I recently spoke at a TEDx event about a transformative experience for me – one that came when I nearly crashed an airplane. I was a student pilot, and shortly into a solo flight my “Low Voltage” light came on. Every other instrument was telling me “all is well”, so I ignored it; just like we do in organizational life all the time, when one lone “instrument” (a human) senses something that no one else does. Ignoring a key instrument proved to be a very bad decision when flying an airplane, and helped catalyze my search for organizational approaches that didn’t suffer from the same blindness; how can an organization fully harness each of us human instruments, without “outvoting the low voltage light”? Check out the TEDx video below for more…


Speaker: Brian Robertson
Date: July 2015
Duration: 18:20