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6 TED Talks to Inspire Leaders

6 TED Talks to Inspire Leaders

 

Time to shake up your leadership style? These inspiring talks may improve your approach to motivating teams, nurturing creativity, and preparing the next generation of leaders.

We’ve rounded up six TED Talks that offer wisdom and advice for leaders on rethinking their approach to managing people.

Whether you want to spark more creativity, better understand and shape your culture, or set the next generation of leaders up for success, these talks provide insights that you can start putting into practice today.

The Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers

In this talk, Psychologist Adam Grant takes us on a journey to identify what he calls “Original Thinkers”. These are people who come up with innovative ideas for everyday problems. Not only do they excel with the ideas, they are great at acting upon them as well. They are the non-conformists that drive change in the world. They’re the people you want to bet on—and they don’t look anything like you think. This talk outlines defining characteristics and habits of originals and gives you the opportunity to both flex your creative muscles and learn how to advocate for your original ideas.

Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders

Sheryl Sandberg, the COO at the helm of Facebook looks at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions -- and offers 3 powerful pieces of advice to women aiming for the C-suite.

Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe

What makes a great leader? Simon Sinek suggests, it's someone who makes their employees feel safe, who draws people into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety—especially in an uneven economy—means taking on big responsibility.

How to Break Bad Management Habits Before They Reach the Next Generation of Leaders

Companies are counting on their future leaders to manage with more speed, flexibility and trust than ever before. But how can middle managers climb the corporate ladder while also challenging the way things have always been done? Leadership expert Elizabeth Lyle offers a new approach to breaking the rules while you're on your way up, sharing creative ways organizations can give middle managers the space and coaching they need to start leading differently.

 Why We Need to Treat Our Employees as Thoughtfully as Our Customers

Today's companies know everything there is to know about their customers and will stop at nothing to ensure that their experience is pleasant and meaningful. Diana Dosik shares her experiences turning the tables of customer research and experience onto employees to create smarter and better companies.


How to Manage for Collective Creativity

What's the secret to unlocking the creativity hidden inside your daily work, and giving every great idea a chance? Harvard professor Linda Hill, co-author of "Collective Genius," has studied some of the world's most creative companies to come up with a set of tools and tactics to keep great ideas flowing -- from everyone in the company, not just the designated "creatives."

6 TED Talks to Inspire Leaders