TED Talks: Lead Well to Live Well

Nick Macchione, Director for Health & Human Services Agency, showed two TED Talk videos on improving lives through purpose and passion at the County Operations Center Tuesday.

“Every individual has gifts and talents that can make a lasting impact,” said Macchione. “However, only a minority of people utilize those gifts and talents to live up to their full potential. Tying your gifts and talents with your personal purpose not only leads to a more successful career, but a significant one.”

Watch the videos, review Macchione's notes, and join in on the conversation:

With help from some surprising footage, Derek Sivers explains how movements really get started. (Hint: it takes two.)

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership starting with a golden circle and the question "why?"

What do you think makes a good leader? Tell us in the comment section below.