10 videos with insights and knowledge that will help us learn, grow, and lead
The Brimstone team is made up of highly skilled, senior-level consultants from a wide range of backgrounds—educators at top universities, serial entrepreneurs, former C-suite executives, and seasoned process consulting experts. For more than 40 years, we have worked side by side with extraordinary leaders to help them spur changes and drive transformation in their organizations, businesses, and industries.
The following 10 inspirational videos on leadership have been helpful for us and the leaders with whom we work. These videos range from top TedTalks by recognizable names to cell phone grade quality – all with beneficial leadership lessons and tangible bits of knowledge to help us learn, grow, and lead.
How to build (and rebuild) trust
by Frances Frei
Trust is the foundation for everything we do. But what do we do when it’s broken? Harvard Business School professor Frances Frei gives a crash course in trust: how to build it, maintain it and rebuild it.
“If we can learn to trust one another more, we can have unprecedented human progress” – Frances Frei
How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them
by Vernā Myers
Our biases can be dangerous, even deadly. Diversity advocate Vernā Myers looks closely at some of the subconscious attitudes we hold toward out-groups. “Acknowledge your biases. Then move toward, not away from, the groups that make you uncomfortable.” – Vernā Myers
The danger of a single story
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.
First Follower: Leadership lessons from Dancing Guy
by Derek Sivers
A leader needs the guts to stand alone and look ridiculous. But what he’s doing is so simple, it’s almost instructional. This is key. You must be easy to follow! The 2nd follower is a turning point: it’s proof the first has done well. Now it’s not a lone nut, and it’s not two nuts. Three is a crowd and a crowd is news.
Single-tasking is the new multitasking
by James Hamblin at The Atlantic
Trying to do too many internet things at once makes it hard to get anything done at all. Tabless Thursday is a vacation from distraction. Join the movement.
Know your why
by Michael Jr.
Comedian Michael Jr. goes Off the Cuff at a live comedy show and uses this improv moment as a great illustration for knowing your why and purpose in life.
What “Leader Eat Last” means
by Simon Sinek
Leaders eat last. This one choice, whether a leader puts themselves or their people first, determines if they are worthy of our love and loyalty.
The power of vulnerability
by Brené Brown
In a poignant, funny talk, Brené Brown shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity.
Listen, learn… then lead
by Stanley McChrystal
Four-star general Stanley McChrystal shares what he learned about leadership over his decades in the military. How can you build a sense of shared purpose among people of many ages and skillsets? By listening and learning — and addressing the possibility of failure.
Accelerate your organization
by Bob Weiler
Bob Weiler, Brimstone Consulting Group Managing Founder, discusses how to accelerate the organization by harnessing key business drivers; leadership, change, alignment, and energy.