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Online Webinar and a Panel Discussion

Return to office is well underway, as many companies and employees embrace a hybrid pattern, the experiment of full time working from home is ending. The assessments of its effectiveness are beginning to arrive.

We take this opportunity to discuss the importance the Coaching , Leading and managing Productivity in a Hybrid world.

Coaching has never been more important than it is now. These extraordinarily turbulent times, more than ever require leaders that motivate and inspire, provide a sense of belonging given our fading interpersonal connections owing to WFH.

Leaders today need to make concerted efforts to coach, enable and find that sweet spot between providing our people the flexibility they desire, while providing them structure and direction.

Alvin Hew (AXP-7) will be in conversation with Professor Michael Gibbs (AB'84, Am'84, PHD'89) and Ruchira Chaudhary (AXP-11) author of recently launched book Coaching The Secret Code To Uncommon Leadership to explore how leaders can continue to empower, elevate and enable in this new changed reality.

Professor Michael Gibbs (AB '84, AM '84, PHD '89) will share his timely research (published in May 2021) on Productivity and Work From Home that looks into changes in average output, productivity and the effects of coordinating activities on the uninterrupted work hours.

This will be followed by a panel discussion that will focus on sharing learnings from Ruchira's new book "Coaching The Secret Code To Uncommon Leadership" while offering unique insights on how coaching today is not just a good to have, but a need to have skill for every leader who wants to succeed and flourish.

About the Book:
Endorsed by Luminaries like Sheryl Sandberg, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and our very own Michael Gibbs- Coaching the Secret Code to Uncommon Leadership lucidly illustrates how a leader can bring out the very best in people by coaching them, and how coaching can unleash creativity as well as innovation while inspiring teams to play to their potential. It also examines how coaching helps leaders maintain a fine balance between managing and guiding, and between appraising and supporting their teammates. While many excellent books have been written about leadership, talent and coaching, this is a rare book that stands boldly at the intersection of leadership and coaching.


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Deadline: 7/1/2021

Speaker Profiles

Michael Gibbs (AB'84, AM'84, PHD'89) (Speaker)
Clinical Professor of Economics, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Michael Gibbs studies the economics of human resources and organizational design. He is coauthor of Personnel Economics in Practice. Gibbs's research has been published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economics & Statistics, Industrial & Labor Relations Review, Accounting Review, and other journals. Professor Gibbs is a Research Fellow of the Center for the Study of Labor in Bonn, and the Institute for Compensation Studies. He is on the editorial advisory boards of Compensation & Benefits Review, & the Journal of Wine Economics.

In 2007 Gibbs received the Notable Contribution to Management Accounting Literature from the American Accounting Association. He has received several Hillel Einhorn Excellence in Teaching Awards from Chicago Booth.

Gibbs has a AB, AM & PhD in economics, all from the University of Chicago. From 2012-2015, he was Faculty Director of Chicago Booth's Executive MBA Program.

Ruchira Chaudhary (Speaker) '12
Leadership Coach & Author 'Coaching the Secret Code to Uncommon Leadership'

Ruchira Chaudhary (AXP-11) straddles the corporate and academic worlds, she is a leading executive coach, adjunct faculty at several top tier business schools and runs a boutique consulting firm focused on organizational strategy solutions.

Ruchira's diverse and eclectic background in mergers & acquisitions, organization effectiveness and strategy execution, coupled with two decades of experience in emerging markets in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, helps her grasp challenging people issues. During her corporate career, Ruchira held leadership roles in Medtronic and AIG in Singapore, Qatar Telecom (now Oredoo) in Qatar and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in India. Her consulting repertoire spans multinationals, government agencies and leading local businesses across industries.

She has coached mid to C-level business leaders, academics, entrepreneurs and small business owners across the Middle East, North Africa, China, India and Singapore in industries ranging from oil & gas, financial services, government, automotive parts, health care, insurance, law, manufacturing, medical devices and technology.

She is the executive coach for Chicago Booth's ADP program for senior level executives and affiliate faculty at several business schools including SMU, NUS and IMD in Singapore, and most recently London Business School.

She frequently gets featured in and writes for leading business journals like HBR. She has authored a series of highly acclaimed leadership and coaching articles for leading Indian business paper Mint and also writes a regular column for them.

She was recently facilitated as one of the "21women leaders in 2021" by a leading women's platform in India and currently divides her time between Singapore and Mumbai, India.

Alvin Hew (Moderator) '08
Vice President Marketing APAC, Smith and Nephew

Alvin Hew (AXP-7) is the Vice President Marketing APAC for Smith and Nephew. He is responsible for the marketing, strategic direction and integration of new products and technologies within the Orthopaedics and Robotics fields.

He has 25 years of experience in the Asia Pacific medical device industry through roles in sales, regional marketing and general management. He was previously worked in sales, marketing and leadership positions in Johnson and Johnson, Covidien and Medtronic.

Alvin is a global business leader with extensive field experience within APAC and was educated and grew up in Toronto, Canada.


Rajeev Tummala, '16