Building Resilience in the Face of Crisis: Trust, Transparency and Teamwork
Hitendra Wadhwa

Virtual Think Tank Series

Building Resilience in the Face of Crisis: Trust, Transparency and Teamwork

Thursday, May 14, 2020 • 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM (EST)

The past few months have been characterized by uncertainty, an elevated level of risk, changing rules around the allocation of capital and decision-making, and from a personal perspective, a sea change in how executives and employees come to work.  Never has there been a more critical need for executives and employees to look within, at the state of their well being and mental health, in how they come to work and how they do their best work.  Thriving and leading people through adverse conditions has now become critical for the CHRO and the HR team.

This Virtual Think Tank will be restricted to an intimate group of CHROs, SVPs and VPs of HR and Talent Management, who will share perspectives around the issues, challenges and areas of concern that are front of mind as they navigate the current COVID-19 crisis and look ahead to a ‘new normal’ in the post-COVID economy.  Discussion points and questions to be addressed in the session will include:

  • The CHRO as the ‘Chief Therapy Officer’ – checking in on employees and maintaining a sense of strength and optimism
  • In an environment where executives and employees are taking pay cuts, where bonuses are not likely to be paid and many people are uncertain of their job security, how do you get employees to be motivated and to do their best work?
  • Collective intelligence – executives who were the experts and knew how to guide the organization may no longer have the right skill set / be the right people to play that role; how do you tap into a collective / team based approach to utilize skill sets from the core and the edge to guide decision making?

Fostering conversations, connections and collaboration among executives

Hitendra Wadhwa
Professor of Practice / Founder
Columbia Business School / Mentora Institute
Columbia Business School / Mentora

Hitendra Wadhwa is Professor of Practice at Columbia Business School, where he teaches the most popular MBA leadership elective, Personal Leadership & Success. He is the recipient of the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence and the MAC Award for the Most Dynamic and Engaging Professor.

Hitendra’s mission is to codify and teach scientific principles of success in life and leadership. With a Ph.D. in Management Science from MIT and a lifelong study of the world’s mystic traditions, Hitendra brings a mathematician’s rigor and a truth-seeker’s spirit to some of today’s most vexing questions about authenticity, success, leadership, human potential, and more. His widely acclaimed research and teaching on leadership have been covered by Inc., Forbes, Fortune, CNN, Psychology Today, BBC World Service, Financial Times, and Wall Street Journal. Hitendra is the founder of Mentora Institute, which is at the forefront of creating a new model of leadership for the 21st century where executives achieve ever-growing Outer Impact through ever-deepening Inner Mastery.

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