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Culture and Leadership | Joseph Trimble | TEDxWWU

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In a changing society, new leadership styles are emerging. This talk calls out the old dominating styles and brings to light more inclusive, diverse and effective options. Joseph E. Trimble, PhD, is a Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Psychology at Western Washington University and a President’s Professor at the Center for Alaska Native Health Research at the University of Alaska. From 2000-2001, he was a Fellow and Visiting Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies at Harvard University. For the past forty years he has served on over 15 different scientific review panels for the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. He has over 140 publications on multicultural topics in psychology including 20 books. He has received close to 20 regional, national and international awards for excellence in teaching and research in the field of multicultural psychology. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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Anthony Rinaudo (1 month ago)
But is he the one to deliver this message? His bias over shadows his authenticity...
Efe Konyalı (1 month ago)
102 yaktın beni
Phil Christian (2 months ago)
1st, we don't know the constraints of the situation in the story he tells. 2nd, if the shape of a table is the excuse one uses to say leadership is effective or ineffective is quite ridiculous. 3rd, just because someone has a prominent seat at a table does not confer dominance as an alpha male. One can only claim this title in the midst of the action. 4th, alpha's can be female. 5th, the behavior described during the intro is not correct. Those actions if used in a situation of life and death would most certainly yield a negative outcome.
cawknee (7 months ago)
Both figuratively and literally diversity in leadership results in the most success. Earth itself is biodiverse and therefore more capable of beautifully incredible and diverse existence, let us take notes!
Hey Man (9 months ago)
So i can be 400 pound smelly beta male and be a leader im say B.S
cgt2816 (1 month ago)
Yes. Anyone can be a leader. However, it takes skill to be an effective leader.
Dana Mann (1 year ago)
Unfortunately all of these adaptable, honest, authentic people get pushed aside by egotistical bullies whom then become our leaders!!! We need to start a whole new egalitarian social philosophy style of governing that will run parallel and then watch as the old system crumbles. This is already happening.
Susana Nieva (13 days ago)
The reason why I think the egoistic and bullies become leaders is because nobody speaks up... every body knows who they are but hardly ever speaks up.
cgt2816 (1 month ago)
Exactly! Many people think domineering people should have power over others. When they do this, they end up getting played.
Duke Nguyen (1 year ago)
Thank you for the great talk Professor Trimple.
Mustakizah Zakaria (1 year ago)
From my perspectives and view, Relationship is important for a leader to function well in a diverse culture,ways of thinking and diverse backgrounds of education.
Susana Nieva (13 days ago)
That was his conclusion
Everyone has a different leadership style, it's what is right for you.
Talk to Goshiack (2 years ago)
Very insightful and timely message for the organisations nowadays. Thank you.
Acglms (2 years ago)
ENG 102 😢
Muhammet Demirci (1 year ago)
Alperen Demirkilit (1 year ago)
Ozgur Diyar Kozan (1 year ago)
Ahhahauahahsujsd odtü mü
Aybüke Ekşioğlu (1 year ago)
Acglms Hahaha 😂 same
Pilar Gauthier (2 years ago)
Great talk, thanks, Joe, for always making me think critically and inclusively :)
Jasmine Adams (2 years ago)
Thank you.
Zed Zidar (2 years ago)
Being an “alpha” isn’t about being the strongest power holder or being domineering – it is about being the best at what the team values. You are dominant because you are the best You are dominant because you create most value You are dominant because people follow you  - because it is in their best interest to do so If you are not an alpha you are not a leader
Brian Fuller (1 year ago)
Zed, you said it right. He only cared about his alpha male tag line and pidgeon holing all current leaders into a one dimensional stereotype. Respect is good. Getting buy in from the team is good. So is decisive action and vision. Men and woman of all walks of life are able to be alphas who lead in the right way.
Talk to Goshiack (2 years ago)
I think the difference as always lies in motivation... You can be either: domineering or being the best at what the team values, or both or even something totally different. depending on the principles behind your actions. However naturally for a while you can still exhibit the same attitudes to someone with different motivation, and convincing everyone around that they are equal, but eventually results reflects our motives and drives. And I am sure that the critical audience as the working environment generally is, will asses your motivation correctly, whichever it may be and therefore leadership style you represent will reflect on the attitudes and behavior of your team.
Tekk Hero (2 years ago)
Good talk. Nice to allow for diversity in leadership styles rather than trying to define one ideal
William IV Borges (3 years ago)
Outstanding !
DySTopia Servers (3 years ago)

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