Reinvent Yourself in the Age of Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
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Introduction and Understanding Leads to Authenticity4:00
Mindfulness Cultivates Authenticity4:49
Devotion is Mindfulness, Mindfulness is Devotion5:12
People Need Freedom4:05
People Need Structure4:02
Leaders Curate Talent3:41
Ideas Arise from Curiosity2:47
We Make Better Decisions After Mapping Them2:18
To Create Value Over The Long Term, Build Platforms3:56
About This Class
With the cascade of new technologies and social changes, we are constantly challenged to spark creativity, drive innovation, and ensure sustainability. What are the remedies? How do we work with ourselves and others? The newest problems of the world find solutions in the oldest timeless practices like mindfulness, authenticity, and devotion- because everything connects.
Connectivity is a sense of journey, to the sense of purpose--it is an individual, lonely pursuit and a collective, companionable one at the same time. Our individual, interpersonal, and organizational working lives all interconnect. By examining these connections, we learn new ways to create, innovate, adapt, and lead.
What You'll Learn
This class will be part philosophy, part business, and part history. We'll cover:
- Connecting with Who We Are. Learn how understanding leads to authenticity, mindfulness cultivates authenticity, and how devotion is mindfulness, mindfulness is devotion.
- Inspiring and Leading Inside and Outside of our Organizations. How to give people freedom and structure as well as how to curate talent.
- Generating Ideas, Grounded Decisions, and Long-Lasting Value. How to promote ideas through curiosity, improve decisions by mapping them, and creating value over the long term.
By the time you're done with this class, you'll have created a three-part personal and professional roadmap with 9 essential principles to connect the dots. This isn’t just a quick fix for your next financial quarter, or a business plan; this is how you succeed in the long run. It is a systemization of your art, science, business, and spirituality.
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Entrepreneur, Author. Founder of SHADOKA (www.shadoka.com) and other companies. Shadoka enables entrepreneurship, growth, and social impact. Author of several books, including “Everything Connects - How to Transform and Lead in the Age of Creativity, Innovation and Sustainability” (McGraw Hill, 2014) and Survive to Thrive – 27 Practices of Resilient Entrepreneurs, Innovators, And Leaders (Motivational Press, 2015).
Formerly with GE, and other global brands. Contributor to Fast Company, Business Insider, and the Huffington Post. I've also written for the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Forbes, and Leadership Excellence, among others.
I have been named one of the "Top 100 Most Influential People in Technology" and one of the "Top 100 Thought Leaders". American Management Association (AMA) named me one of the "Leaders to Watch in 2015".
Over the years, I have architected many customer/partner/joint-venture/business transformational relationships with cross industry, private and public sector global brands such as GE, MasterCard, American Express, Northrop Grumman, PepsiCo, IBM, Home Depot, Netscape, Infosys, French Social Security Services, Gartner, Cambridge Technology Partners, JP Morgan Chase, CSC, and others.
At the age of 14, I began what would be the first of many businesses: cobbling together stereo components to sell from my father’s home in Dhaka, Bangladesh in order to save the money I would need to support my plan to study in the United States. I left my birth-land Bangladesh at the age of 17, and now call America my home.
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