InteresTED – Why great Leaders take Humor seriously.

There’s a mistaken belief in today’s working world that leaders need to be serious all the time to be taken seriously. The research tells a different story. Based on the course they teach at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, behavioral scientist Jennifer Aaker and corporate strategist Naomi Bagdonas delve into the surprising power of humor.…

InterestTED – The Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers

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.   Learning objectives: Identify main habits of “original” thinkers Discuss & share…

InteresTED: 100 Days of Rejection

Jia Jiang adventures boldly into a territory so many of us fear: rejection. By seeking out rejection for 100 days — from asking a stranger to borrow $100 to requesting a “burger refill” at a restaurant — Jiang desensitized himself to the pain and shame that rejection often brings and, in the process, discovered that…

InteresTED – The Happy Secret to Better Work

Psychologists have long challenged the premise that hard work and success brings one happiness. Although some may truly love what they do for a living, many of us however do it for a paycheck. The idea that one should work harder in order to be happier, is backwards thinking according to Psychologist, Shawn Achor. So,…