Ted Talk of the Week – Ricardo Semler: How to run a company with (almost) no rules
What if your job didn’t control your life? Brazilian CEO Ricardo Semler practices a radical form of corporate democracy, rethinking everything from board meetings to how workers report their vacation days (they don’t have to). It’s a vision that rewards the wisdom of workers, promotes work-life balance — and leads to some deep insight on […]
Soooooo you’re an extravert! What your Facebook status update says about you.
Soooooo you’re an extravert! What your Facebook status update says about you. I’m fascinated by the psychology of social media: does it make us feel happier and more connected? Or could it make us feel more depressed, like there’s a great big party going on out there and we’re not invited? Do our social […]
Ted Talk of the Week – John Maeda: How art, technology and design inform creative leaders
John Maeda, former President of the Rhode Island School of Design, delivers a funny and charming talk that spans a lifetime of work in art, design and technology, concluding with a picture of creative leadership in the future. Watch for demos of Maeda’s earliest work — and even a computer made of people. http://www.ted.com/talks/john_maeda_how_art_technology_and_design_inform_creative_leaders?language=en
Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn!
Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn! Sometimes working in engagement can feel a little bit like being a marriage guidance counselor. So often my role involves opening up the lines of communication between individuals and teams. Getting people to open up and talk about what they want and need from their work […]
Ted Talk of the Week: Roselinde Torres: What it takes to be a great leader
The world is full of leadership programs, but the best way to learn how to lead might be right under your nose. In this clear, candid talk, Roselinde Torres describes 25 years observing truly great leaders at work, and shares the three simple but crucial questions would-be company chiefs need to ask to thrive in […]
Ted Talk of the Week – Tom Wujec: Got a wicked problem? First, tell me how you make toast
Making toast doesn’t sound very complicated — until someone asks you to draw the process, step by step. Tom Wujec loves asking people and teams to draw how they make toast, because the process reveals unexpected truths about how we can solve our biggest, most complicated problems at work. Learn how to run this exercise […]
Ted Talk of the Week – Susan Colantuono: The career advice you probably didn’t get
You’re doing everything right at work, taking all the right advice, but you’re just not moving up. Why? Susan Colantuono shares a simple, surprising piece of advice you might not have heard before quite so plainly. This talk, while aimed at an audience of women, has universal takeaways — for men and women, new grads […]