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Motivation Theories
How do companies try to motivate their employees? What are the theories behind motivation, and do they work in the real world? What do staff feel motivates - or demotivates - them? Clip #1: "Part 1: A Brief Guide to…
3 videos
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Everyday Creativity
Everyday Creativity teaches a surprising truth about creativity: that it's not a magical, mysterious occurrence, but a ready tool that enables you to look at the ordinary and see the extraordinary. Hosted by photojournalist Dewitt Jones, this best selling training…
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…
The Power of Positive Discipline
You have a discipline problem with an employee. You've tried looking the other way. You've tried gentle reminders. Maybe you've even tried getting mad. Nothing changed. So now what do you do? How do you handle the situation in the…
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…
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"…
Assertiveness at Work
Features a variety of dramatized workplace scenarios demonstrating assertive behaviour and its two alternatives - submissive and aggressive.
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…
13 videos
Jack Zenger - The Inspiring Leader
Part of the Series: Stanford Executive Briefings
What defines great leadership? Using original research on 360-degree feedback data for thousands of managers, Jack Zenger,with colleagues Joseph Folkman and Scott Edinger, identified 16 specific competencies the most effective leaders share. Of these, the ability to inspire and motivate…
Today's Leadership Imperative
Part of the Series: Leadership: A Master Class with Daniel Goleman
Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and was named one of the 100 most influential public intellectuals in the world. Gardner and Goleman reveal…
Decision Analysis - Why Don't We Naturally Make Good Decisions? By Ron Howard
Part of the Series: Stanford Executive Briefings
Decision making cuts across all human activities. Yet we rarely study--much less apply--the fundamental thinking processes that should be undertaken before we make important decisions. Most of us can't stop our emotions from having more sway than rational deliberation. Dr.…
The Mastery of Speaking as a Leader by Terry Pearce
Today's leaders must connect with their audiences in substantive ways that go far beyond the giving of information. Leaders must be able to motivate audiences to commitment, not merely to compliance. Terry Pearce explores and demonstrates ways in which a…