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Ted Talks: Thandie Newton – Embracing otherness, embracing myself

Actor Thandie Newton’s TED Talk on ‘Embracing Otherness, embracing myself’ tells the story of finding her “otherness” — first, as a child growing up in two distinct cultures, and then as an actor playing with many different selves. A warm, wise talk, fresh from stage at TEDGlobal 2011.

TED Talks: Dave Isay – Everyone around you has a story the world needs to hear

Dave Isay opened the first StoryCorps booth in New York’s Grand Central Terminal in 2003 with the intention of creating a quiet place where a person could honor someone who mattered to them by listening to their story. Since then, StoryCorps has evolved into the single largest collection of human voices ever recorded. His TED [...]

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 the English language! Or so I thought, until I took part in the Stratford 2014 Fun Triathlon having signed up alongside six other Colour Workers last year.   I consider myself to be relatively fit [...]

“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 levels in the UK and defined as that happy state of affairs where "...the values on the wall are reflected in day-to-day behaviours. There is no ‘say – do’ gap". In this article, we explore [...]

“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 incredible findings by the Engage for Success Taskforce back in 2011 and a wake-up call for UK employers. The taskforce identified 4 key enablers to turn the situation around and in this third installment of [...]

Hippocrates, Galen & The Four Humours

Hippocrates – Greek physician (c460BC – 370BC). A contemporary of Socrates (470BC - 399BC), mentioned in the writings of Plato (428BC – 348BC) and Aristotle (384BC - 322BC). Regarded by many as the father of Western (and some say Islamic) medicine. Lived on the island of Kos (Cos) and his work and teachings gave rise to a body of [...]

7 Easy Ways to Improve Employee Satisfaction

How often have you attended meetings and various other management presentations that were, at best, a bore, and at worst a complete wind-up – not to mention a glorious waste of time? Here are 7 changes that gave one company a major leap in employee satisfaction after years of C-performances in the presentation stakes.  And you [...]

Me and My Blue!

Giles here.  Wonderful 2-hour presentation to over 100 last week with the full array of colours on display in all their glory. Now, it may be that with my preference for Cool Blue standing at a miserable 3%, I am more likely to see only the negative side of this wonderful energy, but take this - [...]