Showing Up With Care | Leadership Lessons

June 4, 2021  • Aspen Global Leadership Network

As Executive Director of the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at NYU, Michael Lindsey (Health Innovators Fellow) has spent much of his career studying the behavioral health of vulnerable children and families. The pandemic exacerbated the inequities – including mental health challenges – these communities were facing. 

In episode six of #LeadershipLessons, Michael shares how helping these communities feel more, “whole” through some of the toughest moments of the pandemic helped him to feel whole himself. He also shares how his commitment to more regular self-reflection and introspection has helped him become a more visionary and effective leader.

Michael Lindsey is executive director of the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research and Constance and Martin Silver professor of poverty studies at New York University (NYU) Silver School of Social Work. Michael’s current research, funded by the Robin Hood Foundation and Annie E. Casey Foundation, involves the delivery of an innovative intervention aimed at decreasing PTSD and depression symptoms and improving positive parenting skills among child-welfare involved mothers with trauma-related disorders. Michael was appointed to spearhead NYU’s Strategies to Reduce Inequality initiative, leading a team of NYU faculty from schools and disciplines across the university who are working on issues of inequality. Michael is a Fellow of the fourth class of the Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

The Aspen Institute’s Health Innovators Fellowship’s mission is to develop a community of energized, values-driven leaders committed to finding viable solutions to confront U.S. health care’s problems.

Leadership Lessons – a Video Series from the Aspen Global Leadership Network

The impacts of COVID-19 continue to challenge our communities. However, through these challenges, there’s a lot to be learned. In “Leadership Lessons” hear from leaders who have stepped up in new ways and remained steadfast in their values through this crisis. How did they make the tough decisions? How have they changed as leaders? Tune in and gain top insights from values-driven leaders – Fellows in the Aspen Global Leadership Network – who are battling trade-offs, creating rapid responses to community needs, sharpening new skills, and more.

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