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March 29, 2018
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Hit the Mark: Make Complex Ideas Understandable

6 ways to communicate challenging concepts to an audience.

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Jeffrey Katzenberg | Photo by Kiefer Hickman
March 13, 2018
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Jeffrey Katzenberg: How Failure Makes a Better Leader

The media industry veteran shares the lessons he learned after being fired — twice.

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A women looks at her mobile phone in Zimbabwe. | Reuters/Philimon Bulawayo
February 2, 2018
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The Rebel Behind Africa’s Telecom Revolution

How Strive Masiyiwa used street theater (and lawyers) to dominate a mobile marketplace.

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Chamath Palihapitya | Photo by Stacey Geiken
December 12, 2017
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Chamath Palihapitiya: Why Failing Fast Fails

The Social Capital CEO explains where Silicon Valley gets it wrong.

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 Jamie Dimon | Photo by Kiefer Hickman
November 28, 2017
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Jamie Dimon: Regulations Hurt Business, Bitcoin is ‘Stupid’

The candid CEO of JP Morgan Chase discusses the bank’s technology investments, competitive tax reform, and the political landscape.
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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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George Kurian | Photograph by David Paul Morris
November 6, 2017
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The Importance of Embracing Uncertainty

Former engineer George Kurian stopped looking for black-and-white answers when he took the helm at NetApp.

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