How can we speak powerfully to make change in the world?
Julian Treasure shows us how
Julian Treasure teaches us the art of speaking powerfully in his inspiring and very entertaining 10-minute TED talk, which helps us positively and effectively change what we say and how we say it. Here are some excerpts.
How to Survive Success
Elizabeth Gilbert on success, failure, and the drive to keep creating
We enjoyed Gilbert’s Ted talk a lot, because our experience proves it’s true. Success can be as disorienting as failure, and can derail you just as easily too. And not uncommonly, the challenges of success can be more confusing, lonelier, and riskier ones to work through.
Who isn’t drawn to someone who thanks us and acknowledges our contribution?
Leading with gratitude
Many people, primarily in the U.S. and Canada, are celebrating the annual holiday of Thanksgiving this week, which in the U.S. began as a feast of thanksgiving in the early days of the American colonies almost four hundred years ago.
Why end the summer holiday?
Michael Paterniti describes 13 years living under the spell of a tiny Spanish town
As summertime comes to an end, we found this delightful story by Michael Paterniti about how he turned a trip to Guzman, Spain into something much more–for his life, his work, and his family.
What do regret, monkeys, and kindness have to do with great leadership?
George Saunders’s Advice to Graduates
Another academic calendar and the start of classes are around the corner, and graduation season is long past, but I just discovered that George Saunders gave the convocation speech for the Class of 2013 at Syracuse University. It centers on the need for kindness, what gets in our way of being better at it, and why it’s so important.