There are 140 videos in the "Power and Politics" collection

Bill Campbell, Chairman, Intuit Synopsis:CEO contends with a manager whose loyalty wavers.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementPower and PoliticsConflict
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Taking Charge
Brian NeSmith, CEO, Blue Coat Synopsis:CEO must determine how to proceed when he disagrees with the advise of his Board.
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Subject Area: ConflictDecision-MakingPower and PoliticsStrategic Management
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: Taking Charge
Danny Shader, CEO, Good Technology Synopsis:To slash costs, a CEO tells his workforce he is cutting salaries across the board.
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Subject Area: ConflictHuman ResourcesPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Motivating Teams
Dena Braeger, Captain, U.S. Army Synopsis:Army Captain in Iraq deals with a subordinate who challenges her authority based on her gender.
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Subject Area: Power and PoliticsConflict
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Taking Charge
Dena Braeger, Captain, U.S. Army Synopsis:Army officer considers whether or not an outstanding soldier who fails a drug test should pay the consequences.
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Subject Area: ConflictEthicsPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Making Ethical Decisions
Dena Braeger, Captain, U.S. Army Synopsis:Army officer feels a soldier's homosexuality should not interfere with the job, despite the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy.
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Subject Area: EthicsHuman ResourcesPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Vision, Values, and Culture
John Brown, Chairman, Stryker Corp. Synopsis:CEO must decide whether to buy and integrate company run by two prima donnas.
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Subject Area: Mergers & AcquisitionsPower and PoliticsStrategic Management
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Healthcare
Leadership topic: Vision, Values, and Culture
Elie Antoun, CEO, Synopsis:CEO is challenged by company founders who question his authority.
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Subject Area: ConflictDecision-MakingPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Taking Charge
Brian Lillie, VP, VeriSign Synopsis:Facing tight deadlines and a difficult project, a manager must challenge an overbearing boss who is hampering progress.
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Subject Area: ConflictPower and PoliticsStrategic Management
Leadership Role:
Business Function: General Management
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Difficult Conversations
Bill Kern, CEO, Synopsis:CEO must negotiate a truce between the sales force and support staff.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementPower and PoliticsConflict
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: Storytelling
Jacqueline Novogratz, CEO, Acumen Fund Synopsis:CEO must publicly establish credibility with an audience of skeptical foreign men.
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Subject Area: ConflictGlobalizationPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Non-Profit
Leadership topic: Diversity
Jacqueline Novogratz, CEO, Acumen Fund Synopsis:CEO considers the risks of maintaining high ethical standards in a corrupt business environment.
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Subject Area: ConflictEthicsPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Non-Profit
Leadership topic: Making Ethical Decisions
Shawn Wang, CFO, Baidu Synopsis:CFO of publicly-traded Chinese firm must contend with an employee who is taking bribes, a common practice in China.
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Subject Area: ConflictEthicsPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: Finance/Accounting
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Making Ethical Decisions
Kent Thiry, CEO, DaVita Synopsis:Charismatic CEO's visibility becomes a liability in the eyes of his team.
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Subject Area: Decision-MakingPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Healthcare
Leadership topic: Diversity
Maria Eitel, President, Nike Foundation Synopsis:Executive anticipates reaction to a program proposal that seems to confirm female stereotypes.
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Subject Area: EthicsConflictPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Non-Profit
Leadership topic: Managing Boss and Expectations
Maria Eitel, President, Nike Foundation Synopsis:White House Media Affairs Director must address the arrogance of an intern in responding to the public.
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Subject Area: Human ResourcesPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Non-Profit
Leadership topic: Difficult Conversations
Allison Hickey, General, U.S. Air Force Synopsis:Air Force Brigadier General must persuade reluctant pilots to adopt new technology that will better protect ground forces.
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Subject Area: Power and PoliticsStrategic Management
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General ManagementHuman Resources
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Leading Change
Allison Hickey, General, U.S. Air Force Synopsis:Female pilot is asked repeatedly to prove she can handle a maneuver traditionally performed by men.
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Subject Area: ConflictPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Managing Boss and Expectations
Nancy Barry, President, Women's World Banking Synopsis:Executive must coach an egocentric subordinate.
