TED Talks that will Make You Feel Ready for Work

TED Talks are amazing. The brightest minds come together and present on topics that open your eyes to the world around you or take a closer look at yourself. In honor of TED2016: Dream going on this week, I'm sharing a list of my favorite TED Talks that are sure to make you wake up, recharge, and ease you out of the occasional slump. I encourage you to refer back to this list next time you have a case of the Mondays or are in a low point at work.

“Got a Meeting? Take a Walk” by Nilofer Merchant

Want to innovate? Want to come up with new, creative ideas? Take a walk! Nilofer Merchant discusses the idea of "walking meetings" and how that could be the small change needed to boost your creativity. Next time you have a one-on-one meeting with a coworker, step away from the conference room and step outside.

"The Happy Secret to Better Work" by Shawn Achor

In his charming and direct presentation, Shawn Achor talks about something we all want: happiness. Happiness breeds success, and if you can tap into the "happiness advantage," good things will follow.

“What is Success?” by Sarah Lewis

Is there really a definition of success? Art historian Sarah Lewis shared the value of a “near win” and the difference between success and mastering a skill. Get ready to reevaluate your goals and realize that the near wins can push you forward.

"Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are" by Amy Cuddy

OneAs part of a homework assignment for my "Negotiation and Organizational Behavior" class from Harvard, my professor shared this video. The notion of "Fake it till you make it" is true and can work for you the way it has worked for me. Kick that impostor syndrome to the curb and show the world you can take anything it throws at you.

Want more TED Talks? Stay up to date on TED2016: Dream with interviews, updates and recaps.

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