Leadership Videos PictureTed Talks are the videos that everyone’s heard of and the videos with the highest production values. But whilst they do have ‘ideas worth spreading‘, don’t be afraid to look further afield.

Below are the best leadership videos, as recommended by readers and contributors. They each have a series of focused questions to think about or to use as the basis for your unit leadership study periods. If you find more, share them with other leaders by emailing us.

TED Leadership Playlist

This TED Leadership playlist brings together 12 episodes on the subject of leadership and motivation. As well as the other TED talks already posted here, there are talks on tribal leadership, trial and error and how to lead like the great conductors. Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action Fields Wicker-Miurin: Learning from leadership’s missing manual Itay…


Drew Dudley. Everyday Leadership

Drew Dudley. Everyday Leadership. A short video that asks whether you are having a small effect on peoples’ lives without even knowing it. Leaders can have these positive and negative effects, often without being aware that they are doing it. As Patton, said, you are always on parade. Not only does this mean you are…


Dan Pink, The Puzzle of Motivation

Dan Pink, The Puzzle of Motivation. Leaders motivate and Dan Pink talks about what science tells us about motivation. Extrinsic motivations (reward and punishment) and intrinsic ones (internal motivations). It’s a great talk. So great, in fact, that it was recommended to the Army’s general staff in a letter from DCGS following their 2017 conference.…