Inclusive, Effective, and Fearless Teams: Navigating through Inflection Points

As we navigate one of the most significant inflection points any of us will ever face, we will need the active contribution of everyone to tackle the challenges. And even though it’s beneficial to have contributions from all, there are certain barriers that can get in the way. In this virtual event presented by Columbia Business School Executive Education and the Exiger Women’s Initiative Networks (Exiger WINs), world-renowned strategy and leadership expert Rita McGrath will connect the strategic imperative of taking confident, agile action with the importance of creating psychologically safe environments.

In this one-hour event, attendees will:

  • Explore what makes teams effective, inclusive, and fearless
  • Discuss how the pandemic has impacted team strategy
  • Understand how leadership activities can create psychologically safe environments
  • Examine how effective teams can spread innovation


Rita McGrath, World-Renowned Strategist and Faculty at Columbia Business School Executive Education

Rita McGrath is a best-selling author, a sought-after advisor and speaker, and a longtime professor at Columbia Business School. Rita is one of the world’s top experts on strategy and innovation and is consistently ranked among the top 10 management thinkers in the world, including the #1 award for strategy by Thinkers50. McGrath’s recent book on strategic inflection points is Seeing Around Corners: How to Spot Inflection Points in Business Before They Happen (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019). Rita is the author of four other books, including the best-selling The End of Competitive Advantage (Harvard Business Review Press, 2013).

Kody Gurfein, VP, Deputy Global Head, Marketing at Exiger & Co-Chair, Exiger WINs

Laura Tulchin, Director at Exiger & Co-Chair, Exiger WINs; MBA Candidate Class of 2021, Columbia Business School

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