Discussion in 'The Pub' started by spakuloid, Jan 15, 2015.
You all might like this. Pretty amazing speaker and message.
45 minutes. Please summarize?
Well he's a great public speaker talking about what makes a truly competent and effective leader and why people are biologically tuned to follow them. There is more he extrapolates from it -- but if you like TED talks and are into leadership and team building this is pretty much one of those.
There's only one relevant issue related to leadership, despite all this biz speak nonsense - pay me enough to follow you. Anything else is some BS attempt to save money to give to someone else. When CEO's don't earn 5000% more than everyone else, i might consider following one.
Well maybe if you watched the vid - you'd see he is speaking directly to that point.
Why does a point take 45 minutes to make?
Definitely sounds interesting! Thank you for that summary. I will watch it.
That's business leader style. Talk till everyone tunes out. Say nothing. Doesn't really matter - greed is a problem in our culture and it just manifests itself here. To solve this problem, you're gonna have to convince people culturally that money != success and get them to spend more time with their family than at work.
Maybe listen to it first mate??
Leaders eat last. The end.
Leaders eat last because the food might be poisoned?
that was really good.
45 minutes WELL spent.
Are you going to start eating last now?
I think I'll watch it again in a while.
Well, ok I will too.
I found it really resonated with me because of my career. A lot of stuff he said applied directly to my business situation.
It may not hit the same chord with you (or anyone else). But even if it doesn't he's well spoken and interesting and I hope you wouldn't feel like you wasted 45 minutes.
For those of you who don't want to chance 45 minutes, the gist of the talk is wrapped up in this cliché: "Good leaders put their ass on the line to cover their people, poor leaders put their people on the line to cover their ass".
I am glad you liked it - I stumbled upon it by happy YouTube accident. I thought it would be decent of me to pass it along since I know a lot of people here have actual jobs with actual people. To me - it does not reek of typical business speak and pep talk teambuilding cliches - of which I have had to sit through several.
I come here mostly for the laughs and the bickering (which amuses me a lot) but every now and then I learn something really cool.
This was one of the latter. So, thanks!
I've met Simon a few times as we have a few mutual acquaintances. He even spoke at a few business functions where I worked. Nice guy with a good message and a genuine desire to help others. He really is a great speaker.
Because people who listen to Ted talks aren't the brightest.