RESOURCES FOR LEADERSHIP
TED Website: Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.
This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.
TED Website: Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership — starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers.
This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxPuget Sound , an independent event. TED editors featured it among our selections on the home page.
THE SCIENCE OF GIVING
Many of us believe spending money on ourselves will make us happier than spending money on others. Yet the opposite is true: In one study, participants were asked to spend $5 on themselves or $5 on someone else. Guess which group was measurably happier? Those who spent mony on other people!
When you give to another person, there’s a physiological response…
Volunteering is more than spending one’s time actively participating in selfless acts or activities that benefit other people. It has a greater impact on society as a whole. Volunteers are of great help to the community as they immerse themselves in a pool of opportunities. These opportunities are one reason why we need to encourage more students to volunteer… READ MORE
You’ve heard that volunteering is key to getting into college. But did you know that not all community service was created equal? College admissions officers may gloss over some types of service listed on your application, but some may stand out and help position you as a more attractive candidate…READ MORE