Over the next four Employee Well-being Exchange sessions we will explore the four facets of relational well-being: Purpose, Physical Health, Growth and Resilience. We start with a special fire side chat with catalyst and author of the new book Purpose Mindset: How Microsoft Inspires its Employees and Alumni to Change the World, Dr. Akhtar Badshah.
· How do you cultivate a purpose (vs. growth) mindset?
· How can you engage employees in purposeful conversations remotely?
· How can you expand the scope of connections people have to add dimensionality to their life/livelihoods?
· How do you create context that adds meaning to people’s work?
Pre-Reading: A Noble Purpose Alone Won't Transform Your Company by Rob Cross, Amy Edmondson, Wendy Murphy
Dr. Akhtar Badshah Bio:
Dr. Akhtar Badshah is the Distinguished Practitioner and Associate Teaching Faculty at University of Washington; and is the Founder and Chief Catalyst at Catalytic Innovators Group where he advises individuals and organizations to catalyze their social and philanthropic investments. He is also the founder and curator of Accelerating Social Transformation, a mid-career professional development certificate course on social impact. Dr. Badshah led Microsoft’s philanthropic efforts for ten years, where he administered the company's community investment and employee contributions. Dr. Badshah is a seasoned executive with over 30 years of experience in international development, managing a corporate philanthropic program and co-founding a global nonprofit for social enterprise. His new book Purpose Mindset: How Microsoft Inspires its Employees and Alumni to Change the World, Harper Collins Leadership Series, has just been released. Dr. Badshah serves on the boards of Microsoft Alumni Network, Global Washington (Chair) and The Indus Entrepreneurs, Seattle. He is an accomplished artist and a doctoral graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Badshah and family are very active philanthropist in the Seattle area.