Video: Managing our divided brain

Psychiatrist Iain McGilchrist describes the real differences between the left and right halves of the human brain. It’s not simply « emotion on the right, reason on the left, » but something far more complex and interesting. A Best of the Web talk from RSA Animate. A must see!   Psychatrist Iain McGilchrist is the author of « The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World. Source : http://www.ted.com/talks/iain_mcgilchrist_the_divide

How to please workers and shareholders?

Lincoln Electric, a welding manufacturing company based in Ohio, has not laid off any employee for economic reasons since World War II, even in recession periods. How did they do it? Through a specific incentive management system, they foster both high competition and strong cooperation inside the company. Bonuses almost always exceed 60% of an employee’s basic earning, knowing that the average worker compensation is 68.000$ a year. Have they found the grail? Maybe not, yet through unusual managerial practices, they found a way to protect workers as well as profits. Video : Cleveland Manufacturer welds together job security, profits … Lire la suite

How great leaders inspire action: a great video

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question « Why? » His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers. Simon Sinek In 2009, Simon Sinek released the book « Start With Why » — a synopsis of the theory he has begun using to teach others how to become effective leaders and inspire change. Source : http://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action.html

Video: innover dans l’éducation ?

Dans la suite à la fois poignante et amusante de sa fameuse présentation de TED 2006, Sir Ken Robinson plaide pour un apprentissage personnalisé en lieu et place des enseignements standardisés – il s’agit de créer les conditions où les talents naturels des enfants peuvent s’épanouir. Video sous-titrable. Source : http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/fre_fr/sir_ken_robinson2   La célèbre video de 2006 ou comment « l’Ecole tue la créativité » : http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson1

Un bébé découvre l’IPAD !!

Comment un bébé réagit face à la nouvelle locomotive d’Apple : l’iPad ? C’est à cette question que j’ai voulu répondre en tentant cette expérience avec Clémentine, un bébé de 20 mois. Elle n’en est pas à sa première expérience high-tech puisqu’elle navigue déjà depuis plusieurs mois sur l’iPhone. http://www.cnetfrance.fr/news/quand-un-bebe-decouvre-l-ipad-39751831.htm Très impressionnant de voir la facilité avec laquelle un bébé de 20 mois intègre ces outils…

Bill Gates Talks About How To Change The World (Live Video)

How does Bill Gates inspire students to change the world? Tune in here to find out. Gates is kicking off a college tour today with a speech to students at UC Berkeley. He will talk about the big challenges facing the world today (poverty, health, energy, climate change) and what can be done to tackle them. The key is innovation in both the public and private sectors, using technology in smart ways, and changing people’s economic incentives. He begins with a rhetorical question: “Are the brightest minds working on the most important problems? Probably not.” Go back to work… Read … Lire la suite