A Simple Way To Break A Bad Habit – Judson Brewer
We all have bad habits, and sometimes they creep into our work life too. Here’s a fascinating Ted Talk about the relationship between mindfulness and addiction, in the context of driving…
Ted Talk of the Week – Margaret Heffernan: Dare to Disagree
Most people instinctively avoid conflict, but as Margaret Heffernan shows us, good disagreement is central to progress. She illustrates (sometimes counterintuitively) how the best partners aren’t echo chambers — and how great research teams, relationships and businesses allow people to deeply disagree. http://www.ted.com/talks/margaret_heffernan_dare_to_disagree
Ted Talk of the Week – Dan Ariely: What makes us feel good about our work?
What motivates us to work? Contrary to conventional wisdom, it isn’t just money. But it’s not exactly joy either. It seems that most of us thrive by making constant progress and feeling a sense of purpose. Behavioural economist Dan Ariely presents two eye-opening experiments that reveal our unexpected and nuanced attitudes toward meaning in our […]
Ted Talk of the Week: Dan Pink’s 5 favourite talks on work
Something bit different for you this week! Popular business author (and a People Lab favourite!) Dan Pink picks his 5 favorite TED Talks on how to find greater success at work. Get inspired, get some tips, and get talking about them in your workplace. Click here to get started.
Ted Talk of the Week: How Too Many Rules At Work Keep You From Getting Things Done
Ted Talk of the Week: How Too Many Rules At Work keep You From Getting Things Done – Yves Morieux Modern work – from waiting tables to crunching numbers to designing products – is about solving brand-new problems every day, flexibly and collaboratively. But as Yves Morieux shows in this insightful talk, too often, an […]
Ted Talk of the Week: How To Find Work You Love – Scott Dinsmore
Ted Talk of the Week How To Find Work You Live – Scott Dinsmore Scott Dinsmore quit a job that made him miserable, and spent the next four years wondering how to find work that was joyful and meaningful. He shares what he learned in this deceptively simple talk about finding out what matters to […]
Ted Talk of the Week: The Way We Think About Work Is Broken – Barry Schwartz
Ted Talk of the Week: The Way We Think About Work Is Broken – Barry Schwartz What makes work satisfying? Apart from a paycheck, there are intangible values that, Barry Schwartz suggests, our current way of thinking about work simply ignores. It’s time to stop thinking of workers as cogs on a wheel.
Ted Talk of the Week: What it takes to be a great leader – Roselinde Torres
Ted Talk of the Week What it takes to be a great leader – Rosalinde Torres What makes a great leader in the 21st Century? 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 […]
TED Talk of the Week: Build a tower, build a team – Tom Wujec
Build a tower, build a team – Tom Wujec Tom Wujec presents some surprisingly deep research into the “marshmallow problem” — a simple team-building exercise that involves dry spaghetti, one yard of tape and a marshmallow. Who can build the tallest tower with these ingredients? And why does a surprising group always beat the average?
TED Talk of the Week: Why good leaders make you feel safe – Simon Sinek
Why good leaders make you feel safe What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety — especially in an uneven economy — means taking on big responsibility.