Ever ditched a hobby to keep up with work? You may want to rethink that. Emilia Bunea, financial-services-CEO-turned-researcher, shares surprising findings from her research into major company CEOs and their “serious leisure”.
Emilia Bunea is a leadership scholar and educator. Having spent nearly two decades in the C-suite, as CFO and later CEO in the financial services industry, she is particularly interested in bridging academic and practitioner perspectives on leadership. For her PhD dissertation she has focused on the subject of leaders’ passionate hobbies (formally known as “serious leisure”) and interviewed numerous CEOs of major corporations. Emilia’s research has been featured on the Harvard Business Review’s website and nominated for an Academy of Management award. Find out more at www.emiliabunea.com. Ever ditched a hobby to keep up with work? Emilia Bunea, financial-services-CEO-turned-researcher, aims to explain why pursuing non-work passions to a high level can pay big dividends for your development as a leader and help you cope with leadership’s ever shifting demands. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx