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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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 event …

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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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