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Subject Area: Career DevelopmentHuman ResourcesPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: Developing Leaders
Nancy Barry, President, Women's World Banking Synopsis:Unity in an organization is important and should be prioritized since it will impact the strategy.
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Subject Area: Decision-MakingPower and PoliticsStrategic Management
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: Motivating Teams
Nancy Barry, President, Women's World Banking Synopsis:When spearheading change in an organization, don't expect everyone to rally around the flag.
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Subject Area: Power and PoliticsStrategic Management
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General ManagementHuman Resources
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: Leading Change
Nancy Barry, President, Women's World Banking Synopsis:President must include a heavy-hitter in a conference despite his negativity and pomposity.
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Subject Area: ConflictPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: Vision, Values, and Culture
Nancy Barry, President, Women's World Banking Synopsis:President must balance the needs of business partners with those of her staff team to achieve her vision.
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Subject Area: Power and PoliticsStrategic Management
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General ManagementHuman Resources
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: Leading Change
Jeffrey Bewkes, CEO, Time Warner Synopsis:Executive struggles to convey a conglomerate's complex business issues to a diverse board.
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Subject Area: Power and PoliticsStrategic Management
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: Vision, Values, and Culture
Jeffrey Bewkes, CEO, Time Warner Synopsis:Executive with a strictly business background grapples with how to lead creative members of his team.
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Subject Area: Decision-MakingInnovationPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: Taking Charge
N.R. Narayana Murthy, CEO, Infosys Synopsis:Earning respect is a fundamental part of a company's success.
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Subject Area: EthicsPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Vision, Values, and Culture
N.R. Narayana Murthy, CEO, Infosys Synopsis:CEO balks when an Indian government official demands a bribe or a higher price for land he wishes to buy.
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Subject Area: ConflictEthicsPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Making Ethical Decisions
Nicole Blatt, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Air Force Synopsis:An Air Force officer campaigns for the adoption of a new weapon that will protect soldiers in Iraq.
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Subject Area: InnovationPower and PoliticsDecision-Making
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Innovation
Nicole Blatt, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Air Force Synopsis:An Air Force officer must convince her stubborn superiors to launch a high-tech system aimed at saving lives.
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Subject Area: Decision-MakingPower and Politics
Leadership Role:
Business Function: Operations/Supply Chain
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Difficult Conversations
Nicole Blatt, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Air Force Synopsis:An Air Force officer lobbies outside her chain of command for the adoption of a new weapon to protect soldiers.
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Subject Area: Decision-MakingInnovationPower and Politics
Leadership Role:
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Motivating Teams
Marene Allison, Officer, U.S. Army Synopsis:Female Army officer must address people who call her names while she is leading her unit on a run.
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Subject Area: ConflictHuman ResourcesPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Difficult Conversations
Michael Osofsky, CIO and Co-Founder, Silicon Valley Start-Up Synopsis:People communicate acceptance of differences differently.
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Subject Area: Power and PoliticsWork/Life Balance
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: Human Resources
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Difficult Conversations
Michael Osofsky, CIO and Co-Founder, Silicon Valley Start-Up Synopsis:How much personal information should be shared with board members?
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Subject Area: ConflictEthicsPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Difficult Conversations
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
Vicente Fox, Former President, Mexico Synopsis:Mexican Presidential Candidate must appeal to people and their needs to change the political system and lead social change.
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Subject Area: Power and PoliticsStrategic Management
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Leading Change
Connie Matsui, EVP, Innovation, Biogen Idec Synopsis:Young manager must respond to a superior who voices negative stereotypes.
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Subject Area: ConflictPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: Finance/Accounting
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: Fitting In and Standing Out
Connie Matsui, EVP, Innovation, Biogen Idec Synopsis:U.S. delegates to a global conference must shed their "ugly American" image to gain influence.
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Subject Area: GlobalizationPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Non-Profit
Leadership topic: Vision, Values, and Culture
Geetha Rao, CEO, Silicon Valley Start-up Synopsis:Company decides to adopt new quality standards and executive must win over a high-profile critic of the change.
