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Engagement Leadership: A New Model for High-Performance Teams

Thu, Dec 17 2009 - 6:00pm

Engagement Leadership: A New Model for High-Performance Teams

Howard Teich, Founder and CEO, Quadrix Partners

The human mind has twin complementary capabilities, through the inward and outward realms and right and left hemispheres. When the core leadership team leverages the full mind as an integrated system, revenue can grow, performance can improve, and waste can be removed – and the engaged leader can find fulfillment and success. Read more »

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Middle East Peace in 10 Steps

Tue, Dec 15 2009 - 6:00pm

Middle East Peace in 10 Steps

Emanuel Jolish, Ph.D., Psychology

Israeli-American psychologist Jolish was born in a German displacement camp in 1947 to Holocaust survivors who then immigrated to Israel in 1948. Jolish calls himself a “student of the Middle East” and has close ties to Israeli scholars, and from this insight he poses a new solution to a very, very old problem. Read more »

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Collaboration Comeback: How Visual Thinking Is Driving Teamwork and Innovation

Mon, Dec 14 2009 - 6:00pm

Collaboration Comeback: How Visual Thinking Is Driving Teamwork and Innovation

Scott Raskin, CEO, Mindjet

In chaotic times, organizations can take back control by tapping perhaps the most powerful tool we have: our sense of vision. Read more »

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Fail Early and Often: Innovative Practices for Online Development

Wed, Dec 9 2009 - 6:00pm

Fail Early and Often: Innovative Practices for Online Development

Alon Salant, Founder/Owner, Carbon Five

Organizations today increasingly struggle to create compelling software products, web sites and social media while working with the daunting details of limited time and resources. Learn new ways of working and delivering early value with simple and easy-to-apply processes from a pioneering software development firm. Read more »

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Writing "Come Back, Como"

Tue, Dec 8 2009 - 12:00pm

Steven Winn

Author Come Back, Como: Winning the Heart of a Reluctant Dog

Longtime San Francisco Chronicle arts critic Winn shares the genesis of Come Back, Como: Winning the Heart of a Reluctant Dog, his new memoir that began, by accident, as a newspaper series. Read more »

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Enhance Your Mind, Mood, Energy... and Longevity

Fri, Dec 4 2009 - 12:00pm

Enhance Your Mind, Mood, Energy… and Longevity

Hyla Cass, M.D., Author; Integrative Medical Practitioner

Tired? Stressed? Depressed? Frustrated with your doctors? Cass will discuss how we can take charge of our own health, energy and well-being. Caffeine, alcohol and other unhealthy mood-altering substances create dependencies that impede our ability to stay healthy. Read more »

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Aaron David Miller: Gulliver's Troubles - How America Lost Its Groove in the Middle East

Thu, Dec 3 2009 - 6:00pm

Gulliver’s Troubles: How America Lost Its Groove in the Middle East

Aaron David Miller, Former Middle East Advisor, U.S. State Department
Jonathan Curiel, San Francisco Journalist; Author, Al’ America – Moderator

Miller contends that America is in an investment trap in a highly unstable region: it can’t fix the Middle East and it can’t run away from it. The arguable diplomatic failure of several presidential administrations has left the U.S. Read more »

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Distraction and Multitasking in the Modern Media World

Wed, Dec 2 2009 - 6:00pm

Distraction and Multitasking in the Modern Media World

Adam Gazzaley, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Neuroscience Imaging Center, UCSF

Our brains, despite extraordinary complexity and remarkable capabilities, have distinct limitations – we misplace car keys, we confuse names, we forget phone numbers. Read more »

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ChaosMaster: Leading Through Disorder and Attaining Order

Mon, Nov 23 2009 - 12:00pm

ChaosMaster: Leading Through Disorder and Attaining Order

Brendan James Murphy, D.T.M.

Do you fold like a poker player with a busted straight, or do you thrive in the midst of chaos? Leadership requires the ability to manage frantic disorder whenever and wherever it occurs. Read more »

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Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, Threatens Lives

Thu, Nov 19 2009 - 6:00pm

Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens Our Lives

Michael Specter, Author, Denialism; Staff Writer, The New Yorker

Specter says that Americans have come to mistrust institutions, especially science, more today than ever before. For centuries, the general view had been that science is neither good nor bad, that it merely supplies information and that new information is always beneficial. Read more »

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