Human-Centered Leadership

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  • Course details

    What keeps certain companies standing strong year after year, while others fall away? While myriad factors contribute to a company's longevity, the presence—or absence—of caring and compassionate leaders plays a particularly critical role. The future of business requires organizations to adopt a human-centered view of leadership. In this course, Sesil Pir shares strategies designed to help you connect to your purpose as a leader and build more sustainable organizations. Sesil provides a historical view of leadership and management and highlights new perspectives that challenge the status quo of work. She introduces the core human attributes necessary for human-centered leadership and shares inside-out and outside-in interventions for supporting the development of trust-based environments.


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      Sesil Pir

      • Sesil Pir is an I/O psychologist and HR thought leader with two decades of field experience.

        Sesil serves as the founder and principal consultant of SESIL PIR Consulting GmbH, a boutique management consultancy focused on changing the status quo of work. She is also the founder of Whirling Chief, a global digital collaboration and learning platform championing humanity in the global workplace. Sesil is an active contributor to Forbes, has been published in the Harvard Business Review, HRZone and the UK's HR Magazine, and has contributed to several human resources management books.

        She started her career as a marketing consultant with Deloitte & Touche in 1999. Since then, she has worked for Honeywell International, Cargill Inc., Microsoft Corporation, and Novartis AG as an HR functional leader. She holds an MA-HRIR from the Carlson School of Management, an executive MBA from Harvard University, and a BA from Eastern Michigan University. She is a certified Six Sigma in project management and is also certified to administer a variety of 360-degree feedback and organizational assessment tools. She is an honorary faculty member at the Indian School of Business and Istanbul University.

    Skills covered in this course

  • Being human as a leader

    - Did you know since the year 2000, 52% of Fortune 500 companies have completely disappeared? True, there are massive changes in the workplace, but do you actually know what kept the remaining 48% in the game? Together with Stanford University's Center for Compassion Altruistic Research and Education, we studied exactly that. My name is Sesil Pir. I'm a psychologist and an organizational development practitioner. If you're a people leader, looking for new ways to show up more authentically, if you're looking to carry your purpose inside work, if you're looking to engage your employees more effectively and build teams of productivity, if you're looking to develop organizations of sustainability and lead with more compassion, this course is for you. Join us in a journey of discovery, venturing into new mindsets, new leadership behaviors and in awakening humanity.

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