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Higher Ground: A conversation about great leaders, inspired companies and inner purpose

April 25, 2023 30 Minute Listen


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Author and Columbia University professor Hitendra Wadhwa offers insights on how business leaders can inspire people and organizations to live and work with purpose.

Higher Ground: A conversation about great leaders, inspired companies and i...

April 25, 2023 30 Minute Listen

Key Takeaways:

  1. Strategy and purpose must inform communication and influence.
  2. Leadership and face-to-face contact go hand-in-hand.
  3. Leadership is best when it is collaborative.


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Hitendra Wadhwa

Professor, Author, Founder and President, Mentora Institute

As Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School and Founder of the Mentora Institute, Hitendra has coached dozens of Fortune 100 C-suite executives and taught more than ten thousand MBAs, executives, doctors, lawyers, social activists and educators. His class on Personal Leadership & Success at Columbia has for many years been the most popular leadership elective, earning him the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence and the Executive-MBA Commitment to Excellence Award. He has codified many of his principles in his book, Inner Mastery, Outer Impact: How Your Five Core Energies Hold the Key to Success.


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Spencer Levy

Global Client Strategist & Senior Economic Advisor, CBRE

Spencer Levy is Global Client Strategist and Senior Economic Advisor for CBRE, the largest commercial real estate services firm in the world. In this role, he focuses on client engagement and public-facing activities, including thought leadership work performed in conjunction with CBRE Research. He also serves as Co-Chair of the Real Estate Roundtable’s Research Committee.


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