Exuberance: The Key to Leadership
What makes a great leader? Is it a strategic mind or a powerful voice? A diplomatic brain or an eye for detail? According to Kay Redfield Jamison, it’s something more innate.
Exuberance is the key. The fuel for humanity’s most creative and scientific achievements, exuberance puts people in the mood to act, creating CEOs and community leaders that people want to follow. Using her extensive research, Jamison outlines the profile of a leader, breaking down the brain to its essential parts, and showing how passion may be all you need for effective leadership.
Nothing Was The Same: Grief, Loss, and Depression
No one is immune to depression or grief, but understanding the difference between the two can make all the difference. The thin-line between these two mental states is easy to confuse, especially after the loss of a loved one. After all, how does one process such a crushing blow?
After the death of her husband, Kay Redfield Jamison went looking for answers. Through her honesty, candor, wit, and simplicity, Jamison describes his death, her struggle with grief, and how to distinguish that grief from depression.
Touched with Fire: Mood Disorders, The Arts, and Creativity
A possible link between 'madness' and genius is one of the oldest and most persistent of cultural notions; it is also one of the most controversial. The lecture will present evidence for significantly increased rates of depression and bipolar illness in writers and artists, discuss possible reasons for these elevated rates, and open up discussion about potential clinical and ethical concern.
Kay Redfield Jamison, PhD, is the Dalio Family Professor in Mood Disorders and Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She is also Honorary Professor of English at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She is the co-author of the standard medical text on bipolar illness and author of Touched With Fire
, An Unquiet Mind
, Night Falls Fast
, and Nothing Was the Same
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