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John Chambers: ‘Breaking away during the tough times is when the next generation of great companies gets formed’

– Now a venture capitalist, the former CEO of Cisco Systems stresses the need for speed and agility in turbulent times.
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New leadership for a new era of thriving organizations

– Five leadership shifts can unleash an era of sustainable, inclusive growth for companies looking to outperform in this era of... disruption.

(Extremely) out of office: Let nature boost your team’s creativity and performance

– Studies show that time spent in nature has a positive effect on attention span and well-being. Companies that harness its power... can create a resilient and productive workforce for the long term.

What matters most? Six priorities for CEOs in turbulent times

– With economic troubles mounting, it’s a time to tighten belts and put on hard hats. But don’t forget the jet pack,... to accelerate into the next phase of growth.

What is leadership?

– Leadership is a set of behaviors used to help people align their collective direction, to execute strategic plans, and to continually... renew an organization.

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– The trailblazing former CEO of PepsiCo discusses the events that shaped her life and offers a blueprint for work–family... conundrums.

Leading from the heart: How Freshworks’ CEO built a global tech unicorn

– Girish Mathrubootham, CEO of the India-born, US-headquartered software-as-a-service start-up believes that this is the decade... for India as a product nation.

What resilience means to Nextdoor CEO Sarah Friar

– For Nextdoor CEO Sarah Friar, resilience requires diverse perspectives, local solutions, playbooks to help anticipate the unexpected,... and a regard for unforeseen consequences.

Moderna’s path to vaccine innovation: A talk with CEO Stéphane Bancel

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