We are always looking for new ways to inspire leadership. Here are five excellent TED Talks for leaders that we curated for you:
In his TED Talk, “How great leaders inspire action”, Simon Sinek (author of Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action) looked at how leaders and organizations inspire. According to Sinek, whether it is Apple, Martin Luther King, or the Wright brothers the secret to great inspiration is the same. And how these people and organizations inspired could, if it was possible, be codified. Sinek called his codification “the golden circle,” and the talk is worth watching.
The combination of development and operations teams isn’t the only relatively recent revolution to fuse historically disparate roles. General Stanley McChrystal is known for leading a revolution in fusing intelligence and operations in warfare. McChrystal is the former commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan and the former leader of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). In this talk four-star general Stanley McChrystal talks about what he learned about leaders in his many years of military service. Appropriate to DevOps, McChrystal speaks to building a shared purpose – and how to face the possibility of failure. It all starts with listening, and his TED talk is certainly worthy of one.
I love stories. I think parables and stories are the best way to communicate ideas and make messages memorable. In this talk, Fields Wicker-Miurin (co-founder of Leaders’ Quest, an organization that brings together leaders from around the world to learn about key trends in their regions, and to explore their role as leaders) says stories of remarkable, local leaders are the next best thing. She shares a few stories of remarkable leaders in this talk.
We all have the power to, and probably have, changed the life of another. In this entertaining TED Talk, Drew Dudley focuses on the little things in life that can improve the lives of others. Dudley calls on all of us to celebrate this everyday form of leadership.
Want to know how to lead without speaking? Ask an orchestra conductor. In this talk, Itay Talgam reviews the leadership styles of six demonstrates the unique styles of six 20th-century conductors, illustrating crucial lessons for all leaders. It’s about enabling other voices to be heard along with our own.