Inspiration comes in many forms, and one of the most effective of those forms is the online TED talks. An acronym for technology, entertainment, and design, TED talks cover just about everything you can imagine. Financial independence, self-worth, education, and happiness are just a few of the topics discussed in the talks.

Here are seven TED talks you could share with your employees. Any inspiration they derive from them would benefit them personally and help your business by increasing productivity.

  1. Graham Hill: Less Stuff Is More Happiness

Hill talks about the idea that fewer material possessions lead to more money, a smaller carbon footprint, and overall happier life. This TED talk is perfect for teaching your employees they can achieve happiness by simplifying their lives and reaching financial independence.

  1. Nigel Marsh: How to Make Work-Life Balance Work

Working Americans continue to struggle to find the proper work-life balance, usually tipping the scale on the “work” side. Marsh emphasizes that the right balance between work and life can result in lower stress levels, fewer business expenses, and higher productivity. For the worker, it can mean a happier and healthier life.

  1. Amy Cuddy: Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

Your body language can determine how others perceive you. According to Cuddy, you can practice portraying yourself as you want others to think about you until you become that person. This TED talk can be useful to your employees in both their personal lives and their professional world.

  1. Shlomo Benartzi: Saving for Tomorrow, Tomorrow

Benartzi introduces ways to save for retirement by talking about changing your behavior to start saving now. He presents a financial plan that provides a balanced approach to retirement savings by setting aside a percentage of each raise for your retirement account.

  1. Caroline Goyder: The Surprising Secret to Speaking With Confidence

Goyder’s TED talk on speaking with confidence is pertinent on a personal and professional level. She believes everyone has this confidence, but in some, it is hidden deeper. There is a way to find it, however, by knowing where to look. This talk should inspire and entertain your employees and help them find that confidence.

  1. Isabel Allende: How to Live Passionately—No Matter Your Age

A prolific writer, Isabel Allende talks about the importance of leading a life filled with passion at any age. Doing so can result in high levels of productivity, fulfillment, and happiness. It is a TED talk that will inspire practically everyone.

  1. Roselinde Torres: What It Takes to Be a Great Leader

If you want your employees to demonstrate leadership, share this enlightening talk with them. Torres examines the latest research on leadership training programs and offers suggestions on how to become a great leader.

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