Why I love Ted Talk is simple because they are mind provoking – have your mind provoked.
1. Why 30 Is Not the New 20 – Meg Jay
Meg confirms that your 20s are the best age to make a splash with your career, and walks you through the important things you should be doing to get on the right track.
2. The Power of Introverts – Susan Cain
Although people often imagine introverts to be shy, anti-social and awkward, they actually make some of the best employees and leaders. Susan explains the unique strengths and traits that introverts bring to the world, and how introversion helped make people like Gandhi so influential.
3. The Power of Vulnerability – Brené Brown
This extremely personal talk explores the uncomfortable feeling of vulnerability, and how the flipside of being emotionally open is happiness. Brené explains how those who dare to be vulnerable are generally happier and feel more deserving of love.
4. Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are – Amy Cuddy
While we all know that bad posture or fidgety tendencies can say a lot about us to others, Amy delves into how we are influenced by our own body language. She shows how a few strategic power poses can make a massive difference to our self-confidence and stress levels. Simple.
5. How Great Leaders Inspire Action – Simon Sinek
This thought-provoking TED talk is perfect for anyone who wants to be a #boss. Simon explores how some of the world’s greatest leaders have inspired those around them by believing in something strongly, and communicating that belief to others.
6. Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders – Sheryl Sandberg
This is the famous talk that inadvertently launched the feminist “Lean In” movement, led by COO of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg. In this TED talk, she discusses the glaring lack of women in leadership roles in the workplace and gives aspiring business leaders some top tips to take their career to the next level.
7. The Fringe Benefits of Failure – J.K. Rowling
Failure of any kind can sting like crazy, but in this talk, the Harry Potter author will teach you about the upside of failure. Definitely, a talk to keep in mind when you’re feeling knocked down by your job, or just life in general.
8. How to Succeed? Get More Sleep – Arianna Huffington
The ultimate endorsement of a healthy work-life balance from one of the most influential and successful female bosses in the world. Arianna doles out some quick advice for being better at our jobs and happier with our lives through one small change.