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Every leader should have an operating manual. Here are 5 steps to build yours.

The things you do might be intuitive to you – but if they confuse your team, you're in trouble. Here's how to build an operating manual to make your decisions clear to everyone.

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Greg Shove
Section4 Staff
3 mins
For students
management
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Want to be a better investor? Adopt these three mindsets

Think like an artist, an analyst, and a skeptic to make better decisions.

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Greg Shove
Section4 Staff
4 mins
investment
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5 steps to solve the tough problem in front of you

The ability to solve tough problems isn’t an innate talent or a magic act – it’s a process. Learn a step-by-step framework to break down problems and solve them in a data-driven way.

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Greg Shove
Section4 Staff
2 mins
For students
problem-solving
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How to find your brand's purpose

Developing a brand purpose is a fundamental step for any company. Justin Lee shares how he uses the Section4 frameworks to uncover why his business exists.

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Greg Shove
Justin Lee
5 mins
For students
brand strategy

4 steps to give a winning presentation (hint: sound like a human)

We all know what a great presentation sounds like. But going up there and delivering one ourselves? That's a different matter.

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Sam Buti
6 mins
For students
storytelling

5 questions every great manager asks their team

Stop asking, "When will I get this by?" and start asking the five questions that matter for coaching great teams.

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Section4 Staff
5 mins
For students
Management

Your step-by-step guide to a winning product strategy

Former Netflix VP of Product Gibson Biddle explains how to build a product that delights, makes money, and beats the competition.

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Section4 Staff
4 mins
For students
Product

Having morale issues? Try telling better stories

Unhappy workers have usually lost faith in their leadership's story. Here's how to tell a better one.

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Section4 Staff
3 mins
For students
storytelling

What is Web3 (and why should I care)?

Everything you need to know to talk about Web3 at your next cocktail hour.

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Section4 Staff
5 mins
For students
Web3

Free trial vs. freemium: Which product-led growth tactic is right for you? ‍

Have you ever set up a free trial to test drive a product before you bought it? We bet you have (and you might have even forgotten to cancel it after the week was up – oops).

In our workshop Driving Product-Led Growth, industry guru Wes Bush teaches you to use “try before you buy” tactics – like free trials, freemium, and demo modes – to capture customers long before they swipe their credit card.

Here, with Wes’ help, we share an easy-to-use framework for picking the tactic that’s right for your business.

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Section4 Staff
7 mins
For students
Product

The three skills that actually matter to business growth

Do you ever look at a company like Google or Netflix and think, “I know we could be that successful – if only we had their people on our team”? 

The bad news: It’s impossibly expensive to recruit talent from the top tech companies.

The good news: You can develop this type of talent in-house, if you zero in on the skills that actually matter to drive business growth.

To help you, our research team looked at 100 of today’s top-performing organizations and identified the business skills that matter. 

These are the skills that should be your top priority in talent development. So let’s get started.

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Greg Shove
Greg Shove, CEO
4 minutes
For companies

Why most corporate learning offerings suck (and how to fix it)

What percentage of employees actually use the skills they learn in L&D programs at their jobs?

Twelve percent.

If these numbers sound rough, that’s because they are...

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Greg Shove
Section4 Staff
5 mins
For companies

Why we’re opening up unlimited access to sprints

I was talking recently with a Section4 student, and I let him know that we would soon be giving members access to all our sprints for $995, about 1% the annual tuition of an MBA. 

“That’s incredible,” he said. “I’m so excited – my mind is blown.”

Then he paused.

“Why are you doing that?”, which is a polite way of asking “What’s the catch?”

There isn’t one. And here’s the answer as to why.

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Greg Shove
Greg Shove, CEO
5 mins
For students
For companies
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