One of the growing resources for leadership and virtually any topic imaginable over the last few years have been the popular TED Talks. From discussions on technology, innovation, leadership, and much more, these talks have been inspiring and informing audiences for years now.
If you are in a leadership position, some of these TED Talks should be must see videos for you. If you are looking to become a better leader and inspire and motivate those working with you, here are five TED Talks that you need to check out.
Yves Morieux: As work gets more complex, 6 rules to simplify
An innovative management consultant, Morieux discusses in this incredibly popular talk how there are two different pillars of management and how you as a manager, can begin to work more fluidly and efficiently. These two pillars discussed by Morieux are described as hard and soft. The hard pillar of management is defined by structure, processes, systems, etc. while the soft pillar is more focused on feelings, interpersonal relationships, traits, and more. You can check out more on these pillars and see all of his rules to simplify your work in the full talk here.
Kare Anderson: Be an opportunity maker
As a person in a position of leadership, people will be looking to you for direction no matter what project you are working on. In this talk by Kare Anderson, she discusses how those in these kinds of position have a responsibility to create opportunities for both themselves and others around them. Check out the full talk here on how you can become a successful opportunity maker.
Simon Sinek: Why good leaders make you feel safe
A wonderful talk from author and motivational speaker Simon Sinek, he discusses where good leaders come from and why they make us feel better about our lives and careers. Sinek speaks about how important it is for us as leaders to build trust within our companies and agencies as it will begin to inspire better work from one another. The more fearless and selfless of a leader you are, the better results you will obtain. Take a look at this fantastic talk in its entirety here.
Fields Wicker-Miurin: Learning from leadership’s missing manual
Leadership has always been a popular topic of discussion for many people around the world as we have all been searching for that trick or advantage to be a better leader. In this wonderful talk from Fields Wicker-Miurin, she discusses how being a leader doesn’t come from reading a self help book, but by simply taking initiative and doing something. The term “actions speak louder than words” could not be more true Wicker-Muirin’s definition of quality leadership.
Stanley McChrystal: Listen, learn… then lead
A fantastic speech from a former paratrooper of over 30 years, this talk discusses how leadership is about learning first, and then teaching those underneath you. If you try and teach without not understanding fully what you are talking about, the results will not be ideal. By listening to others and learning as much as you can, you can lead others much more efficiently. You can see this entire talk right here.