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Subject Area: InnovationPower and Politics
Leadership Role:
Business Function: R&D/Product Development
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: Innovation
Naila Mehrabova, General Director, CrossCaspian Oil and Logistics Synopsis:Young female executive in male-dominated industry must woo a skeptical board.
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Subject Area: Power and PoliticsStrategic Management
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: Leading Change
Naila Mehrabova, General Director, CrossCaspian Oil and Logistics Synopsis:Young female executive must gain the trust of the Board.
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Subject Area: ConflictPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: Taking Charge
Leslye Louie, SVP, Hewlett Packard Synopsis:Petite manager must assert herself against domineering rival during a merger.
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Subject Area: Mergers & AcquisitionsConflictPower and Politics
Leadership Role:
Business Function: Strategy
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Managing Boss and Expectations
Leslye Louie, SVP, Hewlett Packard Synopsis:Merger manager learns that she is negotiating over choices that her superiors have already secretly made.
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Subject Area: ConflictMergers & AcquisitionsPower and Politics
Leadership Role:
Business Function: Strategy
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Making Ethical Decisions
Hank Vigil, SVP, Strategy & Partnership, Microsoft Synopsis:Executive must overcome his firm's adverse reputation to resolve anti-trust disputes.
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Subject Area: Power and Politics
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: Strategy
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Leading Change
Hank Vigil, SVP, Strategy & Partnership, Microsoft Synopsis:Executive engages a loose affiliation of colleagues to make deals with corporate partners.
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Subject Area: Power and PoliticsStrategic Management
Leadership Role:
Business Function: Strategy
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Motivating Teams
Dave Kaval, CEO, Golden Baseball League Synopsis:Small business owner has to find a way to win over his disgruntled star.
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Subject Area: EntrepreneurshipHuman ResourcesPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: Difficult Conversations
Sara Jobin, Conductor, San Francisco Opera Synopsis:Conductor faces psychological hurdles when orchestra members resist her command.
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Subject Area: ConflictPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Non-Profit
Leadership topic: Taking Charge
Charles Carmel, VP, Corporate Development, Cisco Systems Synopsis:Carmel devotes six months to building a case for a major acquisition at Cisco, but the deal is ultimately nixed.
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Subject Area: Mergers & AcquisitionsPower and Politics
Leadership Role:
Business Function: Strategy
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Becoming a Leader
Charles Carmel, VP, Corporate Development, Cisco Systems Synopsis:A young business analyst is chosen to manage a group of peers that he formerly competed with.
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Subject Area: Career DevelopmentConflictHuman ResourcesMergers & AcquisitionsPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: General ManagementHuman Resources
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Becoming a Leader
Claire Alexander, VP, Digital Strategy & Operations, Discovery Communications Synopsis:A bright, young staffer learns the importance of valuing both facts and personal relationships in a high-level meeting.
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Subject Area: Career DevelopmentConflictDecision-MakingPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: General ManagementStrategy
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: Becoming a Leader
Lisa Dawe, Division VP, DaVita Synopsis:A junior manager wrestles with how to react to negative feedback received during a senior management meeting.
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Subject Area: Career DevelopmentConflictPower and Politics
Leadership Role:
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Healthcare
Leadership topic: Becoming a Leader
Josh Golomb, General Manager, DaVita Synopsis:Golomb must resolve a strategic dispute with his boss when a division they launched runs into trouble.
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Subject Area: Decision-MakingEntrepreneurshipPower and Politics
Leadership Role:
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Healthcare
Leadership topic: Becoming a Leader
Dave Lyons, Former Director of Engineering, Tesla Motors Synopsis:An engineering manager feels he needs to choose between a high-stakes project deadline and good peer relationships.
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Subject Area: ConflictInnovationPower and Politics
Leadership Role:
Business Function: R&D/Product Development
Industry: High TechProducts & Retail
Leadership topic: Becoming a Leader
Carlos Ghosn, Chairman/CEO, Nissan & Renault Synopsis:A French businessman must overturn cherished traditions at a Japanese auto giant to revive it.
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Subject Area: Decision-MakingGlobalizationPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: Leading Change
Roy Vella, Former Director, Merchant Services, PayPal Synopsis:To sell his vision for a new business venture, a manager must convince two disparate companies to collaborate.
