Tag Archives: Ted

The Shame Machine: How Twitter muddies leadership effectiveness and engages followers in a shaming social media culture

Twitter has become a political force, used and misused to judge, shame and spread confusion. Jon Ronson’s Ted Talk on public shaming shows how Twitter has become a bandwagon for shaming and unquestioning mis/interpretation and instant comments. Ronson tracks a bad twitter joke gone viral as it destroyed one woman’s life. “Like toddlers crawling towards […]

Surviving Workplace Bullying: Real Tools for a Real Problem

This is a great TedX talk about bullying that all of us might use against so-called leaders who bully us into despair and submission, and colleagues who do not stand up for us when we need them, or perpetuate the bullying. Workplace bullying is inexcusable, but far too common. These tools will help us all […]

Why Vote? Because there is no such thing as NOT Voting. #EricLiu

Check out this Ted Talk by Eric Liu, founder of Citizen University in Seattle, WA. He makes a compelling argument that there is no such thing as not voting! Even if we aren’t happy with the exact leader we’re voting for, voting is automatic in our system, even if we don’t exercise that vote. And […]

Leadership Lift: @DrewDudley on Leadership with the Ordinary Moments of Connection and Joy

Need a leadership lift today? Drew Dudley on everyday leadership will help you see yourself and your personal leadership as important.     A little optimism goes a long way! Your leadership matters…

Freebird: Juliana Machado Ferreira leads the charge against Brazil’s illegal wildlife trade

Originally posted on TED Blog:
Juliana Machado Ferreira holds an ultramarine grossbeak while doing fieldwork in Bahia, Brazil. Photo: Erica Pacifico Conservation biologist Juliana Machado Ferreira uses genetic data to fight illegal wildlife trafficking in Brazil—a $2 billion-a-year business that affects 38 million animals. In 2012, Ferreira founded FREELAND Brasil to raise awareness of the devastating effects…

Creating 5,000 musician-citizens-leaders across the US, a TED Prize wish

Originally posted on TED Blog:
Jose Antonio Abreu made a TED Prize wish in 2009 to train 50 musicians to start youth orchestras in their community. The final class of Sistema Fellows graduated this month. Photo: El Sistema On a drizzly spring day in Boston earlier this month, three dozen musicians mingled in the President’s…

What can shake up a morning commute? A TEDx takeover on the Maxi Taxi

Originally posted on TED Blog:
The Maxi Taxi is Port of Spain’s answer to the subway. In the capital city of Trinidad and Tobago, this network of mini buses shuttles commuters along set routes—a red line, a yellow line, a green line—bringing them from neighborhoods to business districts and back. Like commuters in many cities,…