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Jul

J.K. Rowling Harvard Commencement Speech

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In an inspiring and memorable speech at a Harvard Commencement, world renowned J.K.Rowling talks about the importance of failure and imagination. Drawing on her own personal experiences of both, she offers deep insight into aspects of life not frequently talked about. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHGqp8lz36c Originally Sourced from Youtube Date: June 5th, 2008 Format: Speech

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05
Apr

What Makes a Good Life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

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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, […]

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15
Nov

How Great Leaders Inspire Action by Simon Sinek

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Fascinated by the leaders who make impact in the world, companies and politicians with the capacity to inspire, Simon Sinek has discovered some remarkable patterns in how they think, act and communicate. This TED talk originally recorded in September, 2009 at TedX Puget Sound has had over 24 million views. Sinek proposes that an idea, […]

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02
Nov

Should you live for your résumé … or your eulogy? – David Brooks

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Within each of us are two selves, suggests David Brooks in this meditative short talk: the self who craves success, who builds a résumé, and the self who seeks connection, community, love — the values that make for a great eulogy. (Joseph Soloveitchik has called these selves “Adam I” and “Adam II.”) Brooks asks: Can […]

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22
Jun

To Lead is to Serve – Audette Exel

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Watch a preview: Above is an excerpt from Audette Excel’s address at the National Student Leadership Forum 2013. The full audio can be streamed via Soundcloud below. Listen to the full audio: Title: To Lead is to Serve Speaker: Audette Excel Format: Video, Podcast Published: 2013, Sydney Publisher, City: National Student Leadership Forum, Sydney Access: […]

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26
May

John Rawls and the Veil of Ignorance – The School of Life

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James Winestock, one of our 2015 NSLF interns, reviews The School of Life’s John Rawls and The Veil of Ignorance. The School of Life is a YouTube channel that aims to deliver short, punchy videos summing up big political and philosophical ideas. This video is part of their political theory series. It addresses John Rawls’ […]

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24
May

Servant Leadership – Commissioner Andrew Scipione

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Above is an excerpt of Commissioner Andrew Scipione’s address to the delegates of 2012 in the Great Hall, Parliament House. Title: Servant Leadership Speaker: Commissioner Andrew Scipione Format: Video Year Published: 2015 Publisher: National Student Leadership Forum Access: Online Library of the National Student Leadership Forum

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15
May

Practicing Development as Freedom – Shanil Samarakoon

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Shanil Samarakoon is the founder of Empower Inc, an organization which enables entrepreneurs to build self-reliant communities. Empower enables a five-year vision for communities by providing access to capital, sustainable technologies and capacity for building and support. Shanil spent much of his early childhood in Botswana and Malawi and was connected with rural life in […]

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15
May

Reconnecting Humanity – Ehon Chan

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Ehon Chan is a social entrepreneur, innovator and digital branding professional. Having grown up in a developing country, Ehon’s motivations are simple and compelling. He has seen first hand the inequalities life and society can bring. He has experienced loss and grief at a personal and community level. It is these life experiences that drive […]

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15
May

School Transformation – Jihad Dib

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Jihad Dib is the Principal of Punchbowl Boys’ High School in Sydney’s South West. Appointed to the role of Principal at 33, Jihad was one of the youngest principals in NSW when he took over and his modern approach revolutionised the school. Jihad’s leadership has led to a significant reduction in absenteeism, increased morale, surging […]

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