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Our Leadership Louisville Center president Cynthia Knapek finds inspiration and creative energy from TED Talks. Here are some of her favorites from TED, along with books, authors and resources she recommends. As you find a few moments to “sharpen the saw”, we hope you find these resources valuable.
Featured article: “To Get More Creative, Become Less Productive” by Art Markman, author of Smart Thinking
Featured TED Talk:
If you’re looking to serve in our community, or if you already serve on a nonprofit board and are seeking board candidates, the Center for Nonprofit Excellence has created a new website called BoardMatch. The website is live for individuals and nonprofits to create their profiles and find one another at boardmatch.cnpe.org.
More Learning for Leaders
“9 habits of profoundly influential people” article in Forbes, by Travis Bradberry, author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0.
TED Talk: Margaret Heffernan: Dare to Disagree
On Driving Change
“Influencer: The Power to Change Anything” by Kerry Patterson (book)
“The Power of Positive Deviance: How Unlikely Innovators Solve the World’s Toughest Problems” by Richard Pascale (book)
On Collective Impact
“Collective Impact” John Kania and Mark Kramer, Stanford Social Innovation Review (article)
“The 17 Undisputable Laws of Teamwork” by John Maxwell (book)
“The Wisdom of Crowds” by John Surowiecki (book)
On Marketing your Ideas
TED Talk: Derek Stivers: How to Start a Movement
“Made to Stick” Chip and Dan Heath (Harvard Business Review blog)
TED Talk: Seth Godin: Tribes
TED Talk : Seth Godin: How Ideas Spread
“Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations” by Clay Shirky (book)
TED Talk: Clay Shirky: Cognitive Surplus