Simon Sinek and the Story of Leadership

This 99u session by Simon Sinek is just phenomenal. Compelling examples, excellent humor and fascinating neurobiology come together to describe who we are and how we become leaders.

Earlier this week, in hopes of connecting the nano to the macro, I showed this to some undergraduate biochemistry students who were learning about neurotransmitter structure and function. They were enthralled, and I likely got a jolt of serotonin and maybe even some oxytocin too.

Love you, 99u!!

“If you’re not in the arena also getting your ass kicked…

…then I’m not interested in your feedback. Period.”

That’s from Brené Brown’s 99u talk. And there’s so much more good perspective packed in there as well. Love the storytelling approach and the good humor. Give it whirl by hitting the link below.

Brené Brown: Why Your Critics Aren’t The Ones Who Count

Update: pairs quite nicely with this Anna Akana video on sucking, criticism and practice.

“What if you’re not the creative genius here…

… and what if there’s not one idea… what if everyone could do what you’ve done in solving these problems around the house? What if it was normal for anyone to redesign their stuff?”
—Jane ni Dhulchaointigh

I often visit the 99u website for tips, guides and inspiration. Here’s a link to a video from their conference that I really enjoyed. While watching it, the words I’ve quoted above really jumped out as reminder of the power of reframing.

Jane ni Dhulchaointigh: The Magic Is in The Process