Mar 17, 2018

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 …

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Feb 20, 2018

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 …

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Feb 20, 2018

Quickread: Goal-setting – how to get things done (through the colours)

In its simplest form, goal-setting is the process of working out what you want and creating a plan to achieve …

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Jan 19, 2018

Quickread: Employee Wellness

Employee happiness and emotional health are never first on the agenda in a planning meeting, but they should be. The …

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Jan 19, 2018

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 …

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Nov 01, 2017

Quickread: Steps to Appreciating your Opposite – The Difference a Profile Makes

In today’s complex and diverse organisations, it is rare that you will find two people who see the world in …

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Nov 01, 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 …

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Nov 01, 2017

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 …

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Sep 19, 2017

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 …

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Jul 18, 2017

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 …

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Jun 19, 2017

Why it doesn’t end at Discovery

Why it doesn’t end at Discovery The biggest concern we hear from clients after that eye-opening initial workshop is the …

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May 23, 2017

The Coaching Code Matrix Parody

This Matrix Parody video is a useful way of introducing coaching – it helps people reflect on both the behaviours …

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May 22, 2017

Why Lukewarm Coaching Isn’t Working

There’s no doubt that coaching is fully integrated into the working world. Every ‘expert’ now parades ‘coach’ proudly on their …

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Apr 24, 2017

TED Talk: Jim Hemerling – 5 ways to lead in an era of constant change

It shouldn’t be exhausting but it’s hard to know how to turn things around. Here’s an expert to give you …

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Apr 24, 2017

The Constant Change – Using Discovery Through the Change Process

Change is a constant in today’s working world, yet 70% of change initiatives fail, (Beer and Nohiri (2000)). Not only …

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Mar 15, 2017

TED Talk: Adam Grant – Are You a Giver or a Taker?

Adam Grant explores the idea of ‘takers’ (self-serving in their interactions) and ‘givers’ (seeking to be useful) within the modern …

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Mar 15, 2017

The Habits of Genuine People

Authentic individuals are positive people with truthful self-concepts who promote openness in their relationships.  We gravitate towards them because those …

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Feb 07, 2017

Generationally Speaking – Fact Sheet

Simon Sinek’s interview on Millenials (below) has become one of the largest viral phenomenons of our industry, and rightly so. …

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