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TEDx presentations

We found the lessons from these presentations so powerful that we decided to create a shared library.

We hope you find them as helpful and insightful as we have.

Individual Performance

Giving Feedback

Humans have been coming up with ways to give constructive criticism for centuries, but somehow, we're still pretty terrible at it. Cognitive psychologist LeeAnn Renninger shares a scientifically proven method for giving effective feedback.

Managing Stress

It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken, and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive

Better Conversations

When your job hinges on how well you talk to people, you learn a lot about how to have conversations and that most of us don't converse very well. Celeste Headlee has worked as a radio host for decades, and she knows the ingredients of a great conversation.

Team Collaboration

Optimism Bias

Are we born to be optimistic, rather than realistic? Tali Sharot shares new research that suggests our brains are wired to look on the bright side and how that can be both dangerous and beneficial.

Effective Communication

Perspective is everything, especially when it comes to examining your beliefs. Julia Galef examines the motivations behind mindsets and how they shape the way we interpret information.

Constructive Conversations

"We need to figure out how we go into conversations not looking for the victory, but the progress," says world debate champion Julia Dhar. In this practical talk, she shares three essential features of productive disagreements grounded in curiosity and purpose. 

Leadership

Becoming a Great Leader

The world is full of leadership programs, but the best way to learn how to lead might be right under your nose. In this clear, candid talk, Roselinde Torres describes 25 years observing truly great leaders at work and shares the three simple but crucial questions.

The Role of a Leader

Jack Welch shares the roles of a Leader, and the paths towards becoming a 'better' leader. 

How to Inspire Action

Start with why, how great leaders inspire action.  Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership starting with a golden circle and the question: "Why?" His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Wright brothers.

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