Global Events, Workplace Leadership, Blind Echolocation
Top of Mind with Julie Rose
- Feb 10, 2015 10:00 pm
- 1:40:37 mins
Global Events Roundup: Ukraine, Yemen, and Bangladesh Guest: Quinn Mecham, Professor of Political Science at BYU "If you add weapons to this conflict, you’re just going to escalate it,” says Mecham on the evolving crisis in Ukraine. “Can they govern? I don’t think they’re going to be good at it and I don’t think that they want to be,” says Mecham about the rebels in Yemen. Leadership in the Workplace Guest: Liz Wiseman, President of The Wiseman Group and author of best-sellers “Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter” and “Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work” Liz Wiseman tells us how we can be genius-makers like, Magic Johnson. “He has been an incredible businessman,” says Wiseman. She tells of his experience in high school with a coach who encouraged him to take as many shots as he could. “So he does and he scores a lot of points and the team wins every game. The team loves it, the coach loves it. But he recounts an experience walking out to his car, watching the faces of the parents of the other players and he made a decision that he would use his God-given talent to make everyone else a better player." "His ability to raise the level of play around him, captures the way it means to be a multiplier. He played the role of genius-maker,” says Wiseman. The Apple Seed Guest: Sam Payne, Host of The Apple Seed Geraldine Buckley tells of her interactions with inmates as Chaplain of a Maryland prison. Blind Echolocation Guest: Daniel Kish, Founder and President of World Access for the Blind The modern day Batman, Daniel Kish, has learned a clicking technique that allows him to hear the echoes that alert him of his surroundings. “I discovered my ability to do this as sighted people discover their ability to see. It does require some sustained concentration, focus. There are mistakes,” says Kish, “and those mistakes can have implications, but the actual process of a child doing this is much the same. “We tend to move forward as our capacity allows. Rather than be discouraged from running or moving, I was encouraged to be more strategic, pay more attention,” says Kish. Cancelled Studies Guest: Dr. Philip Pizzo, Pediatric Hematologist and Oncologist and former Dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine In late December, federal officials from the National Institute of Health announced they were “pulling the plug” on The National Children’s Study after $1.2 billion had already been used in funding. “It’s hard to call it wasted. We certainly learned what didn’t work. But we didn’t want to make the mistake of saying we have spent $1.3 billion, let’s keep spending more money. That is past history, let’s move forward and not use precious resources unless we know that we’ll get something definitive,” says Pizzo.