Leadership

The IT leader's role is changing as more and more of a company's success depends on its technology. See what you need to know to be a premier tech leader.

  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    Setting A Company Culture

    What does your company stand for? How will you make decisions? What are your overall philosophies? These questions are easy enough to answer when the company is three friends sitting in a living room, but how are they defined for a burgeoning business? Mari Baker, CEO of PlayFirst, urges companies...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    Cultivating Next-Generation Leaders

    NVIDIA Co-founder and CEO Jensen Huang reports that most of his time on the job is spent brainstorming with managers and leaders and helping them brainstorm through tasks and opportunities. He believes it is essential to train talent to effectively control a different product line, a new geography, or even...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    Comfort In Ambiguity

    The CEO's main talent is to see around the corners and fuzzy edges, says NVIDIA's Co-founder and CEO Jensen Huang. An effective company leader needn't necessarily be outgoing, but they must be exceedingly comfortable with ambiguity - taking risks and not always plotting the exact outcome. If this is your...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    Give Thoughtful Recognition And Praise

    Be conscious of the in-house messages that you send. Mari Baker, CEO of PlayFirst, encourages business leaders to think about the values of a company that are reflected in its communications; for example, celebrating employees who work deep into overtime or who find the least expensive resources. The way you...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Nov 2009

    Soliciting Fan-Base Feedback

    Waiting for the right deal, rather than the merchandizing deal at-hand, is a trade-off that artist/entrepreneur Chamillionaire is willing to wait for, with a keen eye toward authenticity at every turn. Quincy Jones III adds that a successful musical artist product roll-out requires thinking across multiple platforms and multiple media....

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // May 2009

    Effective Choices, Not Longer Days

    Throughout his thirty-year career launching four start-up organizations (including founding Numenta), Jeff Hawkins has always sworn that they would be home for breakfast and dinner with his family every day. In this clip, Hawkins dispels the myth that launching an organization requires long office hours and frequent travel. Entrepreneurs, he...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    Making Great Leaders

    Dan Rosensweig worked with a number of industry leaders before becoming the CEO of Chegg, and his experience taught him to recognize practices of successful leadership. He suggests that aspiring entrepreneurs think big and optimistically. Solve problems, but don't whine about them. Surround yourself with people smarter than yourself, and...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    Leading A Young Team To Success

    It's better for a CEO to describe success than to prescribe the exact methods employees must use to achieve it. This is done, says Chegg CEO Dan Rosensweig, by establishing a company vision and sharing it often with employees. He advises to not think in terms of business models, but...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    The Second Time's The Charm

    After initially turning down the opportunity to work for Pandora (formerly called Savage Beast), Tom Conrad, CTO, shares an anecdote about how following his passion led to tremendous personal and professional success. Though he eventually accepted the job with reservations, six weeks later it became the exact position he had...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    The Business School Of Extreme Aerial Surfing

    Entrepreneurship isn't just a sport; it's extreme. John Seely Brown, Deloitte Center for the Edge's Independent Co-Chairman, paid attention when suddenly five of the globe's top aerial surfers originated from the same place. Why the sudden regional success? Though fierce competitors, they all knew one another and collectively benchmarked from...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    Applying The Law To Open Source Business Models

    Using and understanding intellectual legal rights can be an asset to engineers, says former Sun Microsystems CTO Greg Papadopoulos. In this clip, Papadopoulos explains the difference between patents, copyrights, and trademarks, and what each will allow for the inventor under the law. How they govern the laws of sharing intellectual...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    Building A Company Culture

    Pioneering a company is more than just building products. It's also about establishing a company culture, says NVIDIA Co-founder and CEO Jensen Huang. How do you organize hierarchies and structures? There's lots of trial and error, but it's also an organic process. Huang asks students of entrepreneurship to realize that...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    Make It Personal And Make It Work

    Connecting community and making information accessible are the two overarching threads that run through some of the most successful companies of the last century, points out Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. In this webcast, she cites her own personal career path that began in the non-profit sector and evolved into technology,...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Shaping Serendipity