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Subject Area: InnovationPower and PoliticsEntrepreneurship
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: General ManagementR&D/Product DevelopmentStrategy
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Storytelling
Michael Marks, Former Chairman & CEO, Flextronics Synopsis:A CEO's decision will cost him either $100 million or a major customer.
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Subject Area: Decision-MakingEthicsPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General ManagementStrategy
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Making Ethical Decisions
Stephen Miles, Vice Chairman, Heidrick & Struggles Synopsis:A leadership advisor scrambles when the CEO of a client firm upends a succession plan.
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Subject Area: Career DevelopmentConflictPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Board LevelExecutive (C-Level)
Business Function: Consulting
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: Developing Leaders
Kate Richardson, Superintendent, National Park Service Synopsis:National Park Service Superintendent must unify a disparate organization that lacks common focus, branding, mission, and vision.
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Subject Area: Decision-MakingPower and PoliticsStrategic Management
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Leading Change
Marty Evans, Admiral and CEO, U.S Navy, Girl Scouts, and Red Cross Synopsis:Military Officer must understand the cultural dynamics and then drive change for a positive impact from diversity.
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Subject Area: ConflictDecision-MakingPower and PoliticsStrategic Management
Leadership Role:
Business Function: Strategy
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Diversity
Marty Evans, Admiral and CEO, U.S Navy, Girl Scouts, and Red Cross Synopsis:Naval Officer struggles with whether or not to enforce the military policy that does not align with her personal values.
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Subject Area: Career DevelopmentConflictDecision-MakingEthicsPower and Politics
Leadership Role:
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Making Ethical Decisions
Marty Evans, Admiral and CEO, U.S Navy, Girl Scouts, and Red Cross Synopsis:CEO must adjust priorities and organizational focus to better align with the mission.
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Subject Area: ConflictDecision-MakingEthicsPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Leading Change
Nicole Malachowski, Officer, United States Air Force Synopsis:Female pilot is confronted by man who does not want to see her or any women flying fighter aircraft.
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Subject Area: ConflictDecision-MakingPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: Operations/Supply Chain
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Difficult Conversations
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: ConflictWork/Life BalanceEthicsDecision-MakingPower and PoliticsOperations
Leadership Role:
Business Function: General ManagementSales/MarketingStrategy
Industry: ServicesProducts & Retail
Leadership topic: Managing Boss and Expectations
Alex Jensen, Marketing Executive, BP Synopsis:Manager must keep her team motivated while leading them remotely.
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Subject Area: EntrepreneurshipPower and PoliticsStrategic ManagementWork/Life Balance
Leadership Role:
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: Motivating Teams
Deanna Won, Officer, Air Force Synopsis:Officer must determine how to respond when she is no longer invited to empowered to do her job.
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Subject Area: Career DevelopmentConflictPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: R&D/Product DevelopmentHuman Resources
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Taking Charge
Deanna Won, Officer, Air Force Synopsis:Officer must determine how to proceed when supervisor makes a decision that would present a clear conflict of interest.
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Subject Area: Decision-MakingEthicsPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: R&D/Product Development
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Making Ethical Decisions
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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Peter Loescher, CEO, Siemens Synopsis:New CEO must build a culture of accountability to change the way business is done after a scandal.
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Subject Area: Decision-MakingGlobalizationPower and PoliticsStrategic Management
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General ManagementStrategy
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: Leading Change
Peter Loescher, CEO, Siemens Synopsis:CEO is recruited after previous leaders left with scandalous charges and must inspire company to recover it's strong reputation while leading positive reform.
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Subject Area: EthicsGlobalizationPower and PoliticsStrategic Management
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: Taking Charge
Maureen Finnerty, Superintendent, National Park Service Synopsis:Superintendent must identify stakeholders and find common ground to accomplish a controversial dam removal project.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementPower and PoliticsConflict
Leadership Role:
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Leading Change
Maureen Finnerty, Superintendent, National Park Service Synopsis:National Park Service Superintendent must bridge the cultural gap between the local population and the Park's traditional visitors, programs and donors
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Subject Area: GlobalizationPower and PoliticsStrategic Management
Leadership Role:
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Diversity
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
Bob Barbee, Superintendent, National Park Service Synopsis:National Park Service Superintendent must determine whether or not to support a fire team leader who determines it is necessary to jeopardize a pristine part of the park resource in the effort to limit a forest fire’s advance.
