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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…
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…
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 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…
Creativity - The Pixar Process
Part of the Series: Stanford Executive Briefings
Program Highlights What you do when the baby is ugly, and why early versions of the best films actually tend to "suck." Why your goal is not to avoid errors, but to remain in the dynamic middle of the "dumb…
Leadership Lessons Learned the Hard Way
Part of the Series: Stanford Executive Briefings
VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger shares his perspective on effective leadership, based on his own personal experience and lessons he has learned over the course of his 35-year career in the technology industry. Reasons to discount the HIPPO--the highest-paid person's opinion.…
The Values-Based Leader - With Harry Kraemer
Part of the Series: Stanford Executive Briefings
Program Highlights The four essential principles of values-based leadership. How to identify your core values and what matters most to you. Focus on doing the right thing rather than being right all the time. After a twenty-five-year career with multi-billion-dollar…
How to Think Like a Start-Up Leader
Part of the Series: Stanford Executive Briefings
Program Highlights Why companies need different policies and procedures designed for innovation How to implement Customer Development and other "lean" practices Companies looking to be innovative face a conundrum: policies and procedures designed to make them efficient oftentimes stifle innovation.…
Skills, Techniques and Strategies for Effective Negotiations - With Patrick Cleary
Part of the Series: Stanford Executive Briefings
Program Highlights Nine rules for getting the best deal. How espionage and empathy get you prepared. How to gain credibility--and the most common way to lose it. As a former federal mediator, Pat Cleary has been involved with just about…
Acting with Power - With Deborah Gruenfeld
Part of the Series: Stanford Executive Briefings
Working well with others is critical to professional success, yet many people struggle with "authority issues" that can block their progress. Professor Gruenfeld combines research on the psychology of power with the acting skills of the theater to illustrate how…
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,…
Power: How to Get It, Use It, and Keep It - by Jeffrey Pfeffer
Part of the Series: Stanford Executive Briefings
Program Highlights: Hierarchies are inevitable, so learn the rules of the game. Qualities that create power--and why intelligence is not one of them. How we limit ourselves when it comes to acquiring power. Getting a job, having control over your…
Workplace Ethics
Answer the question "Why be ethical?" and teach all employees, including managers and supervisors, an ethical decision-making process that protects your organization and makes it a better place to work. Ethics matter. It's not just the big scandals you see…
Playing to Win by A.G. Lafley & Roger L. Martin - How Strategy Really Works
Part of the Series: Stanford Executive Briefings
Program Highlights Game-changing choices that trounce the competition. Why your goal must be winning, not just playing well. Choosing the right metrics to support your strategy. Most companies aren't winning today--not because of the economy, rapid change, or rising complexity.…
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"…
Six Skills of High-Scale Entrepreneurs
Part of the Series: Stanford Executive Briefings
Program Highlights Spotting opportunities that others don't see. The OODA method for fast cycle iteration: observe, orient, decide and act. Why you need to set a failure ratio rather than strive for a perfect record. How do you take an…
Negotiation - Myths, Misperceptions and Damned Lies by Margaret Neale
Part of the Series: Stanford Executive Briefings
Program Highlights What is your biggest source of power in any negotiation? How to redraw the boundaries of a negotiation in your favour? How focusing on the upside improves your deal. It's better to receive the first offer than to…
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…
Exploring Human Nature
Dr. Philip Zimbardo has spent his career in social psychology--the study of human nature and how we're influenced by others and by social rules internalized in childhood. His research shows how we tend to be completely unaware of these influences,…
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…