Stanford Executive Briefings Training Videos
Joel Kurtzman’s “new rules of employment” to instill common purpose are based on years of research and numerous interviews with top executives. From American Express’s Kenneth Chenault, to Michael Dell of Dell Inc., and Steve Wynn of Wynn Resorts, successful leaders align the interests of individuals with those of the organization.
Doug Conant, former CEO of Campbell Soup company understands that it’s in the moments of saying “just the right thing at just the right time” that leaders can make a positive, constructive impact on others. (DVD or Video Streaming)
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.
Vision is important in a leader, but vision is derivative. Before you can articulate a vision that is meaningful, you have to understand an organization, its people and culture, and the broader landscape in which the organization is functioning. (DVD or Video Streaming)
Bitcoin has made its presence known. After the initial hype and volatility, a number of unanswered questions remain. Susan Athey discusses the technological innovation behind Bitcoin and its broader applications, as well as crypto-currency’s potential impact on financial systems, industries—even world economies.
With fascinating insights about the creative process at Pixar and Disney, Ed Catmull recounts lessons learned from working with Steve Jobs, speaks to the real dangers, and importance, of failure, and reminds us that whatever conclusions we have drawn, we need to hold them lightly. (DVD or Video Streaming)
Incremental product improvements to promote “my brand is better than your brand” have little impact on the market dynamics affecting market share. In industry after industry, the brand race is won instead by substantial innovations that define new categories or subcategories and thus make competitors irrelevant. (DVD or Video Streaming)
In this lively and informative presentation, Bill Gates gives you his perspective on where technology is headed. Expanding on his belief that we're "really just at the beginning," he shares his goals for the current decade—advances in networking and application interactivity; increases in reliability and ease of use; and improvements in productivity, as information sharing becomes more and more efficient.
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 (DVD or Video Streaming)
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
Organizations totally driven by the market consistently outperform their competition in profitability. These organizations carefully segment their markets and deliver an outstanding value proposition to their target customers. (DVD or Video Streaming)
In a business environment of fast-moving markets, global supply chains, and dynamic technologies, executing strategy is becoming increasingly difficult. (DVD or Video Streaming)
Change is no longer an event... Change is business as usual. Customers are demanding "better, faster, cheaper"; competition is fierce; and a turbulent economy and technological advances increase the pressure to "do more with less."(DVD or Video Streaming)
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 show that our brains start by evaluating options analytically (DVD or Video Streaming)