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The Leadership Lounge

Every Thursday Afternoon from 4 to 5pm

 

TED TALKS WITH TIM!!

 

The Holden Center is offering weekly conversations on topics related to leadership.  These discussions are open to all students and will be led by Dr. Tim McMahon, staff member at the Holden Center and co-author of Exploring Leadership: For College Students Who Want to Make a Difference.  Sessions will be held in the Holden Center on Thursday afternoons from 4:00-5:00pm.  They are guaranteed to be enlightening, informative, and entertaining-or your money back-and there will be snacks! 


Fall 2014 Dates and Topics

 

October 2nd, 2014   Steve Jobs: How to Live Before You Die
Stanford University · 15:04 · Filmed June 2005 · Watch Now
At his Stanford University commencement speech, Steve Jobs, CEO and co-founder of Apple and Pixar, urges us to pursue our dreams and see the opportunities in life's setbacks — including death itself.  

 

October 9th, 2014   Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit
TED Talks Education · 6:12 · Filmed April 2013 · Watch Now
Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of “grit” as a predictor of success.  


October 16th, 2014   Dan Pink: The puzzle of motivation
TEDGlobal 2009 · 18:36 · Filmed July 2009 · Watch Now
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.

 

October 23rd, 2014   Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story
TEDGlobal 2009 · 18:49 · Filmed July 2009 · Watch Now
Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

 

October 30th, 2014   Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability
TEDxHouston · 20:19 · Filmed June 2010 · Watch Now
Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

 

November 6th, 2014   Susan Cain: The power of introverts
TED2012 · 19:04 · Filmed February 2012 · Watch Now
In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated.

 

November 13th, 2014   Dan Gilbert: The surprising science of happiness
TED2004 · 21:16 · Filmed February 2004 · Watch Now
Dan Gilbert, author of "Stumbling on Happiness," challenges the idea that we’ll be miserable if we don’t get what we want. Our "psychological immune system" lets us feel truly happy even when things don’t go as planned.

 

November 20th, 2014   Elizabeth Gilbert: Your elusive creative genius
TED2009 · 19:09 · Filmed February 2009 · Watch Now
Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses — and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person "being" a genius, all of us "have" a genius. It's a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk.

 

December 4th, 2014   Matt Cutts: Try something new for 30 days
TED2011 · 3:27 · Filmed March 2011 · Watch Now
Is there something you've always meant to do, wanted to do, but just ... haven't? Matt Cutts suggests: Try it for 30 days. This short, lighthearted talk offers a neat way to think about setting and achieving goals.