Category Archive: Videos

Mar 31 2016

Workplace Wellbeing Index & Happiness Study

Tweet With organisations increasingly focusing on employee wellbeing this post explores two things: a TED talk by Robert Waldinger in November 2015 about the key findings from the longest study of human happiness spanning over 75 years and the upcoming Workplace Wellbeing Index from Mind. The Harvard study of Adult Development followed two groups of 724 boys …

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Nov 02 2015

Meaning 2015 is here

Tweet Being based in Brighton and Hove we can’t ignore the fact that the Meaning Conference will be taking place here at the Corn Exchange on 12 November. The first Meaning conference took place in 2012 and was created by local firm Nixon McInnes and on their website they state: “We created the Meaning conference …

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Aug 21 2015

Apps to help you practise mindfulness

Tweet Those who read this blog will know I’m a great advocate of mindfulness practice although I don’t do of much of it as I would like.  It allows us to take time out of our busy schedules and appreciate what we have in the here and now, which can have an incredible calming effect …

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Jul 23 2015

Is there a better way to organise work to make people happier and more productive?

Tweet Unfortunately I had to pull out of an event this week named ’Why aren’t organisations shifting?’ by Caterfly . For quite a while now I’ve been interested in the idea that organisations can work in a different way from our traditional command and control top-down hierarchy. Two approaches which appear to be gaining popularity and …

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Jul 07 2015

TED talk on how to develop a growth mindset for learning

Tweet It’s no secret that I love TED talks and I have recommended them to colleagues, clients, friends and family over the years. This week’s recommendation came from Paul Matthews founder of Alchemy Performance Assistant , a breakthrough support resource that provides day-by-day support on every area of workplace learning. The talk is by Carol Dweck who …

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Jun 01 2015

June’s Recommendation – How to Read your Boss from FutureLearn

Tweet FutureLearn is running a free online course developed by the University of Nottingham. The course title is ‘How to Read your Boss’  and it runs for two weeks starting on 7 September 2015. The overview states that it requires a commitment of three hours per week. The content covers  a number of linguistic techniques that can …

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Apr 15 2015

Recommended video – Chris Berka TEDxSan Diego

Tweet Today’s recommendation is from a TEDx talk from Chris Berka in 2013 where she talks about her company’s research into neuroscience, learning and expert performance. She provides examples of how, by understanding neural pathways, they were able to move novices to expert status much quicker than they would have done on their own. This is …

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Mar 31 2015

Recommended video – Brené Brown ‘Listening to shame’

Tweet Many of us have watched the famous TED talk by Brené Brown on vulnerability.  In this video she explores the theme of shame and how that underlies much of our vulnerability but is difficult to talk about.  There’s a great story of when she was out shopping and a woman shouted ‘Vulnerability TED’ across the store …

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Mar 23 2015

It’s official, napping is good for you

Tweet Every now and then we write about a fairly random topic that at first appearance is not obviously related to leadership or L&D. Today is one of those examples because I’m going to talk about ‘power napping’. In today’s fast moving world it’s easy to be plugged into work mode 24/7 and I’m sure …

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Mar 10 2015

Recommended video – THE Election Hustings for Higher Education 2015

Tweet On 2 March the Times Higher Education, HEPI, The Open University and Universities UK hosted a pre-election debate on higher education chaired by Baroness Martha Lane-Fox, Chancellor of The Open University.  On the panel answering questions from the audience were Greg Clark, Minister for Universities, Science and Cities, Julian Huppert, the Liberal Democrat spokesperson …

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