Episode 2

Maximizing People’s Potential in Today’s Times

With Raghu Krishnamoorthy
Episode 2

Maximizing People’s Potential in Today’s Times

With Raghu Krishnamoorthy

Ex-CHRO GE. Senior Faculty at Mentora Institute. Fulbright Scholar. Award-Winning Academic.

Raghu is a seasoned global executive with 36+ years of experience in driving business outcomes as a Human Resources professional. He retired from General Electric (GE) as the CHRO in early 2019, after 25 years with the company — doing work that spanned three continents, several multi-billion-dollar lines of business, and exciting corporate leadership roles. At Mentora, Raghu serves as an Executive Director and Senior Faculty, leveraging his experience and expertise in driving pragmatic, application-oriented solutions in learning and transformational change.


  • Thank you Hitendra. Always appreciate your insights and sharing. It’s nice to be a part of this so many years after finishing your course. N. Sethi
  • Thanks Prof. Wadhwa & Raghu for such an absorbing webcast. Eloquent finish to the show. Looking forward to more similar rich content from you both on this forum. Pradeep Swamy
  • This is a great conversation - very grateful to be able to share this with my clients and colleagues. Laura Davis


Raghu is often sought out to share his expertise at colleges and forums like Harvard, MIT, Yale, and the Economist, the Milken Institute, etc. He has authored a number of articles published in a number of publications, including HBR. Most recently, his research won the best paper award at the Academy of Business Research August conference. The New York Times have him as part of a documentary on the Workplace, and he has been invited to share it at several forums, including ASTD and Human Capital Index. He was also named as one of the top 50 Asian Americans in the world of business in 2009.

Raghu Krishnamurthy joins us in this episode of Intersections to discuss how we can create the conditions that will get our people to operate at their full potential in such unfamiliar and constrained conditions. We will draw on Raghu's experience with great and flawed leadership in action, on inspiring examples of current leaders and organizations, and on the science of belonging and purpose, to draw insights and clear guidance on what we can do, even in the present conditions, to bring out the best in our people.

“Within each of us there are multiple selves. We need to identify which of these competing selves is our true self, and then make this true self prevail in life and leadership.”
Hitendra Wadhwa

The episode “Maximizing People's Potential in Today's Times” offers key insights on:

  • Moving from skill maximization to moral elevation
  • Learning to nurture compassion and empathy towards others
  • Leading from the heart to become a better leader

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