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Trust & Empathy was last modified: September 16th, 2022 by Stern Strategy Group

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Award-Winning Georgetown Professor and Researcher Focused on Social and Emotional Processes, Centering on Empathy, Altruism, Psychopathy and the Nonverbal Communication of Emotion; Director, Georgetown Laboratory on Social & Affective Neuroscience; Winner of Wyatt Memorial Award and the Cozzarelli Prize; Author, “The Fear Factor” (2017)

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Pioneering Collaboration Expert and Advisor Who Uses Data-Driven Principles and Practices to Achieve Cross-Silo Teamwork; Distinguished Fellow, Harvard Law School and Executive Education Professor at Harvard Business School; Former McKinsey Strategy Consultant; Bestselling Author of More Than 100 Publications Including “Smart Collaboration” (2017) and “Smarter Collaboration” (2022)

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Modupe Akinola

Authority on Stress Management, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiatives, Leadership Development, and Women’s Leadership within Organizational Environments; Award-Winning Management Professor and Faculty Director of the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics, Columbia Business School; Host, TED Business Podcast; Thinkers50 Radar List 2022

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Pioneering Organizational Strategy Scholar and Practitioner Helping Leaders Build Inclusive, Positive and Resilient Cultures; Award-winning Authority on Crisis Leadership, Women’s Leadership and Management Strategies That Nurture the Highest Level of Human Potential; President, Simmons University; Named “Next Generation Business Thinker” by Financial Times; Co-author of Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Publishers Weekly Bestseller “Arrive and Thrive” (April 2022) and “The Prepared Leader” (September 2022)

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Renowned AI Ethicist and Philosopher Advising Leaders on Ethical AI Principles for Risk Mitigation; Founder and CEO, Virtue Ethics Consultancy; Founding Member, Ernst & Young’s Artificial Intelligence Advisory Board; Author, “Ethical Machines” (July 2022)

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Award-Winning Inclusion Strategist Who Guides Leaders on the Path to Creating Diverse Teams and Inclusive Cultures; Founder and CEO, Candour; Thinkers50 Radar List; Author, “Inclusion on Purpose” (March 2022)

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Renowned Authority on Culture and Individual and Group Transformation Helping Leaders Create Conditions Where Dignity and Equality Are Actively Promoted and Ensured; Professor of Sociology and of African and African American Studies, Harvard University; Co-Chair, Advisory Board to the 2021-22 UN Human Development Report “Uncertain Times, Unsettled Lives: Shaping our Future in a World in Transformation”; Author, “From Having to Being” (2023)

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Award-Winning Educator and Renowned Expert on Leadership, Inclusivity and the Psychology of Good People; Researcher of Unconscious Bias and Unethical Behavior; A Top-Rated Professor, New York University Stern School of Business; Bestselling Author, “The Person You Mean to Be” (2018) and “A More Just Future” (October 2022)

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Trailblazing Journalist, Tech Guru, and Futurist Helping Organizations Anticipate Technology Trends That Are Poised to Disrupt Business and Society; Global Editor-in-Chief, WIRED Magazine; Former Editor-in-Chief, MIT Technology Review; Co-founding Editor, Quartz Magazine

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The World’s Preeminent Authority on Reputation, Trust, Inequality and Successful Branding for People, Businesses, Governments and Other Institutions; Founding Director, Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation; Co-Author of the Bestseller, “The Reputation Game” (2018)

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Leading Expert on Building Culturally Fluent, Change-Resilient Organizations; Global Advisor on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Practices; Global Media Executive and Creator, Blacklist100; Host, Ad Age’s System Overload Show; Lecturer, Columbia University; Author, “Follow the Feeling” (2019); Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2020

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Globally Recognized Authority on Building Empathy and Improving Relationships Offscreen in an Era Dominated by Technology; Renowned Educator Who Teaches Business, School and Community Leaders How to Strengthen Collaboration and Communication Within Groups; Sociologist and Professor, MIT; New York Times Bestselling Author, “Reclaiming Conversation;” Acclaimed Author, “The Empathy Diaries” (March 2021)

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Internationally Recognized Expert on Building Institutional Trust and Moral Leadership; Co-Author, “The Power of Trust” (2021); Former Corporate Executive Specializing in Business Process Improvement; Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School

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New York Times Bestselling Author and Leading Expert on How Technology Shapes Business, Political and Social Structures, Gender Roles, and Society; Senior Associate Dean, Harvard Business School Online; Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

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Renowned Foreign Policy Expert, Leadership Advisor, Gender Equality Advocate and Entrepreneur Who Is Pioneering New Methods of Domestic and Global Problem Solving; CEO, New America; Former Director of Policy Planning, U.S. Department of State; Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University; Author, “Renewal” (September 2021)

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Leadership Coach and Authority on Psychological Safety and Empowering Employees to Speak Truth to Power; Renowned Educator, Researcher and Consultant on Mindfulness and Diversity in the Workplace; Author, “Speak Up” (2019) and “Mind Time” (2018); Professor, Ashridge Executive Education, Hult Business School; Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2021, Thinkers50

