There are 41 videos in the "Operations" collection

Karen Zaderej, Former VP, Johnson & Johnson Synopsis:Leader finds that her lackluster R&D team lacks the skills they need to perform.
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Subject Area: Human ResourcesOperationsStrategic Management
Leadership Role:
Business Function: Operations/Supply Chain
Industry: Healthcare
Leadership topic: Developing Leaders
Karen Zaderej, Former VP, Johnson & Johnson Synopsis:Manager seeks to turn around an under-performing team by investigating a simmering conflict.
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Subject Area: ConflictHuman ResourcesOperations
Leadership Role:
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Healthcare
Leadership topic: Motivating Teams
Carol Daniels, CEO, ATP Synopsis:A publishing company CEO wrestles with how to treat a senior executive responsible for an avoidable business disaster.
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Subject Area: OperationsDecision-Making
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: Difficult Conversations
Nabeel Gareeb, CEO, MEMC Synopsis:New CEO considers a radical management overhaul in response to financial and operational disarray.
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Subject Area: Human ResourcesOperationsStrategic Management
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General ManagementHuman Resources
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Leading Change
Rebecca Halstead, General, U.S. Army Synopsis:Army General discusses how she thinks about taking charge and making improvements when taking charge of a unit.
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Subject Area: Human ResourcesOperations
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Taking Charge
Rebecca Halstead, General, U.S. Army Synopsis:Army Brigadier General must prepare an unfamiliar group of soldiers for a year-long mission in Iraq.
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Subject Area: Human ResourcesOperationsStrategic Management
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General ManagementHuman Resources
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Leading Change
Jim Roth, Manager, Dell Synopsis:Manager must gain the trust of his call-center team to encourage them to maximize customer satisfaction.
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Subject Area: Operations
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: Sales/Marketing
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: Motivating Teams
Jim Roth, Manager, Dell Synopsis:Manager must devise incentives for a call-center team to boost customer satisfaction.
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Subject Area: Human ResourcesOperationsStrategic Management
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: Sales/Marketing
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: Motivating Teams
Andrea So, Captain, U.S. Army Synopsis:Army Captain takes over for a leader who has not been effective and overlooks potential wisdom gained from experience.
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Subject Area: OperationsPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: Operations/Supply Chain
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Difficult Conversations
Andrea So, Captain, U.S. Army Synopsis:Army Captain must improve the performance of a logistics unit whose members are culturally diverse.
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Subject Area: Human ResourcesOperations
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: Operations/Supply Chain
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Motivating Teams
Beth Silsdorf, Commander, U.S. Navy Synopsis:Naval Officer makes an unpopular decision and must persuade her team to fall in behind her.
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Subject Area: ConflictOperations
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Taking Charge
Pradeep Jotwani, SVP, Supplies, Hewlett Packard Synopsis:Manager must keep operating standards high despite anxiety and uncertainty during a merger.
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Subject Area: OperationsStrategic Management
Leadership Role:
Business Function: Operations/Supply Chain
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Mergers and Acquisitions
Chris Tilghman, Director, Inside Track Synopsis:Manager struggles with a new boss who has unrealistic expectations and lacks experience in the industry.
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Subject Area: Operations
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: Operations/Supply Chain
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: Becoming a Leader
Chris Tilghman, Director, Inside Track Synopsis:A just-promoted manager struggles to motivate under-performing employees who are different from himself.
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Subject Area: Career DevelopmentConflictHuman ResourcesOperations
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: General ManagementSales/MarketingHuman Resources
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: Becoming a Leader
Bob Holden, former General Manager, Rent.com (eBay) Synopsis:A young manager must motivate a team with numerous performance issues in order to achieve lofty growth targets.
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Subject Area: Decision-MakingOperations
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Products & RetailServices
Leadership topic: Becoming a Leader
Lisa Dawe, Division VP, DaVita Synopsis:A management trainee takes over an under-performing clinic with a staff unaccustomed to solving problems.
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Subject Area: Decision-MakingOperations
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Healthcare
Leadership topic: Becoming a Leader
Roy Gilbert, Director, User Operations & Policy, Google Synopsis:The general manager of a fast-growing division confronts the limits of a hands-on style.
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Subject Area: Decision-MakingGlobalizationOperations
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: General Management
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Becoming a Leader
Mike Folgner, former General Manager, Video, Yahoo Synopsis:After Yahoo acquires his early-stage startup, an entrepreneur must manage a team resistant to change.
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Subject Area: ConflictInnovationOperations
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: R&D/Product Development
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Becoming a Leader
Josh Golomb, General Manager, DaVita Synopsis:Golomb must overcome a feeling of personal failure when the fast-growing division he co-leads encounters difficulty.
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Subject Area: EntrepreneurshipOperations
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Healthcare
Leadership topic: Becoming a Leader
Marty Evans, Admiral and CEO, U.S Navy, Girl Scouts, and Red Cross Synopsis:Military Officer must decide whether or not to follow her Commander's orders when she disagrees with his decision.
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Subject Area: ConflictDecision-MakingEthicsOperations
Leadership Role:
Business Function: Operations/Supply Chain
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Taking Charge
Nicole Malachowski, Officer, United States Air Force Synopsis:Female Officer must overcome the lack of confidence in her abilities because she is a woman.
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Subject Area: ConflictOperationsDecision-Making
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: Operations/Supply Chain
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Managing Boss and Expectations
Nicole Malachowski, Officer, United States Air Force Synopsis:Air Force Officer must determine whether or not to include a pilot who has a great attitude but lacks the necessary expertise for critical missions.
