The most extroverted society

What To Look For In Great Leaders: Gary Bertoline at TEDxPurdueU
May 27, 2013

What are the personal characteristics that connect great leaders throughout history? Dr. Gary Bertoline has identified the 5 attributes of authentic leadership and teaches us how to identify effective leaders, and even how we can become leaders in our own communities! Dr. Bertoline is Dean of the College of Technology, a Distinguished Professor in the department of Computer Graphics Technology, and a Professor of Computer & Information Technology at Purdue University. Dr. Bertoline’s research focuses on scientific visualization, interactive immersion environments, cyberinfrastructure, and grid computing. See more at

3:00 Our society is the most extroverted society in the world


Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are

Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are
TED Talks. Jun 2012

Amy Cuddy’s research on body language reveals that we can change other people’s perceptions — and even our own body chemistry — simply by changing body positions.

Don’t fake it till you make it. Fake it till you become it.

“Our bodies change our minds, and our minds can change our behavior, and our behavior can change our outcomes.”

“When we think of nonverbals, we think of how we judge others. … We tend to forget, though, the other audience that’s influenced by our nonverbals: ourselves.”

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The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

Susan Cain on “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking”

TED Radio Hour: How Do Introverts Share Ideas?
June 06, 2012
In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert.
But, as author Susan Cain argues, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated.

Quiet, Please: Unleashing “The Power of Introverts”
Jan. 30, 2012
From Gandhi to Joe DiMaggio to Mother Teresa to Bill Gates, introverts have done a lot of good work in the world. But being quiet, introverted or shy was sometimes looked at as a problem to overcome.

in today’s era of reality television, Twitter and widespread self-promotion, it seems that cultural mandate is in overdrive.


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