TED 2016 Dream: Leadership Insights From Day 2

by David Niu on Feb 16, 2016 11:15:00 PM

CbXsio_UsAA8uiBWhen you come to a conference like TED, you need to come with a sponge mentality — soak up or go home. Basically, you need to be ready to soak up every ounce of information and ideas in your surrounding environment. 

Needless to say, day one was inspiration, while day two was insightful, and I have one great takeaway from today:

 

Ideas Die Without Deadlines

This rings especially true when it comes to work goals. We can have a vision of improving our communication skills, driving more sales, or completing a huge project. But without a deadline, these visions just simply dissipate and become lost thoughts that we end up regretting about in the future.

So create a deadline for everything you do in life. Whether it's coming up with organizational values for a new company or finishing that book on leadership — give yourself a hard date for completion because it's now or never.

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This post was written by David Niu

David is the Founder and CEO of TINYpulse. After being burnt out from his previous company, he decided pack up all of his belongings and go on a careercation with his family. Through that journey, he met with numerous leaders around the world that taught him about work culture, employee engagement, and what it takes to be an inspirational leader.

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