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Simon Sinek: How Do Great Leaders Inspire Us To Take Action?

Friday, May 18, 2018

Leadership expert Simon Sinek says lasting movements need inspiring leaders. He argues the best leaders are the best followers — they believe they are following a cause bigger than themselves.

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Halla Tómasdóttir: How Can Leaders Inspire Others To Lead?

Friday, May 18, 2018

In 1980, Iceland elected the country's first female president. Halla Tómasdóttir grew up with this image of leadership, and then in 2016 ran for president. She says this is why more women need to run.

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Jochen Menges: What Role Does Charisma Play In Inspiring Followers?

Friday, May 18, 2018

What are the qualities of charismatic leaders? Professor of leadership Jochen Menges discusses why charismatic leaders have the power to inspire action — sometimes to a fault.

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Diane Wolk-Rogers: What My Students Taught Me About Inspiring A Movement

Friday, May 18, 2018

As a history teacher who lived through the horrific Parkland school shooting, Diane Wolk-Rogers describes what it takes for movements to inspire change — and how her students are doing that now.

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Naomi Klein: What's The Glue That Makes Some Movements Endure?

Friday, May 18, 2018

We now face an increasing list of global crises. But why aren't more of us taking action? Naomi Klein compares our circumstances with those of previous generations who took action for lasting change.

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Luvvie Ajayi: Can Creating Discomfort In Others Help Change The Status Quo?

Friday, April 27, 2018

Speaking up — especially about topics that are difficult to discuss — can be scary but necessary. Writer and blogger Luvvie Ajayi feels it's her role to push people outside their comfort zones.

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Tim Ferriss: How Can We Become Comfortable With Discomfort?

Friday, April 27, 2018

How can we conquer our fears? Entrepreneur Tim Ferriss says that by taking action, we can train ourselves to accept discomfort, become more resilient, and expand our horizons.

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Dan Pallotta: How Can We Push Ourselves To Dream Big?

Friday, April 27, 2018

Stepping outside of one's comfort zone can happen on different levels. Entrepreneur and humanitarian activist Dan Pallotta says that doing so is not only important for individuals — but for society.

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Ann Morgan: What Can You Learn From Reading The World?

Friday, April 27, 2018

In 2012, Ann Morgan set out to read a book from nearly 200 different countries around the world. She describes how that experience challenged her limits and tested her assumptions.

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Tanya Menon: What Can We Gain By Expanding Our Social Circles?

Friday, April 27, 2018

Humans naturally seek out cliques or in-groups. But organizational psychologist Tanya Menon encourages us to break out of our social comfort zones, for wider opportunities to grow.

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Peggy Orenstein: How Should We Talk To Our Kids About Sex?

Friday, April 06, 2018

Author Peggy Orenstein warns if parents don't educate kids about sex — the media will. She says that leads to risky behavior — and keeps young women from expecting equality in sexual relationships.

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Caroline Paul: How Can We Instill Bravery In Girls?

Friday, April 06, 2018

Writer and former firefighter Caroline Paul argues that in order to raise confident girls, parents must encourage them to take risks and have the same kinds of adventures boys do.

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Aala El-Khani: How Do You Help Kids Cope With Trauma?

Friday, April 06, 2018

Children in war zones experience unimaginable hardship, says Dr. Aala El-Khani. She says parents must play a major role in helping children survive — even thrive — in the wake of trauma.

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Sarah Kay: What Advice Would You Give Your Future Daughter?

Friday, April 06, 2018

Spoken word poet Sarah Kay imagines what it would like to raise a child in a world of happiness, heartache, and everything in between.

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Julie Lythcott-Haims: What's The Harm In Overparenting?

Friday, April 06, 2018

Former Stanford dean Julie Lythcott-Haims says overinvolved parents prevent kids from developing agency. She urges parents to focus on what's more important: unconditional love ... and chores.

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Adam Foss: Can Prosecutors Stem The Tide Of Mass Incarceration?

Friday, March 16, 2018

Former prosecutor Adam Foss lays out the damaging effects an arrest, a criminal record, and a prison sentence can have on marginalized individuals. He argues prosecutors can be at the helm of reform.

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Dena Simmons: How Does Imposter Syndrome Affect Students Of Color?

Friday, March 16, 2018

When Bronx-native Dena Simmons received a scholarship to attend a majority white boarding school, she felt like an imposter. Simmons suggests ways students of color can be made to feel more accepted.

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Miriam Zoila Pérez: How Does Racism Affect Pregnant Women And Babies?

Friday, March 16, 2018

Why do pregnant women of color have different health outcomes from their white counterparts? Writer and activist Miriam Zoila Pérez explains the ways racism manifests for these women and their babies.

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Clint Smith: How Should You Raise A Black Son In America?

Friday, March 16, 2018

How do you raise a child in a world taught to fear the color of their skin? Poet and writer Clint Smith explains the difficulty of black parenting, and the implications of being black in America.

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Michael Tilson Thomas: Why Is Music So Good At Conveying Emotion?

Friday, March 09, 2018

Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas traces the history of classical music, revealing its power to present a variety of complex human emotions.

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