What happens when you take two of the most energetic, passionate people ever and get them talking about equipping young leaders to change the world right now, today? Well, it’s a lot like throwing gasoline on a fire – all in a really, really good way.
You probably already know and love Angela Maiers from her viral Tedx talk, You Matter. She is an educator who says she never realized others saw her as a leader until companies began hiring her to bring her lessons from the classroom to transform their companies. But with her frequent appearances on HuffPost Live and her very recent addition to our own League of Extraordinary Thinkers, hopefully she’s getting the hint.
David Hain's insight:
Excellent - and an interesting new TV channel worth following.
Conference was held May 6-May 10, 2013. This page houses all the presentations that were archived. Some speakers include Yong Zhao, Steven Anderson, Andy Hargreaves, Pasi Sahlberg, Michael Fullan, Walter McKenzie, and many others.
With the emergence of a global civilization, we need to move beyond the “us and them” mentality that lends itself to so much conflict, violence, and self-destruction. An absolutely essential ingredient for this is empathy.
Here are just a few more extremely interesting ideas that are changing the way we think about our species:
Roman Krznaric’s concept of Outrospection, the act of learning more about ourselves and our world by empathizing with others, and “The Six Habits of Highly Empathic People”;Charles Eisenstein’s ideas about an expanded sense of self explained in his books, Ascent of Humanity and Sacred Economics;Non-Violent Communication, developed by Marshall Rosenberg (we even have a newly-formed local Non-Violent Communication team here in Athens, Greece); andScilla Elworthy’s powerful Ted Talk about fighting with non-violence.
Also, more and more organizations centered around empathy, compassion, altruism and generosity are popping up all the time. Here are just a few: Greater Good, Roots of Empathy, Center for Building a Culture of Empathy, Random Acts of Kindness, Charter for Compassion, The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (not to mention all of the talk and action around sharing and gift economies, like the Post Growth Institute’s Free Money Day.) by Jen Hinton,
EarthHack launched by Marblar and The Climate Group, with support from IKEA and Philips (Philips, IKEA, @ClimateGroup & @Play_Marblar are looking for inventors to re-imagine tech for sustainable homes: http://t.co/XOd1qegljf)...
"Forget about foreplay. Let’s go straight to it: why are you here? Here in this world. To help you see clearly or refine your already-known purpose, I offer these 12 questions to support your pursuit of living life on purpose.
Beyond Happiness: Buddhism and Human Flourishing Patheos (blog) We read Seligman's book, Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment, debating the psychology and ethics of various ways of...
David Hain's insight:
There's good happiness and there's bad happiness...
"German psychoanalyst Eric Fromm said, “The task we must set for ourselves is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity.”
Everyone I have ever known — I take that back — every likableperson I have ever known in this world has admitted to periods of sheer insecurity. They looked at themselves from the perspective of someone else — perhaps a person with no appreciation of their talents, personality traits, abilities—and judged themselves unfairly according to the perverted view."