Tag: TED Talks

Atrendia Friday Video 19 – Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work

Many thanks to our client, Mitch Sowards, from www.entrust.us.com (Managed IT Services in Texas), for providing this Friday’s fabulously entertaining video.  We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity. Duration: 12:21 Find out more about our…

Atrendia Friday Video 11 – Itay Talgam – Lead like the great conductors

I LOVE this Ted video.  Many of you know that before becoming a consultant I conducted symphony orchestras, and it is from this musical tradition that I received most of my leadership skills and philosophy.  Itay Talgam perfectly captures the various ways that conductors lead musicians (employees) and he deftly illustrates how different forms of leadership…

Atrendia Friday Video 6 – Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action – on TED

In this TED video Simon Sinek explains why people don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it. Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?”  His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright Brothers. Duration: 18:05 Click here…

Atrendia Friday Video 5 – Barry Schwartz – TED video – The Paradox Of Choice

This TED video helps us understand why having more choice actually makes us feel worse.  As Barry points out, “The secret to happiness is low expectations”. Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice. In Schwartz’s estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier…