5 TED Talks That Will Inspire You To Become a Better Leader

There is no magic formula that will make you become a great leader overnight. But there are always opportunities to improve your leadership skills. You can use your downtime to watch the following talks that will make you want to become a better leader.

Drew Dudley: Everyday leadership

Takeaway: This talk is short and sweet — like lollilop. Here, Drew Dudley shares how everyday “lollipop moments” can have an impact on the people around you.

Margaret Heffernan: Why it’s time to forget the pecking order at work

Takeaway: “Companies don’t have ideas. Only people do.” In this talk, Margaret Heffernan suggests that we forget about the “superchicken model” where only the “stars” and the highest performers are valued.

Roselinde Torres: What it takes to be a great leader

Takeaway: What makes a great 21st century leader? According to Roselinde Torres, it is not the traditional models of development. She shares three questions that anyone who wants to be an effective leader should ask himself or herself.

Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action

Takeaway: Simon Sinek puts a spotlight to the kind of message that inspire action from people. Hint: it has something to do with what they value.

Tom Wujec: Build a tower, build a team

Takeaway: Tom Wujec shares a team-building exercise called the “marshmallow challenge”. Find out how this game can actually help generate new ideas and create rapport in a team.