Your Ultimate Guide to TED Talks for Govies

Some ideas are worth spreading—this is the idea behind TED, a global community that spreads knowledge through short but powerful talks. TED talks are a great way to learn a lot about a topic in a short period of time. However, since the inception of TED in 1984, more than 2,400 talks have been given, making it difficult to choose which ones to watch.

For this week’s DorobekINSIDER, we compiled a list of TED talks best suited to help government employees do their jobs better, breaking them down into three categories:



Career and Leadership

 So, what are you waiting for? Click on one of the talks above and get inspired to effect some change today. And if we missed one of your favorite talks, be sure to post the link in the comments!

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Fantastic list. Here are a few more that I share on a regular basis:

TED Talks:
• How great leaders inspire action – Simon Sinek (18’)
• The puzzle of motivation – Dan Pink (19’)
• Cultivating Collaboration: Don’t be so defensive! – Jim Tamm (15’)

Good talks (not TED):
• Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us – Dan Pink (11’)
• Greatness – David Marquet (10’)