With the summer and holiday season upon us what a great opportunity to refresh our thinking, be inspired and gather new insights and ideas from 3 of the best TedTalks that we have been inspired by over the last 12 months. You may have listened to them before or they may be new to you either way we think you will find them thought provoking, energising and a joy to listen to.
So sit back, relax and catch up with three inspirational speakers….
‘Start with Why’
Simon Sinek explores how leaders can inspire greater cooperation, trust and change.
Fascinated by the leaders who make an impact in the world, companies and politicians with the capacity to inspire, Simon Sinek has discovered some remarkable patterns in how they think, act and communicate. He wrote Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action to explore his idea of the Golden Circle, what he calls “a naturally occurring pattern, grounded in the biology of human decision making, that explains why we are inspired by some people, leaders, messages and organizations over others.
“Your body language shapes who you are,”
Social psychologist Amy Cuddy offers a free, low-tech life skill: assume a posture for just two minutes — and change your life. The idea caught on, the talk has now been viewed more than nine million times, and the idea of “power posing” has truly entered the vernacular.
If you want to make a more powerful personal impact and develop your self-confidence then there are some great ideas here.
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‘The Power of Introverts’
Susan Cain focuses on the powerful contribution, which Introverts can bring to all walks of life and to every business.
Yet often the focus is exclusively on extrovert behaviours – so much so that introverts can feel out of place or overlooked. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated. We overlook them or dismiss them at our peril!
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