TED Radio Hour What motivates us to take up a cause, follow a leader, or create change? This hour, TED speakers explore stories of inspirational leadership, and what makes some movements more successful than others.

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Inspire To Action

What motivates us to take up a cause, follow a leader, or create change? This hour, TED speakers explore stories of inspirational leadership, and what makes some movements more successful than others.

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Diane Wolk-Rogers: What My Students Taught Me About Inspiring A Movement

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Halla Tómasdóttir: How Can Leaders Inspire Others To Lead?

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Jochen Menges: What Role Does Charisma Play In Inspiring Followers?

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