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Subject Area: Operations
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: Operations/Supply Chain
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Developing Leaders
Alex Jensen, Marketing Executive, BP Synopsis:Manager must lead by example by communicating effectively while managing her team from home.
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Subject Area: OperationsPower and PoliticsDecision-MakingEthicsWork/Life BalanceConflict
Leadership Role:
Business Function: General ManagementSales/MarketingStrategy
Industry: Products & RetailServices
Leadership topic: Managing Boss and Expectations
Andrew Brandt, Business Manager, Green Bay Packers - NFL Synopsis:Team Manager must decide how to handle a talented player with a bad attitude without jeopardizing the team culture of the Green Bay Packers.
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Subject Area: ConflictDecision-MakingOperations
Leadership Role:
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: Difficult Conversations
Rosalind Kainyah, Company President, DeBeers Inc. Synopsis:Vice President must manage team member who was denied her executive level job.
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Rosalind Kainyah, Company President, DeBeers Inc. Synopsis:Vice President must manage challenging international negotiations while leading and motivating her team of worker bees and self motivators.
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Dave Almand, Officer, U.S. Air Force Synopsis:Commander must maintain team's motivation after organization's leader commit suicide, leading to low morale, uncertainty, fear and copy cats.
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Subject Area: Operations
Leadership Role:
Business Function: Operations/Supply Chain
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Motivating Teams
Dave Mihalic, Superintendent, National Park Service Synopsis:A new National Park Superintendent must establish a presence in a region that is opposed to any government people or influence.
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Subject Area: OperationsPower and PoliticsStrategic Management
Leadership Role:
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Leading Change
Paul Bud Bucha, Medal of Honor Recipient, U.S. Army Synopsis:Army Captain must confront overwhelming odds and overcome fear, fatigue, and ambiguity.
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Subject Area: Decision-MakingEthicsOperationsPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Taking Charge
Toby Seay, Senior Vice President, Bechtel Synopsis:Senior Vice President gets feedback that one of his direct reports is not performing well, driving him to take action to better understand the issue and to manage a difficult conversation around non-verbal issues.
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Subject Area: Career DevelopmentOperations
Leadership Role:
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: Developing Leaders
Donn Grimm, Principal Vice President, Bechtel Corporation Synopsis:Vice President must overcome team friction by forcing teams to address their challenges with one another and raise their performance.
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Subject Area: ConflictOperations
Leadership Role:
Business Function: General ManagementOperations/Supply Chain
Industry: Military/GovernmentServices
Leadership topic: Difficult Conversations
Bill Henry, Principal Vice President, Bechtel Corporation Synopsis:Vice President must break down silos and cultural differences to increase team performance and deliver on a highly complex project.
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Subject Area: OperationsPower and Politics
Leadership Role:
Business Function: General ManagementOperations/Supply Chain
Industry: Military/GovernmentServices
Leadership topic: Vision, Values, and Culture
Michael Costas, Principal Vice President, Bechtel Corporation Synopsis:Program Director must regain the trust of a client and motivate his team to perform after a serious technical issue and program schedule slip.
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Subject Area: ConflictOperations
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: General ManagementOperations/Supply Chain
Industry: Military/GovernmentServices
Leadership topic: Taking Charge
Marla Wright, Program Manager, Bechtel Corporation Synopsis:Manager struggles with a counterpart whose behaviors are jeopardizing the project success.
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Subject Area: OperationsPower and PoliticsConflict
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: General ManagementR&D/Product Development
Industry: Military/GovernmentServices
Leadership topic: Difficult Conversations
Frank Dean, Superintendent, National Park Service Synopsis:Superintendent must address fiscal issues that have a ripple effect on his organization.
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Subject Area: Finance/AccountingOperationsDecision-Making
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Taking Charge
Michael Creasey, Superintendent, National Park Service Synopsis:Vice Superintendent turns around a team and organization to seek national support.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementOperationsPower and PoliticsConflict
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General ManagementStrategy
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Taking Charge
Prince Kofi Amoabeng, Founder and CEO, UT Synopsis:African CEO must overcome difficult regulations and limitations imposed by the government for his business.
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Subject Area: OperationsPower and PoliticsDecision-MakingEntrepreneurship
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: Innovation
Anne Marie Burgoyne, Managing Director, Social Innovation, Emerson Collective Synopsis:Board member must determine how to enable a Non-Profit to better function through it's Board of Directors.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementOperationsPower and PoliticsDecision-Making
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Non-Profit
Leadership topic: Leading Change
Jennifer Aaker, General Atlantic Partners Professor of Marketing, Stanford Graduate School of Business Synopsis:Jennifer Aaker shares the behavioral science behind the power of story.
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Greg Poulsen, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Intermountain Healthcare Synopsis:Hospital Executive analyzes patterns around physician delivery of care to innovate within a 22 hospital, 185-clinic integrated health system in order to stay operationally efficient, maintain a high level of patient safety and deliver results.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementInnovationOperations
Leadership Role: Senior Manager (VP-level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Healthcare
Leadership topic: Innovation
Jim Haynes, Sr. Vice President, Bechtel Corp Synopsis:Senior Vice President must bring together two culturally different teams to perform on a very ambitious project under great pressure.
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Subject Area: Decision-MakingHuman ResourcesMergers & AcquisitionsOperationsStrategic Management
Leadership Role:
Business Function: General ManagementOperations/Supply ChainStrategy
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: Motivating Teams