Recorded on July 13, 2022.
We all know those people who followed a path outside of what was expected of them by their loved ones and society – maybe they skipped college to travel or decided to pursue a personal passion after putting down a deposit on law school. Although we may admire those people from afar – and envy their confidence – people who attempt to be true to who they are often find themselves sidelined by society and at odds with family and friends.
Columbia professor Dr. Hitendra Wadhwa’s new book, Inner Mastery, Outer Impact: How Your Five Core Energies Hold the Key to Success attempts to reconcile the paradox between inner and outer success. Based on his highly popular Columbia Business School course “Personal Leadership & Success”, Dr. Wadhwa shares key principles on how to tap into our core selves as we balance the world’s demands. Dr. Wadhwa will discuss how to activate the Five Core Energies of purpose, wisdom, growth, love, and self-realization in order to reconnect with our true selves and personal ideals. Listen to this important conversation about cultivating both outer impact and inner success simply by identifying what really matters to us.
About Dr. Hitendra Wadhwa
Hitendra Wadhwa is the founder of the Mentora Institute and Mentora Foundation, host of the podcast Intersections, and a Professor of Practice at Columbia Business School, where he teaches Columbia’s most popular MBA leadership course, for which he has won the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence. His widely acclaimed research and teaching on leadership have been covered by Fortune, CNN, Psychology Today, BBC World Service, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Inc., and Forbes.
Wadhwa’s Mentora Institute is at the forefront of creating a new model of leadership for the 21st century. His clients include Accenture, Chevron, Kraft Heinz, Lululemon, Morgan Stanley, The New York Times, SAP, United Health Group and more. His nonprofit Mentora Foundation is committed to building a principled world by strengthening the moral, mental, and social fibers in their families, organizations, communities, and nations.
Previously, Wadhwa was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company and the CEO/founder of a Silicon Valley start-up, Paramark, which was twice recognized as a Top-100 Internet technology company by Technologic Partners/Venture Wire.