    Success is based on more than just luck. By choosing the right kind of environment and cultivating the practices that will help find new ideas, one can take inspiration from unlikely sources. Furthermore, deep listening with reciprocity - meaning not only digging for good ideas from others, but offering them...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    The Value Of Corporate Venture Capital

    You and your company don't own all of the smart engineers in the world. But how can one capitalize on that talent, asks Craig Barrett, former Intel COB? Fund research and start-ups that compliment your own work, including university research, to unearth emerging talent and move the industry forward. Barrett...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    The Challenge Of Constant Rebuilding

    Every successful thing about a technology company has to eventually be torn down and rebuilt, says Jensen Huang, CEO of NVIDIA, and this is one of the most gut-wrenching challenges behind effective leadership. This task is both gratifying and destructive, but an axiomatic demand of the marketplace in this sector.

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    The Role Of Helping Behavior In Organizations

    In this podcast, Assistant Professor of Strategy & Innovation Stine Grodal discusses the role of helping behavior in organizations, especially among knowledge workers. Her work identifies effective strategies for seeking or providing help.

    Provided By Boston University School of Management

  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    The New Mindset On Mentoring

    In this podcast, Organizational Behavior Professor Kathy Kram discusses the role of mentoring in career development. Specifically, she talks about the new mindset that emphasizes small network creation and continual reassessment of your developmental needs.

    Provided By Boston University School of Management

  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    Changes In Ethics Instruction

    In this podcast, Business Policy and Law Professor Susan Samuelson discusses the ways ethics instruction has changed since Enron. In particular, she explains how it has become more important to examine the practice of ethics than the philosophical theory behind it.

    Provided By Boston University School of Management

  • Webcasts // Mar 2009

    Getting Your CSR Dream Job

    School of Management alum Debra Berman (MBA '01), Director of Talent and Search at Just Means, provides members of the School's Net Impact club with advice on pursuing a career in the area of corporate social responsibility. She outlines the pitfalls and opportunities for job seekers in the public and...

    Provided By Boston University School of Management

  • Webcasts // Mar 2009

    Getting Your CSR Dream Job (Full)

    School of Management alum Debra Berman (MBA '01), Director of Talent and Search at Just Means, provides members of the School's Net Impact club with advice on pursuing a career in the area of corporate social responsibility. She outlines the pitfalls and opportunities for job seekers in the public and...

    Provided By Boston University School of Management

  • Webcasts // Mar 2009

    A Hospital For Everyone

    In this podcast, Founder of Narayana Heart Hospital in Bangalore, India, Dr. Devi Shetty discusses his ingenious business model during the Boston University School of Management India Field Seminar.

    Provided By Boston University School of Management

  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    What Is Timberland's Business Model?

    A student from the audience challenges Jeffrey Swartz, Timberland President & CEO, to address the issue on American materialism and the justification for marketing shoes based on sustainability, He explains Timberland's business model and how it fits in the nature of materialism in society and efforts towards sustainability.

    Provided By Boston University School of Management

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    MBA Report: Women In Business School

    In this installment of the MBA report, Alyson Blume meets up with the Women's MBA Association as they host their annual conference for students, alumni, and female business professionals.

    Provided By Boston University School of Management

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Anatomy Of A Job Search: Getting Started

    In this issue of Boston University's MBA Report, series host Alyson Blume interviews MBA students, faculty, and recruiters about how to launch a job search.

    Provided By Boston University School of Management

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    What Can An MBA Do?

    In this issue of Boston University's MBA Report, series host Alyson Blume interviews MBA students and faculty about incorporating social responsibility into one's career path.

    Provided By Boston University School of Management

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    What I Know Now: Advice For First Year MBAs

    In this inaugural issue of Boston University's MBA Report, series host Alyson Blume interviews second-year MBA students to get their best advice for their first-year colleagues.

