The 5 Ted Talks every leader should watch

leaders_inspire_1200x627I’ve always been a big fan of TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Talks. If you’ve never watched a TED Talk before, you are missing out on one of the most creatively-stimulating, informational series available today. I’ve picked out 5 good ones on ‘leadership’ that I think every leader should either watch or listen to at some point in their life.

1. How great leaders inspire action: Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership — starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers …

2. Derek Sivers: How to start a movement: With help from some surprising footage, Derek Sivers explains how movements really get started. (Hint: it takes two.)

3. Everyday leadership: We have all changed someone’s life — usually without even realizing it. In this funny talk, Drew Dudley calls on all of us to celebrate leadership as the everyday act of improving each other’s lives.

4. What it takes to be a great leader: In this clear, candid talk, Roselinde Torres describes 25 years observing truly great leaders at work, and shares the three simple but crucial questions would-be company chiefs need to ask to thrive in the future.

5. Learning from leadership’s missing manual. Fields Wicker-Miurin shares the stories of three ordinary people who are unexpectedly changing the world.

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