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.

Latest Stories in Leadership

April 11, 2014
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Brian Spaly: "Don't Chase Waterfalls or Unicorns."

The founder of Trunk Club discusses shopping for men, on-the-job challenges, and his greatest achievement.
March 24, 2014
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Jeffrey Pfeffer: Do Workplace Hierarchies Still Matter?

A professor of organizational behavior says office power dynamics are part of our DNA.
March 4, 2014
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How ICON Aircraft Developed an Airplane for Everyday Consumers

A Stanford GSB alumnus tells the story behind his company’s easy-to-fly, two-person plane.
March 4, 2014
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Marc Andreessen: People with Courage are Determined to Succeed

The Andreessen Horowitz cofounder explains why his team is biased toward people who never give up.
February 25, 2014
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The Quotable Mary Barra

The new head of General Motors discusses cars, leadership, and the best advice she ever received.
February 21, 2014
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The Art of Collecting and the Business of Art

How three enthusiasts built their world-class collections.
February 19, 2014
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James March: What Don Quixote Teaches Us About Leadership

A scholar discusses literature, power, and "the two most important things to know about innovation."
February 3, 2014
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Sam Yagan: "Don't Start a Company Lightly."

The CEO of Match.com discusses leadership, lessons, and "the most important search of your life."
January 28, 2014
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Stanley McChrystal: What Makes an Effective Team?

The retired four-star general explains why employees need to have faith in each other and alignment behind a common goal.
January 16, 2014
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Lindred Greer: How Power Struggles Escalate

New research shows how business leaders can minimize conflicts within their top teams.