Media

Links to articles, video clips and TED talks – content may change periodically so you might want to bookmark anything you find of interest. There’s links to blogs, YouTube clips, online videos and magazines articles – all designed to stimulate your thinking, deepen your understanding and enhance your personal development.

An introduction to GROW

An introduction to GROW

A short and breezy YouTube clip that gives a good introduction to coaching and the GROW model – with some great jazz to hurry it along.

To download and watch this clip – click here [4.07 mins]

How great leaders inspire action

How great leaders inspire action

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership — starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers. In this TED Talk Simon Sinek explores how leaders can inspire cooperation, trust and change.

Click here to watch the clip  (17.57 mins)

Training Your Mind to Perform Under Pressure

Training Your Mind to Perform Under Pressure

Simon Sinek, well known author and public speaker, looks forward to feeling nervous about pressure.

Click here to watch this short clip [2.25 mins]

10 ways to have a better conversation with Celeste Headlee

10 ways to have a better conversation with Celeste Headlee

When your job hinges on how well you talk to people, you learn a lot about how to have conversations — and that most of us don’t converse very well. Celeste Headlee has worked as a radio host for decades, and she knows the ingredients of a great conversation: Honesty, brevity, clarity and a healthy amount of listening. In this insightful talk, she shares 10 useful rules for having better conversations. “Go out, talk to people, listen to people,” she says. “And, most importantly, be prepared to be amazed.”

To download and watch this clip – click here [11.44 mins]

How a great conversation is like a game of catch

How a great conversation is like a game of catch

As a radio host, Celeste Headlee has engaged in her fair share of discussions and thought a lot about how to bring out the best in a conversational counterpart. One thing she likes to say: A good conversation is like a game of catch. She explains.

Click here to watch this interview on Facebook [20.28 mins]

Click here to download an edited account as a pdf document

The power of vulnerability

The power of vulnerability

Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love.

In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.

Click here to watch this TED Talk [20.12 mins]

Listening to shame

Listening to shame

Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behaviour. Brené Brown, whose earlier talk on vulnerability became a viral hit, explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on. Her own humour, humanity and vulnerability shine through every word.

Click here to download and watch this TED Talk [20.30 mins]

The surprising truth about what motivates us

The surprising truth about what motivates us

This lively RSA Animate, adapted from Dan Pink’s talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace.
Watch the film clip [10:48 mins]

Watch the full lecture here  [17:57 mins]

What is Emotional Intelligence? (EI)

What is Emotional Intelligence? (EI)

Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to identify, assess, and control the emotions of oneself, of others, and of groups. This animation offers an overview of the fundamentals of emotional intelligence and their implications.

Watch the film clip [3:32 mins long]