So much to watch, so little time. This is not intended to be a definitive collection of awesome videos that will somehow change your life. It is a curated list of ones that will either tug at your imagination or shift how you see yourself and the people around you. Dive in and see what you come up with!
Search Inside Yourself
Chade-Meng Tan has a vision to create world peace by helping international leaders grow emotional intelligence. In this video he explains his mission, and the curriculum he created for Google that teaches some basic tenets of EI (and neuroscience and buddhism). I experienced his talk as an hour-long class on how to practice mindfulness, understand and manage my emotions, and grow compassion. Please take time of your day to watch this, you’ll learn cool stuff and come away with exercises you can practice immediately that will make you a more peaceful, happy person.
Kim Scott is the author of the book Radical Candor, which explores how to “be a kick-ass boss without losing your humanity.” Read it if you have the time, otherwise watch this video to capture the essence of the impactful theory at the heart of her book. You’ll get a concise & compelling lesson from her on how to give effective, thoughtful feedback to people (especially when what you have to say is really hard to say). I’ve practiced her theory, weaved it into leadership coaching, and have personally seen how it’s helped people speak up and transform relationships. Want to ditch Ruinous Empathy, Manipulative Insecurity, and Obnoxious Aggression? Press play.
The Power of Vulnerability
Okay, there is a darn good chance you are one of the 40,993,064 people who have watched this video. If you’re not, get on this bandwagon. Brené Brown is a researcher and storyteller that has a unique ability to teach us everything we need to know about how to find, embrace, and love our authentic selves (click here to surf her website). This video and/or her books should be required reading for all human beings. I cannot express how much I love her and her invaluable work. Seriously, call me up and I might not stop talking…