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Subject Area: ConflictDecision-MakingPower and PoliticsStrategic Management
Leadership Role:
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Taking Charge
Mike Ward, Superintendent, National Park Service Synopsis:Superintendent inherits a building project that lacks Park and Federal support but is critical for local support.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementPower and PoliticsConflict
Leadership Role:
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Leading Change
John Reynolds, Regional Director of Northwest Region, National Park Service Synopsis:Regional Director must negotiate with Native American Tribe to resolve age long conflict.
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Subject Area: ConflictPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: Strategy
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Difficult Conversations
Paul Bud Bucha, Medal of Honor Recipient, U.S. Army Synopsis:Army leader must overcome his own fears and uncertainty to lead decisively and courageously through overwhelming odds.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementPower and PoliticsDecision-MakingEthics
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: General ManagementStrategy
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Taking Charge
Paul Bud Bucha, Medal of Honor Recipient, U.S. Army Synopsis:Army Captain must handle a direct report who he had informally promoted, but was later confronted.
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Subject Area: ConflictPower and PoliticsDecision-MakingEthics
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: General ManagementHuman Resources
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Difficult Conversations
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
Solomon Trujillo, CEO, Telstra Synopsis:American, Latino CEO must overcome cultural bias and political opposition while leading a traditional, government-owned company to be a profitable, privately held company in Australia
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Subject Area: GlobalizationInnovationPower and PoliticsStrategic Management
Leadership Role: Board LevelExecutive (C-Level)
Business Function: General ManagementStrategy
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Vision, Values, and Culture
Laura Chinchilla, President, Costa Rica Synopsis:President of Costa Rica talks about how often the biggest barrier women face to succeed is facing their own fears.
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Subject Area: Career DevelopmentGlobalizationPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General ManagementHuman Resources
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Diversity
Laura Chinchilla, President, Costa Rica Synopsis:Costa Rica President must determine how to attract foreign investment in order to build economic prosperity for her country to succeed.
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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
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
David Smith, Superintendent, National Park Service Synopsis:Superintendent must change the culture to drive engagement and results.
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Subject Area: Human ResourcesStrategic ManagementPower and PoliticsConflict
Leadership Role:
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Vision, Values, and Culture
Frank Dean, Superintendent, National Park Service Synopsis:Superintendent must voice discord with local officials about participation in high profile event.
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Subject Area: ConflictPower and PoliticsDecision-Making
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General ManagementStrategy
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Difficult Conversations
Bob Krumenaker, Superintendent, National Park Service Synopsis:Superintendent must reconcile historical and cultural differences to work together.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General ManagementStrategy
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Vision, Values, and Culture
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
Sara Newman, Director, Department of Health and Human Services Synopsis:Leader must get buy in for a change in a very traditional national organization.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementPower and PoliticsConflict
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Leading Change
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
Prince Kofi Amoabeng, Founder and CEO, UT Synopsis:African CEO must determine how to balance family loyalties with business.
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Subject Area: Power and PoliticsStrategic ManagementWork/Life BalanceDecision-MakingEntrepreneurship
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: Taking Charge
Anne Marie Burgoyne, Managing Director, Social Innovation, Emerson Collective Synopsis:Board Member of Non-Profit must determine how to advise and handle a leader who may be undermining organization's efficiency and success.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementPower and PoliticsDecision-Making
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General ManagementConsulting
Industry: Non-Profit
Leadership topic: Difficult Conversations
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:Aaker speaks to the power of purpose in storytelling.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Board LevelSenior Manager (VP-level)Executive (C-Level)Middle Manager
Business Function: Sales/Marketing
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: Storytelling
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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Jennifer Aaker, General Atlantic Partners Professor of Marketing, Stanford Graduate School of Business Synopsis:Aaker speaks to the science behind the power of empathy in storytelling.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Board LevelSenior Manager (VP-level)Executive (C-Level)Middle Manager
Business Function: Sales/Marketing
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: Storytelling
Leslie Blodgett, Executive Chairman, Bare Escentuals Synopsis:Founder discusses how she leverages story in her business Bare Escentuals.
