Stephen T. Asma is Senior Fellow of the Research Group in Mind, Science and Culture, and Professor of Philosophy at Columbia College Chicago. He specializes in neuro-philosophy, Emotion studies, Asia, Monsterology, Museum studies, and Imagination studies. Asma is the author of ten books, including On Monsters: an Unnatural History of Our Worst Fears (Oxford University Press), Buddha for Beginners (For Beginners), The Gods Drink Whiskey (HarperOne), The Evolution of Mind (Harvard University Press, forthcoming), Against Fairness (University of Chicago Press), and The Need for Religion (Oxford, forthcoming). He writes regularly for the New York Times, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and Skeptic magazine. He has also written for the Sunday Times, the Chicago Tribune, Aeon magazine, Big Think, and many others. In 2014, he was a Fulbright Scholar, teaching philosophy in Beijing, China. In 2003, he was Visiting Professor at the Buddhist Institute in Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia, and in 2007 he lived and studied in Shanghai China. Asma also researched Asian philosophies in Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Mainland China, and Laos. Asma has been an invited lecturer at Harvard University, Brown University, the Field Museum, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Fudan University (Shanghai), Xi'an Jiaotong University, University of Macau, School of the Art Institute, and many more.       

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Leadership Approaches: Philosophical wisdom for professionals

Stephen Asma

Dr. Asma applies the wisdom of philosophers, East and West, to the challenges of leadership in the contemporary professional world. Drawing on the leadership philosophies of diverse thinkers like Confucius, Plato, Machiavelli, Deng Xiaoping, Rosa Parks, and Ralph Waldo Emerson (among others), Dr. Asma delivers an inspiring and funny keynote for today’s managers, entrepreneurs, and professionals.

Some of the topics covered, include:
*motivating your team
*positive and negative nepotism
*fostering innovation
*the fox and the lion (management styles)
*idealism or pragmatism?
*compensation versus company culture
*providing vision

what you get

  • Last up to one hour
  • Allow for up to 200 connections into the Cast (a connection is a login from a unique location)
  • Include the two-way video experience (including interactive HD streaming video and audio) and dedicated support