TEDx talks are locally licensed events that make use of the TED brand for publicity and production.
TEDx talks are to present ideas worth spreading, to inspire and inform.
Our purpose is to inspire a change in culture of business leadership from hierarchical control to a more networked customer driven focus. Our range is regional – all across Hampton Roads. The outcome will be manifest as continuous improvement of organizational productivity in terms of customer perspectives.
TEDx licensing rules and event standards are outlined on their site: TEDx
Let’s see if this blog format works to look at initial event purpose and various TEDx TALK topics.
Here’s input from our first discussion – from Chase’s email:
As we were speaking I was writing down a lot of the buzz word phases that were being mentioned. Maybe these can become topics or culminate into a theme:
1) The seven principals of business management (as defined by ISO 9001)
2) Education vs. Training
3) The need for Executive training and the resistance to it.
4) Management disengagement (reference ISO 9001:2015)
5) Why are people found with SpaceX shirts that have no affiliation with the organization and do people wear Liebherr shirts or Newport News Shipbuilding shirts in the same manner? What’s the difference?
6) The Peter Principal. Address it or wait till death of the manager?
7) Why does the Baldridge Award always go to foreign countries? Why does no one in America know about it?
8) Employee empowerment. What does it mean and how do you do it, what are the benefits and what are the risks?
9) How to achieve Senior Management “buy in” for a product or project and get Senior Management accountability?
10) Corporate language and culture and the good and bad effects from it.
11) Employee / management trust relationship. How to maintain trust post failure?
12) The Silo Effect.
Since Seth wants the theme to be catchy here are just some idea. Also we want to consider this is a Liberal Arts type of event, which usually involves people with more creative style than I or likely many engineers possess. Benchmarking other Tedx themes may be a good idea. Maybe we want to talk with a director for Tedx so get some pointers on what is desired.
1) The Terrifying Environment of Change.
2) Language, Barriers, Culture, and Customers
3) Management 201 – So You Think You’re a Manger.
4) Killing Quality – An Experience in Workplace Language
Potential speakers: Stuff in yellow could be fairly solid.
1) Rob Lawton – C3 Quality guru.
2) Mike Melton – Liebherr Quality Manager, ASQ speaker.
3) Dr. Mike Gilbert – NASA Langley director (interesting guy, super approachable. I worked for him for about 6 months).
4) Ron Murry – Newport News Shipbuilding.
5) Terry McAuliffe – Governor of Virginia
6) Seth Pillsbury! – Head of HRQMC.
7) Dr. Neal Seymour – Top contracts and legal advisor for Liebherr (this dude has the lights on, written several books, international lawyer, mechanical engineer, good speaker).
8) A Naval Ship Commander.
9) Gallop polling director.
10) Sure there are more but this is who I can immediately think of.