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Greatness Starts with People

Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Stanford University

Marc Tessier-Lavigne, the 11th president of Stanford University, explains how great leaders begin by focusing on people and teams in an organization. Have a high bar when recruiting, set people up for success, play to their strengths and help them improve in areas where they need it. Build team spirit through communication, and establish a culture of mutual respect, he says.