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Overcome Obstacles - Demosthenes of Athens
Part of the Series: The Art of Public Speaking
Here, Professor Hale outlines the goals of the course. Then, he introduces you to Demosthenes - the ancient Greek orator whose life and career illustrates how practice, hard work, memorization, the acceptance of early failures, and other skills are essential…
Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers - With Robert Sapolsky
Part of the Series: Stanford Executive Briefings
Tackling the serious topic of stress in his famously entertaining manner, Professor Sapolsky sets the stage on a Kenyan savannah, with a hungry lion in hot pursuit of a terrified zebra. As he explains, the zebra's fight-or-flight response channels essential…
Mindset, Motivation and Leadership - With Carol Dweck
Part of the Series: Stanford Executive Briefings
People are fairly evenly divided between those with either a growth or a fixed mindset about intelligence and talent. And leaders' mindsets, Professor Dweck shows, influence their ability to grow on the job and to develop successful teams. Leaders with…
The Science of Nonverbal Communication
Episode 1 of Understanding Nonverbal Communication
Learn about the popular, and often incorrectly referenced, study from the 1960s that opened the door to the modern study of nonverbal communication. Understand why nonverbal communication matters so much, and learn how it interacts with verbal communication to reemphasize…
The Power of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini
Part of the Series: Stanford Executive Briefings
Call it persuading, negotiating or convincing. Ethical influence is the foundation of successful leadership, management, sales, and customer service. Robert Cialdini has spent his career systematically studying the psychology of influence. In this program he reveals what lies at the…
Practice Your Delivery - Patrick Henry
Part of the Series: The Art of Public Speaking
Key to effective speaking is using your voice and body to reinforce your meaning. Using examples from Patrick Henry, Oliver Cromwell, Winston Churchill, and others, learn how the power of a speech lies not so much in words as in…
Strategy by Design - How Design Thinking Builds Opportunities by Tim Brown
Part of the Series: Stanford Executive Briefings
Successful innovations must be desirable to consumers, technically feasible, and viable from a business point of view. But how do you meet these requirements? Tim Brown advocates using the three stages of "design thinking": inspiration, ideation, and implementation. For inspiration,…
The New Business of Paradigms - Second Edition
Joel Barker's The New Business of Paradigms - Second Edition is now available. The following improvements have been made to this best-selling program: Shorter and a more focused message. The result is a fast moving, visually stunning program that will…
Creative Confidence - How to Drive Innovation in Yourself and Others by David Kelley
Part of the Series: Stanford Executive Briefings
Program Highlights The false premise of the "creatives" vs. the "non-creatives." How a bias to action rather than a reflex for planning speeds successes. How to achieve a structure that makes the creative process sustainable. David Kelley's human-centered "design thinking"…
Human Resources Strategy
Key Topics Human Resources Sainsbury's General Mills Soft HRM Hard HRM HR Strategy What's meant by a human resources strategy? How does it work in practice? Clip #1: "Introduction" - Clip #2: "Case Study 1 - HR Objectives and Strategy…
5 videos
Leadership BS - Fixing Workplaces One Truth at a Time
Part of the Series: Stanford Executive Briefings
Program Highlights 35% of US employees would rather get their boss fired than receive a big raise. More employees are actively sabotaging their employers than the few who are working hard. Narcissism and dishonesty are common traits of our most…
Good Boss, Bad Boss - How to Master the Art of Leadership by Robert Sutton
Part of the Series: Stanford Executive Briefings
The best are those who understand their people's opinions of them and what it's like to work for them. This is no easy task. People in power tend to focus on their own needs over the needs of others. They…
Motivation Theories
How do companies try to motivate their employees? What are the theories behind motivation, and do they work in the real world? What do staff feel motivates - or demotivates - them? Clip #1: "Part 1: A Brief Guide to…
3 videos
Happiness Matters - With Tony Hsieh
Part of the Series: Stanford Executive Briefings
Program Highlights Creative ways to align your organization around your core values. The "wow effect" as a marketing strategy. If you inspire employees, motivation takes care of itself. Can you build a business model around happiness? If you can deliver…
Cross-Cultural Understanding
As our world becomes increasingly interconnected, people need to develop better diversity skills. It's up to you to provide your people the essential training to effectively understand and communicate with other cultures. The top-selling training program, the Cross Cultural Understanding…
The Stanford Video Guide to Negotiating
This true-to-life drama teaches specific skills that can give you the upper hand in any negotiation, while at the same time maintaining a positive working relationship with the other parties. Learn: About bidding strategies, and the hidden meanings behind bids…
Speak - Competing in the World Championship of Public Speaking
This documentary follows six unforgettable characters as they prepare to compete for the title, "World Champion of Public Speaking." SPEAK is a powerful, inspiring documentary about conquering life's hurdles and finding your voice. "Compelling..." - Neil Genzlinger, The New York…
Change Management and Strategic Planning - With Roberta Katz
Part of the Series: Stanford Executive Briefings
Change inevitably generates resistance. Even the best strategic plans will fail if this resistance is not met and overcome. The challenge is to create a wave of change by gaining commitment from your employees as well as the other stakeholders…
Leadership and Management
Key Topics Leaders Managers Autocratic Managers Democratic Managers Laissez-Faire Managers Paternalistic Managers Theory X And Y Managers What's the difference between a leader and a manager? What kinds of managers are there? What are the problems of managing in the…
4 videos
Be Yourself - Elizabeth I to Her Army
Part of the Series: The Art of Public Speaking
In order to make the deepest possible connection with your audience, it's essential to talk about yourself. This lecture provides you with advice on opening up to people about yourself - your experiences, your emotions, even your weaknesses - with…