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5 Ted Talks to kick start the week

Need a bit of motivation to kick start the week? With over 19,000 videos TED talks are a great way to spark your creativity!

We have gathered five of the gutsiest and most captivating speakers for your enjoyment. So, start your morning with a cup of coffee and one of these videos to inspire you for the day ahead.

Elizabeth Gilbert: Your elusive creative genius

 

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Both reassuring and practical, Gilbert discusses the fundamental issues about human creativity and human pride. How to use your inspiration for a sustainable framework of success by reminding you of the basics: “Don't be daunted. Just do your job”!

Your elusive creative genius

Dan Pink: The puzzle of motivation

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A perfect watch for anyone who is aiming high. Pink’s previous job as Al Gore’s speech writer makes this video as funny as it is intelligent. Here, he revolutionises traditional thoughts on the career market place with the belief that "rewards destroy creativity and drive is the secret to high performance". 

 The puzzle of motivation

Carol Dweck: The power of believing that you can improve

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Dweck shares the “the power of yet”, a great tool for battling your next essay or exam. A confidence boost for the learning curve we are all on with the gentle reminder that if you have not achieved something, you only haven’t yet.

The power of believing that you can improve

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story

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A game changing speech in its strong message to rethink our perspectives on people and cultures. Adichie shows the value in creating a “balance of stories” to truly understand those around us, a helpful reminder when writing essays of the need seek different views.

The danger of a single story

Sheryl Sandberg: Why we have too few women leaders

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Sandberg, Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer, analyses the fact that there are less women than men standing at the top of their professions. She offers three key messages of advice for men and women to get equal voices at the table. 

Why we have too few women leaders

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