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Passion and Discipline: Don Quixote’s Lessons for Leadership

Passion and Discipline: Don Quixote’s Lessons for Leadership

 

A retired professor of business, education, political science, sociology, and psychology – not to mention the author of six books of poetry – James G. March recently turned his attention to film. Nearly a decade after he last taught his landmark course Organizational Leadership at Stanford Graduate School of Business, March has translated part of it into the lecture-length film Passion and Discipline: Don Quixote’s Lessons for Leadership.

What Would You Die For? | Brad McLain

What Would You Die For? | Brad McLain

 

This talk looks at the nature and impact of extraordinary experiences, especially how such experiences may change our sense of self or identity.

 

Brad is a social science research professor at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Center for STEM Learning and is co-director of The Experiential Science Education Research Collaborative. Dr. McLain is an accomplished filmmaker originally from Norfolk, Nebraska, and he attended the University of Nebraska Lincoln for part of his undergraduate education. He is a member of the board of directors for the JGI, Jane Goodall institute.

Mindy Grossman, CEO of HSN, Inc: Culture Trumps Strategy

Mindy Grossman, CEO of HSN, Inc: Culture Trumps Strategy

 

“You can’t have a sustainable organization unless you have an incredibly engaged culture,” shared CEO of HSN, Inc. Mindy Grossman in her Stanford GSB View From The Top talk. Grossman also emphasized the importance of self-awareness in achieving personal and professional success.

 

Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly: Be passionate. Be courageous. Be your best.

Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly: Be passionate. Be courageous. Be your best.

 

On January 8th, 2011, Congresswoman Gabby Giffords was shot in the head while meeting constituents in her home town of Tucson, Arizona. Her husband, the astronaut Mark Kelly, immediately flew to be by her side. In this emotional conversation with the Paley Center’s Pat Mitchell, the pair describe their lives both before and after the accident — and describe their political campaign against gun violence. 

Purpose is the reason you journey. Passion is the fire that lights your way.

Life has no rehearsals

Don’t hesitate

Open the box: Mark Smidt

Open the box: Mark Smidt

‘Passion at work’ and ‘what’s good for the company’ are indispensable values for continuous business success. Mark wants to activate you for something charming in simplicity: realise the valuable ideas of employees!

 

Everything you want is on the other side of fear – Jack Canfield

A gentleman puts more into the world than he takes out – George Bernard Shaw

 

A gentleman puts more into the world than he takes out – George Bernard Shaw

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