Amy Bridgeman is the Director of Client Engagement at EduSource and part of our Executive Leadership Team. She loves kickboxing and concert-going. At EduSource, we set quarterly goals. Amy’s second-quarter goal was to identify 7 great Ted Talks for leaders. Here, she shares what she found:
What you’ll learn: Most people feel that leadership is a large, daunting task, but it’s the small gestures that make the biggest impact. Equally important is telling someone about the positive impact that they had on your life.
Takeaway: Leadership isn’t a title, it’s about making a difference.
What you’ll learn: The past model of an all-knowing superhero standing on high has to change to match the fast-paced world of today. Old training models of large companies are producing a 58% gap in candidates for future leadership.
Takeaway: Three questions future leaders should be asking:
Where are you looking to anticipate the next change?
What is the diversity of your network?
Is there a practice that you do out of comfort that you should abandon?
What you’ll learn: This is a summary talk on a few studies on high-performing teams. The highest performing teams don’t have the highest IQs, but they have high degrees of social empathy; roughly equal voices, with no one voice louder; and have more women in them.
Takeaway: When social support is integrated into cultures of large organizations, they see an increase in productivity of 10%.