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Managing the Workplace Bully

As a manager, it’s up to you to be a role model. You need to insist on being treated respectfully yourself, and you need to provide a safe and respectful atmosphere for your people.

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Managing Trust Through Transparent Leadership (DVD)

Richard Edelman - Edelman’s annual “Trust Barometer” surveys opinion elites and mass populations across 27 nations, including both developing and developed countries. The latest statistics show a flat-lining trust in business along with more calls for regulation—in spite of steadily dropping confidence in government officials and their ability to get this done. (DVD or Video Streaming)

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Managing with Power: Politics and Influence in Organizations- DVD

Most organizations and managers are filled with good ideas; the problem is one of implementation. Power and influence, rather than being the organization's last dirty secrets, are in fact secrets of success for both organizations and individuals.
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Mindset, Motivation and Leadership - DVD

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.
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Minimizing Gender Biases in the Workplace - Video

We can minimize gender bias by knowingly avoiding stereotypes as shortcuts. Additional strategies include setting clear evaluation criteria before the evaluation process begins and then adhering to them, holding decision makers accountable for their decisions, measuring and reporting our organization’s progress in gender fairness, and legitimating women leaders by vouching for their competence.

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Mining Talent : How to Get Beyond the Ordinary to Find the Truly Extraordinary DVD

George Anders reveals why traditional hiring approaches are not designed for revealing the talent that fosters exceptional productivity and lasting success. (DVD or Video Streaming)
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Negotiation: Myths, Misperceptions and Damned Lies (DVD)

Professor Neale debunks common negotiation myths as she shares the results of empirical research on negotiating strategies and the process of “mutual influence” that drives negotiation. (DVD or Video Streaming)

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Organizing Your Business Around the Customer DVD

Customer relationship management is all about keeping customers happy. But not all customers are created equal. Roger Siboni explains that the secret is in differentiating your best customers, giving them personalized service, and rewarding them for their loyalty.
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People-First Management: Creating a Culture of Trust - DVD

The head of Aflac knows from success and it didn’t take a magic formula for him to achieve it. He believes that two communication philosophies—listening to employees and setting clear expectations—have propelled Aflac to their current status.

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Performance Appraisals: Getting Results - DVD

(DVD or Video Streaming) Performance reviews are a way for you and your employees to get on the same page about what you expect from them.
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Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works (DVD)

Most companies aren't winning today—not because of the economy, rapid change, or rising complexity. It’s because they confuse strategy with vision and don't make the critical decisions it takes to win. (DVD or Video Streaming)

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Power: How to Get It, Use It, and Keep It - DVD

Getting a job, having control over your work, and holding on to a job all require more than simply excelling at what you do. They require an understanding of power. (DVD or Video Streaming)
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Preparing for Long Life in the 21st Century - DVD

Leaders of organizations need to understand how cognitive processing, decision making, memory, and motivation change as they, their employees, and their customers age. Dr. Carstensen shares research findings on motivation grounded in the uniquely human perception of time horizons and the theory of “socioemotional selectivity,” in which our values and goals change over time.
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Preventing and Managing Stress

There’s always going to be something for you to be stressed out over. But how you handle that stress is what’s truly important. In this program, experts from Stanford explain what causes stress in the first place, and how you can keep it from controlling your life.

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Preventing Burnout in Your Organization - DVD

It should come as no surprise that productivity will suffer if your employees start to feel unsatisfied. But there’s more to burnout than just having too much work to do all the time. Sometimes the right person is doing the wrong job; sometimes pessimism permeates the office. The truth is, there are many factors that can lead to employee burnout.
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Proper Lifting Techniques: Keeping Your Workplace Safe - DVD

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Many back injuries can be prevented with the use of specific lifting techniques that maintain proper alignment and support the back throughout the lifting process.

