Resources for the training R.O.A.M.

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Video Clips

Dr. Paul Wood: What’s your prison?

Motivation and breaking free from caged thinking.

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From TED: At the age of 18, Paul was a high-school dropout in prison for murder. While spending time in maximum security he discovered the life enriching quality of learning. This led him to voraciously pursue both formal and informal means of education. He acquired both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Psychology and Philosophy whilst in prison and by the time he was released he was two years into a Doctorate in Psychology. Paul is now a respected coach and consultant who uses his knowledge and experience to assist individuals and organisations achieve their developmental goals. Paul will be using his own journey to illustrate and discuss the universal ingredients of successful personal change and growth.

Dan Pink on Intrinsic Motivation

Motivation: Autonomy, Mastery & Purpose

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Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories — and maybe, a way forward.

Brene Brown: Vulnerability

Being human as a Leader

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From Ted: 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.

Introduction to Solution Focus

Simple animation.

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A light intro to what a Solution Focus is, good as a refresher on the basics.

Listening to Shame

Ensuring status is not self-sabotage.

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

Happiness & Productivity

Be happy to work hard?

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FROM TED: We believe we should work hard in order to be happy, but could we be thinking about things backwards? In this fast-moving and very funny talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that, actually, happiness inspires us to be more productive.

Sharing Goals?

What are the reasons for not sharing your goals?

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FROM TED: After hitting on a brilliant new life plan, our first instinct is to tell someone, but Derek Sivers says it’s better to keep goals secret. He presents research stretching as far back as the 1920s to show why people who talk about their ambitions may be less likely to achieve them.

Leading Change?

How to start a movement, (a classic video).

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

Shifting Your Mind

The impossible and the mind.

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FROM TED: After he swam the North Pole, Lewis Pugh vowed never to take another cold-water dip. Then he heard of Lake Imja in the Himalayas, created by recent glacial melting, and Lake Pumori, a body of water at an altitude of 5300 m on Everest — and so began a journey that would teach him a radical new way to approach swimming and think about climate change.

FLOW

Life worth living.

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FROM TED: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi asks, “What makes a life worth living?” Noting that money cannot make us happy, he looks to those who find pleasure and lasting satisfaction in activities that bring about a state of “flow.”

Happiness vs. GDP

A different idex to measure by.

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FROM TED: Statistician Nic Marks asks why we measure a nation’s success by its productivity — instead of by the happiness and well-being of its people. He introduces the Happy Planet Index, which tracks national well-being against resource use (because a happy life doesn’t have to cost the earth). Which countries rank highest in the HPI? You might be surprised.

Empathy.

Evolution of the social brain.

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In this talk from RSA Animate, bestselling author Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways it has shaped human development and society.

Happiness.

The surprising truth.

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FROM TED: Dan Gilbert, author of “Stumbling on Happiness,” challenges the idea that we’ll be miserable if we don’t get what we want. Our “psychological immune system” lets us feel truly happy even when things don’t go as planned.

Work Life Balance

Making it work, better productivity.

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FROM TED: Work-life balance, says Nigel Marsh, is too important to be left in the hands of your employer. Marsh lays out an ideal day balanced between family time, personal time and productivity — and offers some stirring encouragement to make it happen.

The Divided Brain.

Intuitive and rational minds.

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Iain McGilchrist explores left and right brain ideas (and myths) … fascinating, and possibly creates more questions than answers. He also quotes Einstein;

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant, we have created a society that honours the servant but has forgotten the gift.”

It also begs this question, ‘what are the things we’re chasing, and what’s driving us to chase them?’

From the RSA: Renowned psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist explains how our ‘divided brain’ has profoundly altered human behaviour, culture and society.

Books

Drive by Daniel Pink

Very good book exploring truths about motivation; autonomy, mastery and purpose

Your Brain at Work by David Rock

Links the brain to leadership to performance and zooms in on language.

The Game Plan by Steve Bull

Sports Psychology applied to work, business and leadership … to many ‘quotes’ but good tools.

Human Instinct by Sir Robert Winston

Evolutionary biology that explains some of traits and behaviours in life and at work.

Mind Power by John Kehoe

In Mind Power Into the 21st Century, John Kehoe has articulated a set of life-changing principles for charting a course to success and happiness. Mind Power Into the 21st Century presents the reader with a practical guide to harness the powers of your subconscious mind, tap into your creativity, build and maintain fulfilling relationships, and improve your self-image. Entertaining and informative, this is a must-read for anyone who truly wants to live life to its fullest.

Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

The groundbreaking bestseller that redefines intelligence and success Does IQ define our destiny? Daniel Goleman argues that our view of human intelligence is far too narrow, and that our emotions play major role in thought, decision making and individual success. Self-awareness, impulse control, persistence, motivation, empathy and social deftness are all qualities that mark people who excel: whose relationships flourish, who are stars in the workplace.

Mind Power by John Kehoe

In Mind Power Into the 21st Century, John Kehoe has articulated a set of life-changing principles for charting a course to success and happiness. Mind Power Into the 21st Century presents the reader with a practical guide to harness the powers of your subconscious mind, tap into your creativity, build and maintain fulfilling relationships, and improve your self-image. Entertaining and informative, this is a must-read for anyone who truly wants to live life to its fullest.

The Jolt Challenge by Mind Warriors

The recession is a reality, redundancy is rampant, consumer confidence is low – and where there is uncertainty, there is fear. But hard times can be the best learning times – a time to step off the merry-go-round and reflect, re-evaluate and, ultimately, grab new opportunities.

Articles by David Savage

Chaos, Collaboration & