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.
Hitendra Wadhwa (and Anna Pavlick) on the Power of Our Personal Journeys
Listen to this episode of Intersections with Prof. Hitendra Wadhwa where he discusses the power of storytelling and shows how you can take the raw material of your experiences and turn them into gold - into powerful narratives that win people's hearts and minds in the service of your purpose.
Scott Barry Kaufman on Self-Actualization in the 21st Century
Listen to Scott Barry Kaufman, one of “50 groundbreaking scientists who are changing the way we see the world” [Business Insider], in conversation with Prof. Hitendra Wadhwa, exclusively on Intersections. The discuss what makes us flourish, as human beings and share the new understanding of human nature discovered by science since the days we were taught Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs in school.
Melanie Joy on Building Rewarding Relationships (Even) in Strained Times
Listen to Melanie Joy, psychologist and author of Getting Relationships Right: How to Build Resilience and Thrive in Life, Love, and Work, Relationships, in conversation with Prof. Hitendra Wadhwa, exclusively on Intersections. They discuss Melanie's model of "relational literacy", offer guidance on how to nurture healthy relationships, and what we can do to stay connected from a distance. As the boundaries between home and work continue to blur, our relationship skills get put to the test.
Matthew Stevenson on Healing Our Divisions and Bringing Communities Together
Listen to Matthew Stevenson, whose remarkable act of social transformation has inspired many—to bridge divides, bring families and communities together, and transform people from the inside-out, in conversation with Prof. Hitendra Wadhwa, exclusively on Intersections. Through love, respect and understanding, Matthew, an Orthodox Jew, was able to transform the white supremacist views of Derek Black, the heir apparent to the white nationalist movement and godson of David Duke, the former grand wizard of the KKK.
David Burns on Feeling Good in Uncertain Times
Listen to Dr. David Burns, a luminary in the field of mental health, in conversation with Prof. Hitendra Wadhwa, exclusively on Intersections. They have a discussion on the vast potential that we all have within us to transcend anxiety and depression and infuse greater joy in our life by taking small, practical steps to strengthen our inner world. You will learn about how we can bring about dramatic improvements in our emotional and mental health by changing our thoughts and behaviors.
Hitendra Wadhwa (and Andrea Miller) on What Death Has to Teach Us
Listen to this episode of Intersections with Prof. Hitendra Wadhwa for a reflective, soul-searching discussion on how this harshest card in life's deck may also hold in it the seeds of personal transformation and growth. Our modern lives are designed to keep death out of our sight. We do not actively think about or discuss this subject, except when death claims someone in our community. But what if we stepped back from life to consciously reflect on death and our attitude toward it? What if we were to make a friend out of this foe?