Executive Leadership

What will be your legacy? Strong leadership is critical to the success of any enterprise, and the most powerful leadership styles are value-based. Effective leaders use everyday actions to model the traits that reflect the values of their organizations. By leading through example, leaders can improve employee engagement and retention, customer satisfaction, and bottom-line profitability. Successfully model your vision and others will follow.

Strategy for Transformational Change

When Brad Smith took over as CEO, Intuit founder Scott Cook advised him to “Question everything.” In this highly informative presentation, Smith shares secrets that have led to revolutionary new products, sky-high productivity, and a ranking on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For.

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Leadership Lessons from the Gridiron

Giving us glimpses of his experience on the field—from ignominious interceptions to come-from-behind wins—with self-deprecating humor and passion for the game, Steve Young shares his lifelong takeaways.

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How to Think Like a Start-Up Leader

Steve Blank explains why the innovation process is so difficult in larger organizations and shares tools and processes that successful start-ups use to drive innovation.

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The Values-Based Leader

Practical advice on how to lead while staying true to your moral compass. Values-based leadership is possible for anyone to achieve, at any point in a career, by adhering to four guiding principles of behavior.

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Strategy and the Purpose-Driven Leader

In the past 25 years, thousands of articles have been written about strategy, but virtually none about the leadership vital for doing it well. Strategy has been transformed from an art to a science—but science alone is not enough. Cynthia Montgomery makes the case for bringing people back into the equation.

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Leadership for Innovation

Professor Hill explains that leaders at many high-profile and innovative companies have built communities of people who are both “willing and able to innovate.” They develop willing teams by pulling people together with a shared purpose, values, and rules of engagement.

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Gen Y Decoded

Today’s young workers are a new breed. Socio-cultural factors, such as the self-esteem movement and ubiquitous technology, shaped a generation that thinks differently than its predecessors. Leaders that adjust their communication styles and expectations will succeed in connecting with and motivating this group. Dr. Yarrow’s tips for effectively managing Gen Y include providing context, relevance, and purpose for their work.

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