3 Kick-Ass TED Talks That Will Awaken Your Inner CEO

Kelsey Clark

When applying for a new job, starting your own company, or asking for that promotion, you often find yourself at the tipping point between excitement and anxiety. It's times like these when, rather than running the risk of turning to the latter, you could use a small boost of motivation to push you in the right direction. Thanks to Brit+Co, we've got the three most motivating TED Talks to push you into the C-Suite. Prepare to be inspired. 

Sheryl Sandberg: Why We Have Too Few Female Leaders

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Sheryl Sandberg could be considered the honorary leader of third-wave feminism. In this wildly inspiring 15-minute talk, the Facebook COO addresses the need for more women in C-Suite level roles, offering up an actionable, three-step process to get there. To brush up on how to lean in, pick up Sandberg’s New York Times bestseller here.

Linda Hill: How to Manage for Collective Creativity

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Harvard business professor and co-author of Collective Genius Linda Hill gives a comprehensive creativity rundown, outlining the habits of America's most creative companies. By analyzing creatives like Pixar CEO John Lasseter, Hill provides a set of tools and tactics that every company can use to open up the conversation and keep the creative ideas flowing.

Margaret Heffernan: Dare to Disagree

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By digging into the heart of disagreements, former CEO of five businesses Margaret Heffernan encourages business owners and employees to embrace conflict and, in effect, churn out the best ideas possible.

What are some of your favorite TED Talks? Share your picks in the comments below.

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