10 Game-Changing TED Talks on Leadership You Need to Watch

Roughly 9 million people in the U.S. work in management positions—representing 6.3% of all workers.

From managers of mom and pop shops to those working for tech giants, these leaders are tasked with creating a successful workplace.

It’s no wonder why companies shell out countless dollars for leadership training! However, something as quick and impactful as a TED Talk can reenergize leaders and help set them on the right path.

Here are the top 10 powerful  TED Talk videos, complete with lessons that encourage leaders to shift in positive directions.

10. How to speak up for yourself

Speaker: Adam Galinsky Advocating for yourself seems easy. However, gaining the courage to do so in difficult or high stress situations is easier said than done.

9. Why the secret to success is setting the right goals

Speaker: John Doerr Everyone on Earth has goals; they are the foundation for building what we want in life.

8. Why you think you’re right—even if you’re wrong

Speaker: John Doerr She asks the audience if it is more vital to be right or to have a holistic understanding of the world.

7. Why I’m done trying to be “man enough”

Speaker: Justin Baldoni He encourages men to embrace their vulnerability, listen to women’s perspectives, and let go of shame.

6. Are you a giver or a taker?

Speaker: Adam Grant Organizational psychologist Adam Grant breaks down the workplace according to three groups: the giver, the taker, and the matcher.

5. How to start a movement

Speaker: Derek Sivers A movement usually starts from an idea or place of frustration - but it’s a long road from wanting to effect change to gaining results.

4. Why we have too few women leaders

Speaker: Sheryl Sandberg While women’s rights have come a long way in the workplace, there’s still a way to go on the leadership front.

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