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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 squares off with an employee who has critical skills but cannot work with others.
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Subject Area: Decision-MakingHuman ResourcesConflict
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Difficult Conversations
John Abbott, CEO, Yoga Journal Synopsis:New CEO must address conflict with existing managers.
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Subject Area: Decision-MakingHuman ResourcesConflict
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: Taking Charge
Gordon Bethune, Former CEO, Continental Airlines Synopsis:Reflections on turnaround at Continental Airlines.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementHuman Resources
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: Taking Charge
Anne Mulcahy, CEO, Xerox Synopsis:Reflections on turnaround at Xerox.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementDecision-Making
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Difficult Conversations
Herb Kelleher, Former CEO, Southwest Airlines Synopsis:Reflections on culture at Southwest Airlines.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementHuman Resources
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Services
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: Power and PoliticsDecision-MakingConflict
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: High Tech
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: Strategic ManagementMergers & Acquisitions
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: Vision, Values, and Culture
Elie Antoun, CEO, Synopsis:Founder tests new CEO's authority by trying to fire critical employee without just cause.
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Subject Area: Decision-MakingHuman ResourcesConflict
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Vision, Values, and Culture
Brian NeSmith, CEO, Blue Coat Synopsis:CEO faces manager whose current performance is hindered by survivor guilt from past rounds of layoffs.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementHuman Resources
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Motivating Teams
Jeff Clarke, CEO, KQED Synopsis:CEO responds to an unexpected budget shortfall with an unusual decision-making approach.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementDecision-MakingHuman Resources
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: Difficult Conversations
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: Strategic ManagementPower and PoliticsMergers & Acquisitions
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Healthcare
Leadership topic: Vision, Values, and Culture
Brian Lillie, VP, VeriSign Synopsis:VP inherits an unqualified team for a strategically important project.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementHuman Resources
Leadership Role:
Business Function: Operations/Supply Chain
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Taking Charge
Kent Thiry, CEO, DaVita Synopsis:CEO confronts a brilliant new manager who is not fitting in.
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Subject Area: Decision-MakingHuman ResourcesConflict
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Healthcare
Leadership topic: Difficult Conversations
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: Power and PoliticsHuman ResourcesConflict
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Motivating Teams
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: Power and PoliticsEthicsConflict
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Non-Profit
Leadership topic: Making Ethical Decisions
Jacqueline Novogratz, CEO, Acumen Fund Synopsis:Non-profit manager describes a situation where careful listening was simply not enough.
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Subject Area: Decision-MakingGlobalization
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Non-Profit
Leadership topic: Motivating Teams
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: Power and PoliticsEthicsConflict
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: Finance/Accounting
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Making Ethical Decisions
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: Power and PoliticsEthicsConflict
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: Power and PoliticsHuman Resources
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Non-Profit
Leadership topic: Difficult Conversations
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: Strategic ManagementPower and Politics
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: Power and PoliticsConflict
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: Vision, Values, and Culture
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: Strategic ManagementPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: Human ResourcesGeneral Management
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Leading Change
Rebecca Halstead, General, U.S. Army Synopsis:Army General discusses how to keep morale high during a year-long combat mission in Iraq.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementHuman Resources
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Motivating Teams
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: Strategic ManagementOperationsHuman Resources
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General ManagementHuman Resources
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Leading Change
Jim Roth, Manager, Dell Synopsis:Manager must devise incentives for a call-center team to boost customer satisfaction.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementOperationsHuman Resources
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: Sales/Marketing
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: Motivating Teams
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: Power and PoliticsEthicsConflict
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: High Tech
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: Power and PoliticsEthicsHuman Resources
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Vision, Values, and Culture
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: Strategic ManagementOperationsHuman Resources
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General ManagementHuman Resources
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Leading Change
Geetha Rao, CEO, Silicon Valley Start-up Synopsis:CEO of a small company takes on a large company that unfairly cancels its contract.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementEthicsConflict
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: Strategy
Industry: Healthcare
Leadership topic: Making Ethical Decisions
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: Power and PoliticsEthicsConflict
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Making Ethical Decisions
Marene Allison, Officer, U.S. Army Synopsis:When faced with an emergency, it is critical for the leader to know their people to make the appropriate decisions without time to think.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementDecision-Making
Leadership Role:
Business Function: Human Resources
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: Power and PoliticsHuman ResourcesConflict
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Difficult Conversations
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: Power and PoliticsDecision-MakingInnovation
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 lobbies outside her chain of command for the adoption of a new weapon to protect soldiers.
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Subject Area: Power and PoliticsDecision-MakingInnovation
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Business Function: General Management
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Motivating Teams
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: Power and PoliticsDecision-Making
Leadership Role:
Business Function: Operations/Supply Chain
Industry: Military/Government
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
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
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: Power and PoliticsDecision-MakingInnovation
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: Taking Charge
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
Tom Friel, Former Chairman and CEO, Heidrick & Struggles Synopsis:CEO inherits a CFO with fundamentally different values.
