Monday, September 15, 2008

TEDTalks: Malcom Gladwell (2004)

Is there the perfect product? OR a perfect destiny? Gladwell challenges us to think broader than the perfect product.. to realize that the human condition creates a variety of perfect products.. each matched to our diverse human wants and needs

Do schools today kill creativity? (Ken Robinson, TEDTalks)

If you are not prepared to be wrong... you will never come up with something original!

All Children are born an artist, the problem is to remain an artist as we grow up - Picasso

Does our education system cause us to grow up and lose our originality? This is a nice TEDs closing talk.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Dr. Alex Pattakos: The Search for Meaning

A student of Frankl, Dr. Alex Pattakos helps us understand the importance of having a meaning to our life.. and to our work. It is the discovery of one's meaning or purpose that ensures full engagement in our work. Helping your direct reports discover how their work is meaningful is more important than all other motivational techniques. Meaningful to the direct report and not necessarily to the leader! It is one of the most important functions of the leader.