Tag Archives: TED Talk

What We’re Watching: What Makes a Good Life? Lessons from the Longest Study on Happiness

What are your major life goals? Take a minute and think about what you truly hope for yourself in 10, 30, even 50 years. This question was posed to a group of millennials not long ago, and a majority said wealth. Half of the same group said fame. There’s nothing wrong with these goals, but [...]

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Shifting Fear to Appreciation: Understanding Other Cultures

France. Lebanon. Mali. Syria. All have been in the news recently for shocking attacks against humanity. Sadly, the world is facing incredibly difficult crisis situations right now. In light of these recent events, as well as the ongoing refugee migration out of Syria, I’ve been thinking about culture and compassion. More specifically, every time I [...]

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What We’re Watching: Everyday Leadership

“Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our greatest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, and not our darkness, that frightens us.” – Marianne Williamson All it took was a lollipop for Drew Dudley to change the course of a young woman’s life. He didn’t even know [...]

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Featured Learning Tool: Transform Office Presentations and Lessons from Mediocre to Awe-Inspiring with Storytelling

September 1989 – A young man is sitting in his office when he receives a strange call from a woman overseas. She questions him aggressively, “Are you Dr. Lombardi?… Are you an infectious disease specialist?… Would you consider yourself to be an expert in viral hemorrhagic fevers?” The man responds, “Who are you?!” She said she [...]

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What We’re Watching: Challenge Yourself to Do What You’ve Always Dreamed

I’ve always wanted to learn to play the guitar. It has been on my to-do list for years and, yet, it never quite reaches the top. Someday, I think, the timing will work out. However, this is such a common human characteristic – make priorities and push back the wants and the dreams for the [...]

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What We’re Watching: Combining Dance and Science

As a dancer, whenever I see movement being used unconventionally, I take notice. Scientist and writer John Bohannon captured my attention when he demonstrated a complex scientific concept through dance. In his presentation, Bohannon makes a case for ridding the world of PowerPoint presentations and utilizing dance as a means of explaining science. As he said, [...]

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