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Subject Area: Power and PoliticsConflict
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: Taking Charge
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: Strategic ManagementPower and PoliticsConflict
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General ManagementHuman Resources
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: Difficult Conversations
Dick Kovacevich, Chairman, Wells Fargo Synopsis:When struggling with new ideas, it is important test them in the market place.
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Subject Area: Strategic Management
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: Vision, Values, and Culture
Dick Kovacevich, Chairman, Wells Fargo Synopsis:It is important to not allow personal relationships interfere with professional decisions. A leader must always do the right thing.
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Subject Area: Decision-MakingHuman Resources
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Financial
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: Power and PoliticsEthics
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Vision, Values, and Culture
N.R. Narayana Murthy, CEO, Infosys Synopsis:As a leader it is important to be transparent and consistently open about decisions.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementDecision-Making
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Vision, Values, and Culture
Sudha Murty, Chairperson, Infosys Foundation Synopsis:As leaders become financially successful, they must consider how the wealth impacts their happiness.
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Subject Area: EthicsWork/Life BalanceCareer Development
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: Human Resources
Industry: Non-Profit
Leadership topic: Leading Change
Sudha Murty, Chairperson, Infosys Foundation Synopsis:Chairperson of Infosys Foundation discusses her values and priorities for a meaningful life and career.
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Subject Area: Work/Life BalanceCareer Development
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: Human Resources
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Motivating Teams
Deborah Nelson, SVP Marketing, Hewlett Packard Synopsis:VP discusses the factors affecting change in an organization.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementDecision-MakingConflict
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Leading Change
Deborah Nelson, SVP Marketing, Hewlett Packard Synopsis:Listening is a skill which will determine a team's ability to function at a high level.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementDecision-Making
Leadership Role:
Business Function: General ManagementSales/Marketing
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Motivating Teams
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: Power and PoliticsEthicsConflict
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: High Tech
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
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: Strategic ManagementPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Leading Change
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: Strategic ManagementPower and PoliticsConflict
Leadership Role:
Business Function: General Management
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Difficult Conversations
Connie Matsui, EVP, Innovation, Biogen Idec Synopsis:A leader who simultaneously was the Chairman of the Girl Scouts, corporate Vice President, mother of two, and happily married talks about how she manages it all.
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Subject Area: Work/Life BalanceCareer Development
Leadership Role:
Business Function: R&D/Product Development
Industry: Healthcare
Leadership topic: Taking Charge
Connie Matsui, EVP, Innovation, Biogen Idec Synopsis:Former Chairman of the Girl Scouts and Vice President of Biogen Idec shares three insights that guide her in life.
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Subject Area: Decision-MakingInnovationCareer Development
Leadership Role:
Business Function: R&D/Product Development
Industry: Healthcare
Leadership topic: Work-Life Integration
Joel Peterson, Business Leader and Lecturer, Stanford University Synopsis:Stanford professor, entrepreneur, and business leader offers perspectives on personal balance and how to find what works for you.
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Subject Area: Work/Life BalanceCareer Development
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: Leading Change
Michael Osofsky, CIO and Co-Founder, Silicon Valley Start-Up Synopsis:Questions about personal diversity are important to avoid rumors.
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Subject Area: EthicsWork/Life BalanceConflict
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Diversity
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: Power and PoliticsConflict
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Managing Boss and Expectations
Michael Osofsky, CIO and Co-Founder, Silicon Valley Start-Up Synopsis:Co-founder of software start-up agonizes over whether and how to tell his colleagues that he's gay.
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Subject Area: EthicsWork/Life BalanceConflict
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Diversity
Jacqueline Novogratz, CEO, Acumen Fund Synopsis:CEO must publicly establish credibility with an audience of skeptical foreign men.
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Subject Area: Power and PoliticsConflictGlobalization
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Non-Profit
Leadership topic: Diversity
Rebecca Halstead, General, U.S. Army Synopsis:General discusses the importance of diversity to strategy and leadership.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementHuman Resources
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Diversity
Janet Ang, VP, Global Desktop Business Unit, Lenovo Synopsis:Leader working in a multi-cultural environment says trust is the key to communication.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementHuman ResourcesGlobalization
Leadership Role:
Business Function: Human Resources
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Diversity
Rebecca Halstead, General, U.S. Army Synopsis:Army General outlines what she thinks is important in a good leader.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementCareer Development
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Motivating Teams
Rebecca Halstead, General, U.S. Army Synopsis:General talks about the importance of after action reports for successful missions and operations.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementDecision-Making
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Leading Change
Roger Deromedi, CEO, Kraft Synopsis:CEO talks about how his personal style has evolved through time and experience.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementCareer Development
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: Taking Charge
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: Decision-MakingEthicsConflict
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: Motivating Teams
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: Decision-MakingConflict
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: Vision, Values, and Culture
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
Nancy Barry, President, Women's World Banking Synopsis:When leading people, it is important to respect them and be humble in spite of your position.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementHuman Resources
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: Taking Charge
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: Strategic ManagementPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General ManagementHuman Resources
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: Leading Change
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: Strategic ManagementPower and PoliticsDecision-Making
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: Motivating Teams
Geetha Rao, CEO, Silicon Valley Start-up Synopsis:Executive must determine how she can participate in an important meeting while caring for a newborn baby.
