Regardless of political or party affiliation, Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign served as a striking reminder of how important the ability to inspire others is to successful leadership. Whether it's growing a popular movement or generating excitment among coworkers or constituents about a new program or policy, inspiring others can be difficult. Enjoy these videos dedicated to finding inspiration in ourselves and others.
Kennedy School scholars discuss how to inspire public servants.
Stanley McChrystal, a four-star general, discusses what he learned about creating a sense of shared purpose during his decades of military service.
Simon Sinek uses Apple, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Wright Brothers to illustrate his model for inspirational leadership.
Derek Sivers dissects how successful movements are started.