How Great Leaders Inspire Action

Leadership video description from TED: Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers … (Filmed at TEDxPugetSound.) In 2009, Simon Sinek released the book “Start With Why” — a synopsis of…

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The Puzzle of Motivation

Leadership video description from TED: Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories — and maybe, a way forward. Bidding adieu to his last “real job” as Al Gore’s…

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Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders

Leadership video description from TED: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg looks at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions — and offers 3 powerful pieces of advice to women aiming for the C-suite. As the COO at the helm of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg juggles the tasks of monetizing the…

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The 3 A’s Of Awesome

Lecture video description from TED: Neil Pasricha’s blog 1000 Awesome Things savors life’s simple pleasures, from free refills to clean sheets. In this heartfelt talk, he reveals the 3 secrets (all starting with A) to leading a life that’s truly awesome. (Filmed at TEDxToronto.) Neil Pasricha uses the power of blogging to spread a little…

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Smart Failure For A Fast-Changing World

Leadership video description from 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.” Our environment changes…

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Leadership Skills And Style For A Global Technology And Engineering Services Organization

University Video Description from UCLA: Chuck Harrington, Chairman and CEO, Parsons Corporation.

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Moving Forward To Perfection

University Video Description from UM: President Mary Sue Coleman launches new initiatives to elevate U-M’s academic excellence and impact as it approaches its bicentennial in 2017.

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Building Social Business

Georgia Institute of Technology Video Description: The IMPACT Speaker Series, presented by the College of Management and the Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship from Thursday, August 26: Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank were awarded the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize in equal parts for their efforts to create economic and social development from below through a…

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Magician Leadership

Description of Stanford Entrepreneurship Video: Magic experience designer Ferdinando Buscema brings an engineer’s background and a performer’s flair to this call to all entrepreneurs to think like a magician to achieve the impossible. Drawing from a rich variety of sources including psychology, the arts, and magic performance, Buscema illustrates a new leadership archetype for the…

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Five Trends Reshaping the Global Economy

Description of Stanford Business School Video: Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director, McKinsey & Company, highlights the five trends he sees reshaping the global economy: 1. The Great Rebalancing 2. The Productivity Imperative 3. The Global Grid 4. Pricing the Planet 5. and the Market State He concludes his presentation with a discussion about the implications…

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