• Mike Folgner, former General Manager, Video, Yahoo
    After Yahoo acquires his early-stage startup, an entrepreneur must manage a team resistant to change.
  • Lisa Dawe, Division VP, DaVita
    A junior manager wrestles with how to react to negative feedback received during a senior management meeting.
  • Charles Carmel, VP, Corporate Development, Cisco Systems
    A young business analyst is chosen to manage a group of peers that he formerly competed with.
  • Josh Golomb, General Manager, DaVita
    Golomb must overcome a feeling of personal failure when the fast-growing division he co-leads encounters difficulty.
  • Bob Holden, former General Manager, Rent.com (eBay)
    A young manager must motivate a team with numerous performance issues in order to achieve lofty growth targets.
  • Dave Lyons, Former Director of Engineering, Tesla Motors
    An engineering manager feels he needs to choose between a high-stakes project deadline and good peer relationships.
  • Claire Alexander, VP, Digital Strategy & Operations, Discovery Communications
    A bright, young staffer learns the importance of valuing both facts and personal relationships in a high-level meeting.
  • Roy Gilbert, Director, User Operations & Policy, Google
    The general manager of a fast-growing division confronts the limits of a hands-on style.
  • Gerald Risk, President, Asurion
    A CFO’s expanded role comes with the proviso that he raise his group’s performance from good to “world-class.”
  • Chris Tilghman, Director, Inside Track
    A just-promoted manager struggles to motivate under-performing employees who are different from himself.
  • Lisa Dawe, Division VP, DaVita
    A management trainee takes over an under-performing clinic with a staff unaccustomed to solving problems.
  • Josh Golomb, General Manager, DaVita
    Golomb must resolve a strategic dispute with his boss when a division they launched runs into trouble.
  • Charles Carmel, VP, Corporate Development, Cisco Systems
    Carmel devotes six months to building a case for a major acquisition at Cisco, but the deal is ultimately nixed.
  • Roy Gilbert, Director, User Operations & Policy, Google
    The general manager of a division in India must overcome challenges when he transitions back to the United States.
  • Chris Tilghman, Director, Inside Track
    Manager struggles with a new boss who has unrealistic expectations and lacks experience in the industry.
  • Kate Surman, Administrator, academic medical center
    A manager must shift gears when a performance review with a volatile employee takes an emotional turn.
  • Brian Helmick, Co-founder & President, Algentis
    A startup manager faces hard choices when he realizes he hired the wrong person for a key position.