Michele shares her experience how she got help from her family, her friends, her colleagues and many strangers. She is feeling good that she has a friendly support system. She says, “Asking for help is a strength, not a weakness.”
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Life is easy. Why do we make it so hard? by Jon Jandai at TEDxDoiSuthep
Jon shares how life is easy and we do not know how to make it easy since we always make it complicated.
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Lessons from a Silicon Valley maverick – new ways of working and collaborating by Patty McCord
Patty, shares an unorthodox view on working and collaborating in tech industries.
Some of her views:
- If you join a firm and you’re paid 20% below what you’re worth in the open market for talent, you will never catch up the math of a six and a half percent merit increase. Budget simply doesn’t work in your favor – leave your company to get paid what you are worth! It’s your career.
- Annual performance review – everybody hates it. The givers, the getters, the administrators don’t measure whether or not it improves anybody’s performance or the performance of the businesses. We all do it pretty much the same way. Can’t we do better than that?
Julian, trains his audience as to how to speak so that people would listen to the conversation. He lists seven deadly sins of speaking which we need to move away from.
- Blame thrower
- Embroidery, Exaggeration
- Dogmatism (bombarding others with your opinions as if they are true)
Lisa Bu, who wanted to become Chinese Opera Singer, lacked support from adults. She took books as her companion. According to her, from the books she read, she satisfied her hunger, found her role model, learned to be efficient and even traveled abroad to read some books which was banned in China.
There, Holy Bible gave her an epiphany to Honor mother and father from the fifth commandment. She started her habit of comparative reading, reading books in two languages.
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How to save the world (or at least yourself) from bad meetings by David Grady
Meetings are important, collaboration is key to the success of any enterprise, well-run meeting can yield really positive, actionable results. But global epidemic is MAS – Mindless Accept Syndrome – accepting bad meeting invitations – invites without agenda or information about why you were invited to the meeting.
What makes a great leader today?
Problem: The leadership development programs that are based on success models for a world that was, not a world that is or that is coming.
Question: Why are the leadership gaps widening when there’s so much more investment in leadership development?