Leaders come from different backgrounds with many different shapes and sizes. Approaches to leadership vary from person to person due to how unique many individuals are. When it comes to leading a community, team, or business, leaders must have some understanding of what leadership involves. In some cases, leaders may develop their leadership model based on the actions and outlooks of other great leaders. TED talk allows many entrepreneurs, leaders and more to share their unique stories for educational purposes. The following are some of the best TED talks for leaders:
Dare to Disagree by Margaret Heffernan
Disagreements tend to carry a negative conversation and can be often associated with bad interactions. However, Margaret Heffernan explains how disagreements should be embraced and seen more as opportunities to grow. People can not learn and grow if everyone is always agreeing. Disagreements have the ability to bring new insight and help one to make any necessary changes needed to be made.
How Great Leaders Inspire Action by Simon Sinek
Leaders not only bring vision but they inspire action in everyone they interact with. Simon Sinek presents a fundamental model for how leaders successfully share their message and inspire others to take initiative. He does this by taking a close look at prominent leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr. and more. Creating a circle as well as starting with the “Why?” is addressed throughout this TED talk. Understanding the reason for why one does something is important. This is the purpose of the movement and will serve as the driving factor behind any and all actions a leader takes.
Why We Do What We Do by Tony Robbins
Tony Robbins speaks about why people do the things they do. Tony Robbins is a life coach with much knowledge regarding the psychology behind people’s actions and the thought process that drives them to take certain actions. Thoughts have a huge influence over what people do and by understanding the mind, one can have better control over producing more mindful action. All great leaders know the purpose of their actions as their actions are usually conducive to their objective. For example, when doing something, a person may ask themselves if that action is beneficial or detrimental to their goals. This allows them to gauge their progress and development.