They challenge the status quo. They reinvigorate how work gets done. Changemakers see a problem and take action, and truly believe they can change the lives around them.
How is this done? Listen to the following motivational TED talks and get inspired to unleash your inner changemaker.
On reinvigorating how work gets done:
1. The happy secret to better work (12 minutes)
Psychologist and CEO of Good Think Inc., Shawn Achor argues that happiness inspires people to be more productive in this fast–paced and funny talk.
2. The puzzle of motivation (19 minutes)
Career analyst Dan Pink digs deep into the puzzle of motivation and how traditional rewards aren’t always the most effective.
On pushing the status quo:
3. How great leaders inspire action (18 minutes)
Leadership expert Simon Sinek offers a fresh take on inspirational leadership with his simple and powerful model — starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?”
4. Do schools kill creativity (19 minutes)
Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we educate our children in this entertaining and profound talk.
On believing you can change the lives around you:
5. Everyday leadership (6 minutes)
Discover the leader in yourself with this short, funny talk that calls on us all to celebrate leadership as the everyday act of improving each other’s lives.
On seeing a problem and taking action:
6. How to fix a broken school? Lead fearlessly, love hard (17 minutes)
Fearless and determined Philadelphia high school principal, Linda Cliatt-Wayman shares the three principles that helped her turn around three schools labeled “low-performing and persistently dangerous.”