5 TED Talks That Will Make You Better At Work

Watching these videos isn't skiving, it's research to be better at your job

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1 | Be a stronger leader

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How do great leaders inspire others? Simon Sinek has a great theory, and uses the example of Apple, Martin Luther King and the Wright brothers to illustrate it.

2 | Have healthier meetings

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We sit for an average of 9.3 hours a day, and according to Nilofer Merchant, it's killing us. Her suggestion that we 'walk and talk' when we have business meetings is simple but brilliant (unless it's December).

3 | Build a productive team

Margaret Heffernan explains the importance of conflict and disagreement in a collaborative process. The take away? When building a team, resist the temptation to surround yourself with people too much like yourself.

4 | Why you should move out of your office

The office enviroment is not conducive to geting anything done. Jason Fried explains why, and offers some solutions.

5 | Keeping your ambitions to yourself

Having grand plans is exciting. But as Derek Sivers argues, it is usually people who keep their aspirations to themselves who go on to achieve them. The evidence is there in history.