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Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers - With Robert Sapolsky
Tackling the serious topic of stress in his famously entertaining manner, Professor Sapolsky sets the stage on a Kenyan savannah, with a hungry lion in hot pursuit of a terrified zebra. As he explains, the zebra's fight-or-flight response channels essential…
The Power of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini
Call it persuading, negotiating or convincing. Ethical influence is the foundation of successful leadership, management, sales, and customer service. Robert Cialdini has spent his career systematically studying the psychology of influence. In this program he reveals what lies at the…
Mindset, Motivation and Leadership - With Carol Dweck
People are fairly evenly divided between those with either a growth or a fixed mindset about intelligence and talent. And leaders' mindsets, Professor Dweck shows, influence their ability to grow on the job and to develop successful teams. Leaders with…
Creative Confidence - How to Drive Innovation in Yourself and Others by David Kelley
Program Highlights The false premise of the "creatives" vs. the "non-creatives." How a bias to action rather than a reflex for planning speeds successes. How to achieve a structure that makes the creative process sustainable. David Kelley's human-centered "design thinking"…
Playing to Win by A.G. Lafley & Roger L. Martin - How Strategy Really Works
Program Highlights Game-changing choices that trounce the competition. Why your goal must be winning, not just playing well. Choosing the right metrics to support your strategy. Most companies aren't winning today--not because of the economy, rapid change, or rising complexity.…
Creativity - The Pixar Process
Program Highlights What you do when the baby is ugly, and why early versions of the best films actually tend to "suck." Why your goal is not to avoid errors, but to remain in the dynamic middle of the "dumb…
How to Think Like a Start-Up Leader
Program Highlights Why companies need different policies and procedures designed for innovation How to implement Customer Development and other "lean" practices Companies looking to be innovative face a conundrum: policies and procedures designed to make them efficient oftentimes stifle innovation.…
Good Boss, Bad Boss - How to Master the Art of Leadership by Robert Sutton
The best are those who understand their people's opinions of them and what it's like to work for them. This is no easy task. People in power tend to focus on their own needs over the needs of others. They…
Leadership for Innovation - With Linda Hill
What kind of leadership is needed when innovation is your competitive advantage? From her research on companies that have achieved breakthrough innovations, Professor Hill found a common leadership approach. Leaders at Pixar, eBay Germany, Google, HCL Technologies, and IBM, among…
Three Keys to Becoming a Great Leader
Program Highlights Building culture when senior leadership is unsupportive. The importance of career and discipline diversity. Vision, brainstorming, and workarounds--how trying new things can change an industry. Susan Packard's three keys to great leadership: leaders are connected, leaders keep their…
Strategy by Design - How Design Thinking Builds Opportunities by Tim Brown
Successful innovations must be desirable to consumers, technically feasible, and viable from a business point of view. But how do you meet these requirements? Tim Brown advocates using the three stages of "design thinking": inspiration, ideation, and implementation. For inspiration,…
Emotion vs. Analytics - Decision Making and the Biased Brain by Baba Shiv
Is it best to be emotionless and analytical in decision making? When our goal is to be decisive, the answer is a resounding No. Instead, harnessing the power of emotions is critical. Studies of the neural underpinnings of decision making…
Leadership BS - Fixing Workplaces One Truth at a Time
Program Highlights 35% of US employees would rather get their boss fired than receive a big raise. More employees are actively sabotaging their employers than the few who are working hard. Narcissism and dishonesty are common traits of our most…
Simple Rules - Thriving in a Complex World
Program Highlights Six short-cut strategies for achieving your toughest goals. A clear process to create better rules for business and personal life. Examples and tools for successful implementation of Simple Rules. We struggle with complexity every day. We have too…
Decision Analysis - Why Don't We Naturally Make Good Decisions? By Ron Howard
Decision making cuts across all human activities. Yet we rarely study--much less apply--the fundamental thinking processes that should be undertaken before we make important decisions. Most of us can't stop our emotions from having more sway than rational deliberation. Dr.…
Six Skills of High-Scale Entrepreneurs
Program Highlights Spotting opportunities that others don't see. The OODA method for fast cycle iteration: observe, orient, decide and act. Why you need to set a failure ratio rather than strive for a perfect record. How do you take an…
Influence - How to Build Effective Relationships and Allies by Carole Robin
As work increasingly cuts across boundaries, it's necessary for you to in uence people at all levels of your organisation in order to get your job done. Whether it's your boss (or your boss's boss!), peers or direct reports, Carole…
Power: How to Get It, Use It, and Keep It - by Jeffrey Pfeffer
Program Highlights: Hierarchies are inevitable, so learn the rules of the game. Qualities that create power--and why intelligence is not one of them. How we limit ourselves when it comes to acquiring power. Getting a job, having control over your…
Change Management and Strategic Planning - With Roberta Katz
Change inevitably generates resistance. Even the best strategic plans will fail if this resistance is not met and overcome. The challenge is to create a wave of change by gaining commitment from your employees as well as the other stakeholders…
Skills, Techniques and Strategies for Effective Negotiations - With Patrick Cleary
Program Highlights Nine rules for getting the best deal. How espionage and empathy get you prepared. How to gain credibility--and the most common way to lose it. As a former federal mediator, Pat Cleary has been involved with just about…