azim Premji: Failure is Essential

The chairman of the Indian outsourcing giant Wipro Technologies says it's impossible to generate even a few good ideas without a lot of bad ones.
October 1, 2006
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Glenn Carroll: How Do You Successfully Merge Two Corporate Cultures?

A scholar explains why it is critical to understand companies' norms, beliefs, and values.
August 1, 2006
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Why You Need an Agent to Sing Your Praises

Recent research shows having an agent or recruiter negotiate a deal for you makes you seem more likeable — and can get you a better deal.
April 1, 2006
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Herb Kelleher: Manage in Good Times So You'll Do Well in the Bad Times

The Southwest Airlines chairman and former CEO explains the business philosophy that has his company thriving in the brutal airline industry.
November 1, 2005
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Al Gore: Factoring Earth into the Balance Sheet

The former Vice President says integrating environmental responsibility with business is "one of the most critical decisions" facing our entire world.