Jan 23, 2017

Growing Socially Aware Leaders – The Third Domain of Emotional Intelligence

Hard work only takes you so far. Excellent leadership is not something found in a dusty old tome in the …

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Nov 09, 2016

TED Talks: Jonathan Haidt – Can a Divided America Heal?

How can the US recover after the negative, partisan presidential election of 2016? Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt studies the morals …

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Nov 08, 2016

TED Talk: David Brooks – Should You Live For Your Resumé… Or Your Eulogy?

 In this super short TED talk, New York Times columnist David Brooks questions our ability to balance the two ‘selves’ …

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Nov 08, 2016

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 …

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Oct 31, 2016

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 …

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Oct 18, 2016

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 …

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Sep 13, 2016

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 …

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Sep 13, 2016

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 …

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Aug 10, 2016

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 …

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Aug 04, 2016

Paddling in the Right Direction

  What a day! Truly memorable, and not just because of the hideous sunburn. Having booked onto a Rough Runner …

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Jul 05, 2016

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 …

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Jul 05, 2016

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 …

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May 09, 2016

Personal Branding: It’s NOT a Self-Promotion Campaign

Personal branding is about making a full-time commitment to the journey of defining yourself as a leader and how this …

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May 09, 2016

TED Talk: Caroline McHugh – The Art of Being Yourself

 Caroline McHugh helps people effectively be themselves for a living. Here she presents us with a fascinating talk on the …

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Apr 04, 2016

Harnessing the Chemistry of Conversation

  Why do negative experiences and memories have more sticking power than the positives? A fight with your other half …

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Apr 04, 2016

Vistage Speaker Awards – Giles Wins Best Newcomer 2015!

CONGRATULATIONS to our MD, Giles Miskin, who’s done it again! Giles attended the prestigious Vistage Speaker Awards ceremony at the …

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Apr 04, 2016

TED Talk: Julian Treasure – 5 Ways to Listen Better

“We are losing our listening.” says sound expert Julian Treasure. Discover how to listen more effectively to yourself and those …

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Mar 21, 2016

The Colour Works Goes To: Guardian Masterclass – How To Improve Your Wellbeing

One of the reasons I love working at The Colour Works is the continual learning about everything and anything people. …

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