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Sep 29, 2021

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 176, an episode with a Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Company (Amsterdam), Kayvan Kian. Get Kayvan's book here:

Kayvan Kian is the founder of the Young Leaders Forum, a program that helps high potential future leaders with the necessary skills, ways of thinking, and insights to become better leaders in a world of constant change. He also has given guest lectures at Harvard Business School, HEC, Sciences Po, and other leading institutions.

He believes that we can make this world a better place by sharing hard-fought lessons with each other, that we gained through the most challenging times in our lives.

In this episode, Kayvan talked about how to move forward by taking a step back and identifying the things we can control.

For those leaders who feel stuck, this is for you.

WHAT IS WATER?: How Young Leaders Can Thrive in an Uncertain World. Kayvan Kian:

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