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Described as "a brilliant visionary who is self-effacing and funny," Harvard Business School professor Laura Huang hardly exudes the cutthroat mien you might expect from her impressive credentials, which include degrees in Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering from Duke University, an MBA from INSEAD, a PhD from UC Irvine, and a former faculty position at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

She was also named one of the 40 Best Business School Professors Under the Age of 40 by Poets & Quants, and she was awarded a prestigious Kauffman Foundation Fellowship. That kind of surprise is one of the key points of her book Edge: Turning Adversity into Advantage, in which she presents her acclaimed research on interpersonal influence, and shows that all of us can turn hardships into advantages, if we do so with authenticity.

With a vision to empower leaders, teams, and organizations with the tools and the belief that they can own their edge despite constraints, obstacles, and barriers, Laura and her team work with leaders, entrepreneurs, and change makers in nearly every industry to help transform the way we make an impact in the world.

EDGE: Turning Adversity into Advantage - Part 1

2020-06-17T09:00:00-04:00 2020-06-24T08:00:00-04:00 Wednesday, June 17th 9:00 EDT Length: 45 minutes

Laura Huang

  • Award-winning Harvard Business School Professor
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The world isn’t a level playing field. Some people begin with inherent advantages; others have to create them for themselves.

Stereotyping, bias, and superficial perceptions play a big role in how we’re seen by others and how far we can go. We are all subject to others’ biases—about race, gender, age, religion, ability, sexual orientation, and more—that can work for us or against us. The good news is that we can flip biases and reframe them to work in our favor, both in the workplace and in our lives.

Based on her award-winning research, Harvard Business School Professor Laura Huang will share key insights that show us how to turn weaknesses into strengths and create our own unique edge in any situation.

  1. Insight into the difference between hard work, and hard work *plus*; the ways in which hard work matters, but understanding that it takes more than effort to achieve and maintain success.
  2. Practical tips and strategies on how we hone our ability to read our audience and the ways in which others perceive us, so that we can redirect these perceptions and attributions.
  3. Clarity on what obstacles, constraints, and stereotypes can do for us -- they don't always have to be setbacks; they can work to our advantage.

EDGE: Turning Adversity into Advantage - Part 2

2021-03-18T09:00:00-04:00 2020-08-07T10:41:28-04:00 Thursday, March 18th 9:00 EDT Length: 90 minutes

Laura Huang

  • Award-winning Harvard Business School Professor
Biography

The world isn’t a level playing field. Some people begin with inherent advantages; others have to create them for themselves. Stereotyping, bias, and superficial perceptions play a big role in how we’re seen by others and how far we can go.

We are all subject to others’ biases—about race, gender, age, religion, ability, sexual orientation, and more—that can work for us or against us. The good news is that we can flip biases and reframe them to work in our favor, both in the workplace and in our lives.

Based on her award-winning research, Harvard Business School Professor Laura Huang will share key insights that show us how to turn weaknesses into strengths and create our own unique edge in any situation. In this session, coaches will learn Laura's EDGE framework and how to implement the knowledge and skills they have learned with their clients.

Coaches will have the opportunity to ask questions about how to directly apply this to both for themselves and their clients—to create an edge in business and in life.

1. Insight into the difference between hard work, and hard work *plus*; the ways in which hard work matters, but understanding that it takes more than effort to achieve and maintain success.

2. Practical tips and strategies on how we hone our ability to read our audience and the ways in which others perceive us so that we can redirect these perceptions and attributions.

3. Clarity on what obstacles, constraints and stereotypes can do for us -- they don't always have to be setbacks; they can work to our advantage.

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