Leaders Navigating the Unfolding, Unpredictable Unknown

Learn how the best leaders in the world are navigating through uncertain times. Listen to the full conversation below with Dr. Michael Gervais.

Jan Singer

Endeavor, Chief Marketing Officer

Judson Althoff

Microsoft, EVP

Deepak Chopra

MD, Best Selling Author

The Demands of Leadership

Prepare

Training the mind prepares leaders to effectively respond to the storm that hits.

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Respond

The challenge of making decisions when the stakes are high and information is limited.

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Re-imagine

Shaping a vision for a future that has not yet arrived.

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Prepare

We can train and condition the mind much like we train our body, but we need to frontload the work. Sharpening our mindset skills – calm, confidence, deep focus, the ability to trust oneself in any moment – enables us to eloquently respond to the unfolding, unpredictable unknown.

Preparation is the foundation of the ability to effectively respond. As Abe Lincoln said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I’ll spend the first four sharpening the ax.”

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The Wisdom of Uncertainty

Deepak Chopra

MD, Best Selling Author

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Connecting a Vision to a Plan

Jan Singer

J.Crew, CEO

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The Practice of Kindness

Nancy Lublin

Crisis Text Line, Founder

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Knowing Your Purpose

Nancy Lublin

Crisis Text Line, Founder

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Grounded in Perspective

Judson Althoff

Executive Vice President, Worldwide Commercial Business

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Having a Philosophy

Cindy Eckert

The Pink Ceiling, Founder

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“I believe that no decision is worse than making the wrong decision.”

Nancy Lublin, Crisis Text Line, Founder

Respond

Our mind is often distracted by a steady stream of thoughts, emotions, and sensations, out of which we create narratives to make sense of our lives. The stories we tell ourselves get more amplified when we are in distress. 

Our most powerful response in the midst of crisis is to be present, so we can see through the distortion or distraction and identify the truth of what is happening. From that place we can respond, rather than react.

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Choosing Your Response

Nancy Lublin

Crisis Text Line, Founder

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Focus on What You Can Control

Judson Althoff

Executive Vice President, Worldwide Commercial Business

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An Antidote to Stress

Jan Singer

J.Crew, CEO

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Leaning on Your Grit

Jan Singer

J.Crew, CEO

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Choosing Optimism

Cindy Eckert

The Pink Ceiling, Founder

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Leadership

Jim DiMatteo

TOPGUN Adversary Pilot, Captain, Ret.

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“The more transparent I am with the relationships I have, the more at peace I can be with the decisions I make.”

Jan Singer, J. Crew, CEO

Re-Imagine

Rather than relying on thought patterns and behaviors, that may have been responsible for past success, leaders look to identify and create opportunities in new landscapes. Leaders attune to their inner experience, the experience of others, and anchor to their mission. They stay connected to their larger purpose and values.

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The Importance of Connection

Michelle Avary

World Economic Forum

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Navigating the Unknown

Marc Randolph

Netflix, Co-Founder

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Celebrating Love in Action

Deepak Chopra

MD, Best Selling Author

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Energized by Challenge

Jan Singer

J.Crew, CEO

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The Mental Health Echo

Nancy Lublin

Crisis Text Line, Founder

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Operating with Empathy

Cindy Eckert

Founder, Pink Ceiling

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“You’ve got to make a bet on the good…If you surround yourself with others making a similar bet, you power through these situations.”

Cindy Eckert, The Pink Ceiling, Founder

Change—and the ability to navigate change—starts within.
Learn how to train your mind like you train your body.