7 must see TED Talks for middle management
Middle Management is a challenging position to be in. Here are 7 great talks that are a must-see!

Middle management can be very challenging position. We have highlighted 7 must-see videos that can help middle managers learn, grow and evolve.


Why Middle Management is the Hardest Job | Simon Sinek

The middle management team is stuck between strategic and tactical thinking - they're the translator between the two. Things break when we don't train people how to lead OR the senior leadership's focus isn't aligned with the people below them. 


Storytelling : How to tell a leader from a manager.

Ruth Milligan founded TEDxColumbus in 2009 and in 2018 she retired from being its organizer. In this 2019 talk, she reflects on what she learned from curating and coaching 10 years of talks, coupled with her lifetime of professional observations of those who work to influence and persuade through public speaking. She argues that the TEDx experience teaches speakers to illuminate their ideas through story, to show vulnerability and edit their talks with a hyper-focus on the audience that current leaders both in the public and private sector are not necessarily embracing. She concluded that storytelling is the distinguishing feature between those who lead and those who manage.


Everyday leadership

We have all changed someone's life -- usually without even realizing it. In this funny talk, Drew Dudley calls on all of us to celebrate leadership as the everyday act of improving each other's lives.


Why good leaders make you feel safe

What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it's someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety -- especially in an uneven economy -- means taking on big responsibility.


What it takes to be a great leader

The world is full of leadership programs, but the best way to learn how to lead might be right under your nose. In this clear, candid talk, Roselinde Torres describes 25 years observing truly great leaders at work, and shares the three simple but crucial questions would-be company chiefs need to ask to thrive in the future.


Draw Your Future - Patti Dobrowolski

A nationally acclaimed comic performer, high-performance business consultant, speaker, strategic illustrator and newly minted author, Patti Dobrowolski spends her time focused on new neuroscience discoveries that leverage the power of imagination and visuals to actualize a vision of the future


Tony Robbins on the Psychology and Skills of Exceptional Leaders

Tony Robbins, life coach and author of Money: Master the Game, explains to Inc. editor James Ledbetter why leadership is a learnable skill.

7 must see TED Talks for middle management
Kathryn Lehnerdt 26 September, 2022
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Managing in the modern workplace
The demand on mid-level managers, to effectively manage their teams, is often over looked