5 Motivational Videos to Inspire your Procurement Teams

5 Motivational Videos to Inspire your Procurement Teams

Our modern business landscape is bursting with inspiration. We live in a world where private companies are not only working to build a better planet, but creating innovative new ways to explore beyond it.

A good story isn’t all about the detail though. Just as important is how you tell it. So if you want your procurement teams to enjoy a little bit of inspiration today, here are 5 motivational videos to help you delight and inspire them.  

Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action

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Simon Sinek is a globally respected author, marketing consultant and motivational speaker. This inspirational talk explores the importance of great leadership, and the power of knowing the ‘why’ behind your business. It’s the perfect talk for any procurement leader looking to discover the right motivation to achieve their organisation’s goals.

Tom Wujec – Got a wicked problem? Tell me how to make toast

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Toast isn’t motivational you say? Tom Wujec’s speech might lead you to question that statement. In fact this inspirational video is all about questioning how we solve problems in today’s business environment. By taking the simple act of making toast, Wujec’s video explores the process of problem solving by breaking down complex challenges into individual steps. Alongside this he weaves in the importance of different perspectives and communication to effective problem solving.

Steve Jobs: Ask yourself this question

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Steve Jobs needs no introduction. This titan of the tech industry is an iconic visionary of modern business. His time at the head of Apple transformed the organisation into a globally recognised and respected leader in technology.

In 2005 Jobs was asked to deliver a commencement speech at Stanford University. Not only does this motivational speech provide a nod to the dedication that gave rise to Apple’s success, it poses a key question to motivate others on their own journey – if today were the last day of your life, would you want to be doing what you’re doing?

Julian Treasure: 5 ways to listen better

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Great communication is an essential part of good teamwork, but sometimes we’re so busy trying to get our own point across we forget to listen properly to those around us. Julian Treasure’s inspirational talk provides an exploration of the importance of listening, a toolkit to help us listen better, and generally provides a framework to support positive communication in the way we work and live.


Kid President – A pep talk

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He might be a little man, but he’s got a big message – we all need to work together to make the world more awesome. Despite Kid President’s American focus, his message has a global appeal. Key to that is remembering that sometimes humour can be a powerful vehicle for motivation. Work together, and make things awesome.