What you will learn:

Niren Chaudhary, the CEO of Panera Brands, will lead an intimate and engaging discussion sharing his stories, principles and lessons about a number of topics. Niren can speak about the following topics, depending on the group needs, size, and stage.
  • Leading with compassion and courage
  • Inpspiring and celebrating your teams
  • Winning together
  • Team work
  • Building a foundation of trust
  • Difficult conversations, and admitting mistakes
  • Inner Mastery
  • Control
  • Decision Making
  • Firing People (respectfully)
  • Growing your career
  • Resilience
  • Coaching for performance
  • Secrets to Enterprise Value Creation
  • What drives super execution
  • Balancing societal impact + shareholder value creation
  • How do you really* know what's happening in the company / on the ground
  • Building an empowering culture
  • Managing Self / Work Life Balance

About the instructor:

Niren Chaudhary is the CEO of Panera Brands, one of the world’s largest fast casual restaurant companies with nearly 4,000 locations in 10 countries. Panera Brands is comprised of Panera Bread, Caribou Coffee and Einstein Bros Bagels. Niren also serves as the CEO of Panera Bread, a pioneer and market leader in fast casual.

Previously, Niren served as Chief Operating Officer and President of Krispy Kreme where he implemented a new operating model to elevate consistency across the global brand and created a path for enterprise value growth of 3x over 5 years. Prior to that, he spent 23 years at Yum! Brands serving in global leadership positions including Global President of KFC and President of Yum! India.
Niren is guided by his deep passion for serving others and building future leaders. He spends his personal time sharing his personal and professional journey with students and professionals, often wielding a guitar to sing about his life or even a new Panera menu item. In addition, he dedicates his personal time serving on the Tufts Medical Centre Board and as an advocate for DKMS, a leading non-profit with the world’s largest stem cell donor registry.

As a lifelong learner, Niren focuses on both formal and informal education. Formally, Niren holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from St. Stephen’s College in Delhi, an MBA in marketing from the University of Delhi, and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. Informally, Niren speaks 4 languages – Hindi, English, Dutch and German. He holds a black belt in Shotokan karate and is an avid golfer, tennis player and musician with his own rock band.
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Suggested Length30 min
# of Employees10
FormatLive

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