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    Posts by: thecolourworks

    TED Talk: Shawn Achor – The happy secret to better work

    TED Talk: Shawn Achor – The happy secret to better work

    We believe we should work hard in order to be happy, but could we be thinking about things backwards? In this fast-moving and very funny talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that, actually, happiness inspires us to be more productive.  …

    Happiness: The Upside of Feeling Down and the Value of Opposites

    Happiness: The Upside of Feeling Down and the Value of Opposites

    As draining and painful as the experiencing of ‘negative’ emotions can be, they serve a huge purpose that shouldn’t go forgotten. They signal to us that something needs to change, and they’re actually necessary for feeling good. Each component of…

    Using Insights Discovery to bridge communication gaps

    Using Insights Discovery to bridge communication gaps

    Leadership and teamwork. They aren’t two different issues, they are two veins of one interconnected system which supports the profitability and productivity of an organisation. They inform each other. We naturally tackle the topics separately because labelling and grouping aids…

    How does understanding behaviour enhance creativity?

    How does understanding behaviour enhance creativity?

    “Empathetic, emotionally intelligent work environments have a good track record of increasing creativity, improving problem solving and raising productivity.” Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ Daniel Goleman   Whilst it used to conjure up an avid hobbyist,…

    TED Talk: Steven Johnson – Where good ideas come from

    TED Talk: Steven Johnson – Where good ideas come from

    In his studies Steven Johnson has explored creativity in search of shared patterns that might clue us into the environment of the birth of innovation and great ideas. Watch more below. Watch fascinating talks about happiness, leading through change, listening,…

    TED Talk: Matt Cutts: Try something new for 30 days

    TED Talk: Matt Cutts: Try something new for 30 days

    A short talk but a lovely one. Matt Cutts, a Google engineer, explores his experience of giving new things a go and the effect it had on him. Seeing himself set and achieve goals gave him a boost of confidence…

    Quickread: Employee Wellness

    Quickread: Employee Wellness

    Employee happiness and emotional health are never first on the agenda in a planning meeting, but they should be. The phrase ‘workplace wellbeing’ umbrellas everything from the physical to mental state of an organisation’s employees, and is set to stay…

    TED Talk: Matthieu Ricard –  The Habits of Happiness

    TED Talk: Matthieu Ricard – The Habits of Happiness

    Biochemist turned buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard explores the concept of happiness – how it’s definition differs, how we all have an innate quest to find it, and how we can train our minds. Watch talks about body language, everyday leadership,…

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