New insights, research and resources for the inspired organization

How can I become a more empathetic leader_ Practice, practice, practice

Fast Company

In order to design effective and sustainable soft-skill trainings, with results that truly stick, we need to fundamentally change what we teach and how we teach.

Training executives in so-called ‘soft skills’ can be hard.

Fast Company

Soft skills, like hard skills, take practice. Learn how to elevate performance by teaching your team to lead with vulnerability, empathy, and trust.

It's time to teach empathy

Fast Company

Most soft-skills training occurs in short bursts, leaving people feeling inspired but little else. This lesson plan aims to turn inspiration into habits.

Small Actions Make Great Leaders

Harvard Business Review Online

Leadership has traditionally been taught as a set of larger actions, but in reality, it is an integrated activity in which one is doing many things simultaneously. This article by Mentora’s Founder, Hitendra Wadhwa, shows us how each of these small steps can become a big leap in expanding your behavioral repertoire.

The Missing Core of Employee Well-Being

Many organizational leaders recognize that well-being was a challenge in the pandemic and will be in the post-pandemic world. In this webinar, we discussed how we can define and approach leadership in the right way, and how every employee can take up the mantle of leadership and help improve both their own and others’ well-being.

Three Shifts of Leadership Mastery


Social sciences – like psychology and sociology – have traditionally focused on understanding who we are, rather than who we can be. Our research into the science of human nature and great leaders from history has identified three shifts you can shine in today’s arena by realizing a powerful new path to leadership mastery.

In recent times, we’ve become acutely aware of what’s wrong in America. In this personal piece from Mentora’s founder, Hitendra Wadhwa, he invites us to focus on what’s right and what’s possible moving forward. America has always had a special place in the world, as a nation that did not judge you for failure, but encouraged you to keep going – and growing. Now we must help America do the same.

Change Your Mindset, Transform Your Life

Self-Realization Magazine

Six mindsets that are particularly important for us to cultivate in today’s rapidly changing world – Growth, Inside-Out, Transformation, Collaborative, Resilient, and Leadership mindsets.

Building a Culture of Wisdom

Experts tell us that in order to harness the collective intelligence of organizations, we need to create environments of Psychological Safety – where everyone feels safe and invited to speak up, engage, and contribute. Mentora’s research on collective intelligence has revealed that Psychological Safety won’t get us there on it’s own…

Most people now work on multiple teams and some report to multiple managers. In this way of working, it is rare to have the authority to simply mandate that others get on board. Instead, people across the organization must find a way to influence without a uthority. In this webinar, we shared some of the principles of influencing without authority. These principles enable anyone to influence in a way that is authentic to them and helps to awaken true commitment from the other party.