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Leslie Blodgett, Executive Chairman, Bare Escentuals Synopsis:Founder shares her insights about how she uses empathy in storytelling.
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Leslie Blodgett, Executive Chairman, Bare Escentuals Synopsis:Founder shares insights to how she uses humor effectively with her storytelling.
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Tom Friel, Former Chairman and CEO, Heidrick & Struggles Synopsis:Executive steps into CEO role realizing that there is no planning for his successor.
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Subject Area: Human ResourcesPower and PoliticsStrategic Management
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: Developing Leaders
Tom Friel, Former Chairman and CEO, Heidrick & Struggles Synopsis:It is important to follow your instincts and to act quickly on important decisions.
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Subject Area: ConflictPower and PoliticsStrategic Management
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General ManagementHuman Resources
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: Difficult Conversations
Tom Friel, Former Chairman and CEO, Heidrick & Struggles Synopsis:CEO inherits a CFO with fundamentally different values.
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Subject Area: ConflictPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: Taking Charge
Tracy Francis, Senior Partner, McKinsey Synopsis:A senior executive shares how she now understands there are certain facets of her life that she can and cannot control.
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Subject Area: Career DevelopmentWork/Life BalancePower and Politics
Leadership Role: Senior Manager (VP-level)
Business Function: Strategy
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: What I Wish I Knew
Tracy Francis, Senior Partner, McKinsey Synopsis:A senior consultant discusses how she embraces what makes her unique as a woman.
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Subject Area: Career DevelopmentWork/Life BalancePower and Politics
Leadership Role: Senior Manager (VP-level)
Business Function: General ManagementConsulting
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: Fitting In and Standing Out
Tracy Francis, Senior Partner, McKinsey Synopsis:A senior consultant shares behaviors she sees are important in a male dominated culture.
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Subject Area: Career DevelopmentWork/Life BalancePower and Politics
Leadership Role: Senior Manager (VP-level)
Business Function: General ManagementConsulting
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: Fitting In and Standing Out
Tracy Francis, Senior Partner, McKinsey Synopsis:A woman executive talks about how a good marriage depends on a couple’s ability to synchronize priorities.
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Subject Area: Career DevelopmentWork/Life BalancePower and Politics
Leadership Role: Senior Manager (VP-level)
Business Function: Strategy
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: Work-Life Integration
Fran Maier, Founder and CEO, Various Ventures Synopsis:A senior leader talks about how saying I'm sorry undermines your credibility.
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Subject Area: Career DevelopmentWork/Life BalancePower and Politics
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: Strategy
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Fitting In and Standing Out
Fran Maier, Founder and CEO, Various Ventures Synopsis:A senior leader talks about how important it is to talk about what matters to you so that your network can help you leverage that for you.
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Subject Area: Career DevelopmentWork/Life BalancePower and Politics
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: Strategy
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: Managing Boss and Expectations
Fran Maier, Founder and CEO, Various Ventures Synopsis:Avoid some of the pitfalls of reporting and presenting as a leader.
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Subject Area: EntrepreneurshipCareer DevelopmentWork/Life BalancePower and Politics
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: Strategy
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: Managing Boss and Expectations
Fran Maier, Founder and CEO, Various Ventures Synopsis:Senior leader talks about how she missed opportunities because she did not appreciate her abilities.
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Subject Area: EntrepreneurshipCareer DevelopmentDecision-MakingWork/Life BalancePower and Politics
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: Consulting
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: What I Wish I Knew
Miriam Rivera, Vice President/Deputy General Counsel, Google Synopsis:A lawyer must advocate for herself when she is being excluded from the team about to handle a pivotal case for the company.
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Subject Area: Power and PoliticsStrategic Management
Leadership Role: Senior Manager (VP-level)
Business Function: General ManagementStrategy
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Managing Boss and Expectations
Dana Bloom, VP & General Manager of Keep Collective, Stella and Dot Synopsis:Dana talks about how she visualizes her obligations as glass and rubber balls.
