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Author Hour

What Is Wisdom?

A conversation with Kayvan about his second book “What Is Wisdom?: A Collection of Practical Thoughts for Better Decisions in Life”.

Life is full of important decisions, and they all have consequences. Large or small, positive or negative, intended or unintended. Would you consider yourself wise when it comes to the choices you make?

Jazzed About Work

Jazzed About Work

Tips for Thriving in Uncertain Times

Navigating your career in a world that feels out of control can be daunting. In his thoughtful and clearly written book, “What is Water?” McKinsey consultant Kayvan Kian offers simple tips for changing your focus and remaining calm in challenging times.

In this episode, Kayvan talks about how you can thrive by concentrating on those things that you actually CAN control, even when your environment feels crazy.

Strategy skills

Strategy Skills

176: Kayvan Kian, Step Back to Move Forward

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.

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

The friday habit

The Friday Habit

Scale Your Company & Protect Your Culture with Kayvan Kian

Kayvan Kian wrote the bestselling book “What is Water?: How Young Leaders Can Thrive in an Uncertain World”.

Kayvan’s book and his work, as a consultant with McKinsey & Company, seeks to show young leaders how to grow, how to thrive, and how to contribute in any situation.

Being Human

Being Human

#180 What Is Water? - with Kayvan Kian

With the world as it is right now, there’s a great need for the perennial wisdom of the ancients.

My guest this week, Kayvan Kian, has been leading a series of philosophical dialogues within the Young Leaders Forum he founded. He condensed the essence of these conversations into his book “What is Water?” In it, Kayvan shifts the focus away from overwhelm and toward virtues and strategies that will help you grow stronger through it all.

The career builder's podcast

The Career Builder’s Podcast

What Is Water? - with Kayvan Kian

Having a stronger understanding of our Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (a.k.a., “VUCA”) world helps create a greater sense of calm and control in your career.

Author Kayvan Kian shows us a way forward through his new book, titled “What is Water?: How Young Leaders Can Thrive in an Uncertain World”.