There are a gazillion videos about leadership on YouTube, from Amway to Churchill to TED Talks, and beyond.
But if you just want to breeze through some insightful, fun and focused videos, these nine will do the trick.
Each of these brief (most of them are under 3 minutes) leadership videos succeeds at capturing an essence of leadership at its simplest, yet most profound.
Alert: You’re going to want to share these!
And the categories are:
No 1: Best Silent Video
The Leaders: Short Film For A Great Leader
There is music, but no dialogue.
Plus: Inspirational in the Rocky-runs up-the-art-museum-steps style.
Minus: Testosterone level probably too high.
No. 2: Best Video Just Under The 3-Minute Limit
Powerful Learning From This Scene In Invictus
Plus: Includes an incredibly insightful message on leadership.
Minus: That message doesn’t come until the 2:50 mark, (though Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon are great in the build-up.)
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No. 3: Best Video By A Former Secretary Of State
The Essence Of Leadership
Plus: Distills leadership down to a single quality – Trust.
Minus: Given Colin Powell’s great storytelling, this one isn’t long enough!
No. 4: Best Video Of Leadership Quotes
Plus: Great leadership quotes from a wide array of accomplished people.
Minus: You have to wait till the end to read Groucho Marx’s take on leadership.
No. 5: Best Video Montage
40 Leader Speeches In 2 Mins
2:15 (Go figure)
Plus: A witty collection of memorable leadership scenes from 40 American Pop Culture movies.
Minus: It ends with Rocky on the steps of the art museum.
No. 6: Best Adaptation Of A Wall Street Journal Management Guide
Leaders vs. Managers
Plus: Simple, smart and entertaining.
Minus: Too many typos detract from the message.
No. 7: Best Video Of A REAL Silicon Valley Hero
Steve Jobs Talks About Managing People
Plus: Gimme a T for Teamwork, Gimme a T for Trust, too.
Minus: It’s too short!
No. 8: Best Video Featuring Children
Kids on Leadership
Plus: It’s true children do say the darnedest things.
Minus: It only has 39,000-some visitors. Should be 3.9 million.
No. 9: Best Leadership Video From The Drucker Institute
It’s Always The Leader
3:21 (OK, it’s a tad over 3 minutes, but worth it)
Plus: Gets right to the heart of how to improve a team
Minus: You’ll need to find a new reason to bash your DMV.
BONUS No. 10: Best Video Proving That Anyone Can Become A Great Leader
Funniest Leadership Video Ever…
5:08 minutes (Yes, it’s longer than three minutes, but it’s proof that success comes in all shapes and sizes.)
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ed schlusser says
The kids nailed it. Tomorrows leaders in the making.
carrie v maultsby says
Great video’s. I’m going to share many of them in a leadership class that I’m developing for college!
John Walston says
Great idea. They’d be perfect for a class. And they won’t eat up all the class time.
Asyraf Thevendran bin Abdullah says
It is a great article with great videos. Puts the essence of leadership and what it takes to get there is the shortest time and get rid of all the mumbo jumbo.