Do you consider yourself a productive professional? For your doubt to be transformed into learning, I just gathered here the 5 most watched lectures on productivity in TED ever. TED is an international foundation dedicated to spread ideas with short and intriguing conferences that simplify our lives. Watch it all and share with your colleagues. Then, when you come back to work, you will have a more accurate idea of what’s in your power to be a better professional.
#5 Tim Ferris: Smash fear, learn anything
+ 1,500,000 views
The entertaining stories of the productivity guru, Tim Ferriss, author of “The 4-Hour Workweek”. He tells us that one of the best ways to face our fear is thinking “What’s the worst that could happen?” That’s all what you need to start learning how to do anything.
#4 Yves Morieux: As work gets more complex, 6 rules to simplify
+ 2,000,000 views
Why do people feel so unhappy and uncommitted to their work? The traditional pillars of management are obsolete, says Morieux. Thus, it’s up to the employees to solve the interdependencies. In this talk, he presents the 6 rules of “smart simplicity”. Rule #1: Understand what your colleagues actually do.
#3 Richard St. John: Success is a continuous journey
+ 2,500,000 views
Richard spent over a decade searching for lessons of success and now he introduces the topic. He reminds us that success is not a one-way street, but a constant journey. By telling the story of the rise and fall of his own business, he gives us a great lesson: when we stop trying, we fail.
#2 Andy Puddicombe: All it takes is 10 mindful minutes
+ 4,400,000 views
When was the last time you did nothing for 10 minutes? 10 little minutes without sending messages, listen to music, without talking or even… thinking? The meditation expert Puddicombe describes the transformative power to do just that: invigorate your mind 10 minutes a day, being aware and experiencing the present moment – with no incense or sitting on awkward positions.
#1 Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work
+ 9,000,000 views
We believe that we should work to be happy, but is it not the other way? The fun psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity.
(BONUS) David Grady: How to save the world (or at least yourself) from bad meetings
+ 370,000 views
It seems to exist an epidemic of bad meetings, unproductive and overcrowded afflicting companies worldwide. That makes us unhappy workers. David Grady has some good ideas to stop it.
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