What if your job didn’t control your life? Brazilian CEO Ricardo Semler practices a radical form of corporate democracy, rethinking everything from board meetings to how workers report their vacation days (they don’t have to). It’s a vision that rewards the wisdom of workers, promotes work-life balance — and leads to some deep insight on what work, and life, is really all about. Bonus question: What if schools were like this too?
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What keeps us happy and healthy as we go
through life? If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone – but,
according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you’re mistaken. As the
director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has
unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this
talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well
as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling,
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Clive is a Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at Middlesex University in England. For the past seven years, he has studied the evidence and effects of toxic leadership, and in particular the influence of the presence of corporate psychopaths on various workplace outcomes, including on levels of conflict and bullying at work.