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For there to be an authentic and inspired connection, we partner with individuals and companies who have open minds and curious hearts.
To prepare you for an enriching SPARK experience, please create the time and space to review the following tools.
Oprah Winfrey is our mentor and teacher. She is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist.
Watch the following videos on her final Oprah show, her Harvard Commencement Speech, on her LifeClass, her speech on Power of Women, her story at the Essence Festival, and most recently her inspiring talk at the 2018 Golden Globes when she won the Cecil B. de Mille Award. We also keep watching her latest USC commencement speech as a reminder to share our voice. These are just a few of the many wonderful videos with Oprah.
Simon Sinek inspires us to love what we do and to keep sharing. He is an author best known for popularizing the concept of “the golden circle” and to “Start With Why“, described by TED as “a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question “Why””.
Watch the following videos on “How great leaders inspire action” and “Why good leaders make you feel safe“. A few other great videos are “Why leaders eat last“, “Love your work“, and “Restoring The Human in Humanity”. Our latest and now favourite video from Simon is on “Understanding Empathy”.
Brené Brown inspires us to be brave and to be wild! She is an American scholar, author, and public speaker, who is currently a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. Over the last twelve years she has been involved in research on topics ranging from vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. She is the author of two #1 New York Times Bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection (2010) and Daring Greatly (2012). She and her work have been featured on PBS, NPR, TED, and CNN.
Jeff Weiner is an American businessman. He is the chief executive officer (CEO) of LinkedIn, a business-related social networking website.
Watch the following videos with Jeff on The Art of Conscious Leadership at Wisdom 2.0 Conference and with Oprah on Super Soul Sunday sharing Five Keys to Happiness and The Most Important Lesson He Learned as CEO.
Daniel Pink is the author of five provocative books — including three long-running New York Times bestsellers, A Whole New Mind, Drive, and To Sell is Human. Dan’s books have been translated into 34 languages and have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide.
Watch his video on “The puzzle of motivation”.
Shawn Achor is an American educator, author, and speaker known for his advocacy of positive psychology. He is best known for his research reversing the formula of success leading to happiness—his research shows that happiness in fact leads to success in his book The Happiness Advantage. Achor spent 12 years studying what makes people happy at Harvard University.
Watch his video on “The happy secret to better work“.
ARTICLES, WHITE PAPERS AND MORE VIDEOS
HBR: From the Knowledge Economy to the Human Economy by Dov Seidman
THNK: Leading with Love: Three Ways Great Leaders Show Love in the Workplace by Natasha Bonnevalle
The Profound Benefits of Love at Work by Jessica Amortegui
HBR: From Purpose to Impact by Nick Craig
HBR: The Best Companies Know How to Balance Strategy and Purpose by Laurent Chevreux
INC.: How a Sense of Purpose Boosts Engagement by Adam Vaccaro
HBR: Make Your Values Mean Something by Patrick M. Lencioni
INC.: How to Bring Your Values to Life by Lee Colan
HBR: The Authenticity Paradox by Herminia Ibarra
FORBES: Do You Know Your Why? 4 Questions to Find Your Purpose by Margie Warrell
FORBES: New Metrics for a New Reality by Dov Seidman
HBR: Can You Really Power An Organization With Love by Duncan Coombe
HBR: Employees Who Feel Love Perform Better by Sigal Barsade and Olivia A. O’Neill
HBR: What Leadership Training Fails–And What To Do About It by Michael Beer
TEDTALK: 4 ways to build a human company in the age of machines by Tim Leberecht
TEDTALK: Your body language may shape who you are by Amy Cuddy
TEDTALK: The power of passion and perseverance by Angela Lee Duckworth
The Ambition of a Human-Based Company by Gary Vaynerchuk
VIDEO: The Gift and Power of Emotional Courage by Susan David
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