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TED Talks on Success and Productivity

Looking to feel inspired in your daily life? Want to get the motivation you need to achieve your personal and professional goals? If so, TED Talks are a great way to achieve that. TED Talks are speeches from leaders, innovators, and thinkers in the professional world that are intended to give you the push you need to strive for your dreams.

The following are just a few of the many Talks on success and productivity that you can use to boost your drive when you’re feeling down.

Will Automation Take Away All Our Jobs?

By David Autor at TEDxCambridge

In this short talk, David explains that while automation is seemingly completing more and more work every day, the employment rate in the United States has continued to rise for the past 125 years. Why is that? It’s because as we get more productive, it opens up the doorway to new and more exciting jobs.

Why the Secret to Success Is Setting the Right Goals

By John Doerr at TED2018

Everyone wants to know the secret to success, and John claims it all has to do with setting the right goals. Often, the people in charge fail to set the corrective goals for their underlings, which often leads people to reach for the wrong objectives. By altering the way you think about your goals, you can achieve more success than ever before.

As Work Gets More Complex, 6 Rules to Simplify

By Yves Morieux at TED@BCG

Let’s be real — work these days isn’t super fun. It can often feel like you’re being crushed by obsolete rules and tense management. In order to help yourself feel more engaged and productive, Yves offers six ways to make your work life more simplistic so you can better understand the interdependencies of the workplace.

How to Find the Person Who Can Help You Get Ahead at Work

By Carla Harris at TEDWOMEN 2018

You probably know by now that the old adage of putting your head down and working hard isn’t enough to help you achieve success. Carla explains how to get a sponsor who will speak on your behalf and help you achieve your goals on a professional level.

A Powerful Way to Unleash Your Natural Creativity

By Tim Harford at TED@Merck KGaA

Creativity is a great way to unleash both productivity and success, but it can often be hard to find when stifled by busywork and boring tasks. Tim provides several keys on how to multitask without losing the inspiration and productivity that can take you to the top.

Looking for more TED Talks to explore? Check out the TED website for a full listing of all available presentations.

Works Cited

“Ideas About Productivity.” TED. TED Conferences, LLC. 16 May 2019. https://www.ted.com/topics/productivity.

“Ideas About Success.” TED. TED Conferences, LLC. 16 May 2019. https://www.ted.com/topics/success.

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