Jinny Uppal, Award-Winning Author of In/Action: Rethinking the Path to Results and a Principal at CK Advisory, On: Meditation vs Mindfulness, Nonlinear Paths to Nonlinear Success, and Why Your Formula for Winning the Race Is an Illusion

Jinny Uppal

Jinny Uppal is the Principal at CK Advisory LLC and has held leadership positions at Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl’s, and Macy’s. She has more than 20 years of working experience with Fortune 500 companies, helping drive growth and lead corporate transformation. She is an experienced technology and business leader with a track record of driving growth in telecom, e-commerce, and retail businesses.

Jinny recently wrote her first book, In/Action: Rethinking the Path to Results, where she dissects counterproductivity and how to reconfigure your business.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • What Jinny Uppal’s first book is about and why she wrote it
  • Why slowing down can be the most productive choice
  • The important difference between goals and principles 
  • What the story behind Warby Parker can teach us
  • Taking a step back for non-linear success
  • How daydreaming can lead to incredible revelations
  • Meditating and how it can help leaders

In this episode…

The zeitgeist of modern entrepreneurship is constant work. Many people believe that the more you work, the more successful you are. However, this rhetoric has left many people in business feeling drained and coming up short. When this is added on to the immense weight that already falls on leaders, burnout is inevitable. Something needs to change.

For Jinny Uppal, she discovered that utilizing strategic rest and mindfulness had resulted in the greatest growth of her career. She has spent many years leading brands such as Macy’s and Kohl’s but is now redirecting her goals to help others find what she has with her book, In/Action. Now, she offers some of those same insights to you.

Dov Pollack sits down with Jinny Uppal, the Principal at CK Advisory LLC, on this episode of Next Wave Leadership to see how nonlinear paths can lead to nonlinear success. They discuss Jinny’s own story of taking a step back and how others have used similar methods to great results. They also touch on the difference between goals and principles, why daydreaming can be so effective, and the powerful stories in Jinny’s book.

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