The Success Factor: Developing the mindset and skillset of high achievers (IMS, Virtual) 

June 6, 2023
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Virtual Session
Dates OfferedTimeLocationTarget Audience
June 6, 202310 a.m. – 11 a.m.Virtual Classroom via ZoomAll WashU Staff

This is part of the Institute for Management Studies (IMS) Leadership Conversations.

These 60-minute IMS live virtual programs provide a quick dive into key topics that are critical to organizations during a time of disruptive change. Packed with actionable learning strategies, participants will experience an interactive virtual program with an IMS thought leader and receive post-session support through micro-learning lessons and a discussion board.

Nobody wakes up in the morning aiming to be average. Many people want to be successful but don’t know how to do it. They have the potential but need a proven approach. Based on research and in-person interviews with astronauts, Nobel laureates, CEOs, and Olympic champions, Dr. Gotian outlines a proven approach that individuals aspiring to improve their performance can adopt to achieve success.

High achievers share the same four attributes (intrinsic motivation, perseverance, strong foundation, and lifelong learning). Based on the book The Success Factor and using these four shared attributes as a guide, this program helps you reach peak performance by applying the lessons of high achievers in your own life: identify your passion using a passion audit; learn how and where to find a mentor and how to build a mentoring team; develop your own community of mentors; pursue your interests through informal learning and manage your time and energy.

Facilitator: Dr. Ruth Gotian

Dr. Ruth Gotian is the Chief Learning Officer and Assistant Professor of Education in Anesthesiology and former Assistant Dean of Mentoring and Executive Director of the Mentoring Academy at Weill Cornell Medicine. She has been hailed by the journal Nature and Columbia University as an expert in mentoring and leadership development and is currently a contributor to Forbes and Psychology Today where she writes about ‘optimizing success’. In 2021, she was one of 30 people worldwide to be named to the Thinkers50 Radar List, dubbed the Oscars of management thinking and is a semi-finalist for the Forbes 50 Over 50 list.

Dr. Gotian regularly publishes in such journals as Nature, Scientific American, Academic Medicine, Psychology Today, Forbes and Harvard Business Review. She is also the author of the book, The Success Factor: Developing the Mindset and Skillset for Peak Performance.

Once registered in Learn@Work, you will receive an email with the Zoom link from IMS in the week prior to the session. Please ignore the Saba Meeting and Zoom information provided in the invitation (this is auto-generated content).

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