08 Jan

Atrendia Friday Video 32: What it takes to be a great leader

by Roselinde Torres

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In this TED video, Roselinde Torres shares with us what it takes to be a great leader in the 21st century, and she does so with conviction.

Can you answer these three questions?

  1. Where are you looking to anticipate change?
  2. What is the diversity measure of your network?
  3. Are you courageous enough to abandon the past?

Duration: 09:19

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24 May

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

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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.

Shawn Achor

Duration: 12:21

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22 Mar

Atrendia Friday Video 16 – Matt Cutts: Try something new for 30 days

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This TED video is a fun quickie.  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.

The trick is to decide what you’re 30-day challenge is right after you view the video.  DO IT!

In case you’re wondering, my next 30-day challenge is: to study Spanish for 30 minutes every day including weekends for the next 30 days.  Let’s see how that goes.

Matt Cutts

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Duration: 3:29

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15 Mar

Atrendia Friday Video 15 – Chip Conley: Measuring what makes life worthwhile

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When the dotcom bubble burst, hotelier Chip Conley went in search of a business model based on happiness. In an old friendship with an employee and in the wisdom of a Buddhist king, he learned that success comes from what you count.

In this TED video, ChiChip Conley debates not the act of measuring but what we measure.  The intangible or “soft” areas are, it seems from the large number of TED videos that broach this subject, taking the limelight in contemporary leadership.

So much time is spent on the bottom denominator without enough attention to the numerator.

The Happiness Equation

Chip ends the video with an important message: “We count numbers.  We count on people. What really counts is actually when we use our numbers to truly take into account our people.”

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Duration: 17:40

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15 Feb

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

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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 impact the orchestra (your business).

Carlos Kleiber, in my estimation the greatest conductor who ever mounted a podium, is featured; as is Leonard Bernstein.  I had the great pleasure of meeting Maestro Bernstein once, but not in a way you might expect.  I brought him room service (working as a waiter while in graduate school) the year before he died.  Black coffee and cinnamon toast before his concert. I was actually a waiter in the main dining hall, so I had to bribe the room service waiter with five dollars.  I still have the order with Bernstein’s signature.

Itay Talgam

Duration: 20:52

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11 Jan

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

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In this TED video Simon Sinek explains why people don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.

Simon Sinek

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

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04 Jan

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

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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 but more dissatisfied.

With nearly 3 million views, this is one of the most popular TED videos.

Duration: 19:40

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