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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 and Mentora Foundation. 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 seeks to dissolve boundaries -- between science and spirituality, profit and purpose, East and West, inner and outer, work and home -- so we can realize our full potential in life and leadership.

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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 and Mentora Foundation. 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 seeks to dissolve boundaries -- between science and spirituality, profit and purpose, East and West, inner and outer, work and home -- so we can realize our full potential in life and leadership.

    Daniel Coyle on The Culture Playbook - Intersections Ep. 50

    Daniel Coyle on The Culture Playbook - Intersections Ep. 50

    What fundamental differences separate high-performance cultures from the rest? What molds and keeps such groups together, even through the most unfavorable conditions? Where does trust building really start, and how can teams be harmonized and kept fully aligned with their core purpose at every step? Listen to some powerful, actionable ideas from celebrated author Daniel Coyle in a stimulating conversation with Prof. Hitendra Wadhwa, exclusively on Intersections.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Julie Lythcott-Haims on the Real Indicators of Human Progress

    Julie Lythcott-Haims on the Real Indicators of Human Progress

    What are the most important elements of living a life well lived? What is America’s higher education system getting right, and where does it need reform? How do we become adults who can advance to our full potential and live our best life? And what lessons do these reflections have for how we raise our children? Listen to some thought-provoking ideas from Julie Lythcott-Haims, renowned speaker and bestselling author, in a stimulating conversation with Prof. Hitendra Wadhwa, exclusively on Intersections.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Todd Kashdan on How to Dissent and Defy Effectively

    Todd Kashdan on How to Dissent and Defy Effectively

    Rebels are an integral part of our society, for they are committed to challenging conventional wisdom and improving on it. Rebellion is a tactful art form that needs to be honed, practiced and mastered before we set out to change the world for the better. How can we effectively communicate with peers and audiences that hold divergent viewpoints, values and beliefs? What are some science-proven techniques to gain early positive momentum in our conversations with adversaries? How do we build mighty alliances even when we are in the minority? And what approaches can we adopt to arrive at fairness and truth in all that we do in life, at work and in leadership? Find out from Todd Kashdan, one of the world’s top experts on the psychology of well-being, psychological strengths, mental agility, and social relationships, in a stimulating conversation with Prof. Hitendra Wadhwa, exclusively on Intersections.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Ingrid Fetell Lee on How Ordinary Things Can Create Extraordinary Happiness

    Ingrid Fetell Lee on How Ordinary Things Can Create Extraordinary Happiness

    We are made to believe that joy must be earned, that it is to be experienced only in certain conditions, and that it comes from inner strivings. But what if joy were the very basis of our being, and what if there were simple things in our outer environment that we could tap to infuse our everyday moments with joy? Is joy a very personal pursuit, or are there universal principles across humanity for how we can activate joy? How can we transform our institutions, workplaces and public spaces to maximize the joy we experience from being part of them? Find out from Ingrid Fetell Lee, designer, author and leading researcher on the subject of joy, in a stimulating conversation with Prof. Hitendra Wadhwa, exclusively on Intersections.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Rabbi Jevin Eagle on How to Fulfill Life’s Greatest Desires

    Rabbi Jevin Eagle on How to Fulfill Life’s Greatest Desires

    Listen to Rabbi Jevin Eagle, University Chaplain, and Executive Director at Boston University Hillel, and Former McKinsey Partner, in an inspiring conversation with Prof. Hitendra Wadhwa, exclusively on Intersections. They discuss compelling stories from his life—from boardroom to bimah—and how he integrated his inner and outer callings to eventually fulfill his lifelong desire to serve the Jewish community; how to balance the head and the heart; have a major and a minor in life; embrace the universal and the particular; how leaders can maximize their impact by not just getting others to do their best work, but also to live their best lives; and how to create peak experiences in life’s everyday moments.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Hitendra Wadhwa (and Anna Pavlick) on the Power of Our Personal Journeys

    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.

    • 40 min

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