Sense-making: Deborah Ancona Talks with Karl Moore for Forbes

MIT’s Deborah Ancona talks with McGill University’s Karl Moore about MIT’s approach to leadership and their capabilities model.

 

Shawn Achor: The Happy Secret To Better Work

We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity.

 

Simon Sinek: Why good leaders make you feel safe (TED)

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.

 

Matt Ridley: When ideas have sex (TED)

At TEDGlobal 2010, author Matt Ridley shows how, throughout history, the engine of human progress has been the meeting and mating of ideas to make new ideas. It’s not important how clever individuals are, he says; what really matters is how smart the collective brain is.

 

Appreciative Inquiry: A Conversation with David Cooperrider

Distinguished Visiting Professor David Cooperrider talks about Appreciative Inquiry and the power of strength-based leadership.

 

What is Appreciative Inquiry?

What is Appreciative Inquiry is a hi-def training video that includes the 5 principles, 4-D Cycle, positive core, Summit Process, and story of how Appreciative inquiry began. It’s presented by Jackie Kelm at www.AppreciativeEngagement.com. You may use this video in it’s entirety.

 

WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM by Steven Johnson

With Where Good Ideas Come From, Steven Johnson pairs the insight of his bestselling Everything Bad Is Good for You and the dazzling erudition of The Ghost Map and The Invention of Air to address an urgent and universal question: What sparks the flash of brilliance? How does groundbreaking innovation happen? Answering in his infectious, culturally omnivorous style, using his fluency in fields from neurobiology to popular culture, Johnson provides the complete, exciting, and encouraging story of how we generate the ideas that push our careers, our lives, our society, and our culture forward.

 

Eddie Obeng: Smart failure for a fast-changing world (TED)

The world is changing much more rapidly than most people realize, says business educator Eddie Obeng — and creative output cannot keep up. In this spirited talk, he highlights three important changes we should understand for better productivity, and calls for a stronger culture of “smart failure.”

 

Adora Svitak: What adults can learn from kids (TED)

Child prodigy Adora Svitak says the world needs “childish” thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism. Kids’ big dreams deserve high expectations, she says, starting with grownups’ willingness to learn from children as much as to teach.

 

Dan Ariely: What makes us feel good about our work? (TED)

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. Behavioral economist Dan Ariely presents two eye-opening experiments that reveal our unexpected and nuanced attitudes toward meaning in our work.

 
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