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Subject Area: Work/Life BalanceCareer Development
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Vision, Values, and Culture
Rebecca Halstead, General, U.S. Army Synopsis:Army General sets goals which guide her leadership strategy and balances the risk of losing a soldier in combat.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementDecision-MakingHuman Resources
Leadership Role:
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Making Ethical Decisions
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: Power and PoliticsInnovation
Leadership Role:
Business Function: R&D/Product Development
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: Innovation
Webb McKinney, EVP, Hewlett Packard Synopsis:Executive discusses key considerations and processes used to pull off the HP-compaq merger.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementDecision-MakingMergers & Acquisitions
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: Strategy
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Mergers and Acquisitions
Webb McKinney, EVP, Hewlett Packard Synopsis:Executive must implement the HP-Compaq merger while controlling the flow of information.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementEthicsMergers & Acquisitions
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: Strategy
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Mergers and Acquisitions
Geetha Rao, CEO, Silicon Valley Start-up Synopsis:When having children it is important to consider how a career should be managed differently to create harmony in life and work.
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Subject Area: Work/Life BalanceCareer Development
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Healthcare
Leadership topic: Vision, Values, and Culture
Geetha Rao, CEO, Silicon Valley Start-up Synopsis:Entrepreneur talks about how having an authoritarian leadership style makes an impact on long term relationships and projects.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementEntrepreneurshipHuman Resources
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Difficult Conversations
Geetha Rao, CEO, Silicon Valley Start-up Synopsis:Entrepreneur talks about how she manages risk when making career decisions.
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Subject Area: EntrepreneurshipInnovationCareer Development
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Healthcare
Leadership topic: Taking Charge
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: Power and PoliticsConflict
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: Taking Charge
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: Strategic ManagementPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: Leading Change
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: Strategic ManagementHuman Resources
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: Vision, Values, and Culture
Janet Ang, VP, Global Desktop Business Unit, Lenovo Synopsis:Executive commands a team of people from vastly different cultures following a merger.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementHuman ResourcesGlobalization
Leadership Role:
Business Function: General Management
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Diversity
Janet Ang, VP, Global Desktop Business Unit, Lenovo Synopsis:Executive shares her perspective on how to maintain balance by prioritizing tasks that give her a sense of purpose.
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Subject Area: Work/Life BalanceCareer Development
Leadership Role:
Business Function: Human Resources
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Leading Change
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: Strategic ManagementOperations
Leadership Role:
Business Function: Operations/Supply Chain
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Mergers and Acquisitions
Webb McKinney, EVP, Hewlett Packard Synopsis:Exploring the multiple layers of complexity in the HP-Compaq merger.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementMergers & Acquisitions
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: Strategy
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Mergers and Acquisitions
Leslye Louie, SVP, Hewlett Packard Synopsis:Petite manager must assert herself against domineering rival during a merger.
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Subject Area: Power and PoliticsMergers & AcquisitionsConflict
Leadership Role:
Business Function: Strategy
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Managing Boss and Expectations
Leslye Louie, SVP, Hewlett Packard Synopsis:Manager must decide when to fight, or give in, during merger implementation talks.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementMergers & AcquisitionsConflict
Leadership Role:
Business Function: Strategy
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Vision, Values, and Culture
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: Power and PoliticsMergers & AcquisitionsConflict
Leadership Role:
Business Function: Strategy
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Making Ethical Decisions
Connie Matsui, EVP, Innovation, Biogen Idec Synopsis:Executive used to tackling big challenges faces the biggest one of all: a newborn.
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Subject Area: Work/Life BalanceCareer Development
Leadership Role:
Business Function: R&D/Product Development
Industry: Healthcare
Leadership topic: Managing Boss and Expectations
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: Strategic ManagementPower and Politics
Leadership Role:
Business Function: Strategy
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Motivating Teams
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
Connie Matsui, EVP, Innovation, Biogen Idec Synopsis:Manager oversees complex drug-development project despite her lack of technical background.
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Subject Area: Decision-MakingInnovation
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: R&D/Product Development
Industry: Healthcare
Leadership topic: Innovation
Connie Matsui, EVP, Innovation, Biogen Idec Synopsis:Young manager must respond to a superior who voices negative stereotypes.
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Subject Area: Power and PoliticsConflict
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: Finance/Accounting
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: Fitting In and Standing Out
Dave Kaval, CEO, Golden Baseball League Synopsis:Business owner must quickly persuade his unhappy team to put aside their grievance.
