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Strategy Is Making Choices
Episode 1 of Critical Business Skills for Success Series
What do we mean when we talk about business strategy? Start thinking more smartly about strategy with this introductory lecture that covers four key facts about competition and the two drivers of profitability: industry structure and competitive advantage.
The Man Who Discovered Capitalism - The Life and Ideas of Influential Economist Joseph Schumpeter
Joseph Schumpeter (1883-1950) coined the term "creative destruction" and generations of economists have adopted it as a shorthand description of the free market's messy way of delivering progress. Schumpeter believed capitalism would be destroyed by its successes and would spawn…
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…
How to Segment a Market
Episode 50 of Critical Business Skills for Success Series
The first question in developing a strong marketing strategy is figuring out who your customer is. That's where the tools of market segmentation come in. In this lecture, learn the basic principles that underlie solid segmentation analysis--whether you're working with…
Resume Writing
Part of the Series: Business SoftSkills Series
This video introduces the six rules to resume writing. In addition, it is followed with the six steps to creating a resume that will get read. The video shows a step-by-step process to writing a resume along with case studies…
Authentic Leadership
Part of the Series: Leadership: A Master Class with Daniel Goleman
Bill George is professor of management practice at Harvard Business School, and former chairman and chief executive officer of Medtronic. Goleman and George explain the authentic style of leadership - how leaders can motivate and drive performance through understanding and…
High Performance Leadership
Part of the Series: Leadership: A Master Class with Daniel Goleman
George Kohlrieser is a former hostage negotiator and current professor of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour at IMD, and author of the internationally bestselling book, Hostage At The Table: How Leaders Can Overcome Conflict, Influence Others, and Raise Performance. Kohlrieser and…
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…
The Stanford Video Guide to Negotiating
Part of the Series: Stanford Executive Briefings
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…
Investing Skill, Strategy, and Temperament
Part of the Series: The Art of Investing
Welcome to a boot camp on investing! Discover the influences that led Professor Longo to a career in finance. Then meet some of the major figures you will study in the course. Survey the key principles and strategies that built…
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…
Getting Beyond Yes
Part of the Series: Leadership: A Master Class with Daniel Goleman
Erica Ariel Fox is a lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School and faculty of the internationally acclaimed Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School (PON). Fox and Goleman detail the negotiation method Fox developed called Beyond Yes, and the…
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.…
What Trader Joe’s Doesn’t Do
Episode 4 of Critical Business Skills for Success Series
Passionate customers, tremendous profits, happy employees--the Trader Joe's grocery chain is a powerful business success story. Discover how their secret for success lies in their use of trade-offs to make it hard for imitators and to mitigate the negative effects…
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…
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Email Essentials
Part of the Series: Business SoftSkills Series
Email is one of the most active forms of communication in business. Yet, employers are asking that employees learn to use proper communication skills when emailing customers or internal personnel. Using abbreviations or "all caps" when writing emails breaks down…
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…
Advertising Creative Appeals
Discusses rational appeals used extensively in B2B advertising vs. the use of emotional appeals common to consumer advertising. Using both print ads and TV commercials, shows examples of the five most common emotional appeals of Humor, Sex, Security, Fear, and…
Business Intelligence: Best Practices for Successful Project Management
Part of the Series: Business Intelligence Collection
Managing a business intelligence (BI) project is more involved than managing other types of IT projects. For this reason, BI project management requires different techniques and methods to succeed. This program discusses best practices for organizing and managing a BI…