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    Posts by: thecolourworks

    Adapting Strategies – Post-Workshop Learning

    Adapting Strategies – Post-Workshop Learning

    Three principles that you must be aware of and that may assist you are as follows: 1. The more you see someone as being like you, the faster you will build trust with them. When you hear yourself saying, ‘They’re…

    Child’s Play – C is for Creativity

    Child’s Play – C is for Creativity

    “To stimulate creativity, one must develop the childlike inclination for play.” Albert Einstein We intuitively view creativity as the natural state of the child – doodling, dawdling and dreaming their way from one fantastical notion to another. According to Dr….

    The Importance of Being Patient

    The Importance of Being Patient

    Tell me, who doesn’t want to reduce their stress levels, make more effective decisions and improve upon their current relationships in both the work and personal environment? Much like diets never work but ‘healthy eating’ does, patience is also a…

    TED Talk: Melissa Marshall – Talk Nerdy To Me

    TED Talk: Melissa Marshall – Talk Nerdy To Me

    Though her message is to those in the scientific field, Melissa Marshall’s 4 minute talk about the need for clear and inclusive communication is pure brilliance and sows the seeds for more productive conversations in your organisation. Well worth a…

    Metaphorically Speaking – The Power of Metaphor in the Workplace

    Metaphorically Speaking – The Power of Metaphor in the Workplace

    “Any metaphor we utter is the process of a whole physical embodied experience of an individual in the world.” Lakoff and Johnson Metaphor uses one idea and links it to another to better understand something. This makes metaphor an extremely…

    The Art of Letting Go

    The Art of Letting Go

    I am sure you will have heard the story of the South Indian Monkey Trap, where the hunter places some food in a coconut staked to the ground, with a hole in that is small enough for the monkey to…

    Paddling in the Right Direction

    Paddling in the Right Direction

      What a day! Truly memorable, and not just because of the hideous sunburn. Having booked onto a Rough Runner event only for it to be cancelled due to lack of interest, (relief could be seen pouring out of some…

    Soft Skills Part 2: Not ANOTHER Personality Profile

    Soft Skills Part 2: Not ANOTHER Personality Profile

    Many leaders choose team members purely on their level of role-based skill — treating them, essentially, as functional assets or the individual components of a machine. Others, perhaps driven by their own narcissism, pick people who are like them, which…

    Thought Leadership National Conference Told to Take a Deep Breath

    Thought Leadership National Conference Told to Take a Deep Breath

    The Colour Works likes to see itself at the forefront of thinking around workplace behaviours and relationships and so we were delighted to be invited to present at the Sundial Group’s inaugural Learning & Development Thought Leaders’ Conference held at…

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