THE NEURONS THAT SHAPED CIVILIZATION
Having taught the importance of empathy as a psychological dynamic for so many years, I was blown away to discover that we are in fact “wired” for it. Powerful.
HOW TO START A MOVEMENT | DEREK SIVERS
Most of us see leadership as being the first. What I found so interesting about this talk is the introduction of another form of leadership – the importance of enabling and empowering leadership. After watching this video, see if you can find opportunities in your working environment for that second person.
FEYNMAN: KNOWING VERSUS UNDERSTANDING
A beautiful explanation by the brilliant Nobel Prize laureate Richard Feynman about the importance of the teacher addressing their audience’s ability to understand. Indeed, when we face an audience, we must remember that we are not doing so because we are experts in the field we plan on discussing with them but rather because […]
8 LESSONS ON BUILDING A COMPANY PEOPLE ENJOY WORKING FOR
Patty McCord served as chief talent officer of Netflix for 14 years and helped create the Netflix Culture Deck. Since it was first posted on the web, the Culture Deck has been viewed more than 15 million times, and Sheryl Sandberg has said that it “may be the most important document ever to come out […]
SUGATA MITRA: BUILD A SCHOOL IN THE CLOUD
Aside from my deep passion for education (I see myself as a teacher above all else), I strongly recommend having your team (especially your management team) watch this talk because it introduces a new way of thinking. It presents a question that challenges multi-generational paradigms. This is not just brave – it’s crucial. The world […]
JOHN CLEESE ON CREATIVITY
So much of what makes us “tick” is counter intuitive, directly opposed to our natural instinct. A wonderfully eloquent and well delivered talk about why we MUST allow for humor and play to be core components of our decision making and problem solving processes, or better yet – part of our very organizational culture.
YOUR BODY LANGUAGE MAY SHAPE WHO YOU ARE | AMY CUDDY
A wonderfully sincere and well delivered talk about the power of our body language. Many think that how we feel is represented by our body language – but the opposite is also true: our body language can shape how we feel, and that in turn can have a material impact on the interpersonal dynamics with […]
DO SCHOOLS KILL CREATIVITY? | SIR KEN ROBINS
Also in the top 3 best talks I have heard to date. While this talk clearly and compellingly addresses the shortcomings of our formal educational systems, we have frequently incorporated viewing this video into corporate workshops and executive offsite sessions that we conducted. Why? Because learning and ongoing development has long since become a critical […]
THE WAY WE THINK ABOUT CHARITY IS DEAD WRONG | DAN PALLOTTA
Perhaps one of the very best talks I have heard to date. A paradigm shifting presentation that every leader of every NGO, and more importantly – every philanthropist must watch and internalize. Personally, I challenge the very phrase “non-profit” because I believe that no organization or endeavor is truly not-for-profit but that rather the difference […]
YOU AREN’T AT THE MERCY OF YOUR EMOTIONS – YOUR BRAIN CREATES THEM | LISA FELDMAN BARRETT
I like this video because it offers another angle for understanding EQ (Emotional Intelligence), which I have long believed to be one of the most important types of intelligence for effective interpersonal interactions and happiness itself. The idea of prediction and the path offered speak to more control over how we experience the otherwise hectic […]