Whether you want to learn something new or inspire change in your life, TED Talks have served as everyone’s favorite resource. PRISMites love to learn from the wealth of knowledge offered at TED.com, and have picked out some of our favorite business talks to share. Check out the ones that topped our list:
Linda Hill: How to Manage for Collective Creativity
In PRISM, there is nothing we love more than creativity! While creativity can sometimes be difficult to infuse into our business endeavors, it shouldn’t discourage you from trying.. Linda Hill, Harvard professor, explains how to create your own “collective genius.” Her TED Talk gives you the tools to manage your collective creativity while still maintaining your business responsibilities. Hill dissects some of the most creative companies to analyze their skills.
Bill Gross: The Single Biggest Reason Why Startups Succeed
Who doesn’t want to be their own boss? Many dream of owning and managing a startup but are usually scared away by the risks. Financial reasons can be the biggest diminishing factor that makes startups fail. Bill Gross has founded too-many-to-count startups within his professional career and has seen firsthand where startups fail and succeed. In his TED Talk, he outlines his experiences with every startup and how he gets them on the road to success. Gross’s biggest finding for success is what he concentrates on to help every startup succeed. His extensive research helps simplify the world of entrepreneurship.
Angela Lee Duckworth: Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
Grit is a word that describes a state of being and is something that can be learned. For some, grit can be a sense of confidence and true belief. Angela Lee Duckworth discovered what grit truly embodies from teaching seventh graders math. She explains how grit can be used in your professional life and your ever-changing emotional state. Following the tips from Duckworth’s message, one could motivate the rest of their career utilizing grit.
Casey Brown: Know your Worth, and then Ask for It
Sometimes it's difficult to understand and capitalize upon your immense talents. Claiming your seat at the table can be the most influential step to take to truly launch your career. Casey Brown, a pricing consultant, shares her experience on demanding your worth to your employer. Analyzing your strengths and knowing your piece of the puzzle is the first part of claiming your worth. Next time you want to value your excellence, follow Brown’s learnings to a more motivating career.
Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action
Many aspire to be remembered as respected and effective leaders. However, sometimes people get lost on what their leadership should involve. Simon Sinek, a leadership expert, demonstrates the keys to leading your teams into productive action. His simple but genius three-part circle shows the steps on great leading. After studying the model, you can start implementing the concept in your leadership environment.