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19 Sep 2019

2019 DIAN Meeting 3

Virtual | DIAN Members Only | Moving from Fear to Trust – Building Teams for Creativity and Innovation

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‘Moving from Fear to Trust – Building Teams for Creativity and Innovation’ 

Building successful teams need going beyond hiring for diversity and building for inclusion. Leading teams to drive better business performance through improved creativity and innovation requires an environment where employees feel secure enough to voice a contrary opinion. Creating a culture that enables creativity and innovation is a complex exercise, but one thing is clear – an individual’s ability to contribute to their full potential is greatly impacted by how safe they feel to speak up without fear of facing a fallout.

How important is it for people leaders to be demonstrating an appreciation for and a healthy relationship with the potential for failure? How can we build psychological safety within teams to ultimately enhance collaboration and alignment across business functions?

Speakers:

  • Professor Richard Smith
  • Ritu Mehrish
  • Sakshi Kumar

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Event Speakers

  • Professor Richard Smith

    Professor Richard Smith

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    Professor of Strategic Management and Deputy Dean for Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University.
  • Ritu Mehrish

    Ritu Mehrish

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    International Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Author
  • Sakshi Kumar

    Sakshi Kumar

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    Programme and Content Manager for Diversity and Inclusion in Asia Network (DIAN)

Professor of Strategic Management and Deputy Dean for Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University.

Professor Richard Smith

Rick is a Professor of Strategic Management and Deputy Dean for Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University. Prior to academic roles, Rick held C-suite roles at SSI Asia Pacific Ltd., Partner and Managing Director roles at Accenture in the USA, Hong Kong, and Singapore. He also serves on the boards of the Singapore Government Civil Service College and QUEST- the global leadership institute for women leaders.

Joining us to share insights from his pioneering research on ‘The making of successful teams: A study on Psychological Safety and Great Workplaces in Asia Pacific.’ Examining key behavioural elements responsible in building successful teams as well as understanding drivers of psychological safety that enable creativity and innovation within teams. Connecting the dots on how this leverages diversity to drive superior business performance.

International Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Author

Ritu Mehrish

Ritu is on a mission to humanize leadership. A keynote speaker, executive coach and author, she brings with her 20 years of corporate experience with P&G, GE Capital and GE spin-off Genpact. Responsible for a multimillion-dollar business vertical she built and led a global a diverse team of 800+ people across eight countries. She brings a broad and pragmatic perspective to leadership development training programmes for Google, PayPal, Swiss Re, JP Morgan, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, Deloitte, AIA, Medtronic, Wharton Executive Education.

Ritu provides a refreshing angle in presenting the human side of leadership in her book ‘Leader’s Block: How Great Leaders Recover After They Stumble’ based form findings of interviews with 200+ leaders across the globe. She will be highlighting the positive impact of inclusive leadership on creating successful teams by lending us case examples and a framework for success. As well as how team members learn from their leaders expressing vulnerability and establish a healthy relationship with the potential for failure.

Programme and Content Manager for Diversity and Inclusion in Asia Network (DIAN)

Sakshi Kumar

Sakshi is the Programme and Content Manager for Diversity and Inclusion in Asia Network (DIAN), the leading network of companies and professionals committed to advancing Diversity & Inclusion in Asia. She is responsible for developing, designing and delivering content-rich and engaging meetings for DIAN.

As a Mental Health Professional with an MA in Counselling and Applied Psychology, she has experience working in social delivery, corporate social responsibility and positive self-development programmes. This has greatly influenced her interest in advocating for inclusion and promoting representation of diverse groups, which includes speaking at academic conferences on mental health challenges unique to ethnic minorities in Hong Kong.

Her work as a mental health professional includes developing training modules and workshops to facilitate learning through creative, experiential activities. Specialising on topics of mental wellness, stress management, coping with self-harming behaviours and substance misuse.