TED Talks Viewing with Ron Lane

Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for the Public Safety Group Ron Lane hosted a lunchtime viewing of TED Talks. The theme of the videos was "Great Leaders are Great Decision-Makers: Leading without fear of being wrong."

Throughout the year, the General Managers will host similar lunchtime viewings of TED Talks with various themes. Look out for them on InSite under Employee Messages.

Extra Resources:

Video #1 demonstrates an example of a bad decision Challenger: The Untold Story Part 7 of 10 (min 0:00 through 4:47)

Video #2 is a TED Talk by Julia Galef -Why you think you’re right – even if you’re wrong (11:37). This video discusses why and how our beliefs and biases influence our decision making.

  • Speaker: Julia Galef, Writer

  • Julia Galef investigates how and why people change their minds.

  • Summary: Perspective is everything, especially when it comes to examining your beliefs. Are you a soldier, prone to defending your viewpoint at all costs -- or a scout, spurred by curiosity? Julia Galef examines the motivations behind these two mindsets and how they shape the way we interpret information, interweaved with a compelling history lesson from 19th-century France. When your steadfast opinions are tested, Galef asks: "What do you most yearn for? Do you yearn to defend your own beliefs or do you yearn to see the world as clearly as you possibly can?"

Video #3 – USS Vessel in Irish Sea

Video #4 is a TED Talk by Kathryn Schulz on Being Wrong (17:44)

  • Speaker: Kathryn Schulz, Wrongologist

  • Kathryn Schulz is a staff writer for the New Yorker and is the author of "Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error."

  • Summary: Most of us will do anything to avoid being wrong. But what if we're wrong about that? "Wrongologist" Kathryn Schulz makes a compelling case for not just admitting but embracing our fallibility.