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Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers - With Robert Sapolsky
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
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
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…
How Apple Raises Competitive Barriers
Episode 2 of Critical Business Skills for Success Series
Five essential forces shape any business strategy, and together, they create a framework that can help you better make key strategic choices. Central to this discussion of these five strategic forces: Apple's meteoric rise to the top of the market.
Understanding the Time Value of Money
Episode 31 of Critical Business Skills for Success Series
Begin your focus on finance with an insightful look at the time value of money. Along with basic concepts and terminology (including risk and present/future value), you'll learn about the five types of cash flows that should be in the…
Creative Confidence - How to Drive Innovation in Yourself and Others by David Kelley
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"…
The Long Reach of Logistics
Episode 19 of Critical Business Skills for Success Series
Logistics are responsible for ensuring that the right products are available in the right quantities at the right time to meet customer expectations. Professor Goldsby introduces you to three key aspects of logistics, including its role in providing "reach" and…
Power: How to Get It, Use It, and Keep It - by Jeffrey Pfeffer
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…
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…
What Is Marketing?
Episode 49 of Critical Business Skills for Success Series
One of the core tenets of successful marketing is understanding your customer. But often times, you aren't the customer you're marketing to. What can you do instead? Find out in this introductory lecture on "Marketing 101", which also explores four…
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.
Managing Virtual Teams: Techniques and Best Practices
A key tool enabling global businesses to keep pace, remain competitive and be profitable is the Virtual Team. Managing Virtual Teams is a skill that many leaders struggle with. This course will offer insights and best practices to help managers…
Leadership: A Master Class - High Performance Leadership
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…
Success at Work Series
Learn key employability skills. Ten fun videos for school leavers, college students and new starters to achieve success at work. Two new interns arrive at Cutting Edge but not everything goes smoothly. Dion is the overconfident smart talking nephew of…
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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…
The Opportunity and Threat of Disruptive Technologies by Clayton Christensen
Many of history's greatest growth markets were created by a disruptive technology that was met with resistance from traditional industries and organizations. Dr. Christensen demonstrates that in order to create new business in emerging markets, you need appropriate management of…
When Netflix Met Blockbuster
Episode 6 of Critical Business Skills for Success Series
Netflix's ultimate domination of the video rental market is a classic example of disruptive innovation: a serious threat to traditional business--and often the hardest to respond to.
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.…
Common Size, Trend, and Ratio Analysis
Episode 29 of Critical Business Skills for Success Series
Common size analysis. Trend analysis. Ratio analysis. Three financial tools every seasoned businessperson should be able to use. First, learn how each of these tools is used. Then, get a closer look at five key categories of ratios to keep…
Time Management Skills
Time is money. Everyone needs to develop their time management skills to be able to manage their time effectively and efficiently. The Time Management Skills Ready course is packed full of practical time management tips. The course introduces practical tools…
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