Todd Darnold’s talk, “The Minimalist Manager Mindset,” explores the notion that people with meaningful and clear work flourish. Some days Todd Darnold wishes he could swap places with Henry David Thoreau. It may be a dream, but Darnold tries to follow the poet’s ideal of simple living. His blog, The Minimalist Manager, is based on the belief that people with meaningful and clear work flourish.
Darnold has embraced the philosophy in his personal and professional lives. As an associate professor of marketing and management at Creighton, who also holds the Charles “Mike” Harper Chair in Business Leadership, Darnold sees the value of minimalist leadership in motivating people, especially students, to find a purpose-driven life.
The director of Leadership Programs at the Heider College of Business, Darnold consistently earns “Favorite Professor” awards from students. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx