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A woman stands in a fleld of dots |  Reuters/David Gray
March 28, 2017
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The Risk of an Unwavering Vision

A new study concludes that successful tech firms are often “discovered and not planned.”

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Girl studying in a library  | iStock/Jacob Ammentorp Lund
March 30, 2017
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Ginny Lee: Align Your Values to Your Career

Khan Academy’s new president focuses on expanding the online learning site.

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Marc Andreessen in his View From the Top talk at Stanford Graduate School of Business. | Kiefer Hickman
March 20, 2017
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Marc Andreessen: “Take the Ego out of Ideas”

The venture capitalist explores how to shape an innovative mindset.

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A Caucasian and Muslim women having a conversation | istock/mediaphotos
March 21, 2017
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Women Founders and Funders Share Their Startup Tips

Industry leaders discuss the value of storytelling and folding culture into the company charter.

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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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Serena Williams of the U.S. hits a shot during her Women's singles final match against Venus Williams of the U.S. | Reuters/Edgar Su
March 20, 2017
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When Masters Share Their Tradecraft Secrets

Taking a lesson from his childhood, the cofounder of an online school wants to democratize genius.

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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June 19, 2013
Video

Alibaba Founder Jack Ma: Ideas & Technology Can Change the World

Ma discussed why embracing change is critical for global leaders managing the fast turnover of technology.
June 10, 2013
Written

Beth Gerstein: Making a Profit with Ethically Sourced Diamonds

The cofounder of online jewelry retailer Brilliant Earth explains how she built her business.
May 31, 2013
Written

Charles O’Reilly: Why Some Companies Seem to Last Forever

The survivors can both manage existing business lines and prepare for change.
May 31, 2013
Written

Myra Strober: How the Workplace Works — or Doesn't — for Families

We've made progress, says the economist, but the system and potential role models still sometimes fail us.
May 22, 2013
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New CEO and Board Research from Stanford and The Miles Group

In grading CEO performance, financials still dominate.
May 16, 2013
Written

David Larcker: Should the CEO Role Be Separated from the Chairman?

Whether shareholders benefit depends more on context than on corporate structure.
May 16, 2013
Written

Trae Vassallo: Engineering and the Evolution of Green Tech Investing

For this venture capitalist, it all comes down to connecting with people — from family to coworkers to customers.
May 8, 2013
Written

Mandy O'Neill: Why Capable Women Don't Always Realize Their Potential

A study suggests it's many factors, from priorities to putting in fewer hours at work than men.
April 15, 2013
Written

Denise Brosseau: Find the "Palace of Possibilities"

The CEO of an executive talent agency discusses the value of directness and knowing when to say 'we' and when to say 'I.'
February 15, 2013
Written

A Prescription for an American Economic Recovery

Economist Edward Lazear says Congress and the president must focus on policies that encourage greater investment.