Arianna Huffington

Founder and CEO, Thrive Global | Founder, The Huffington Post

Arianna Huffington is the founder and CEO of Thrive Global, the founder of The Huffington Post, and the author of 15 books, including Thrive and The Sleep Revolution. In 2016, she launched Thrive Global, a leading behavior change tech company with the mission of changing the way we work and live by ending the collective delusion that burnout is the price we must pay for success.

She has been named to Time Magazine's list of the world’s 100 most influential people and the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union.

She serves on numerous boards, including Onex and The B Team.

Her last two books, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder and The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night At A Time, both became instant international bestsellers. Most recently, she wrote the foreword to Thrive Global's first book Your Time to Thrive: End Burnout, Increase Well-being, and Unlock Your Full Potential with the New Science of Microsteps.

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Flight Template Series: Navigating Hybrid Work

Foster Empathy and Resilience Post-COVID

If the past year has taught us anything, it’s the value of resilience, both individually and collectively. That’s what allows us to navigate disruption and not just survive times of change and uncertainty, but grow, get better and thrive. But organizations and teams are only as resilient as their people. And as Arianna Huffington knows, empathy is essential to resilience. At the team level, empathy is the foundation of innovation, creativity and meaningful collaboration. But empathy and resilience disappear when we’re depleted, or operating in perpetual fight-or-flight mode. Instead, we need to always be able to find the calm in the eye of the hurricane, and act from that place of inner strength. Having a mindset of abundance and optimism is also key — that's where resilience begins. Use this flight to unpack the lessons and challenges of 2020, and build a better and more resilient normal for your team.
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