What makes a great leader? These TED Talks -- from soldiers and psychologists, athletes and entrepreneurs -- share hard-won wisdom on leadership.

Video playlists about Leadership

How to be a great leader

12 talks • 2h 54m
What makes a great leader? These TED Talks offer surprising, nuanced approaches on how to inspire and empower others to do their very best.

Talks on how to love work again

7 talks • 1h 36m
Maybe a huge project just landed on your desk. Or you’re feeling like your co-workers don’t appreciate you. Whatever has you down, these talks offer the deep breath you need.

Talks on human resources

10 talks • 2h 20m
Human resources is a huge part of what makes businesses work. Strengthen and motivate your team with these accessible talks focused on creating a rich, spirited company culture.

TED Talks by strong women leaders

16 talks • 4h 17m
Who should run more of the world? Women. Until then, enjoy these talks by awesome women who lead fiercely and fearlessly.
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Exclusive articles about Leadership

6 tips for dealing with conflict

Smart ways to handle your next heated situation, shared by Nadia Lopez. She should know — she’s a school principal. Nadia Lopez, founding principal of Mott Hall Bridges Academy,...
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TED Books

TEDBook: Beyond Measure

Beyond Measure

Margaret Heffernan
How can organizations make important changes? Margaret Heffernan's book reveals it's the small shifts that have the greatest impact.
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TRH: Leadership

Episode: Disruptive Leadership

Is leadership only reserved for the extraordinary few? In this hour, TED speakers share ideas about what it takes to forge a new path. Four-star general Stanley McChrystal recounts some tough lessons about leadership he gained from the front lines. Listen now