Links to articles, video clips and TED talks – content may change periodically so you might want to bookmark anything you find of interest. There’s links to blogs, YouTube clips, online videos and magazines articles – all designed to stimulate your thinking, deepen your understanding and enhance your personal development.
Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership — starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers. In this TED Talk Simon Sinek explores how leaders can inspire cooperation, trust and change.
Click here to watch the clip (17.57 mins)
When your job hinges on how well you talk to people, you learn a lot about how to have conversations — and that most of us don’t converse very well. Celeste Headlee has worked as a radio host for decades, and she knows the ingredients of a great conversation: Honesty, brevity, clarity and a healthy amount of listening. In this insightful talk, she shares 10 useful rules for having better conversations. “Go out, talk to people, listen to people,” she says. “And, most importantly, be prepared to be amazed.”
To download and watch this clip – click here [11.44 mins]
As a radio host, Celeste Headlee has engaged in her fair share of discussions and thought a lot about how to bring out the best in a conversational counterpart. One thing she likes to say: A good conversation is like a game of catch. She explains.
Click here to watch this interview on Facebook [20.28 mins]
Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love.
In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.
Click here to watch this TED Talk [20.12 mins]
Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behaviour. Brené Brown, whose earlier talk on vulnerability became a viral hit, explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on. Her own humour, humanity and vulnerability shine through every word.
Click here to download and watch this TED Talk [20.30 mins]
The acronym BRAVING breaks down trust into seven elements: BOUNDARIES, RELIABILITY, ACCOUNTABILITY, VAULT, INTEGRITY, NONJUDGMENT, AND GENEROSITY. BOUNDARIES: Setting boundaries is making clear what’s okay and what’s not okay, and why.
To watch this 10 minute video – click here
Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to identify, assess, and control the emotions of oneself, of others, and of groups. This animation offers an overview of the fundamentals of emotional intelligence and their implications.
Watch the film clip [3:32 mins long]