TED began in 1984 with a conference. The annual conference still continues, and I daresay that its web site has grown exponentially in popularity.
So, on TED, you’ll watch famous people as well as people you’ve never heard of on all kinds of topics.
So what I love about this particular talk is how Gilbert recounts poet Ruth Stone’s description of creative inspiration. It’s as if, she says, a “thunderous train of air” is blowing through the landscape, and you can see it and feel it. And if you don’t catch it (write it down) while it’s in your backyard, it’s going to blow away to the next artist, writer, poet.
The number one goal when I started coaching with Lee was to find a full time position that spoke to my passions and talents in the non-profit world after being laid off due to budget cuts in a job I thought would be my last before enjoying retirement. Lee helped me dissolve the residual anger I was experiencing when we met and I am now reveling in some positive changes that were made since my departure. I got the new career and I find it fulfilling and challenging in all the best ways.
A definition of leadership can be found in an ancient source. 6th Century B.C. philosopher, Lao Tzu said; “When the best leader’s work is done, the people say, we did it ourselves.” Leadership is the capacity of people to develop, to create, and to sustain over time. Paradoxically, the very acts of leadership that enable people to self-govern are often invisible, and rarely seen as leadership. Lee seeks to discover, give voice, and create visibility for these subtle, yet critical, forms of leadership. She holds you in her heart, while simultaneously pushing you into your best self. What an incredible skill! – Shelley Jacobson, CEO, Minnesota Communities Caring For Children October 2015