Showing posts from September, 2022

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General - on the Democratic Republic of the Congo [scroll down for French version] | United Nations Secretary-General

Image - United Nations Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General The Secretary-General strongly condemns the attack, on 5 February,  against a helicopter of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). The helicopter came under fire while travelling from Beni to Goma, North Kivu province, resulting in one South African peacekeeper killed and another severely injured. The crew managed to land the helicopter in Goma.   posted by friends:   (2) @UN_News_Centre: .@ antonioguterres strongly condemns the attack against a helicopter of @ MONUSCO . He recalls that attacks against United Nations peacekeepers may constitute a war crime under international law. Full statement:… 06.02.2023 00.48.47 @UN_Spokesperson: .@ antonioguterres strongly condemns the attack against a helicopter of @ MONUSCO . He recalls that attacks against United Nations peacekeepers may constitute a war crim

Thrive: TED Talks from Indigenous leaders, in partnership with Nia Tero

Michael Painter and Sally Kohn host TED Salon: Thrive, presented in partnership with Nia Tero, at the TED World Theater in New York City on September 22, 2022. (Photo: Gilberto Tadday / TED) The first-ever TED Salon co-created in partnership with Nia Tero featured five extraordinary Indigenous leaders, collectively representing thousands of communities worldwide. Speaking on issues connected to Indigenous environmental guardianship, the speakers laid out a compelling vision for how to better steward the Earth. The event: TED Talks from five Indigenous leaders, hosted by Nia Tero’s managing director of programs  Michael Painter and TED curator Sally Kohn When and where: Thursday, September 22, 2022, at TED World Theater in New York City Opening remarks : From Katsitsionni Fox , who opened the space by giving thanks to everything from the strawberries and bugs to the winds and the Moon; and from Nia Tero’s CEO Peter Seligmann , who spoke on the importance of centering Indigenou

How a letter by Pope Francis became a movement, a TED Talk and now a film

In October 2020, for the launch of TED’s climate initiative, Countdown , HH Pope Francis gave a TED Talk (his second) on the moral imperative to act on climate change. It was inspired by his encyclical letter (book) Laudato si’ , “On caring for our common home.” An excerpt from that TED Talk is now featured in a new documentary film centered on the Pope’s message. First published in 2015, Laudato si’ became a rare papal encyclical that permeated mainstream discourse. It hit a nerve and became a global sensation, widely commented on (and criticized). It also gave rise to the Laudato si’ Movement , which has now brought together a stellar production team (whose previous works include the global hit My Octopus Teacher ) to make the new film called The Letter – A message for our Earth . (See the trailer ). It is supported by YouTube Originals, where it will premiere on October 4 at 9am US Pacific time and 6pm Central European time. We have asked Tomás Insua , the executive directo

TED Idea Search: Africa 2022 winners selected

Journalist Adeola Fayehun and TED curator Cloe Shasha Brooks host the TED Idea Search: Africa 2022 to discover new voices. From April through June 2022, the TED Idea Search: Africa 2022 applications were open to anyone living in or descended from the African continent. Applicants were required to create a two-minute video as a part of their submission.  After sorting through hundreds of applications, the TED team selected ten finalists to participate in two virtual TED Membership events, where the finalists talked more about their ideas and participated in a Q&A with TED Members. After each Q&A, TED Members had the opportunity to vote on each finalist’s idea and speaking style. Thanks to those ratings, the TED team selected three winners who will be invited to give a TED Talk, either virtually or in person. Those winners are:   Chinyanta Kabaso , dancer, based in Glasgow, Scotland Kabaso studies the roots and meanings of traditional African dance styles and performs dan

Top Story: Rules for great leaders.

• Read everyday. • Spend time with nature. • Ask questions. • Never stop learning. • Don't pay attention to what others think of you. • Do what interests you the most. • Study hard. • Teach others what you know. • Make mistakes and learn. • It's Okay to not know things! — Prof. Feynman (@ProfFeynman) September 27, 2022 Thoughts of The Gifted on Leadership.

Top Story: Is Education for progress or examination?

Education is about progress, not exam results. — Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar) September 26, 2022 Thoughts of The Gifted on Leadership.

Top Story: Is Gender Equality going backward?

Gender equality is going backwards, with women’s lives getting worse: from poverty to choices around sexual and reproductive health. We need concerted action to empower all women and girls & achieve true equality in our societies. — António Guterres (@antonioguterres) September 25, 2022 Thoughts of The Gifted on Leadership.

Top Story: How do we attract, develop and retain the best talents in the nonprofit sector? by Tijah Bolton Akpan

My experience has been this: 1. Have a revolving volunteer-to-programme pipeline; do not be afraid to pay volunteers while you're teaching them the ropes, even when you think they're contributing nothing. They'll make your best staffers tomorrow. Go for passion, not ready-made skills. Skills can be taught. Passion can't. If you find both in one package, the better. 2. Do not be scared of teaching your new hands the secrets you took a decade or more to learn. Show them the hacks. Don't be like some parents who want their children to learn life skills the hard way 😜. 3. Expose them, locally and internationally. Don't be scared that if they go out, other organizations will poach them. As they grow, break them into your circle. As ED, take a back seat and give them leadership and public facing roles. That's how their competency and confidence grows. Your organization will be the better for it! 4. Be a leader, not a boss. I can't loud this enough. 5. I&

Top Story: How to solve our common problemsby UN chief

Our world is in big trouble. Let’s develop common solutions to common problems — grounded in goodwill, trust, and the rights shared by every human being. Let’s work as one, as a coalition of the world. As united nations. — António Guterres (@antonioguterres) September 20, 2022 Thoughts of The Gifted on Entrepreneurship

Top Story: Bringing the real world into the class.

