Watching TED Talks is a popular pastime at CN&CO. We visit TED.com regularly to clear our heads, have a laugh, or get inspired. TED Talks open our minds, spark new ways of thinking, and can lead to some very interesting conversations. Each week we pick a favourite and publish it on a Tuesday, because we like how “TED Talk Tuesday” sounds. This week’s talk was posted by CN&CO’s Blake Dyason. Here’s why he chose it:

This TED Talk by Audrey Moore struck a chord with me. In the past two years, I have found myself being pulled into the rat race – doing more, working longer hours and slowly becoming less creative. I found myself growing frustrated with others and the way things are done. I needed to change things up; I needed to work smarter with greater impact. I took the festive season to reflect.

It was obvious, some of my best ideas and work I’ve done has been triggered by empathy, something I have lost because of the speed of life.

If we took the time to listen and really understand, I believe we would build more successful businesses with happier people, we would see greater equality, we would build peace and we would have stronger relationships and closer communities.

Enjoy this light hearted and powerful TEDTalk.