TED Talk of the Week: A word game to communicate in any language – Ajit Narayanan
A word game to communicate in any language – Ajit Narayanan Here’s an inspiring Ted Talk to get you thinking about communication and breaking down barriers! While working with kids who have trouble speaking, Ajit Narayanan sketched out a way to think about language in pictures, to relate words and concepts in “maps.” The idea now […]
TED Talk of the Week: Build a tower, build a team – Tom Wujec
Build a tower, build a team – Tom Wujec Tom Wujec presents some surprisingly deep research into the “marshmallow problem” — a simple team-building exercise that involves dry spaghetti, one yard of tape and a marshmallow. Who can build the tallest tower with these ingredients? And why does a surprising group always beat the average?
TED Talk of the Week: How To Make Stress Your Friend – Kelly McGonigal
How To Make Stress Your Friend – Kelly McGonigal Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal […]
Using ESNs in 3 Steps
Using ESNS in 3 Steps When it comes to using social technology to drive engagement in the workplace, we know Employee Social Networks (ESNs) and apps are well and truly on the rise. While our survey report with The App Garden suggests email still dominates for communication (85%), ESNs are rapidly gaining on this, with […]
5 Myths About Change In The Workplace
5 Myths About Change In The Workplace…. & How Change Champions Can Help! There’s been much discussion about parties, policies, and potential prime ministers in recent months, and what we all really vote for, is change. We listen to our local and national candidates plead with us to vote on their policies, their change. But […]
TED Talk: Living beyond limits – Amy Purdy
Ted Talk of the Week: Living Beyond Limits – Amy Purdy Limits. We all have them, financially, personally, physically. When she was 19, Amy Purdy lost both her legs below the knee. And now … she’s a pro snowboarder (and a killer competitor on “Dancing with the Stars”!). In this powerful talk, she shows us how […]
Work Harder + More Success = Engaged Employees?
The positive psychology of employee engagement This week’s blog from Emma: There’s no doubt that employee engagement has come a long way in the last decade. It has moved from a management buzzword to something which is being taken seriously in companies, and seen as a critical element of the HRM. But although the business […]
TED Talk of the Week: Why good leaders make you feel safe – 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 staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety — especially in an uneven economy — means taking on big responsibility.