Leadership & Management

The Importance of Courage

Courage: the lynchpin of leadership. It’s also the key to solving problems, innovating, pursuing opportunities and safeguarding the welfare of others. In a new book — and this Darden Ideas to Action series — Professor Jim Detert discusses courage as a skill that can be learned and developed.

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Darden Ideas to Action shares business knowledge — research, analysis and commentary — from faculty and experts of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

How Barriers Faced by Female Entrepreneurs Impact Us All and Stifle the Global Economy

The glass ceiling exists around the world. In this podcast, Professor Gaurav Chiplunkar discusses his new research on the barriers faced by female entrepreneurs in developing countries, how their challenges harm the entire economy, and what business leaders and policymakers can do about it.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Creating more diverse, equitable and inclusive organizations requires leaders to continuously learn how to create and sustain fairness, vibrancy and productivity among a mix of stakeholders in the service of making an organization better. Darden experts provide actionable insights on this deeply complex and rewarding leadership practice.



The novel coronavirus has spread around the world rapidly. What can be learned from countries already confronting outbreaks? And how do organizations, employees and leaders function in a world in which operations must continue but face-to-face may be impossible — the grand and growing telework experiment?


Global Economic Outlook

The global economy is an extremely complex machine. From economists to data scientists, Darden experts keep an eye on the world and follow the trade winds to ensure that business leaders can forecast the brewing storms before they hit.