This is a thought-provoking book on what makes the kind of extraordinary person who changes the way we think, listen, write or view the world.
It looks at the lives and works of four extraordinary individuals: Wolfgand Amadeus Mozart, Sigmund Freud, Virginia Woolf and Mahatma Gandhi.
Howard Gardiner presents four types of extraordinary minds that he calls Master, Maker, Introspector, and Influencer. He then provides an example for each Mozart, Freud, Woolf, and Gandhi respectively.
Video: Gurteen Knowledge Cafe, NAB, Melbourne, October 2010
This is a short video of a Gurteen Knowledge Cafe that I facilitated for Peter Houlihan at the National Australia Bank in Melbourne in October 2010.
The session was captured on a flip cam without the use of a roving mic, so the sound is not clear and has had some extensive editing to fit into a short learning piece, but it gives a good idea of what the Cafe is all about.
The question posed to the group as the "conversational seed" was "What if true leadership involves embracing complexity by widening the circle of involvement rather than restricting it?
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