I am a lifelong learner, and I value others' willingness to share their wisdom and insights. Here are a few of my favorite TED Talks as resources.
TED Talks: Personal Development
Vulnerability - The Power of Vulnerability
Brene Brown brilliantly explains why the potential rewards of vulnerability are worth the cost of courage. Vulnerability does not exist without courage, and it's worth the investment every time.
Stress - How to Make Stress Your Friend
“When you choose to view your stress response as helpful, you create the biology of courage. And when you choose to connect with others under stress, you can create resilience.” The brain science behind this is legit.
The Happy Secret to Better Work
Shawn Achor delivers an entertaining but powerful message about the pursuit of happiness. With humor, he pitches the possibility that perhaps we've gotten it wrong all along.
Procrastination - Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator
Tim Urban presents a hilarious analogy of the Instant Gratification Monkey (a.k.a. Panic Monkey) versus the Rational Decision Maker. This is helpful for both those struggling with procrastination and those seeking to understand it. It brings unexpected enlightenment.
Failure - The Super Mario Effect
Mark Rober brings it home with a new perspective about failure. It's not a complete loss; it's not the case that nothing was gained. We simply may need a new strategy. Video games actually have quite a lot to teach us about mindset.
Ted Talks: Leadership
Team Mindset - A Guide to Collaborative Leadership
When you are leading collaboratively, it’s about knowing others’ strengths and making sure each teammate knows where they are needed and how they are contributing. Stepping forward together is powerful.
Sincerity in Leadership - Lifting the Mask on Leadership
Vulnerability releases the pressure to pretend we have all the right solutions, invites everyone to take smart risks, and empowers the whole team for greater success because the stress of pretending we have it all together is extinguished.
Strong leaders know the value of humor; be willing to see what’s true and be willing to laugh together with others. The power of laughter is legit and has the power to bond and connect humans on deeper levels.
Patrick Lencioni defines the three values of an ideal teammate: humble, hungry, and smart. He challenges individuals both professionally and personally to become a teammate of excellence both in skill and emotional intelligence. He brings a fresh tone to a much-needed message.
It's what you learn after you know it all that counts. ~John Wooden