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    Posts by: thecolourworks

    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,…

    ‘Transform your team in THREE DAYS’ – TCW Open Workshop October 2017

    ‘Transform your team in THREE DAYS’ – TCW Open Workshop October 2017

    Last month The Colour Works piloted the first in a series of introductory masterclasses. The purpose of these sessions is to offer up a framework that will increase team performance through self-awareness, commitment, buy-in, and ownership.   An interactive activity…

    TED Talk Quickwatch: Derek Sivers – Weird, or just different?

    TED Talk Quickwatch: Derek Sivers – Weird, or just different?

    Derek Sivers, who also did the brilliant ‘How to start a movement’, here presents us with the fact that there is ‘a flipside to everything’. The theme of apparent opposites simply being a different perspective on the same subject is…

    Quickread: 9 Attributes of an Agile Leader

    Quickread: 9 Attributes of an Agile Leader

    Leaders can no longer rely on the ways of the past. Command and control belongs to the dinosaurs, and tomorrow’s leaders must not only catch up with the current velocity but embrace the wild uncertainty of the future. Long-term potential…

    Why is resilience important?

    Why is resilience important?

    Actionforhappiness tells us it’s one of the 10 keys to personal happiness, but what exactly is it? Resilience is an individual’s capacity to bounce back in the face of stress, adversity or change. Though largely perceived as something you’ve either…

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