Videos to INSPIRE YOU!

Lessons on Leading:

John Donahoe’s talk at Stanford GSB on creating a healthy & sustainable life as a leader.

The Power of Introverts:

Susan Cain has done some amazing research and writing to help companies support introverts to thrive. Here’s her 2014 Ted Talk.

Building a Psychologically Safe Workplace:

Amy Edmondson describes the need for psychological safety among teams and recommends the following:
1) Frame the work as a learning problem, not an execution problem. Underscore the imperativeness of having everyone’s insights and voices in the game
2) Acknowledge your own fallibility
3) Model curiosity

Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are:

Amy Cuddy describes how the way we hold our body impacts our own physiology

Sleep is critical to health and well-being!

Please watch this TED talk by Jeff Iliff describing what happens in our brains when we sleep:

Nature. Beauty. Gratitude

This is worth watching every morning…

Shrinking Women

A powerful message about men and women from Lily Myers at the CUPSI 2013 College National Poetry Slam

Confessions of a Depressed Comic

In this amazingly brave talk, Kevin Breel talks about his battle with depression and encourages us all to stop hiding what is really going on inside us.

The Power of Words

How do the words you choose impact what is possible, your experiences, what you create?

Brene Brown: The Power of Vulnerability

Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk at TEDxHouston, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity.

Dear Woman: Manifesto for Conscious Men

Based on the “Manifesto for Conscious Men,” a collectively-written document from a number of men who feel deep appreciation for the gifts of the feminine as a balance to those of the masculine. This document acknowledges many thousands of years of dominance of masculine power, and offers an apology for the suppression of women, in the spirit of a fresh start. The authors do not advocate the domination of men by women or feminine energy, but feel that a balance and equal respect for both energies will allow for a new wave of evolution on our planet.

Jane Fonda: Life’s Third Act

Within this generation, an extra 30 years have been added to our life expectancy — and these years aren’t just a footnote or a pathology. At TEDxWomen, Jane Fonda asks how we can think about this new phase of our lives, and invites us to consider age as potential, an upward ascension of the human spirit. What will you do with your life during your Third Act?

Lisa Lambert, Vice President at Intel Capital on Work-Life Balance

Failure is as much about success as success is,” says Lisa Lambert, vice president at Intel Capital. “In fact, it’s probably a more important part.” Lambert reflects on aspects of her career she wishes she could revisit, including work-life balance. Get practiced in the act of saying no, she advises, and accept that your time and money, and other resources only occur in limited quantities.

Brene Brown: Listening to Shame

Brene Brown discusses the importance -the imperativeness – of shining a light on shame as a path to vulnerability and wholehearted living. She dispels the myth that vulnerability = weakness and defines it as emotional risk, a measure of courage, and the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change. How courageously vulnerable are you being in your life? How are you keeping yourself small? What would it take for you to dare greatly?

Thich Nhat Hanh: Compassionate Listening

Brene Brown: The Price of Invulnerability

I first heard Brene Brown give this talk to the MBA students at Stanford Graduate School of Business a few years ago. I love her commentary on vulnerability as “the birthplace of joy, of love, of belonging, of creativity, of faith”.

Validation by Kurt Kuenne:

Ever think about the power of validation? How about how good it feels to see a smile show up on someone else’s face when you interact with them. I love this film! It’s inspiring and darling and makes me want to remind you of this:
Whoever you are, wherever you are, regardless of what has happened in your life, regardless of what you have done (or not done) in the past, you are unique and amazing and capable of creating what you want in your life. All you have to do is start … right here, right now … to be what you want to see more of in the world.
Hope you love this film as much as I do!

Elizabeth Loftus: The Fiction of Memory

Are your memories even true?

Dan Pink: The Puzzle of Motivation

Dan Pink delineates why intrinsic motivation & extrinsic motivation, and what is required to provide intrinsic motivation to employees.

Elizabeth Gilbert: Your Elusive Creative Genius

Elizabeth Gilbert calls on us all to reconsider how we think about creativity and our own genius.