We love TED Talks here at Bosstrack. In fact, once we watch one, we can’t help but go to the next one…and then the next one…and then the next one. It’s so worth it because we learn so much, but at the same time….responsibilities. We have other things we have to do in life like work, feeding ourselves, taking care of others. So we’re here to help you. We’ve narrowed down 3 of our favorite TED talks about leadership. In no certain order, here they are!
TED Talk: You are contagious by Vanessa Van Edward
We love this talk because it will give you important insights into how your body language, facial expressions and way of speaking affects those around you. As a new leader this can be important to building trust with your team, inspiring confidence in others and promoting yourself to your peers and leaders.
TED Talk: How to find the person who can help you get ahead at work by Carla Harris
We love this TED talk because, (1) Carla is an absolute powerhouse speaker and (2) to get things done at work and to get ahead you need a sponsor and Carla is the best to explain this. When she explains what happens at the “round table” – know that this happens in all companies in one form or another. It can happen at annual reviews or it can happen in casual conversations among executives – it’s important for you to know that these conversations are happening and they WILL impact your ability to get things done.
TED Talk: The secret to getting anything you want in life by Jennifer Cohen
Why we like this TED Talk? This is about getting past self doubt and being bold. As a new leader, you are going to have days where you’re unsure. Where you second guess whether you should speak up about something – in a meeting, with your boss, with your team. There are going to be times when you hold yourself back from being candid with someone on your team because you don’t want them to dislike you or feel bad. It’s so important to get past these feelings of doubt and to be bold and know that having the candid conversations and being confident in yourself and your knowledge are important to success and growth – for you, your team and your company.