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Subject Area: EntrepreneurshipHuman ResourcesConflict
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: Taking Charge
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: Power and PoliticsEntrepreneurshipHuman Resources
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: Difficult Conversations
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: Strategic ManagementEntrepreneurshipHuman Resources
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: Motivating Teams
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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Manuel Medina-Mora, Chairman & CEO, Citigroup Latin America Synopsis:Executive must respond to tough times with a special set of clear priorities.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementHuman Resources
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: Vision, Values, and Culture
Sara Jobin, Conductor, San Francisco Opera Synopsis:Conductor faces psychological hurdles when orchestra members resist her command.
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Subject Area: Power and PoliticsConflict
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Non-Profit
Leadership topic: Taking Charge
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: Decision-MakingWork/Life BalanceCareer Development
Leadership Role:
Business Function: Sales/Marketing
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: Taking Charge
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: Human ResourcesWork/Life BalanceCareer Development
Leadership Role:
Business Function: Sales/Marketing
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: Difficult Conversations
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: Power and PoliticsGlobalization
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Non-Profit
Leadership topic: Vision, Values, and Culture
Debra Reisenthel, CEO, Novasys Synopsis:CEO debates whether to share news that may soon cripple the company fearing her team's motivation will fade in the interim.
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Subject Area: Decision-MakingEthicsHuman Resources
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Healthcare
Leadership topic: Difficult Conversations
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: Strategic ManagementPower and Politics
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: Vision, Values, and Culture
Nancy Barry, President, Women's World Banking Synopsis:Executive must coach an egocentric subordinate.
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Subject Area: Power and PoliticsHuman ResourcesCareer Development
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: Developing Leaders
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: Strategic ManagementPower and PoliticsHuman Resources
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: Developing Leaders
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: Strategic ManagementOperationsHuman Resources
Leadership Role:
Business Function: Operations/Supply Chain
Industry: Healthcare
Leadership topic: Developing Leaders
Janet Ang, VP, Global Desktop Business Unit, Lenovo Synopsis:Executive must bring together two international companies with different internal processes and cultures.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementMergers & AcquisitionsGlobalization
Leadership Role:
Business Function: General Management
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Vision, Values, and Culture
N.R. Narayana Murthy, CEO, Infosys Synopsis:CEO must gain the trust of the people in his company and the business community.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementHuman ResourcesWork/Life Balance
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Developing Leaders
Brian NeSmith, CEO, Blue Coat Synopsis:CEO questions an under-performing manager who blames sleeplessness caused by a young child at home.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementHuman ResourcesConflict
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Developing Leaders
Kent Thiry, CEO, DaVita Synopsis:Charismatic CEO's visibility becomes a liability in the eyes of his team.
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Subject Area: Power and PoliticsDecision-Making
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Healthcare
Leadership topic: Diversity
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: Power and PoliticsDecision-MakingConflictCareer Development
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: General ManagementStrategy
Industry: Products & Retail
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: Power and PoliticsMergers & AcquisitionsHuman ResourcesConflictCareer Development
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: General ManagementHuman Resources
Industry: High Tech
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: OperationsDecision-Making
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Healthcare
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: OperationsDecision-Making
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: General Management
Industry: ServicesProducts & Retail
Leadership topic: Becoming a Leader
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: Power and PoliticsMergers & Acquisitions
Leadership Role:
Business Function: Strategy
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Becoming a Leader
Gerald Risk, President, Asurion Synopsis:A CFO’s expanded role comes with the proviso that he raise his group’s performance from good to “world-class.”
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementFinance/Accounting
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Financial
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: OperationsDecision-MakingGlobalization
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: General Management
Industry: High Tech
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: Power and PoliticsInnovationConflict
Leadership Role:
Business Function: R&D/Product Development
Industry: High TechProducts & Retail
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: Power and PoliticsDecision-MakingEntrepreneurship
Leadership Role:
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Healthcare
Leadership topic: Becoming a Leader
Marten Mickos, former CEO, MySQL Synopsis:A giant rival’s surprise move tests the mettle of a small company’s executive team.
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Subject Area: Decision-MakingInnovation
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Motivating Teams
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: Power and PoliticsConflictCareer Development
Leadership Role:
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Healthcare
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: OperationsEntrepreneurship
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Healthcare
Leadership topic: Becoming a Leader
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
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: Power and PoliticsDecision-MakingGlobalization
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: Leading Change
Brian Helmick, Co-founder & President, Algentis Synopsis:A startup manager faces hard choices when he realizes he hired the wrong person for a key position.
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Subject Area: Decision-MakingEntrepreneurshipHuman Resources
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General ManagementHuman Resources
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: Becoming a Leader
Kate Surman, Administrator, academic medical center Synopsis:A manager must shift gears when a performance review with a volatile employee takes an emotional turn.
