There are 53 videos in the "Products & Retail" collection

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
John Abbott, CEO, Yoga Journal Synopsis:New CEO must address conflict with existing managers.
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Subject Area: ConflictDecision-MakingHuman Resources
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: Taking Charge
Chris Smith, CEO, Cresco Equipment Rentals Synopsis:CEO weighs the risks of acquiring a company with a culture that clashes with his firm's.
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Subject Area: Mergers & AcquisitionsStrategic Management
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Products & Retail
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
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
Roger Deromedi, CEO, Kraft Synopsis:When developing a vision it is important to be realistic and keep in mind the facts.
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Subject Area: Strategic Management
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: Vision, Values, and Culture
Roger Deromedi, CEO, Kraft Synopsis:CEO confirms how it is important to not always worry about how the short term may impact the long term in having a diverse career.
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Subject Area: Career DevelopmentHuman Resources
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: Human Resources
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: Diversity
Roger Deromedi, CEO, Kraft Synopsis:CEO shares how it is important to maintain perspective in spite of disagreements or minor frustrations.
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Subject Area: ConflictDecision-Making
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: Vision, Values, and Culture
Roger Deromedi, CEO, Kraft Synopsis:CEO shares the importance of being transparent and consistent when dealing with people at all levels of the organization.
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Subject Area: ConflictDecision-MakingEthics
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: Motivating Teams
Roger Deromedi, CEO, Kraft Synopsis:CEO talks about how his personal style has evolved through time and experience.
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Subject Area: Career DevelopmentStrategic Management
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: Taking Charge
Naila Mehrabova, General Director, CrossCaspian Oil and Logistics Synopsis:Executive talks about the importance of sharing success with the team and being humble as the leader.
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Subject Area: Human ResourcesStrategic Management
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: Vision, Values, and Culture
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:New manager must convince team member to take on a new role which better fits her skill set.
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Subject Area: Career DevelopmentHuman Resources
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: Difficult Conversations
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
Doug Williams, Team Leader, Colgate/Palmolive Synopsis:Manager wants to fire a blue-collar employee with a history of breaking rules but meets unexpected obstacles.
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Subject Area: ConflictEthicsHuman Resources
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: Operations/Supply Chain
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: Making Ethical Decisions
Dave Kaval, CEO, Golden Baseball League Synopsis:Entrepreneur encounters a chorus of naysayers as he tries to get his startup off the ground.
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Dave Kaval, CEO, Golden Baseball League Synopsis:Founder must find new types of incentives to make his younger workers do his bidding.
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Subject Area: EntrepreneurshipHuman ResourcesStrategic Management
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: Motivating Teams
Juan-Carlos Ruck, VP, Sales, Pepsico Synopsis:Manager must reassure his staff after taking an abrupt and unexplained four-week leave.
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Subject Area: Career DevelopmentHuman ResourcesWork/Life Balance
Leadership Role:
Business Function: Sales/Marketing
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: Difficult Conversations
Juan-Carlos Ruck, VP, Sales, Pepsico Synopsis:A young manager must devise a comeback after a disastrous first five months on the job.
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Subject Area: Career DevelopmentDecision-MakingWork/Life Balance
Leadership Role:
Business Function: Sales/Marketing
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: Taking Charge
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
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
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
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
Pete Thigpen, Former President, Levi Strauss USA Synopsis:Should an executive confirm or deny an inquiry about an imminent plant closure when the plant manager calls?
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Subject Area: ConflictEthicsHuman Resources
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: Making Ethical Decisions
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
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
Andrew Brandt, Business Manager, Green Bay Packers - NFL Synopsis:NFL Team Manager must negotiate with Brett Favre, a talented football player, to join the Green Bay Packers.
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Subject Area: Career DevelopmentDecision-MakingHuman Resources
Leadership Role:
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: Developing Leaders
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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David Hornik, General Partner, August Capital Synopsis:A leader talks about how using humor with your branding and story can be powerful.
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Subject Area: Strategic Management
Leadership Role: Board LevelSenior Manager (VP-level)Executive (C-Level)Middle Manager
Business Function:
Industry: Products & RetailHigh TechServices
Leadership topic: Storytelling
Mindy Grossman, CEO, HSN Inc. Synopsis:Storytelling and context in business is critical to long term brand success. Storytelling saved HSN and was a critical part of reinventing the business model from selling to inspiring through stories.
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Nancy Duarte, Principal, Duarte, Inc. Synopsis:The job of every leader is to curate the stories in your company. Find stories, find meaning, and amplify that. Sometimes decomission some stories.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementCareer Development
Leadership Role:
Business Function: Sales/Marketing
Industry: Products & RetailServices
Leadership topic: Storytelling
Nathan Hubbard, Head of Commerce, Twitter Synopsis:Nathan Hubbard shares how he relates his personal story as a way to humanize Ticketmaster for consumers to turn around the company.
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Christian Roman, Story Artist, Pixar Synopsis:A leader talks about how we use stories to learn about life and how to be successful.
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Nicole Khan, Co-Lead Design Change, Ideo Synopsis:A leader talks about ways she can filter her repertoire of stories to find one that will really make an impact.
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Subject Area: Career Development
Leadership Role: Board LevelSenior Manager (VP-level)Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General ManagementSales/Marketing
Industry: Products & RetailServices
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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Leslie Blodgett, Executive Chairman, Bare Escentuals Synopsis:Founder shares insights to how she uses humor effectively with her storytelling.
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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 discusses how she leverages story in her business Bare Escentuals.
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Rob Siegel, General Manager, Video Software and Solutions, GE Security Synopsis:Given the changing landscape of technology, the marketing data showed a need for product evolution in spite of the large company’s resistance to change its processes for a new product development.
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Subject Area: InnovationDecision-Making
Leadership Role: Senior Manager (VP-level)
Business Function: General ManagementR&D/Product Development
Industry: Products & RetailHigh Tech
Leadership topic: Innovation
Dana Bloom, VP & General Manager of Keep Collective, Stella and Dot Synopsis:A senior leader talks about the pressure of “follow your passion” and did know how to channel that advice.
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Subject Area: Work/Life BalanceCareer Development
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: What I Wish I Knew
Dana Bloom, VP & General Manager of Keep Collective, Stella and Dot Synopsis:A senior leader talks about how she must manage her priorities.
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Subject Area: Work/Life BalanceCareer Development
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: Work-Life Integration
Dana Bloom, VP & General Manager of Keep Collective, Stella and Dot Synopsis:A senior leader talks about the importance of building a core group of like-minded women who know you and believe in you.
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Subject Area: Work/Life Balance
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: Work-Life Integration
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: Power and PoliticsWork/Life Balance
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General ManagementStrategy
Industry: Products & RetailServices
Leadership topic: Work-Life Integration
Dana Bloom, VP & General Manager of Keep Collective, Stella and Dot Synopsis:A senior leader talks about how the evolution of life drives the timing for what is meaningful or not.
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Subject Area: Work/Life Balance
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: What I Wish I Knew
Dana Bloom, VP & General Manager of Keep Collective, Stella and Dot Synopsis:A senior leader talks about how her goals have shifted over time from being less focused on achievement to more about having an impact and being happy.
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Subject Area: Work/Life BalanceCareer Development
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: What I Wish I Knew
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: Power and PoliticsWork/Life BalanceCareer Development
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 was coached to be more assertive to better fit into the male culture of her past industry.
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Subject Area: Power and PoliticsWork/Life BalanceCareer Development
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Products & RetailServices
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 developed certain behaviors to be more effective and well accepted in a male-dominated industry.
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