Modupe Akinola, PhD
Transforming Your Relationship to Stress
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What You'll Learn
Understand the physiology and psychology of stress, and learn how changing your stress mindset can optimize your performance in challenging situations
Explore how introspection and “tuning into yourself” can help you connect with your outer and inner resources and increase your empathy for others
Explore powerful research which shows that women in professional leadership positions are less likely to delegate than men, and how reframing women’s relational stress triggers can help shift this pattern
Hear Modupe’s personal story about how she became interested in stress research as a result of her experience as a woman and a person of color
About Modupe Akinola, PhD
Modupe Akinola examines how organizational environments—with the pressures of deadlines and multitasking—can lead to stress, and how this stress can spill over to affect performance. She studies why some people thrive under stress while others buckle, looking at how we react psychologically and physiologically to stressful situations and how these responses can affect outcomes like negotiations and creativity. She also studies workforce diversity, including the biases that affect the recruitment and retention of people of color and women in organizations.
To learn more about her work you can visit her website and listen to her TED Business podcast.
About Daniel Goleman, PhD
Daniel Goleman is an internationally known psychologist and science journalist. His 1995 book, Emotional Intelligence was a bestseller and has been translated into more than 40 languages. His most recent book, Altered Traits, was co-authored with Richard Davidson and reviews the best meditation research. Dan has also organized a series of intensive conversations between the Dalai Lama and scientists, which resulted in the books Healing Emotions, Destructive Emotions, and Ecology, Ethics, and Interdependence. For the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday Dan wrote A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama’s Vision for our World. He is a former board member and a Founding Steward of the Mind & Life Institute.
You can learn more about Dr. Goleman's work on his website.