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Subject Area: Work/Life BalancePower and Politics
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General ManagementStrategy
Industry: ServicesProducts & Retail
Leadership topic: Work-Life Integration
Dana Bloom, VP & General Manager of Keep Collective, Stella and Dot Synopsis:A senior leader talks about dynamics and insights she has gained through experience she wish she knew when she was younger.
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Subject Area: Career DevelopmentWork/Life BalancePower and Politics
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General ManagementSales/Marketing
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: What I Wish I Knew
Dana Bloom, VP & General Manager of Keep Collective, Stella and Dot Synopsis:A senior executive talks about how she seeks out mentors and ways she engages them to be impactful for her.
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Dana Bloom, VP & General Manager of Keep Collective, Stella and Dot Synopsis:A senior executive talks about how she works to be intentional with her priorities to insure she can have work life balance.
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Subject Area: Career DevelopmentWork/Life BalancePower and Politics
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: Strategy
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: Managing Boss and Expectations
Dana Bloom, VP & General Manager of Keep Collective, Stella and Dot Synopsis:A senior executive talks about how she was coached to be more assertive to better fit into the male culture of her past industry.
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Subject Area: Career DevelopmentWork/Life BalancePower and Politics
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: ServicesProducts & Retail
Leadership topic: Fitting In and Standing Out
Dana Bloom, VP & General Manager of Keep Collective, Stella and Dot Synopsis:A senior executive talks about how she must develop certain behaviors to be more effective and well accepted in a male-dominated industry.
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Katherine August-deWilde, Executive and Board Member, First Republic Bank Synopsis:A senior executive urges people to tell people what you want so they can support you.
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Subject Area: Career DevelopmentPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: Finance/Accounting
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: What I Wish I Knew
Katherine August-deWilde, Executive and Board Member, First Republic Bank Synopsis:A senior executive talks about how you must overcome inhibitions around asking for what you want.
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Subject Area: Career DevelopmentPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: Fitting In and Standing Out
Katherine August-deWilde, Executive and Board Member, First Republic Bank Synopsis:A senior executive shares common derailments for women.
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Subject Area: Career DevelopmentPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: What I Wish I Knew
Michelle Clayman, Founder and Managing Partner, New Amsterdam Partners Synopsis:A senior leader offers warnings around common derailments for women.
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Subject Area: Career DevelopmentWork/Life BalancePower and Politics
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: Finance/Accounting
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: What I Wish I Knew
Michelle Clayman, Founder and Managing Partner, New Amsterdam Partners Synopsis:A pioneer investor in Wall Street deals with a colleague who challenges her place and fit based on her gender.
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Subject Area: Power and Politics
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: Finance/Accounting
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: Fitting In and Standing Out
Michelle Clayman, Founder and Managing Partner, New Amsterdam Partners Synopsis:A senior leader talks about how her most important goals stay constant through the change of priorities and time.
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Subject Area: Career DevelopmentWork/Life BalancePower and Politics
Leadership Role: Senior Manager (VP-level)
Business Function: Finance/Accounting
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: What I Wish I Knew
Michelle Clayman, Founder and Managing Partner, New Amsterdam Partners Synopsis:A senior leader talks about how women should embrace the fact they are different and highlight unique qualities.
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Subject Area: Career DevelopmentWork/Life BalancePower and Politics
Leadership Role: Senior Manager (VP-level)
Business Function: StrategyFinance/Accounting
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: Fitting In and Standing Out
Yasmin Lukatz, Executive Director and CoFounder, ICON Synopsis:A senior leader emphasizes the importance of working in a place that appreciates you as a woman.
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Subject Area: Career DevelopmentPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: Managing Boss and Expectations
Nicole Chang, Senior VP, Consulting Company Synopsis:A woman executive shares how important it is to take care of yourself and to not assume others are working to make you successful.
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Subject Area: Career DevelopmentWork/Life BalancePower and Politics
Leadership Role: Senior Manager (VP-level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: Managing Boss and Expectations
Nicole Chang, Senior VP, Consulting Company Synopsis:An Executive struggles with how to build relationships and close deals with partners in Asia who are used to bonding after hours by drinking and going to spas, where she is not welcome.
