Let me share with you some TED talks about leadership that could inspire you and your teams.
How great leaders inspire action
Simon Sinek | TEDxPuget Sound
Leaders act and communicate in the complete opposite to everyone else.
The golden circle (Why? How? What?). Normally, “What-> How-> Why”, it’s normal message from most parts of organizations.
However, inspired leaders and the inspired organizations all think, act and communicate from the inside out, reversing the message. Why-> How-> What and this change completely the way we communicate, what it proves to us is that people don’t buy for what you do; people buy for why you do it. This is linked to our brain structure and biology, our limbic system responsible of feelings and emotions.
The goal is not just to sell to people who need what you have; the goal is to sell to people who believe what you believe. The goal is not just to hire people who need a job; it’s to hire people who believe what you believe. If you talk about what you believe, you will attract those who believe what you believe.
Leaders hold a position of power or authority, but those who lead inspire us.
Drew Dudley | TEDxToronto 2010
As long as we make leadership something bigger than us, as long as we keep leadership beyond us and make it about changing the world, we give ourselves an excuse not to expect it every day, from ourselves and from each other. We need to redefine leadership because we’ve made leadership about changing the world, and there is no world. There’s only six billion understandings of it.
And if you change one person’s understanding of it, understanding of what they’re capable of, understanding of how much people care about them, understanding of how powerful an agent for change they can be in this world, you’ve changed the whole thing and if we can understand leadership like that, I think if we can redefine leadership like that, I think we can change everything.
What it takes to be a great leader
Roselinde Torres | TED@BCG San Francisco
Leaders shape the future, have capacity to develop relationships with very different people, trust them enough to cooperate in achieving a shared goal and dare to be different and take risks.
Listen, learn … then lead
Stanley McChrystal | TED2011
Leaders build consensus and shared sense, consciousness & purpose with people with different experiences. Inverse expertise, listen, be transparent, willing to learn from others and building relationship of trust .