    Provided By Boston University School of Management

  • Webcasts // May 2009

    2009 Commencement: Charles Holliday

    Holliday, chairman of the board of DuPont, delivered a dynamic, concise commencement address to the class of 2009. He first counseled graduates to thoroughly research each company they work for to ensure that it operates to the highest ethical standards in all cases. He then shared two personal stories of...

    Provided By Vanderbilt University (Owen)

  • Webcasts // Jun 2009

    Dick Daft

    A noted expert in organization behavior and organization design, Professor Daft has published 12 books, dozens of articles, and presented at more than 45 universities around the world.

    Provided By Vanderbilt University (Owen)

  • Webcasts // Jun 2009

    David Owens

    Professor Owens serves on the faculty at Owen in the area of organizational behavior. Specializing in strategic innovation and product development, Owens also delivers executive education programs and consulting services to a wide range of clients around the world.

    Provided By Vanderbilt University (Owen)

  • Webcasts // Dec 2009

    Bruce Barry

    Bruce Barry, Professor of Management and Sociology, blends business with the study of social issues such as ethics, workplace rights and public policy.

    Provided By Vanderbilt University (Owen)

  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Inside The C-Suite: Mike Hyatt

    Inside the C-Suite Video interview with Mike Hyatt, Chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson. Interview by Jim Bradford, Dean of the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management.

    Provided By Vanderbilt University (Owen)

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Bruce Barry On Ethics

    Professor Barry's research and expertise cover social issues in management, including ethics, workplace rights, public policy, and new media, as well as interpersonal and group behavior in organizations. He also examined free expression and workplace rights in his book Speechless: The Erosion of Free Expression in the American Workplace.

    Provided By Vanderbilt University (Owen)

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Rangaraj Ramanujam On Addressing Errors In Organization

    Professor Ramanujam is a leading researcher and consultant on the organizational causes and consequences of operational failures in high-risk work settings. His current research examines the role of leadership, communication, and learning processes in enhancing the quality and safety of health care.

    Provided By Vanderbilt University (Owen)

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Marlene Marengo Sought An American MBA

    An industrial engineer by training, Marlene (MBA 2008) realized that she needed the battery of skills best provided by an MBA program at a prestigious American university.

    Provided By Vanderbilt University (Owen)

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Richard Daft On Leadership

    A noted expert in organization behavior and organization design, Professor Daft has published 12 books, dozens of papers, and presented at more than 45 universities around the world. His latest book is The Executive and the Elephant: A Leader's Guide to Building Inner Excellence.

    Provided By Vanderbilt University (Owen)

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Jim Schorr On Corporate Social Responsibility

    Over the past 18 years, Professor Schorr has been an active force in developing the social enterprise movement in the U.S. and globally, and he has written and spoken widely on the use of business models for social change. He currently is Board Chairman of Net Impact and serves on...

    Provided By Vanderbilt University (Owen)

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Bruce Barry On The Intersection Of Business And Society

    Professor Barry's research and expertise cover social issues in management, including ethics, workplace rights, public policy, and new media, as well as interpersonal and group behavior in organizations. He also examined free expression and workplace rights in his book Speechless: The Erosion of Free Expression in the American Workplace.

    Provided By Vanderbilt University (Owen)

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Controlling Your Inner Elephant

    Richard Daft, Brownlee O. Currey Professor of Management and an expert in leadership issues, discusses how he combined research in management, psychology, neuroscience and Eastern spirituality, along with years of teaching, executive coaching, and personal application, in his latest book, The Executive and the Elephant: A Leader's Guide for Building...

    Provided By Vanderbilt University (Owen)

  • Webcasts // Aug 2010

    Document Management on a Budget

    Relying on manual, paper-based business processes causes increased risks and costs for organizations of all sizes. Find out how the department or small-to mid-sized organization can overcome the challenges of managing paper documents and records - quickly, easily, and affordably. Instant document management enables one to: cut costs by capturing...

    Provided By EMC