Brene Brown | TED TALK

The Power of Vulnerability

Brene 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. A talk to share.


Amy Edmondson | TED TALK

Building Teams That Learn

Amy Edmondson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School; Author, Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate and Compete in the Knowledge Economy (Jossey-Bass, 2012); TOPIC: How Leaders Can Make Organizational Learning Happen by Building Teams That Learn Organizational Learning Experts Speaker Series @ Rotman Taped June 17, 2013

Simon Sinek | TED TALK

Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe

What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety — especially in an uneven economy — means taking on big responsibility.


Dame Stephanie Shirley | TED TALK

Why Do Ambitious Women Have Flat Heads?

Dame Stephanie Shirley is the most successful tech entrepreneur you never heard of. In the 1960s, she founded a pioneering all-woman software company in the UK, which was ultimately valued at $3 billion, making millionaires of 70 of her team members.



Elizabeth Gilbert | TED TALK

Your Elusive Creative Genius

Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses — and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person "being" a genius, all of us "have" a genius. It's a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk.


Glennon Doyle Melton | SuperSoul Sessions

First the Pain, Then the Rising

What would happen if we stopped being afraid of our pain? Bestselling author and Momastery founder Glennon Doyle Melton takes you down the "journey of the warrior" and explains why there is no easy way out when it comes to life's challenges.



Shawn Achor | TED TALK

The Happy Secret to Better Work

We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk from TEDxBloomington, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes.


A reminder...

Not Sorry

Why are women apologizing for themselves so often?

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Dare To Lead
Brene Brown

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Primal Leadership
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The Advantage
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The Power of Full Engagement
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This book provides a life-changing road map to becoming more fully engaged on and off the job, meaning physically energized, emotionally connected, mentally focused, and spiritually aligned.

Rising Strong
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How the ability to reset transforms the way we live, love, parent, and lead.

Loving What Is
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The Work is simply four questions that, when applied to a specific problem, enable you to see what is troubling you in an entirely different light.

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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
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A leadership fable about the fascinating and complex world of teams.

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Fierce Conversations
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Tools of Titans
Tim Ferriss

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The Fifth Discipline
Peter Senge

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The Purpose Econmy
Aaron Hurst

How your desire for impact, personal growth and community is changing the world.understanding.

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Big Magic
Elizabeth Gilbert

Gilbert digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity.

Love Warrior
Glennon Doyle Melton

Love Warrior is a gorgeous and inspiring account of how we are born to be warriors: strong, powerful, and brave; able to confront the pain and claim the love that exists for us all. This chronicle of a beautiful, brutal journey speaks to anyone who yearns for deeper, truer relationships and a more abundant, authentic life.

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Traveling Mercies
Ann Lamott

Anne Lamott claims the two best prayers she knows are: "Help me, help me, help me" and "Thank you, thank you, thank you."

David Whyte

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Women Rising, the Unseen Barriers
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Primal Leadership: The Hidden Driver of Great Performance
By Daniel Guleman, Richard E. Boyatzis and Annie McKee

Building the Emotional Intelligence of Groups
By Vanessa Urch Druskat and Steven B. Wolff

Emotional Agility
By Susan David and Christina Congleton