The Best Ted Talks of 2022

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Looking for some inspiration for 2023? We’ve rounded up some of the best Ted Talks from 2022, across business, science and self, that should hopefully challenge entrenched thinking and spark some new ideas.

The simple way to inspire your team | David Burkus | TEDxReno

How can employers boost morale among their team? David Burkus, author of The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas, discusses how companies can go beyond the standard levers of perks, pay or opportunities. Following years of everyone talking about ‘the why’ when it comes to customers, Burkus suggests that companies should ask and answer the question “who?” to truly inspire.

We Can Make COVID-19 the Last Pandemic | Bill Gates | TED

I imagine you’re thinking the same as most people when you see this title: thank goodness! Bill Gates discusses how this lofty ideal is not an impossibility, but technologies, communities and governments must come together to make prevention a reality now. Gates’ argument for a proposed Global Economic Response and Mobilisation team is inspirational stuff, arguing that through preventing outbreaks from turning into pandemics we can create a world free from the fear of another Covid-19.

“A Seat at the Table” Isn’t the Solution for Gender Equity | Lilly Singh | TED

Lilly Singh, the Canadian youtuber with over three billion video views, shares how her experience has taught her that simply giving women a seat at the table isn’t enough, reminding me of this article by Axel at MiQ. She discusses that even when you finally make it to have a seat ’re at the table, there are still gatekeepers to challenging the status quo and promoting diversity. A fantastic challenge to the conception that representation solves for diversity.”

Why Having Fun Is the Secret to a Healthier Life | Catherine Price | TED

Some useful life advice from Catherine Price, the author of The Power of Fun: How to Feel Alive Again, about how to really inject fun in your life and get more out of it. Instead of treating fun as an activity, treat it as a feeling, and change your choices off the back of that realignment. A great guide to something that we may take for granted in our lives.

Six behaviours to increase your confidence | Emily Jaenson | TEDxReno

Not all confident people start out that way. For lots of people they actively have to change their natural behaviours and use tools to act and then truly become more confident. More than just ‘fake it ‘til you make it’, Emily Jaenson, the first woman to be General Manager of a Triple A minor league baseball team in over two decades and host of the Leadership is Female podcast, talks through six behaviours that can truly help to build your confidence and transform the trajectory of your social and professional life.

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Fiona Moore

"I take a lead on progressing ESG initiatives for ECI and its portfolio, and sit on ECI’s ESG Committee. There is a huge opportunity for companies that can take a lead on areas such as D&I and sustainability, and ESG is now intrinsic to running a successful business. I also manage marketing activity across ECI and you may recognise me as the host of ECI’s podcast, Building Successful Businesses."

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