TEDxToronto – Drew Dudley “Leading with Lollipops”

TEDxToronto is the official TEDx conference for Toronto, Canada.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, it brings together the city’s foremost thought leaders, change makers and everyday people from each discipline and challenges them to deliver powerful, unforgettable and unique TEDxTalks.

The theme of the second annual conference was A Call to Action. A total of 300 spots were reserved for audience members, while thousands more across the country joined via satellite locations and live video stream.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
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17 replies
  1. Sandra Bleier
    Sandra Bleier says:

    Ted I love your "Lollipop Moments" video. I am a teacher with 40 students grades 1-5. I am inspired everyday by people like you and try to pass it on to my students. I work with some amazing teachers and leaders and they also inspire me. Your video will be one that I share again and again with many of my friends who several are teachers also. Thank you for what you do and KEEP INSPIRING US.

  2. FinalCutPlay
    FinalCutPlay says:

    'We've made leadership about changing the world. And there is no world – there's only six billion understandings of it. And if you change one person's understanding of it, one person's understanding of what they're capable of, one person's understanding of how much people care about them, one person's understanding of how powerful an agent for change they can be in this world, you change the whole thing.'

  3. Michael Luchies
    Michael Luchies says:

    I love this talk, but I don't think it's about leadership at all, I think this is more about the importance of small gestures and things we take for granted. Great talk Drew!

  4. Daario Naharis
    Daario Naharis says:

    Why not to comit suicide: Everyday you might well make your 'lollipop action' by accident and improve or save someone else's life forever.

  5. Virginia Reeves
    Virginia Reeves says:

    Lollipop moments – I know exactly what you mean by not remembering but in later years people have told me how much a simple action meant to them.  It is so heart-warming.  I try to remember to say thanks in the moment as much as possible.  I know of people who regularly send out out notes to people they appreciate – it doesn't have to be a big moment – little ones count just as much.

  6. Platypus Observer
    Platypus Observer says:

    I feel like i have my fair share "anti-lollipop" moments as well…
    We have the exact same power to hurt others, which i believe shouldn't go unrecognized
    This was an awesome TED Talk, but I am now thinking about how beneficial it would also be if we can realize and avoid situations where we inadvertently damage others, in addition to empowering. 
    Both are ideas worth spreading,  🙂

  7. NorQuest College
    NorQuest College says:

    Great inspiring video! Love the energy in this as well the great stories of how positive things can happen in changing someone's life.


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