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TED Talks: Our Top 3 Picks

We’ve chosen three of our favorite TED Talks by industry experts and leaders: Simon Sinek, Sheryl Sandberg, and Richard Branson. Their irrefutable leadership skills have helped them establish their careers and gain worldwide recognition for their successes. While also coaching others to emulate their success, each one of them defines crucial aspects of leadership which we believe will help show you what you can do as a leader.

Simon Sinek:

Simon Sinek is renowned for his concept ‘start with why.’ We all know it’s easy to get caught up in our work, but Simon encourages us to take a step back and focus on the reason why we are doing something and make sure this is at the heart of every action you take. This is a seemingly simple concept but it is one that can create incredible success and help take a good leader and make him into an incredible one.

Simon will give you an insight into how you can harness passion to massively transform the outcome by using known examples of Apple, The Wright Brothers and Martin Luther King. Watch his talk here:

Sheryl Sandberg:

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, recognizes the progress for gender equality over recent years, but highlights that women are significantly underrepresented in the C-Suite across the vast majority of industries.  Sheryl emphasizes the fact there are normally common denominators that frequently restrict the progression of women. As a leader you need to be aware of these factors and make sure you are making a conscious effort to combat them. Watch Sheryl’s TED Talk here:

Richard Branson:

Branson’s TED Talk will give you a real insight into what it takes to become a pioneer in business.

He really describes what he sees as the most important values to have. He shares lessons he learned throughout his career through amusing anecdotes ranging from jumping out of a hot air balloon into the sea, to his brief stints in prison. Watch Richard’s TED Talk here:“All you have in life is your reputation – and it’s a very small world. I don’t think putting people down in order to succeed actually works…As a business leader it’s best to treat people well and fairly.”

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