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Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers - With Robert Sapolsky
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…
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…
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…
Strategy by Design - How Design Thinking Builds Opportunities by Tim Brown
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
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"…
Creativity - The Pixar Process
Program Highlights What you do when the baby is ugly, and why early versions of the best films actually tend to "suck." Why your goal is not to avoid errors, but to remain in the dynamic middle of the "dumb…
How to Think Like a Start-Up Leader
Program Highlights Why companies need different policies and procedures designed for innovation How to implement Customer Development and other "lean" practices Companies looking to be innovative face a conundrum: policies and procedures designed to make them efficient oftentimes stifle innovation.…
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…
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…
Leadership Lessons Learned the Hard Way
VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger shares his perspective on effective leadership, based on his own personal experience and lessons he has learned over the course of his 35-year career in the technology industry. Reasons to discount the HIPPO--the highest-paid person's opinion.…
Happiness Matters - With Tony Hsieh
Program Highlights Creative ways to align your organization around your core values. The "wow effect" as a marketing strategy. If you inspire employees, motivation takes care of itself. Can you build a business model around happiness? If you can deliver…
Skills, Techniques and Strategies for Effective Negotiations - With Patrick Cleary
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…
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…
Playing to Win by A.G. Lafley & Roger L. Martin - How Strategy Really Works
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.…
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…
The Risk Matrix - How to Manage Innovation Risk and Reward by George Day
How do growth leaders such as Procter & Gamble, GE, and Amazon consistently achieve above-average organic growth? These companies pursue a disciplined, systematic process that distributes innovations across a spectrum of risk, ensuring that they balance incremental growth with breakthrough…
Executing Your Strategy - How to Break It Down and Get It Done by Raymond Levitt
In a business environment of fastmoving markets, global supply chains, and dynamic technologies, executing strategy is becoming increasingly dif cult. How do you aim for a target that is constantly shifting--while standing on a platform that is constantly destabilized? Professor…
Three Keys to Becoming a Great Leader
Program Highlights Building culture when senior leadership is unsupportive. The importance of career and discipline diversity. Vision, brainstorming, and workarounds--how trying new things can change an industry. Susan Packard's three keys to great leadership: leaders are connected, leaders keep their…
Simple Rules - Thriving in a Complex World
Program Highlights Six short-cut strategies for achieving your toughest goals. A clear process to create better rules for business and personal life. Examples and tools for successful implementation of Simple Rules. We struggle with complexity every day. We have too…
Influence - How to Build Effective Relationships and Allies by Carole Robin
As work increasingly cuts across boundaries, it's necessary for you to in uence people at all levels of your organisation in order to get your job done. Whether it's your boss (or your boss's boss!), peers or direct reports, Carole…