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Quid Pro Quo: When People with Power Make Demands

Quid Pro Quo: When People with Power Make Demands
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Quid Pro Quo harassment means this for that. It's when an employee's job or future depends on meeting demands for sexual favors. This program does not pull punches. It states what we all know but tend to gloss over - that it's people with power who are the problem.
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Rapid Transformation - DVD

Stanford Professor Behnam Tabrizi provides theoretical background and leads this thought-provoking panel discussion on finding success while implementing transformational change initiatives. (DVD or Video Streaming)
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Red Queen Competition: A Dynamic View of Strategy (DVD)

Learn why the greatest innovation occurs during periods of the greatest upheaval.
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Reinventing the Way We Do Business (DVD)

In this session, Jon Levin, Stanford University Professor and Economics Department Chair, leads an insightful interview in which Ed Whitacre shares, vividly, leadership lessons learned and the core management principles that catapulted him to 17 years as chairman and CEO of AT&T and, temporarily lured out of retirement, as chairman and CEO of General Motors Co. (DVD or Video Streaming)
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Resisting the Flu: How to Minimize Your Risk

Educate your staff on how to prevent transmission of the seasonal flu, care for themselves and others, and recognize danger signs that require urgent medical attention. Narrated by Eric A. Weiss, MD, of the Stanford University School of Medicine.
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Revolutionary Leadership Training DVD

Today’s organizations face accelerating change, intensifying competition, rapid commoditization, and a historic shift in bargaining power from producer to consumer. (DVD or Video Streaming)
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Rookie Smarts: Reclaim Your Competitive Edge (DVD)

Data shows that inexperienced people approach work much differently than veterans and as a result may outperform their experienced counterparts. Is there more power in not knowing? (DVD or Video Streaming)
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Safe Hiring: How You Can Avoid Bad Hires

Hiring mistakes are every manager's nightmare. This video provides you with specific methods for screening out criminal or dishonest job candidates, including five powerful interview questions.
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Scaling Up Excellence (DVD)

Scaling is never quick and easy task — it takes daily dirty work to make it happen, and even then it’s a ground war that can go on for years.

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Seven Principles for Building Successful Business (DVD)

If you can see it, you can be it.” Based on 25 years of experience in Silicon Valley, David DeWalt’s first principle for building a successful enterprise is to communicate a strategic vision—capturing employee loyalty

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Simple Rules: Thriving in a Complex World - DVD

Simple Rules are the answer. These rules focus our attention and simplify the way we think. Easy to understand and remember, they coordinate teams and keep everyone working toward the same results. With practical examples that range from Airbnb to Indiegogo, biotech to burglars, poker-playing to internet-dating, Dr. Eisenhardt reveals how Simple Rules work to sharpen thinking and clarify strategy.
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Six Skills of High-Scale Entrepreneurs (DVD)

How do you take an idea and turn it into a 100-million dollar enterprise—seemingly overnight? Based on five years of academic research, Amy Wilkinson has isolated six entrepreneurial skills that can carry an idea from start-up to scale in the midst of this rapidly changing economy. Free Online Preview

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Smart Supervisor Collection (7 Courses)

Develop your leadership and supervisory skills with these high-impact productions. Seven management training top-selling titles provide proven techniques that are guaranteed to improve productivity and people skills for new managers (and seasoned veterans).
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Social Media at Work

Social media is everywhere—including our workplaces. While it can serve useful business purposes, it can also open the door to hackers, circulate rumors and abusive comments, create public relations nightmares, and be a real drag on productivity.

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Stanford Executive Briefings Library

Stanford Executive Briefings Library
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Our special selection includes new, best-selling and classic Stanford lectures, filmed on campus and featuring business experts, executives and CEO's, and noted academics from Stanford and elsewhere.
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Strategic Decision-Making (DVD)

Strategic moments often appear in a crisis. These moments can either propel you forward or set you back—perhaps irretrievably. In order to set the right trajectory when something goes horribly wrong, get the worst information out first, know your values, and act on them. (DVD or Video Streaming)
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Strategies for Selling - Video

Selling is not an event but an ever-changing process that requires a solid strategy to achieve positive results. James Healy explains how to manage the four dynamic and interactive functions of selling and describes the skills that good salespeople need to learn in order to develop an effective selling strategy. (DVD or Video Streaming)
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Strategy and the Purpose-Driven Leader DVD

Cynthia Montgomery Professor at the Harvard Business School makes the case for bringing people back into the equation. Though you start with ideas, you need leaders to construct a company that brings these ideas to fruition. Leadership is required to define your purpose and form a management model that carries it out.

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Strategy by Design (DVD)

Successful innovations must be desirable to consumers, technically feasible, and viable from a business point of view. But how do you meet these requirements?

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