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Create to Innovate
Part of the Series: Leadership: A Master Class with Daniel Goleman
Teresa Amabile is the Edsel Bryant Ford Professor of Business Administration and director of research in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit at Harvard Business School. Amabile and Goleman detail the latest research behind creativity and innovation and how leaders can drive…
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…
Effective Data Management
How much data do we create every day? Well, experts estimate that a massive 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is amassed on a daily basis and that 90% of the world's global data glut is the product of only the…
Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works by A.G. Lafley & Roger L. Martin
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.…
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…
Good Boss, Bad Boss - How to Master the Art of Leadership by Robert Sutton
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…
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…
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…
Frank Flynn - Judging Talent
Program Highlights * What hiring tools are the best predictors of job performance? * How gut instincts and flawed memories bias evaluations. * Critical features of successful appraisal systems. Our ability to accurately judge talent is hampered by unconscious and…
Intelligent Strategy - With Richard Rumelt
Bad strategy is long on goals and vision and short on presenting a coherent set of actions for actually solving the fundamental problems facing an organization. Good strategy, on the other hand, flows from an honest diagnosis of your most…
The Values-Based Leader - With Harry Kraemer
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…
Acting with Power - With Deborah Gruenfeld
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…
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,…
Social Media - What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
As postings on social media have routinely replaced conversations over lunch or around the water cooler, workers have filed almost 100 social media-related complaints against employers with the National Labor Relations Board. Mich'l Schmidt, a partner at Cozen O'Connor P.C.,…
Built to Change - How to Achieve Sustained Organisational Effectiveness by Edward Lawler & Christopher Worley
Most organisations are built for stability, not for change. But in today's competitive environment, you must be ready to change--and change frequently. Lawler and Worley explain how to increase your "surface area" with the outside world, drive leadership to lower…
Negotiation - Myths, Misperceptions and Damned Lies by Margaret Neale
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…
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…
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.
Leveraging Your Supply Chain
Episode 23 of Critical Business Skills for Success Series
Among the most pervasive developments in business organization over the past few decades is supply chain management. Learn how this discipline, a higher order of operations management, uses your network of suppliers and customers to achieve maximum effectiveness and help…
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…