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Subject Area: Career DevelopmentConflictPower and PoliticsStrategic Management
Leadership Role: Senior Manager (VP-level)
Business Function: Consulting
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: Fitting In and Standing Out
Robin Richards Donohoe, Co-Chair, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation Synopsis:A Venture Capitalist deals with an industry leader who belittles her in front of colleagues.
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Subject Area: Career DevelopmentWork/Life BalanceFinance/AccountingPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: Finance/Accounting
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: Fitting In and Standing Out
Trae Vassallo, Investor and General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Synopsis:A senior investor talks about how she wished she would have been a better advocate for herself in her career and professional life.
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Subject Area: Power and Politics
Leadership Role: Senior Manager (VP-level)
Business Function: Finance/AccountingConsulting
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: What I Wish I Knew
Trae Vassallo, Investor and General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Synopsis:A senior executive talks about how it is more important than ever to support and promote other women to improve the overall culture and climate for women and the future of women.
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Subject Area: Career DevelopmentWork/Life BalancePower and Politics
Leadership Role: Senior Manager (VP-level)
Business Function: Finance/Accounting
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: Fitting In and Standing Out
Trae Vassallo, Investor and General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Synopsis:A senior investor talks about how she leveraged her strengths and followed her curiosity to advance her career.
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Subject Area: Career DevelopmentWork/Life BalancePower and Politics
Leadership Role: Senior Manager (VP-level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: Fitting In and Standing Out
Theresia Gouw, CoFounder and Managing Partner, Aspect Venture Synopsis:A VC Partner sees new opportunities but struggles to make more change when her personal life is completely in flux.
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Subject Area: Career DevelopmentWork/Life BalancePower and Politics
Leadership Role: Senior Manager (VP-level)
Business Function: Finance/AccountingConsulting
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: Fitting In and Standing Out
Van Ton-Quinlivan, Vice Chancellor, Workforce and Economic Development for the California Community Colleges Synopsis:A senior leader talks about how you need to be able to articulate your story as you advance in your career.
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Subject Area: Career DevelopmentPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: Strategy
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Managing Boss and Expectations
Van Ton-Quinlivan, Vice Chancellor, Workforce and Economic Development for the California Community Colleges Synopsis:A woman leader talks about how she is asking hard questions about whether or not she should still pursue goals she set many years prior.
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Subject Area: Career DevelopmentWork/Life BalancePower and Politics
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: Strategy
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: What I Wish I Knew
Martine Liautaud, Investor and Entrepreneur, Indosuez and Liautaud & Cie Synopsis:A senior leader talks about how networking will support your professional development.
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Subject Area: Career DevelopmentWork/Life BalancePower and Politics
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: StrategyFinance/Accounting
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: Fitting In and Standing Out
Martine Liautaud, Investor and Entrepreneur, Indosuez and Liautaud & Cie Synopsis:A senior leader talks about how to effectively tell your story to get support.
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Subject Area: Career DevelopmentPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: Strategy
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: Fitting In and Standing Out
Martine Liautaud, Investor and Entrepreneur, Indosuez and Liautaud & Cie Synopsis:A senior leader talks about how she has used mentoring as a tool to support her professional development and overcome isolation as an entrepreneur.
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Subject Area: Career DevelopmentWork/Life BalancePower and Politics
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: Finance/Accounting
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: Managing Boss and Expectations
Martine Liautaud, Investor and Entrepreneur, Indosuez and Liautaud & Cie Synopsis:A senior leader talks about what is necessary for meaningful mentoring.
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Subject Area: Career DevelopmentWork/Life BalancePower and Politics
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: Finance/Accounting
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: Managing Boss and Expectations
Maria Anhalt, Vice President of R&D for Automation Software, HP Synopsis:A senior executive shares the advantages she sees for women.
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Subject Area: Work/Life BalancePower and Politics
Leadership Role: Senior Manager (VP-level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Fitting In and Standing Out
Maria Anhalt, Vice President of R&D for Automation Software, HP Synopsis:A senior executive talks about how she had to learn the importance of body language in her career advancement.
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Subject Area: Career DevelopmentWork/Life BalancePower and Politics
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: What I Wish I Knew
Maria Anhalt, Vice President of R&D for Automation Software, HP Synopsis:A senior executive talks about how women are less likely to reach out to mentors or sponsors.
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