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Subject Area: Decision-MakingHuman ResourcesConflict
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: General ManagementHuman Resources
Industry: Healthcare
Leadership topic: Becoming a Leader
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: Power and PoliticsEntrepreneurshipInnovation
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: Power and PoliticsDecision-MakingEthics
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: Power and PoliticsConflictCareer Development
Leadership Role: Board LevelExecutive (C-Level)
Business Function: Consulting
Industry: Services
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: StrategySales/MarketingGeneral Management
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: Strategic ManagementPower and PoliticsEntrepreneurshipWork/Life Balance
Leadership Role:
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: Motivating Teams
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: Power and PoliticsDecision-MakingEthicsConflict
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
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:Officer clearly sees a problem in the organizational culture but is not in a position to directly make changes.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementDecision-Making
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: General ManagementStrategy
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Vision, Values, and Culture
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: Power and PoliticsDecision-MakingEthicsConflictCareer Development
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 struggles with whether or not to fund disaster relief when the non-profit organization is financially constrained.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementDecision-MakingEthics
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General ManagementStrategy
Industry: Non-Profit
Leadership topic: Vision, Values, and Culture
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: Strategic ManagementPower and PoliticsDecision-MakingConflict
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: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: OperationsDecision-MakingEthicsConflict
Leadership Role:
Business Function: Operations/Supply Chain
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Taking Charge
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: Strategic ManagementPower and PoliticsDecision-Making
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
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: Power and PoliticsDecision-MakingConflict
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: Operations/Supply Chain
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Difficult Conversations
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: OperationsDecision-MakingConflict
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: Operations/Supply Chain
Industry: Military/Government
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: OperationsDecision-MakingConflict
Leadership Role:
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: Difficult Conversations
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: Strategic ManagementPower and PoliticsDecision-MakingConflict
Leadership Role: Board Level
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: Taking Charge
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: Decision-MakingHuman ResourcesCareer Development
Leadership Role:
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: Developing Leaders
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: Power and PoliticsDecision-MakingEthics
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: R&D/Product Development
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Making Ethical Decisions
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: Power and PoliticsConflictCareer Development
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: Human ResourcesR&D/Product Development
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Taking Charge
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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Rosalind Kainyah, Company President, DeBeers Inc. Synopsis:Vice President must manage team member who was denied her executive level job.
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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: Strategic ManagementPower and PoliticsEthicsGlobalization
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: Taking Charge
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: Strategic ManagementPower and PoliticsDecision-MakingGlobalization
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: StrategyGeneral Management
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: Leading Change
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: Strategic ManagementOperationsPower and Politics
Leadership Role:
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Leading Change
Gerard Baker, Superintendent, National Park Service Synopsis:Superintendent is confronted because he is an American Indian leading at Little Bighorn.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementConflict
Leadership Role:
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Difficult Conversations
Bob Stanton, Superintendent, National Park Service Synopsis:National Park Service Superintendent must break down real and perceived barriers between the local community and his staff to enable better collaboration and a positive presence in the region.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementConflictGlobalization
Leadership Role:
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Diversity
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: Strategic ManagementPower and PoliticsDecision-MakingConflict
Leadership Role:
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Taking Charge
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: Strategic ManagementPower and PoliticsGlobalization
Leadership Role:
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Diversity
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
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
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: Power and PoliticsConflict
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 Captain must handle a direct report who he had informally promoted, but was later confronted.
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Subject Area: Power and PoliticsDecision-MakingEthicsConflict
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: OperationsPower and PoliticsDecision-MakingEthics
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: Strategic ManagementPower and PoliticsInnovationGlobalization
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: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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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: Power and PoliticsCareer DevelopmentGlobalization
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General ManagementHuman Resources
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Diversity
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
Gayle Hazelwood, Superintendent, National Park Service Synopsis:Leader must turn around an under-performing team after arriving to a new job.
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Subject Area: Decision-MakingHuman Resources
Leadership Role:
Business Function: General ManagementHuman Resources
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Motivating Teams
Woody Smeck, Superintendent, National Park Service Synopsis:Leader must unite disparate groups and motivate everybody to have a common vision to better accomplish the mission.
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Subject Area: Strategic Management
Leadership Role:
Business Function: General ManagementSales/MarketingStrategy
Industry: Military/GovernmentNon-Profit
Leadership topic: Vision, Values, and Culture
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: Strategic ManagementOperationsDecision-MakingMergers & AcquisitionsHuman Resources
Leadership Role:
Business Function: General ManagementOperations/Supply ChainStrategy
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: Motivating Teams
Webb McKinney, EVP, Hewlett Packard Synopsis:Executive who led the HP Compaq merger discusses what makes people successful in merger integration work.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementMergers & AcquisitionsCareer Development
Leadership Role:
Business Function: General Management
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Leading Change
Larry Melton, Project Executive Director, Bechtel Corporation Synopsis:Project Director addresses how he uses senior manager reviews to increase productivity rather than leave people feeling disengaged and demotivated.
