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    Posts by: thecolourworks

    Open-ness alone can’t drive change; dare to disagree!

    Open-ness alone can’t drive change; dare to disagree!

      “In surveys of European and American executives fully 85% of them acknowledged that they had issues or concerns at work that they were afraid to raise; afraid of the conflict that would provoke, afraid they could get embroiled in…

    Fear of conflict and the Discovery Behaviours

    Fear of conflict and the Discovery Behaviours

    When there is a lack of trust within a team, individuals don’t feel comfortable sharing ideas and opinions due to a fear of vulnerability and a projection of unwelcome conflict. A ‘good’ team can still struggle in these areas whilst…

    Sink or swim: What to do when the millennials take over

    Sink or swim: What to do when the millennials take over

      Fact: Over 50% of the work place are now millennials (under early 30s) Fact: The average age of retirement in the UK is approximately 65. Staff retention is suffering. With the workplace looking like a combo of reading glasses…

    Recognising signs: Stress and the Insights Discovery colour energies

    Recognising signs: Stress and the Insights Discovery colour energies

    Work is overwhelmingly the most common cause of stress for British employees, with 59% experiencing it[1].  The demands of the modern workplace are often fast and furious, and how successfully workers are able to manage their stress levels can have…

    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,…

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