Dec 02, 2014

Effective Leadership

Effective leadership is not just a job, it’s a complex interaction between a range of personal and professional qualities and …

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Dec 01, 2014

Leadership Styles

The Colour Works are specialists in leadership development. There are six main types of leadership; pacesetting, coaching, visionary, commanding, democratic …

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Dec 01, 2014

Eustress or Distress? Through the Colours

While eustress is a positive form of stress, which can benefit our health and make us more productive, distress can …

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Dec 01, 2014

Difficult Colleagues? Or Just Different?

I’d had a chat with one of The Colour Works’ team, as having previously attended an introductory workshop and been …

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Nov 26, 2014

Into the Lions’ Den

Last week I had the privilege of sharing a stage with Margaret Heffernan, entrepreneur, Chief Executive and author, as well …

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Nov 11, 2014

Connected, but alone?

As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and …

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Oct 23, 2014

GRS Roadstone Smash Target!

The Colour Works was proud to support GRS Roadstone in its bid to raise £100k for the Matt Hampson Foundation’s …

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Oct 15, 2014

TED Talk: Brené Brown – The Power of Vulnerability

Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a …

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Sep 29, 2014

TED Talk: Derek Sivers – How To Start A Movement

With help from some surprising footage, Derek Sivers explains how movements really get started. (Hint: it takes two.) Follow these …

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Sep 05, 2014

TED Talk: Simon Sinek – Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe

What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws …

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Aug 20, 2014

What Ifs

Everyone plays the what-if game, probably every day, albeit subconsciously. It’s a technique we’ve developed to assess risk. Is it …

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Aug 11, 2014

The Work-At-Home Mum

The argument: frazzled but loving child-bearer vs cold career cougar with frozen ovaries. What about the work-at-home mum? My daughter …

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Jun 04, 2014

Understanding Behaviour One Stroke at a Time

Whoever put ‘fun’ and ‘triathlon’ in one sentence is one of two things; sadistic, or lacking in their grasp of …

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May 28, 2014

“ENGAGE OR DIE!” Part 4 – Organisational Integrity

The fourth and final key enabler focuses on “Organisational Integrity”, identified by the Engage for Success to improve employee engagement …

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May 13, 2014

TRI-Success for Team Colour Works

October 2013, The Colour Works was set a challenge to enter a Triathlon. After several weeks of banter, goading and …

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May 08, 2014

TED Talk: Susan Cain – The Power Of Introverts

In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to …

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Apr 11, 2014

If Not Now, When?

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”  – George Eliot People don’t say “you’re only …

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Mar 25, 2014

“ENGAGE OR DIE!” Part 3 – Let them be heard!

“20 million workers are not delivering their full capability or realising their potential at work!” That was one of the …

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