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Julian Treasure wants to make you a better public speaker.

  • February 21, 2017
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Speaker and author Julian Treasure says that there are “seven deadly sins of public speaking” that people continuously commit. In his talk, Treasure breaks down each one and provides an antidote, since, he says, how well you influence others is as much about what you say as what you don’t.  Click here

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How to Make Work/Life Balance Work

  • February 13, 2017
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Nigel Marsh – How to Make Work/Life Balance Work (9:57) Work-life balance, says Nigel Marsh, is too important to be left in the hands of your employer. If we don’t, then the world will set them for us. Do you live to work or work to live? Which is more important to you; your life […]

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The Happy Secret to Better Work

  • February 6, 2017
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We believe we should work hard in order to be happy, but could we be thinking about things backwards? In this fast-moving and very funny talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that, actually, happiness inspires us to be more productive. Click here for his TEDTalk

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Slow Roll and now it helped boost an economy

  • January 30, 2017
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Jason Hall also took to the ULI stage to discuss how he created a virtual revolution in beleaguered Detroit—just by riding a bike. Starting with a few friends, Hall grew Slow Roll Detroit into one of the world’s largest weekly bike rides, attracting thousands of participants every Monday night.  Watch the story here Six years […]

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Do you love your town/city?

  • January 23, 2017
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What simple act, if widely adopted, could kick urban revitalization up to the next level? Could it be . . . falling in love? Click here for entire video Peter Kageyama, author of For the Love of Cities, brought his unconventional philosophy to the 2016 ULI Fall Meeting in Dallas as part of the Institute’s […]

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Your elusive creative genius | Elizabeth Gilbert

  • January 16, 2017
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Elizabeth Gilbert says each of your staff members (or coworkers) is genius – Click here for video Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses — and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person “being” a genius, all of us “have” genius within. I’m reminded of this […]

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Shawn Achor shares the happy secret to better work

  • January 9, 2017
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Shawn Akers shares the Happy Secret to Better Work – Click here for video We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that happiness actually inspires productivity. Productivity = good business. “If you can raise somebody’s level of positivity […]

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2017 IL New Laws

  • January 6, 2017
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From Senator Sue Rezin: 17 New Laws that went into effect on January 1st 17 New Law videos All the New Laws that went into Effect in IL on January 1, 2017 Click Here  

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Simon Sinek’s 10 Rules for Success

  • January 1, 2017
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This is a great TED Talk from Simon Sinek and his 10 Rules for Success.  Very much worth the watch. He’s an author, speaker, and consultant who writes on leadership and management. He joined the RAND Corporation in 2010 as an adjunct staff member, where he advises on matters of military innovation and planning. He’s […]

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