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Top 4 Management TED Talks from 2015

With events all over the world, TED talks feature innovators who break the mold. Business leaders often take TED’s stage, distilling their approaches to management in quick, entertaining lectures. Here are five fresh perspectives from 2015 to enrich your approach to work in the new year:

Why the best hire might not have the perfect resume

Regina Hartley, an HR manager for UPS, suggests that the best candidate is not the one with a perfect resume. Instead, Hartley argues, bet on “The Scrapper,” someone who exhibits grit and determination in the face of adversity.

Creative problem-solving in the face of extreme limits

Navi Radjou teaches companies how to bootstrap limited resources to drive incredible growth. Make sure to listen for his three principles: keep it simple; don’t reinvent the wheel; think and act horizontally.

Why it’s time to forget the pecking order at work

Margaret Heffernan is a five-time CEO with a radical idea for managers. Instead of driving company performance with star employees, focus on social cohesion. By valuing collaboration above individual successes, organizations move their companies forward in unexpected ways.

How to run a company with (almost) no rules

Corporate democracy is a buzzword, but few CEO’s have implemented this idea with the same success as Ricardo Semler. His insights debunk the norms of corporate life, suggesting that companies’ successes rely on freedom and flexibility rather than tried-and-true structures.