In the recruitment industry we are continually sourcing great candidates who we know are destined for great things within sector and scope of their employment.  Of course, while some aspire to greatness in the workplace, others simply want to enjoy their daily endeavours.

Whether or not leadership is on your agenda, we can all learn from those that have broken through the challenges before us.   So, take a few minutes out of your day and check out the 3 Ted Talks below.    They could be just what you need to take the “next step”.

“Your body language shapes who you are” by Amy Cuddy

Length:  21:02


Amy Cuddy’s research on body language reveals that we can change other people’s perceptions — and even our own body chemistry — simply by changing body positions.  Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.


“So we leaned in – now what” by Sheryl Sandberg and Pat Mitchell

Length:  16:50


As the COO at the helm of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg juggles the tasks of monetizing the world’s largest social networking site while keeping its users happy and engaged. Sheryl admits she was terrified to step onto the TED stage in 2010 — because she was going to talk, for the first time, about the lonely experience of being a woman in the top tiers of business. Millions of views (and a best-selling book) later, the Facebook COO talks with the woman who pushed her to give that first talk.


“What it takes to be a great leader” by Roselinde Torres

Length:  9:19


BCG’s Roselinde Torres studies what makes great leaders tick — and figures out how to teach others the same skills.  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.