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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…
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…
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…
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…
The Stanford Video Guide to Financial Statements
Learn common-sense ways to get the most out of your financial statements with this accounting video. Want to get more out of financial reports? This entertaining story gives you a revealing look at the accounting standards that dictate how calculations…
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,…
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"…
Leadership for Innovation - With Linda Hill
Part of the Series: Stanford Executive Briefings
What kind of leadership is needed when innovation is your competitive advantage? From her research on companies that have achieved breakthrough innovations, Professor Hill found a common leadership approach. Leaders at Pixar, eBay Germany, Google, HCL Technologies, and IBM, among…
Strategic Decision Making - With David Demarest
Part of the Series: Stanford Executive Briefings
Program Highlights Context matters: a Twitter event's spectacular failure. How the seeds of failure or success are sown at the start. Why it's the strategist in the room who says, "We need to take a step back." Strategic decision-making is…
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…
Intelligent Strategy - With Richard Rumelt
Part of the Series: Stanford Executive Briefings
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…
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…
Emotion vs. Analytics - Decision Making and the Biased Brain by Baba Shiv
Part of the Series: Stanford Executive Briefings
Is it best to be emotionless and analytical in decision making? When our goal is to be decisive, the answer is a resounding No. Instead, harnessing the power of emotions is critical. Studies of the neural underpinnings of decision making…
Managing Ethics
Managing Ethics brings managers and supervisors into the same situations from our introductory video, Workplace Ethics , and supplements their ethics training with ethical leadership skills necessary for maintaining an ethical workplace. The benefits of working in an ethical company…
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,…
Managing Millennials - With Alec Levenson
Part of the Series: Stanford Executive Briefings
Program Highlights Lifecycle changes that affect every generation and why this one is different. Why burnout among high performers often goes unnoticed--until it's too late. The Millennials' rose-colored pay expectations and beliefs about what they are worth. New generations entering…
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…
How Great Companies Achieve Extraordinary Results - With Ordinary People by Charles O'Reilly III
Part of the Series: Stanford Executive Briefings
How can corporations get the most out of their employees? Charles O'Reilly challenges the prevailing wisdom that companies must chase and acquire top talent in order to remain successful. He argues that companies need to abandon the obsession with hiring…
Strategy for Transformational Change - With Brad Smith
Part of the Series: Stanford Executive Briefings
When Brad Smith took over as CEO, Intuit founder Scott Cook advised him to "Question everything." Using this as his mantra, Smith set out to create innovative business structures that built on Intuit's strengths and retained market dominance in spite…