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Subject Area: Strategic Management
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: General ManagementR&D/Product Development
Industry: Military/GovernmentServices
Leadership topic: Motivating Teams
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: R&D/Product DevelopmentGeneral Management
Industry: ServicesMilitary/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
David Smith, Superintendent, National Park Service Synopsis:Superintendent must change the culture to drive engagement and results.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementPower and PoliticsHuman ResourcesConflict
Leadership Role:
Business Function: General Management
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
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: OperationsDecision-MakingFinance/Accounting
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Taking Charge
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: Power and PoliticsDecision-MakingConflict
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General ManagementStrategy
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Difficult Conversations
Prince Kofi Amoabeng, Founder and CEO, UT Synopsis:African founder and CEO must build a culture of trust in his African company, which is new and different for his employees.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementInnovationGlobalization
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: Vision, Values, and Culture
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: Strategic ManagementPower and PoliticsDecision-MakingEntrepreneurshipWork/Life Balance
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Financial
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 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: ConsultingGeneral Management
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
James Buckhouse, Head of Content, Sequoia Synopsis:A leader talks about how every type of business needs to tell stories because the products can't speak for themselves.
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Subject Area: Strategic Management
Leadership Role: Board LevelSenior Manager (VP-level)Executive (C-Level)Middle Manager
Business Function: Strategy
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Storytelling
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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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
Leslie Witt, Associated Partner, Ideo Synopsis:A leader talks about how she uses the power of words to shift the perspective of her audience.
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Subject Area: Strategic Management
Leadership Role: Middle Manager
Business Function: Strategy
Industry: Healthcare
Leadership topic: Storytelling
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
Amy Brooks, EVP, Team Marketing and Business Operations, National Basketball Association Synopsis:A leader talks about how influential a story can be if it is told to inspire others.
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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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Leslie Blodgett, Executive Chairman, Bare Escentuals Synopsis:Founder shares insights to how she uses humor effectively with her storytelling.
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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
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:Aaker shares the science behind the power of humor in story.
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Subject Area: Strategic Management
Leadership Role: Board LevelSenior Manager (VP-level)Executive (C-Level)Middle Manager
Business Function: Sales/MarketingStrategy
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Leadership topic: Storytelling
Christy Turlington, Founder, Every Mother Counts Synopsis:A Nonprofit founder talks about how she uses story to further her organization's mission.
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Subject Area: Strategic Management
Leadership Role: Board LevelSenior Manager (VP-level)Executive (C-Level)Middle Manager
Business Function: Strategy
Industry: Non-Profit
Leadership topic: Storytelling
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 ManagementOperationsInnovation
Leadership Role: Senior Manager (VP-level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Healthcare
Leadership topic: Innovation
Kate Surman, Administrative Director, South Bay Cancer Center at Stanford Hospital and Clinics Synopsis:A leader works to better understand the patient experience and design a new method of care.
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Subject Area: Decision-MakingInnovation
Leadership Role: Senior Manager (VP-level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Healthcare
Leadership topic: Innovation
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: Decision-MakingInnovation
Leadership Role: Senior Manager (VP-level)
Business Function: General ManagementR&D/Product Development
Industry: Products & RetailHigh Tech
Leadership topic: Innovation
Jason Rosenthal, CEO, Lytro Synopsis:The CEO struggles with how to align his resources to optimize the market and evolving technology.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementDecision-MakingInnovation
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: StrategyGeneral Management
Industry: High Tech
Leadership topic: Innovation
Robin Richards Donohoe, Co-Chair, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation Synopsis:A Woman Investor talks about how she balances her work and family.
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Subject Area: Work/Life BalanceCareer Development
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: Finance/Accounting
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: Work-Life Integration
Robin Richards Donohoe, Co-Chair, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation Synopsis:A successful woman investor shares critical lessons she learned through her life to help other women be successful.
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Subject Area: Work/Life BalanceCareer Development
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: Finance/Accounting
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: What I Wish I Knew
Robin Richards Donohoe, Co-Chair, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation Synopsis:An investor shares insights about how leadership can be influenced by strong relationship building and the satisfaction that comes from a good culture.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementEntrepreneurshipWork/Life BalanceCareer Development
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: Finance/Accounting
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: Work-Life Integration
Robin Richards Donohoe, Co-Chair, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation Synopsis:A woman investor asks critical questions to help guide you towards greater career and life satisfaction.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementWork/Life BalanceCareer Development
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: Finance/Accounting
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: Managing Boss and Expectations
Robin Richards Donohoe, Co-Chair, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation Synopsis:An investor talks about how she did not ask hard questions in the beginning of her career, but talks about how important it is to plot your own destiny early rather than later.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementEntrepreneurshipWork/Life BalanceCareer Development
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: Finance/Accounting
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: What I Wish I Knew
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: Power and PoliticsFinance/AccountingWork/Life BalanceCareer Development
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: Finance/Accounting
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: Fitting In and Standing Out
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: Strategic ManagementPower and PoliticsConflictCareer Development
Leadership Role: Senior Manager (VP-level)
Business Function: Consulting
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: Fitting In and Standing Out
Nicole Chang, Senior VP, Consulting Company Synopsis:A busy executive shares some personal decisions she made to involve her children in her professional life and carve out time to be with them in spite of her schedule.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementWork/Life Balance
Leadership Role: Senior Manager (VP-level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: Work-Life Integration
Nicole Chang, Senior VP, Consulting Company Synopsis:An executive shares how she leverages her natural skills of multi-tasking to be effective, especially in senior management.