Listen, I know education is all “rigor, relevance, and relationships,” but sometimes I think we need less LET’S BRING THE REAL WORLD INTO THE CLASSROOM and more wonder and thought about the world we want to create. — The Madwoman in the Classroom (@heymrsbond) September 20, 2022 Thoughts of The Gifted on Leadership.

“ReThinking with Adam Grant”: New podcast challenges listeners to let go of old ideas and gain new perspective

In response to the overwhelming popularity of Adam Grant’s interviews on the WorkLife podcast , TED Audio Collective has launched a new podcast, ReThinking with Adam Grant, to explore the science of what makes us tick. TED speaker and organizational psychologist Adam Grant will interview today’s most fascinating creators, achievers and leaders to figure out how they think and what they want us to rethink.  “My favorite part of being a psychologist is discovering something new about how we think — especially when I find out that something I thought I knew wasn’t true,” said host Adam Grant. “Having a weekly show is the perfect excuse to have more surprising, more eye-opening conversations. I can’t believe I get to talk with the most interesting minds on earth and call it part of my job.” Adam will bring curiosity and science to conversations and debates with people like entrepreneur and investor Mark Cuban, death-defying rock climber Alex Honnold, novelist Celeste Ng, Oscar wi

Future-facing ideas from emerging leaders: TED Talks from the Bezos Scholars

Lily James Olds and Leonie Hoerster host the Bezos Scholars salon at the TED World Theater in New York City on September 9, 2022. (Photo: Gilberto Tadday / TED) The first-ever TED Salon co-created in partnership with the Bezos Family Foundation featured incredible ideas from the Bezos Scholars — extraordinary young people thinking about the future of education, human rights, financial systems and more — as well as some special TED Fellows guests. The result of a years-long collaboration between the Bezos Scholars and TED Fellows, this energetic, future-facing TED session showcased the organizations’ shared belief in and commitment to socially engaged innovation and human ingenuity. The event: TED Talks from the Bezos Scholars, hosted by TED Fellows co-director Lily James Olds and senior program manager Leonie Hoerster When and where: Friday, September 9, 2022, at TED World Theater in New York City Comedy: From TED Fellow and comedian Negin Farsad , who opened the salon with

Top Story: 7 Tips to get your dream job.

After interviewing thousands in my career, I can tell you most people suck at answering this question: "Tell me about yourself." Use these 7 tips to stand out and land the job: — Anthony Disney (@buildinglegends) September 12, 2022 Thoughts of The Gifted on Leadership.

Why TED Countdown is staging climate “Dilemma” discussions

In June 2022, TED’s climate initiative, Countdown, convened in New York for its first Dilemma Series event, titled “Is there a role for carbon credits in accelerating a fair, net-zero world?” Carbon credits are a very controversial topic, one that elicits decidedly contrasting reactions. One hundred people gathered over 36 hours of deep conversations and hands-on workshops to confront those positions and bridge divides in a constructive manner. The Countdown team is now preparing to stage its second Dilemma Series gathering, in London this October, around the even thornier question: “What is the role of fossil fuels between now and 2050?” We asked Lindsay Levin and Bruno Giussani, two of the cofounders of TED Countdown, why they and their team decided to create this new discussion format. What is the Dilemma Series? It’s a string of carefully curated events designed to look at some of the “knots” in the climate change space, where diverging positions have solidified into an inabi

Top Story: 3 years Lessons on Entrepreneurship.

15 lessons about entrepreneurship that took me 3+ years to learn. 🧵 — Justin Welsh (@thejustinwelsh) September 12, 2022

Top Story: Seven skills that all entrepreneurs should know.

Every entrepreneur should know how to: 1. Outsource 2. Automate 3. Eliminate 4. Delegate 5. Motivate 6. Write 7. Sell These 7 skills make up 90% of your success. Master them. — MATT GRAY (@matt_gray_) September 6, 2022 Thoughts of The Gifted on Entrepreneurship

Top Story: Who is a great manager?

Great managers are masters at: • Interviewing • Negotiation • Leading • Delegating • Learning 5 killer threads to get you started: — Brian Bourque 💎 (@bbourque) September 6, 2022 Thoughts of The Gifted on Leadership.

Top Story: Making How to search Google. Mandatory in Schools

Make how to search Google mandatory in school: — Chris Hladczuk (@chrishlad) September 5, 2022 Thoughts of The Gifted on Leadership.

Top Story:What Leadership is not?

This is important! 🙌 — Brad Weinstein (@WeinsteinEdu) September 2, 2022 Thoughts of The Gifted on Leadership.

Top Story: Teaching your child like Warren Buffett was taught

Warren Buffet started investing at age 11. But most parents don't teach their kids about money at all. 10 financial concepts every parent should teach their kids: — Zain Kahn (@heykahn) August 30, 2022 Thoughts of The Gifted on Entrepreneurship