The NYUSPS Division of Programs in Business (DPB) hosted its first Industry Connection Series (ICS) event of the Fall 2019 semester on Thursday, September 26, 2019. Author and executive coach Rob Salafia delivered an interactive workshop titled after his book, Leading from Your Best Self, at the NYU Midtown Center. Based on his two decades of experience in leadership development and a prior career in the performing arts, Salafia shared strategies for building the self-awareness, presence, and communication skills necessary to succeed across industries.
Leading from Your Best Self is a guidebook for developing executive poise and influence to improve your personal and professional life. Salafia synthesizes theater, performing, martial arts, and mindfulness practices in his unique approach to dynamic and genuine leadership. Replete with activities, techniques, and personal stories, the book illustrates how to cultivate the mindset of excellence, build relationships, and defy self-imposed limitations.
Launched in the spring of 2017, ICS has garnered a growing audience for innovative topics such as "VisuaLeadership," "The Performance Management Revolution," and "The Organic Growth Playbook." Each session provides DPB students, faculty, alumni, and staff with leading-edge insights into current business trends and industry developments.
DPB is the largest division at NYU School of Professional Studies, with over 2,200 students, 500 faculty, and 6,700 alumni. The Division comprises four centers of excellence that educate leaders in the functional areas of an enterprise. Each department’s credit and non-credit portfolio of offerings serves students at every level of their careers, providing them with the knowledge and skills required to succeed in critical positions in their professional development.