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Subject Area: Work/Life BalanceCareer Development
Leadership Role: Senior Manager (VP-level)
Business Function: Consulting
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: Work-Life Integration
Nicole Chang, Senior VP, Consulting Company Synopsis:An executive talks about how she worked through the challenges of childcare and ways of leveraging different resources to free time for her work.
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Subject Area: Work/Life Balance
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: StrategyGeneral Management
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: Work-Life Integration
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: Power and PoliticsWork/Life BalanceCareer Development
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:A woman executive talks about how you should plan and manage your dreams.
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Subject Area: Work/Life BalanceCareer Development
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: Consulting
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: What I Wish I Knew
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: Power and PoliticsWork/Life BalanceCareer Development
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: Strategy
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: What I Wish I Knew
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: Power and PoliticsCareer Development
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 senior leader talks about how she is very intentional about surrounding herself with people who have expertise she admires and respects.
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Subject Area: Work/Life BalanceCareer Development
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: Managing Boss and Expectations
Van Ton-Quinlivan, Vice Chancellor, Workforce and Economic Development for the California Community Colleges Synopsis:A senior leader talks about how she must be very strategic about maintaining her important relationships.
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Subject Area: Strategic ManagementWork/Life BalanceCareer Development
Leadership Role: Senior Manager (VP-level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: Work-Life Integration
Van Ton-Quinlivan, Vice Chancellor, Workforce and Economic Development for the California Community Colleges Synopsis:A senior leader talks about how traditions are important for children and what she does to build traditions in a very busy lifestyle.
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Subject Area: Work/Life Balance
Leadership Role: Senior Manager (VP-level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Work-Life Integration
Van Ton-Quinlivan, Vice Chancellor, Workforce and Economic Development for the California Community Colleges Synopsis:A senior leader talks about how she lives the advice she was given about the importance of good childcare for work-life balance.
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Subject Area: Work/Life Balance
Leadership Role: Senior Manager (VP-level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: Work-Life Integration
Van Ton-Quinlivan, Vice Chancellor, Workforce and Economic Development for the California Community Colleges Synopsis:A senior leader talks about how she did not ignore her curiosity when she found herself consistently thinking about education.
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Subject Area: Work/Life Balance
Leadership Role: Senior Manager (VP-level)
Business Function: Strategy
Industry: Military/Government
Leadership topic: What I Wish I Knew
Van Ton-Quinlivan, Vice Chancellor, Workforce and Economic Development for the California Community Colleges Synopsis:A senior leader talks about how in her senior role, she must leverage her skills of leading by influence.
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Subject Area: Work/Life BalanceCareer Development
Leadership Role: Senior Manager (VP-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 senior leader talks about how she and her husband take advantage of marriage counseling to provide perspective and insights, especially in times of transition.
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Subject Area: Work/Life BalanceCareer Development
Leadership Role: Senior Manager (VP-level)
Business Function: Strategy
Industry: Military/Government
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: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 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 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 how she works to build relationships in ways that matter.
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Subject Area: Decision-MakingWork/Life Balance
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: Work-Life Integration
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 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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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 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: Sales/MarketingGeneral Management
Industry: Products & Retail
Leadership topic: What I Wish I Knew
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: StrategyGeneral Management
Industry: ServicesProducts & Retail
Leadership topic: Work-Life Integration
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: 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 works to be intentional with her priorities to insure she can have work life balance.
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Subject Area: Power and PoliticsWork/Life BalanceCareer Development
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: Strategy
Industry: Services
Leadership topic: Managing Boss and Expectations
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 investor talks about how she worked to overcome her introverted nature to better specify and ask for what she wanted.
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Subject Area: Work/Life BalanceCareer Development
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 investor talks about how she leveraged her strengths and followed her curiosity to advance her career.
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Subject Area: Power and PoliticsWork/Life BalanceCareer Development
Leadership Role: Senior Manager (VP-level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: Fitting In and Standing Out
Trae Vassallo, Investor and General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Synopsis:Senior executive justifies the cost of childcare with the investment in her career and the career of her husband.
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Subject Area: Finance/AccountingWork/Life BalanceCareer Development
Leadership Role: Senior Manager (VP-level)
Business Function: Finance/Accounting
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: Work-Life Integration
Trae Vassallo, Investor and General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Synopsis:A senior executive treats hiring a nanny with the same discipline she uses in business and the investment in finding the right fit pays off for better balance.
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Subject Area: Work/Life BalanceCareer Development
Leadership Role: Senior Manager (VP-level)
Business Function: Finance/Accounting
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: Work-Life Integration
Trae Vassallo, Investor and General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Synopsis:Senior executive realized the importance of the relationship with her spouse and made that a priority.
