7 top TED Talks for business leaders

Some ideas for audiovisual inspiration.

by Management Today
Last Updated: 10 Jun 2019

Rhetoric has been a core leadership skill since classical times, with many famous careers built on the ability to convince, inspire, impress and sometimes entertain a crowd.

Where the Romans had Cicero, we have TED Talks, but nil desperandum – while the style of these bitesized motivational videos (generally headsets, blazer and open button combos, and pregnant pauses) may not be for everyone,  they can be a useful resource.

If you’re new to TED, here are the seven biggest business-related talks on the platform, for your perusal and, possibly, edification.


Your body language may shape who you are

Amy Cuddy

Views 52.7m

How great leaders inspire action

Simon Sinek

Views 44.3m

Why we do what we do

Tony Robbins

Views 24.3m

The puzzle of motivation

Dan Pink

Views 22.8m

The power of introverts

Susan Cain

Views 21.6m

The happy secret to better work

Shawn Achor

Views 19.8m

Grit: The power of passion & perseverance

Angela Lee Duckworth

Views 17.2m

Source: TED

Image credit: TED Conference/Flickr

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