Our TED Talk recommendation this month is by Drew Dudley, whom encourages a change in our understanding of leadership. He tells the story of the impact he had on girl in college. Simply by making the girl and those around her laugh on her first day of college, he became an important person in the girl’s life story. Drew says: “to think that maybe the biggest impact I’d ever had on anyone’s life . . . was a moment that I didn’t even remember.”
Though the moment did not seem significant to Drew at the time, it guided the girl’s decision to stay in college and introduced her to the man she would later marry.
“As long as we make leadership something bigger than us, as long as we keep leadership beyond us and make it about changing the world,” said Drew, “we give ourselves an excuse not to expect it every day, from ourselves and from each other.”
Find this TED Talk at https://www.ted.com/talks/drew_dudley_everyday_leadership/transcript
This article was published in the Future Leaders & Entrepreneurs Exchange’s (FLEX) June 2019 edition of the FLEX Your Ideas (FYI) Newsletter.