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These 7 Ted Talks inspired us and will inspire you too

These Ted Talks have motivated us these past seven weeks, and we think they are too good to keep to ourselves.

Whatever stage of your recruitment career, regardless of your motivations and drivers, these 7 Ted Talks have inspired us and we're sure, will inspire you too.

1. Simon Sinek – How great leaders inspire action

In the second most watched Ted Talk of all time, Simon Sinek encourages us all to start thinking about our 'why' - our purpose.

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2. Lucy Hone – 3 secrets of resilient people

In this Ted Talk, Lucy teaches us how to find our way through difficult times and adversity – valuable lessons you can apply to your work and personal life. Could there be a more poignant lesson in today’s Covid-19 recruitment market?

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3. Andrew Sillitoe – Creating a high-performance culture

After years in the sports industry, Andrew uses his insights to share ways in which we can have a winning mind-set, especially in times of adversity.

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4. Louise Evans – Own your behaviours, master your communication, determine your success

We spend about 80% of our day 'at work', the rest is at home. If we have a bad day at work, we are likely to take that negativity home with us and vice versa. What if we could create healthy environments in the spaces that most affect our lives and truly give our best?

This Ted Talk is a call to action and can help you separate home from work - which could not be more prevalent when home is currently your office and where you try and relax.

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5. Tim Urban – Inside the mind of a master procrastinator

In this hilarious and insightful talk, Urban takes us on a journey through YouTube binges, Wikipedia rabbit holes and bouts of staring out the window -- and encourages us to think harder about what we're really procrastinating on, before we run out of time.

14-minutes that are well worth your time.

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6. Julie Dhar – How to disagree productively and find common ground

Julia Dhar's 15-minute Ted Talk draws on her background as a world debate champion and offers 3 techniques to reshape the way we talk to each other so we can start disagreeing productively and find common ground - at work, at home and in everyday life.

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7. Susan David – The gift and power of emotional courage

Psychologist Susan David shares how the way we deal with our emotions shapes everything that matters: our actions, careers, relationships, health, and happiness.

In this deeply moving, humorous and potentially life-changing talk, she challenges a culture that prizes positivity over emotional truth and discusses the powerful strategies of emotional agility. A talk to share.

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