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.

Talks for when you want to start a business

10 talks • 2h 3m
Ever dreamed of starting your own business? These talks can help get your idea off the ground.

Talks about Leadership

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Exclusive articles about Leadership

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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