1.14.2019 9:20 AM

The Art and Science of Creativity - [English]: Tom Kelley at TEDxTokyo

9:15 AM

Tom Kelley(Founder-Ideo) - Treat Life As an Experiment





Sometimes it works out, and sometimes it doesn't. Just ask Thomas Edison, the makers of WD-40, and vacuum guru James Dyson - who collectively tested thousands of ideas before finding a handful that stuck. But the point behind the practice of experimentation in innovative thinking, says IDEO General Manager Tom Kelley. Take risks frequently, and be prepared in case the resulting action fails to meet your expectations. Fail forward, and there will be learning from your mistakes along the way.

12.19.2018 11:00 AM

DCSUG - The Art and Practice of the Agile Leader by Michael Hamman



DCSUG - The Art and Practice of the Agile Leader by Michael Hamman

Organizations around the globe are struggling to adapt to an increasingly turbulent economic, technological and business environment. Many companies are responding to the turbulence of today’s world by adopting agile development in their product and service delivery. But, as many organizational leaders are finding, getting the implementation of Agile delivery methods and business practices right presents significant organizational challenges. Which inevitably begs the question for the organizational leader who truly grasps the nature of the challenge: how can I, as a leader, as a manager, build long-term, institutional conditions that support sustainable delivery and business agility—in people, in systems and structures, in me? This talk presents some perspectives on the role and the path of the Transformational Agile Leader. First, we inquire into what we mean by “transformation” (it probably doesn’t mean what you think it means). Then, we delve into the nature of the mindset shift necessary of the Transformational Agile Leader. When effective in this leadership role, the Agile Leader operates across three horizons of leadership: Personal-Leadership, Relationship-Leadership and Organization-Leadership. A walk-through of each of these horizons will take us into a final discussion about what takes to fully occupy this role of the Agile Leader.

DCSUG - The Art and Practice of the Agile Leader by Michael Hamman

12.18.2018 1:00 PM

Sprinting with Cerebral Palsy | Dave Dame | TEDxToronto



Sprinting with Cerebral Palsy | Dave Dame | TEDxToronto

Dave Dame may have Cerebral Palsy (CP), but it doesn’t have him. Dave is a renowned thought leader in the space of organizational change, and helps large companies move from ideation to validation—all while inspiring leadership to be the change they want to see. Armed with the same agile techniques he teaches to organizations looking to break the status quo, Dave navigates the struggles of CP with grit and grace. Discover that when you see the world differently, you have a different world available to you. From being a child unable to speak to running a 5K, Dave Dame has overcome many obstacles despite his diagnosis of cerebral palsy. By developing life hacks and alternative paths to personal and professional success, Dave has become a leader in the Agile community. He dedicates his work to helping organizational teams in transition leverage and implement Agile best practices and quality management and has trained over 600 professionals in the field. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://ift.tt/102EAFM

Sprinting with Cerebral Palsy | Dave Dame | TEDxToronto

11:00 AM

The surprising habits of original thinkers | Adam Grant



The surprising habits of original thinkers | Adam Grant

How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies "originals": thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals — including embracing failure. "The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they're the ones who try the most," Grant says. "You need a lot of bad ideas in order to get a few good ones." TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at https://ift.tt/maCRwI Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: https://ift.tt/AaF5HI Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector

The surprising habits of original thinkers | Adam Grant