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Subject Area: Work/Life BalanceCareer Development
Leadership Role: Senior Manager (VP-level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: Work-Life Integration
Trae Vassallo, Investor and General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Synopsis:Senior executive talks about how sharing your struggles and concerns is important to giving you more confidence and quiet the critical voice.
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Subject Area: Work/Life BalanceCareer Development
Leadership Role: Senior Manager (VP-level)
Business Function: Finance/Accounting
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: Managing Boss and Expectations
Trae Vassallo, Investor and General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Synopsis:A senior executive talks about attitudes and perspectives that help her while working in a very male dominated world.
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Subject Area: Work/Life BalanceCareer Development
Leadership Role: Senior Manager (VP-level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: Fitting In and Standing Out
Trae Vassallo, Investor and General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Synopsis:A senior executive constantly challenges herself to learn new things with her family.
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Subject Area: Decision-MakingWork/Life Balance
Leadership Role: Senior Manager (VP-level)
Business Function: Finance/Accounting
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: Work-Life Integration
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: Power and PoliticsWork/Life BalanceCareer Development
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 executive focuses her time on either her work or family and manages her time to limit distractions.
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Subject Area: Decision-MakingWork/Life BalanceCareer Development
Leadership Role: Senior Manager (VP-level)
Business Function: General Management
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 women should embrace the fact they are different and highlight unique qualities.
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Subject Area: Power and PoliticsWork/Life BalanceCareer Development
Leadership Role: Senior Manager (VP-level)
Business Function: Finance/AccountingStrategy
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: Fitting In and Standing Out
Michelle Clayman, Founder and Managing Partner, New Amsterdam Partners Synopsis:A senior leader encourages women to follow their interests and skills regardless of what others may think.
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Subject Area: Work/Life BalanceCareer Development
Leadership Role: Senior Manager (VP-level)
Business Function: Finance/Accounting
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: Managing Boss and Expectations
Michelle Clayman, Founder and Managing Partner, New Amsterdam Partners Synopsis:A senior leader talks about the tradeoffs between career and passion.
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Subject Area: Work/Life BalanceCareer Development
Leadership Role: Senior Manager (VP-level)
Business Function: Finance/Accounting
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: Work-Life Integration
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: Power and PoliticsWork/Life BalanceCareer Development
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 her most important relationships became especially clear at a challenging point in her life and what she does to reinforce them.
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Subject Area: Work/Life BalanceCareer Development
Leadership Role: Senior Manager (VP-level)
Business Function: Finance/Accounting
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: Work-Life Integration
Michelle Clayman, Founder and Managing Partner, New Amsterdam Partners Synopsis:A senior leader structures her life to maintain her health, feed her passions, perform well and pursue sport.
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Subject Area: Work/Life Balance
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: Finance/Accounting
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: Work-Life Integration
Michelle Clayman, Founder and Managing Partner, New Amsterdam Partners Synopsis:A senior leader talks about how important it is to maintain perspective and build support networks for life’s challenges.
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Subject Area: Work/Life BalanceCareer Development
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 senior leader offers warnings around common derailments for women.
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Subject Area: Power and PoliticsWork/Life BalanceCareer Development
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
Martine Liautaud, Investor and Entrepreneur, Indosuez and Liautaud & Cie Synopsis:A senior investor talks about the importance of surrounding yourself with advocates and selecting the right husband.
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Subject Area: Work/Life Balance
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: Finance/Accounting
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: Work-Life Integration
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: Power and PoliticsWork/Life BalanceCareer Development
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: Power and PoliticsWork/Life BalanceCareer Development
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 to be a good mentor.
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Subject Area: Work/Life BalanceCareer Development
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 how networking will support your professional development.
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Subject Area: Power and PoliticsWork/Life BalanceCareer Development
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: Finance/AccountingStrategy
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: Power and PoliticsCareer Development
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 found entrepreneurship gave her the flexibility she needed to live a balanced life.
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Subject Area: EntrepreneurshipWork/Life BalanceCareer Development
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: General Management
Industry: ServicesFinancial
Leadership topic: Work-Life Integration
Martine Liautaud, Investor and Entrepreneur, Indosuez and Liautaud & Cie Synopsis:A senior leader talks about how she manages her image in different roles.
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Subject Area: EntrepreneurshipWork/Life BalanceCareer Development
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: Finance/AccountingConsulting
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: Work-Life Integration
Theresia Gouw, CoFounder and Managing Partner, Aspect Venture Synopsis:A senior leader talks about how it is easy to lose perspective when you are caught up with your life plan.
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Subject Area: Work/Life BalanceCareer Development
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: Finance/Accounting
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: What I Wish I Knew
Theresia Gouw, CoFounder and Managing Partner, Aspect Venture Synopsis:A senior leader focuses on how everybody needs to find what matters to them as individuals.
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Subject Area: Work/Life BalanceCareer Development
Leadership Role: Executive (C-Level)
Business Function: Consulting
Industry: Financial
Leadership topic: Work-Life Integration
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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