Join me in exploring the scientific principles of success in life and leadership. I'm Hitendra Wadhwa, Professor of Practice at Columbia Business School and Founder at Mentora Institute. I strive to bring a mathematician’s rigor and a truth-seeker’s spirit to some of today’s most vexing questions about authenticity, success, leadership and human potential. Intersections podcast operates at the intersection of science and spirituality, profit and purpose, East and West, our inner world and outer world, and business success and social impact.
E036 - Arthur Brooks on The Art of Happiness
Listen to this episode of Intersections with Prof. Hitendra Wadhwa in conversation with Arthur Brooks, a luminary in the field of happiness research. They discuss the building blocks of happiness, and how to balance and nurture your happiness portfolio, the role of our present circumstances, and how to transcend its limitations and the secret to satisfaction derived from thousands of academic studies and ancient wisdom.
E035 - Jamil Zaki on Building Empathy in a Fractured World
Our struggles as a society touched new peaks in the past year, from the pandemic, racial injustice, economic collapse, ideological differences, and more, leading to heightened feelings of anger, intolerance, fear and stress. At work, we feel more disconnected than ever with our colleagues and find it hard to express our concerns or grow stronger relationships. In our fractured world, when it is more urgent than ever to come together as a race and uplift each other, empathy has become a radical act. Join Prof. Hitendra Wadhwa in a conversation with Jamil Zaki, renowned Stanford professor of psychology and a leading empathy researcher,
E034 - Angela Duckworth on How to Build Character
Listen to this episode of Intersections with Prof. Hitendra Wadhwa in conversation with Angela Duckworth, a pioneering psychologist, professor, and bestselling author. They discuss new findings on the true qualities that lead to outstanding achievement, science-proven strategies to bring out the best in yourself and your people, and the limits of grit and how to overcome them as an individual and an organization.
E033 - Fred Dust on Mastering Conflict by Bridging Differences
Listen to this episode of Intersections with Prof. Hitendra Wadhwa in conversation with Fred Dust, a world-renowned expert of designing conversations that matter, and author of Making Conversation. Learn how to translate moments of conflict into collaborative, win-win exchanges and accelerate the process of bridging differences to forge meaningful relationships.
E032 - Paul Ingram on Creating a Values-Based Culture
Listen to this episode of Intersections with Prof. Hitendra Wadhwa in conversation with Paul Ingram, the Kravis Professor of Business at Columbia Business School, on today's imperative of infusing corporate culture—and our personal lives—with the right values. Prof. Wadhwa invites Prof. Ingram to share his groundbreaking work on individual and collective values, and on how—as one example—the value of inclusion can be best practiced in organizational settings.
E031 - Srinivas Rao on the Art of Being Unmistakable
Listen to this episode of Intersections with Prof. Hitendra Wadhwa in conversation with Srinivas Rao (‘Srini’), a renowned storyteller and host of The Unmistakable Creative podcast. Over the last decade, Srini has interviewed over 500 individuals, ranging from bank robbers, happiness researchers, famous cartoonists, billionaire entrepreneurs, bestselling authors, and more, and decoded the craft of making your most ambitious creative projects happen.