Avoid Negative Thinking: TEDx Talk with E-Guide for Leaders and Teams

  • TEDx Talk

Last October, one of our partners, Ted Powell, delivered a TEDxJacksonville talk on the forces and perils of negative thinking in today’s rapidly changing world.

Some of you have may have seen the speech. A number of clients have shared that the message “refreshed” the self-awareness discoveries they gained by attending our leadership development programs, such as the High Impact Leadership Series and Peak Performance Seminars.

While Ted’s message is tailored to a large and broad audience—those influenced by the media and politics—negative thinking invades our leadership and organizational lives every day. The fearful mind, which Ted refers to as the “drunken monkey,” can hijack and disrupt project meetings, performance discussions, crisis management efforts, decision-making processes, and virtually any plan that must be executed by a human being!

A few of our clients facilitate continuous learning through informal TED talk viewing sessions, where the team can view and discuss a talk relevant to teamwork, collaboration, creativity, leadership, etc. We think this is a great idea! You can conduct these sessions in 1-2 hour timeframes, during lunch, morning coffee time, or anywhere in between.

To help you share with your team, we created a simple discussion guide you can use to debrief the talk.

Download the Discussion Guide


By |2018-11-13T18:01:26+00:00March 18th, 2015|

About the Author:

Ted Powell
After having been one of Stop At Nothing’s early clients, Ted became a Managing Partner in 1995. A preceding 14-year marketing career with American Express and AT&T inspired him to develop the skills he most admired in the leaders he encountered. In coaching and observing hundreds of leaders throughout the world, Ted sees that self-awareness and personal responsibility (or lack thereof) contribute more to success or failure than any other leadership or team development skill.

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