Are leaders born? Or are they made?
This is a question we often see in blogs or articles about leadership and management. Others argue that leaders are made, others say leaders are born with the innate capacity to lead. There are also some who answer both—leaders are born and made. Whichever you believe in, one thing is certain: a great leader is in constant search for growth and improvement.
Here are some talks by leadership and entrepreneurship experts to refresh your perspective this weekend. Some talks are new, some talks are old; some run for less than ten minutes, some for almost thirty. Nevertheless, these talks will definitely offer insights and ideas that are worth pondering on.
John Maxwell: 5 Levels of Leadership
In this video, John Maxwell shares his 5 levels of leadership, inviting leaders to reflect on what level they are in and challenging them to transition to the next level.
Having sold more than 25 million books in 50 languages, John Maxwell is a No. 1 New York Times bestselling coach and speaker and is often called the country’s No. 1 leadership authority. After serving as a pastor for more than 30 years, he devoted himself full-time to speaking and writing. Every year, he speaks to Fortune 500 companies, presidents of nations, and top business leaders.
Marie Forleo: Change the World: 12 Ways to Make Work Meaningful
Marie Forleo shares twelve ways to bring meaning to your work (and six reasons why art matters) in this 7-minute video:
Marie Forleo is considered as a “thought leader for the next generation.” She delivers bits of advice on work and life through her award-winning online show MarieTV. Using wit and charm coupled with her thought-provoking ideas, Forleo aims to help her viewers “create a business and life you love.”
Nigel Marsh: How to Make Work-Life Balance Work
As the present times make our lives increasingly busy, this 2011 TED talk by Nigel Marsh is still a great encouragement to those who want to balance family time, personal time, and productivity.
Nigel Marsh is the author of three books: Fat, Forty and Fired, Overworked and Underlaid, and Fit, Fifty and Fired-Up. Also a co-founder of Earth Hour, Marsh has over 30 years of experience in the commercial sector, working with a wide variety of organizations from the highest profile to national governments and local enterprises.
Derek Halpern: How to Level Up Your Life and Business
This two-minute talk will remind you of an important message: “what got you here, won’t get you there.”
Derek Halpern is the founder of Social Triggers, a company sharing expert advice on marketing and entrepreneurship. Using a blend of data-driven marketing and content marketing, Halpern offers a straightforward approach to social media and online communications.
Brendon Burchard: How Incredibly Successful People Think
Success is a game of mindset. Watch this video to learn how successful people win it:
Having gone through depression and a car accident at the age of 19, Brendon Burchard is now widely considered as the world’s leading high-performance coach. Through his YouTube channel, podcasts, and award-winning books, Burchard aims to help others live, love and matter.
Robin Sharma: 5 Rituals That Predict Success
In this Mastery Session, Robin Sharma shares five SOPs you can develop into a habit and wire into your daily life:
Robin Sharma is one of the leading speakers on Leadership and Personal Mastery, often invited as a keynote speaker for organizations and companies including Fortune 500 companies as well as health-care firms and public sector organizations. Ranked as one of the Top 5 Leadership Experts in the World, Sharma’s mission is “to help people and organizations around the world lead without title.”
John Wooden: The Difference Between Winning and Succeeding
In this 2009 TED talk, Coach John Wooden gives his own definition of success and shares the advice he gave his players at UCLA.
Named NCAA College Basketball Coach of the Year six times, Coach John Wooden is considered the greatest NCAA basketball head coach of all time. He led the UCLA Bruins to a record of 10 national championships, earning him Coach of the Year honours. Throughout his coaching career, Wooden taught and inspired his players to work their hardest, in and out of the court.
And that’s it! We hope you found these videos inspiring, refreshing, and most importantly, challenging. From us here at Cloud Employee, happy weekend!
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