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5 TED Talks for work-life balance

January 06, 2022

We have all heard about the benefits of finding balance between life and work: Less stress/burnout and more time for the things and people we enjoy. 

However, making the changes necessary to find and sustain work-life balance can be difficult and overwhelming. Explore the TED Talks below to help you take your first step toward the balance you deserve.

Morra Aarons-Mele: 3 steps to stop remote work burnout

Morra Aarons-MeleToo much screen time, too many video calls and too few boundaries make working from home hard for all of us. Podcast host and writer Morra Aarons-Mele shares honest advice on what you can learn from the introverts in your life about protecting your energy and your limits.

Ashley Whillans: 3 rules for better work-life balance

Ashley WhillansHave you answered a work email during an important family event? Or taken a call from your boss while on vacation? According to behavioral scientist and Harvard Business School professor Ashley Whillans, "always-on" work culture is not only ruining our personal well-being — but our work, as well.

Taken for granted: Brené Brown on what vulnerability isn't

TakenforGranted with Brene BrownWe usually wear our thickest armor at work, and Brené Brown has blazed the trail of teaching us why—and how to shed it. In this conversation, Adam and Brené unpack the power of showing vulnerability at work—and explore how much is too much. 

Cindy Solomon: 5 tips for dealing with meeting overload

Cindy SolomonCould this meeting have been an email? The phenomenon of "calendar creep," where meetings completely take over your work days, is wasting time, energy and productivity -- but you can take back control. Leadership expert Cindy Solomon shares her five tips for clearing up your schedule and getting your calendar to work for you, not against you.

Patty McCord: 8 lessons on building a company people enjoy working for

PattyMcCordMost companies operate on a set of policies: mandated vacation days, travel guidelines, standard work hours, annual goals. But what happens when a company looks less to control and more to trust? Patty McCord, the iconic former chief talent officer at Netflix, shares the key insights that led her to toss the handbook out the window.

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