On-demand webinar

Leading in a Time of Crisis

  Thursday, June 18

Leadership in these uncertain and fast-changing times means getting into another’s shoes with the attitude; “it’s showtime.”


In this dynamic webinar, business educator and coach
Dr. Marshall Goldsmith
Dr. Marshall Goldsmith

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith

Executive Coach and Author

Dr. Goldsmith was recently chosen as the inaugural winner of the Lifetime Award for Leadership by the Harvard Institute of Coaching. He is the only two-time Thinkers 50 #1 Leadership Thinker in the World. He has been ranked as the World’s #1 Executive Coach and Top Ten Business Thinker the past eight years.

Dr. Goldsmith is the author or editor of 40 books, which have sold over 2.5 million copies, been translated into 32 languages and become listed bestsellers in 12 countries. Amazon.com recently recognized their ‘100 Best Leadership & Success Books’. His books, Triggers and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, were both recognized as being in the top 100 books ever written in their field. Marshall is one of only two authors with two books on the list. His other listed bestsellers include: MOJO, Succession: Are You Ready and The Leader of the Future. Marshall’s newest book, How Women Rise, with lead author, Sally Helgesen, is a Bookscan #1 book for Women in Business and a Top Ten Business Bestseller.

Marshall’s other professional acknowledgments include: Harvard Business Review and Best Practices Institute – World’s #1 Leadership Thinker, Global Gurus, INC and Fast Company magazines – World’s #1 Executive Coach, Institute for Management Studies – Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching, American Management Association - 50 great thinkers and leaders who have influenced the field of management over the past 80 years, BusinessWeek – 50 great leaders in America.

Dr. Goldsmith was a Professor of Management Practice at the Dartmouth Tuck School of Business. His Ph.D. is from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, where he was the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. His MBA is from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, where he was recognized as the Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year. He is one of a select few executive advisors who has worked with over 150 major CEOs and their management teams. He served on the Board of the Peter Drucker Foundation for ten years. He has been a volunteer teacher for US Army Generals, Navy Admirals, Girl Scout executives, International and American Red Cross leaders – where he was a National Volunteer of the Year.

Dr. Goldsmith has 1.3 million followers on LinkedIn and his YouTube videos have over 3 million views. Hundreds of his articles, interviews, columns, and videos are available online at www.MarshallGoldsmith.com for viewing and sharing. Visitors have viewed, read, listened to, downloaded, or shared resources tens of millions of times.

, the only two-time Thinkers 50 #1 Leadership Thinker in the World and
Srikanth Velamakanni
Srikanth Velamakanni

Srikanth Velamakanni

Co-founder, Group Chief Executive & Vice-Chairman ,

Srikanth Velamakanni is the Co-Founder, Group Chief Executive & Vice-Chairman of Fractal Analytics. He is tasked with driving the overall growth of the Fractal businesses, including the core business of providing analytics services to Fortune 100 companies, along with Fractal’s AI-based product businesses: Qure.ai, Cuddle.ai, Theremin.ai, and Eugenie.ai.

He explores how AI together with the power of behavioral sciences and design, helps make better decisions and engines of scale for Fortune 100 companies. He is recognized as a leading expert and thought leader in the AI space and is a member of NASSCOM’s Executive Council & head of AI & Data Sciences Council. He has also served on the Government of India appointed AI initiatives.

Srikanth has the natural ability to make his ideas relevant, understandable, and entertaining. He is a frequent speaker at conferences, events and, seminars around the world. He considers himself a lifelong student of mathematics, behavioral economics, neuroscience, and consumer behavior.

A former investment banker, he co-founded Fractal 20 years ago.

Co-founder, Group Chief Executive & Vice-Chairman Fractal talk, how to take charge of the leadership journey in a crisis like COVID-19 and take steps to lead teams.


A question often asked, what do you mean by good leadership in a time of crisis? With countries going under a lockdown or pushing people in isolation, what can leaders do to keep a positive outlook and lead its people?


We have seen disruption based on technology and the economy. However, the leadership skills that worked during the gradual transformation in that kind of disruption are no longer effective. It’s time to retool and step forward. Leaders today are seen doing something meaningful, something humane, or to support others when people are stressed and feeling low. It’s about leading with empathy.


The awful scale of the pandemic can have a numbing effect. What’s in front of us is a phase, and we have to move forward from here. Simpler said than done! How to feel with empathy and think with intelligence and lead people forward?


Srikanth along with Marshall builds upon this philosophy to help participants learn how to make the best of what is and maintain peace and happiness in the face of adversity. Dr. Goldsmith discusses ‘pragmatic optimism’ – the balance between facing the hard reality that exists and planning for a better future.