Guests on Wharton Global Youth’s Future of the Business World podcast often close out their 20-minute interviews answering the lightning-round question: You’re starting your own business talk show, who is your first guest and why?
A popular response? Dr. Erika H. James, dean of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
“I would love to have Dean James as a guest because I’m always in awe of her charisma and passion as a leader,” replied Sophie B., a high school July 2023 episode of the podcast.
Sophie, a summer student in Global Youth’s Leadership in the Business World program, was among some 300 high school students on Wharton’s Philadelphia campus to attend a July 13, 2023 lecture given by Dean James. Dr. James spoke on crisis The Prepared Leader: Emerge from Any Crisis More Resilient than Before.
While Global Youth has written about some essential aspects of the Dean’s crisis-leadership research, we thought we would bring you a few of her bonus insights from the Q&A session with high school students attending her lecture.
Global Youth’s ‘Business Talk Show’ with Dean Erika James
Q: How have you used your own lessons of crisis management in your leadership?
A: I wrote The Prepared Leader while I was leading Wharton through COVID [in 2020 and 2021]. So, it was helpful to be reminded of all the things that I was writing about as I was trying to lead this Source link