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Gillian Miles

Recycling is a Myth

“Every five minutes - over 1 million tons of single-use plastic is used and discarded”. This talk gives you a glimpse of what has happened to the plastic industry since 2017 and where our recycling is really going.

Miles discloses her tips to become more sustainable in her day-to-day life.

Tim Schroeder

Finding Meaning in Every Situation

"To win our most important battles, we need to know what we are fighting for," says Tim Schröder, a technology enthusiast and founder. In this insightful talk, he explores the early research into the effects of mindset and purpose by Vianesse psychologist and Nazi concentration camp prisoner Viktor Frankl, and how it can be useful in our everyday life.

"Every company has a mission statement," Schröder says. "Why do we not have one for ourselves?"

Video Archive

Fall 2020 Leader Studio Talks

Ethan Shang: Negotiating with Two Empty Pockets

Kasey Woo: Time Saving Tricks

Hank Taft: How to Lead a Longer, Happier Life

Samir Naqvi: Stubbornness is Just Perseverance

Siddharth Kumaran: Navigating Your First Year in College

Leila Bagheri: Dangers of Implicit Bias

Woojin Ko: Dual Nature of Silicon Valley

Helena Batey: How to Go Against Opposing Opinions

Milan Filo: Ungrow to Grow

Sana Imran: Being Cognizant of Gender Bias

Hao Peng: Plan To Succeed

Samantha Chen: Rejection is One Step Closer to Success

Ashita Dhadda: Prosthetics for Change

Sung Won Seo: Putting Yourself First

Manaal Siddiqui: Celebrating Divergent Thinking

Rhea Sali: Importance of Mental Health

Gezal Bahmani: How To Be a Great Negotiator

Thomas Kulawik: Success & Failure - An Equilibrium

Briana Kaler: Say Yes!

Nayeli Magana: Find Your Fuel & Change Your Perspective

Leader Frameworks

The Psychology of Persuasion

By: Manaal Siddiqui According to Cialdini, persuasion can be boiled down to 6 principles: reciprocation, commitment, social proof, liking, authority, & scarcity. The psychology behind them helps me understand how people are coaxed into doing things & how I can avoid being influenced negatively.

Gandhi: An Autobiography

By: Woojin Ko Leaders first use their moral values and social awareness to establish a grand vision, and then they dedicate themselves to striving towards that vision alongside the people around them. Mahatma Gandhi was a prime example of such a leader in his generation.

The Culture Code

By: Gezal Based on the book, The Culture Code, as a leader creating a strong culture that people can grow is the essential foundation of a successful group. Based on more than 200 companies’ case studies by Harward, a strong culture increased the net income by almost 700% over 11 years.

Principles: Ray Dalio

By: Samir Naqvi Ray Dalio’s Principles has had a large impact on my life, and his five steps of achieving anything is a framework that I consider when making any substantial decision or addressing any issue. Furthermore, his ideas of radical transparency has provided me different perspectives.

Edge: Turning Adversity Into An Advantage

By: Emily Chang-Chien Laura Huang’s EDGE framework is impactful to me because as much as I’m helping others see my value, I’m also reminded to embrace my unique values too. Our stories of where we came from & where we’re going are powerful as it proves that we’ve overcome adversity time & time again.

How Do You Lead Your Tribe?

By: Helena Batey Connecting a group of people to an idea is a leader’s role. To do this, they must be fearless to follow their vision and accept criticism. Doing this is uncomfortable as every human wants to belong to their tribe, but the few that overcome these difficult challenges are leaders.

Six Ways to Make People Like You

By: Briana People don’t always remember what you say or do, but they do always remember how you make them feel. Carnegie’s principles below impact me as a leader as I strive to cultivate positive interactions to make those around me feel good and create impactful teams where all feel valued.

The Work

By: Namra Sammee Leadership is about finding a purpose and following it. It is a journey and it takes a lot of courage and time to become an effective leader. This serves the idea of life with a meaning which can help ourself and those around us to make a better society for everyone.

How Empowering Women Changes the World

By: Sana Imran Leadership is about advocating for others, driven by the belief that no one should be excluded and that all lives have equal value. Melinda Gates argues gender equity is the lever that lifts everything and everyone must get involved to eliminate gender bias.

7 Habits of Highly Effective People

By: Rhea Sali Leadership is about being efficient and effective, not only with your personal tasks and goals but also in facilitating success among your team members. That’s why “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” speaks to me.