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Acclaimed Futurist, Computer Scientist and Pioneering AI Scholar Whose Ongoing Research Reveals How Emerging Technologies Will Impact Humans and Related Long-term Investments; Foremost Expert on the Future of Work, Human-Machine Collaboration and the Ethics of AI and Autonomous Vehicles; Director, Center for Humans & Machines, Max Planck Institute for Human Development; Former Professor, MIT Media Lab; Editor, Artificial Intelligence Journal; Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2020

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Authority on Value-Based Leadership and Experiential Learning Who Helps Managers Craft Workplaces That Foster Sustainable Performance, Vital Culture and Well Being; Award-Winning Professor of Organizational Behavior, INSEAD; Twice Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World, Thinkers50; Past Chair Global Agenda Council on New Models of Leadership, World Economic Forum

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Pioneering Social Worker at the Intersection of Artificial Intelligence, Social Media, Empathy, Race and Society; Founding Director, SAFE Lab; Co-director, Justice, Equity and Technology Lab, Associate Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Data Science Institute (DSI); Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor, University of Pennsylvania; Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights

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Leading Authority on Social Norms and Norm Change, Individual and Social Network-Wide Behavioral Change, and the Reduction of Prejudice and Conflict; 2017 MacArthur Fellow and Professor, Princeton University

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Pioneering Neuroscientist, Technologist and Multidisciplinary Researcher Focused on Improving the Lives of People with Autism and Complex Neurodevelopmental Differences; Expert on How Genetics Shape Language; Rosamund Stone Zander Translational Neuroscience Center Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital

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Authority on Social Media Behavior & Psychology of Online Interaction; Expert on Technology’s Role in Deception and Trust; Founding Director, Stanford University Social Media Lab; Professor of Communication, Stanford University

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Constance Hadley

Authority on Team Dynamics Who Helps Leaders Foster a Culture of Psychological Safety and Well-Being in the Workplace; Expert on Leadership Strategies and Processes for Building Collaborative, Resilient Organizations in Remote and Hybrid Work Environments; Management and Organizations Lecturer, Questrom School of Business, Boston University

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Acclaimed Journalist, Researcher and Corporate Advisor Whose Work is at the Intersection of Diversity, Technology, Trust and the Workplace; Co-Author, “The Power of Trust” (2021); Former Research Associate, Harvard Business School; Former Reporter, Fortune Magazine; Former Financial Analyst for the U.S. Treasury Department; Thinkers50 Radar List (2022)

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Global Authority on Leading Innovation and Navigating Transitions by Harnessing the Power of Inquiry to Creatively Solve Problems; Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Innovation, MIT Sloan School of Management; Co-Founder, The Innovator’s DNA; Innosight Fellow; Award-Winning Author, “Questions Are the Answer” (2018); Co-Author, “The Innovator’s DNA” (Updated 2019); Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2021, Thinkers50

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World’s Top Expert on Leadership and Performance in All Parts of Life; Influential Innovator in Leadership Education; Award-winning Wharton Professor; Host of Wharton’s “Work and Life” Podcast; Former Senior Executive, Ford Motor Company; Bestselling Author, “Total Leadership” and “Parents Who Lead” (March 2020)

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Rana el Kaliouby

Pioneer and Inventor of Emotion and Human Perception AI; Visionary Entrepreneur and Authority on Developing and Implementing Ethical Business Strategies; Deputy CEO, Smart Eye; Co-Founder and Former CEO, Affectiva; Bestselling Author, “Girl Decoded,” (April 2020); Named to the Entrepreneur List of 100 Women of Influence in 2022; Executive Fellow, Harvard Business School

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Authority on Psychological Safety and Team Learning in the Workplace; Bestselling Author, “The Fearless Organization” (2018); Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School; #1 Ranked Management Thinker in the World, Thinkers50

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Renowned Behavioral Scientist, Digital Transformation Strategist and Leadership Advisor Helping Organizations Balance the Human + AI Equation; Provost Chair and Professor, National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School; Director and Founder, Centre on AI Technology for Humankind; Fellow, Cambridge Judge Business School and St. Edmunds College, Cambridge University; Research Member, The Justice Collaboratory, Yale Law School; Author, “Leadership by Algorithm”; Thinkers50’s Radar Class of 2021

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Pioneer in Using Virtual Reality to Expose the Devastating Impact of Racism on Individuals, Organizations and Society; Expert on Understanding How Racism in the Media Affects Human Health; Transdisciplinary Scholar; Associate Professor of Social Work, Columbia University

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New York Times Bestselling Author and Pioneering Social Scientist Who Helps Leaders Positively Influence and Leverage Group Behaviors in the Workplace and in the Market; Physician, Public Health Expert and Authority on the Future Effects of Pandemics; Professor and Director, The Human Nature Lab, Yale University; Author “Blueprint” (2019) and “Apollo’s Arrow” (2020)

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RAWI ABDELAL

Foremost Authority on Geopolitical Trends Affecting Businesses, Economies, Supply Chains and Social Structures; Transformative Strategist and Advisor Helping Leaders Position Their Organizations for a Sustainable Future; Former Director, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies: Award-winning Professor of International Management, Harvard Business School

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