AI Listserve Participants
Below is a sampling of videos which the participants on the AI Listserve shared when Jeff Fifield asked for suggestions of videos that inspire and invoke powerful positive messages.
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The video of Susan Boyle’s singing “I dreamed a
dream” on Britain’s Got Talent. Fits excellently into beginning the DREAM phase of an AI. If you haven’t seen this you can view it at
“Celebrate what’s right with the world” by DeWitt Jones.
Response by Maureen McKenna
3 min video by Dewitt Jones called More Than One Right Answer. In More Than One Right Answer, best selling author Dewitt Jones reminds us that it’s usually easy to find one right answer.
The challenge; however, lies in finding new answers and angles. It is amazing what we can discover when we look for multiple right answers to our problems and challenges. In true Dewitt
Jones fashion, this beautiful short film is perfect for any organization looking to open people’s minds to new ideas and ways of thinking.
Ben Zander videos:
ATTITUDE RADIATING POSSIBILITY
Preview at www.trainingabc.com/Attitude-Radiating-Possibility-with-Ben-Zander-p-16920.html
World-renowned conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Ben Zander, delivers a revolutionary approach for breaking mental barriers that prevent connection with others. In this video training program Attitude: Radiating
Possibility! Ben teaches all employees, from the frontline to top executives, how to discover a vibrant world of possibility that lies beyond these barriers.
Key Training Points:
Sit in the front row of your life. Participate!
When you make a mistake say: “How Fascinating!”
Quiet the “Voice in your head” that says “I can’t do it.”
Live in Radiating Possibility. Become a part of the song!
Invent a New Game: “I am a contribution.” Ask yourself, “How will I contribute
LEADERSHIP – AN ART OF POSSIBILITY
Preview at www.trainingabc.com/Leadership-An-Art-of-Possibility-with-Ben-Zander-p-16817.html
Experience the phenomenon of Ben Zander, world- renowned conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, as he expressively teaches a new and improved style of leadership in the exciting video training program Leadership: an Art of
Possibility. Ben and his partner Rosamund coach leaders to speak possibility from any position, in any organization, anywhere in the world.
Key Training Points:
– Speak Possibility
– Recognize the downward spiral and enroll people in the journey to Radiating Possibility
– Lead by making others more powerful (The conductor does not make a sound)
– Look for shining eyes
– Quiet the voice in the head that says, “I can’t do it”
– Everyone gets an “A” (Give people a possibility to live into, not an expectation to live up to)
Remember Rule #6!
You can watch Ben Zander on YouTube and www.TED.com if you don’t want to buy
the training videos. www.ted.com/talk/benjamin_zander_on_music_and_passion.html
Davos Meeting www.youtube.com/watch?v=zErpOnYZZH0
Some other videos that I like on YouTube:
Barbara Fredrickson – lots of videos on YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ds_9Df6dK7c – Positive Emotions
Marty Seligman – Positive Psychology: (lots of videos on YouTube)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FBxfd7DL3E – Why is Psychology Good? (this is from the TED site)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-rMuJW-UKg – Definition of Optimism
I was delighted to learn that this video was taped at a conference in Toronto with students for search for meaning.
Another great source for videos is www.TED.com – I have used many of their videos.
Recently I used the video ‘How to Start A Movement’ – people really enjoyed it. A great reminder that you are not a leader until someone follows you! Video is only 3 mins. www.ted.com/talk/derek_sivers_how_to_start_a_movement.html
Response by Nicolas Stampf
Donella Meadows was a very renown Systems Thinker who wrote some influent books on the field. One of those is “Thinking in Systems” (a very bright introduction to the field).
There’s a video of her speaking about Vision and how it’s been forgotten when people jump to action without building a vision first. She explains how her building an internal vision allowed her to see things already happening that she didn’t noticed before.
I found that it very well relate to Appreciative Inquiry and also found it intriguing that Vision (we’d say Dream) coming *before* Discovery nourished it and not the other way round.
The video (around 30 minutes) is available here:
Response by Gervais Goodman
I made a short photo essay “Imagine 8 Acres” that has been receiving some nice feedback & as an inspirational, informing and calming piece. You can see it on our website www.gmaltd.com & if that is too small for you, you can click on it & open it in Vimeo – the links are there.
Response by Mike Sands
This TED talk by Brene Brown might appeal. (I really like it and I wish she went more into how each of us could become “wholehearted” and “courageous” – of course there is an answer in the processes of AI and my sense is she doesn’t
know it. One thing I liked about it was the naming of “shame” as a universal drag on life – and we know that the processes of AI displace shame. http://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability.html
Response by Thomas Conklin
The recent story of Ted Williams, the homeless guy with the golden voice in Columbus Ohio might qualify. 3 days ago he was on an onramp with a sign and a cup. This morning he was on the Today show.
Response by Anneke Mueller
Here’s one of my favorites: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlfKdbWwruY. It’s called “Where the Hell is Matt?” and has an associated website:
From Robyn Stratton-Berkessel –
A video that speaks AI to me, especially about co-constructing and shaping our
conversations and realities is a TED Talk by Ami Mullins, called
‘The Opportunity of Adversity”
From BRUCE ELKIN:
The shorter one below, in which she talks about the poetry and whimsy that go into the design of her prosthetic legs uplifted me, validated some of my thinking and stretched other aspects of it to higher heights.