Apr 18

Redefining Leadership: Positivity and Inclusivity from the Top Down

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Join us for a panel discussion exploring the dynamics and evolution of leadership. As the nature of work adapts to advancements in technology and global conversations surrounding ESG and DEI initiatives, the demands on leadership are rapidly changing. Drawing from positive psychology, leaders can shape workplace positivity, fostering optimal thinking and behavior. Yet, challenges inevitably arise, creating turbulence and friction among diverse teams. Transforming these moments into learning opportunities requires cultivating trust and creating the right conditions for growth and catalyzing self-transformation. The discussion seeks to answer how leaders can optimize workplace conditions, design positive employee experiences, and mitigate the impacts of intelligent technology on professionals across a plethora of industries.


Lee Newman Dean and professor of Behavioral Science and Leadership IE Business School
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Lee Newman

Lee Newman is the 9th dean of IE Business School and professor of Behavioral Science and Leadership at IE University. He is an educational entrepreneur, a passionate teacher and thought leader with background experience in business, human sciences, and technology.

Corbin C. Wong Director of Organizational and Leadership Development Fordham University
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Corbin C. Wong

Corbin C. Wong, Ph.D. is an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist who is currently the Director of Organizational and Leadership Development at Fordham University


Salila Yohn Founder InnerAdaptive Consulting
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Salila Yohn

Salila Yohn is an executive coach and talent strategist who advises leaders on how to build inclusive and effective teams and helps professionals at all stages achieve milestone goals. Her background includes leading the talent management team of a professional services firm recognized for innovative solutions, and the global DEI and learning and development functions of leading law firms. Prior to following her passion for talent development and organizational strategy, she was a corporate lawyer. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Law and Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism.

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