Grit TedTalk by Angela Duckworth

Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn't the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of "grit" as a predictor of success.

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Crazy Dancing Guy

Great video of a man dancing at the Gorge Amphitheater with narration of how this event connects to leadership. A lone guy dancing, leads to a first follower, then to more followers, and then the “tipping point” happens and tons of people join in the dancing. As described in the end of the clip, the key to the movement was not the original dancing guy, but the first follower.

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Carol Dweck: The Power of Believing That You Can Improve

Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain's capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes two ways to think about a problem that’s slightly too hard for you to solve. 1) Are you not smart enough to solve it?  2) Or have you just not solved it yet?

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Revolution of Love

This video shows a young man stopping as he passes what looks to be a homeless man playing a harmonica before he heads down into the subway to play his guitar. The lyrics of the song are great to talk about by itself, but what the man does with the money and his final interaction with the homeless man is the best part of the clip.

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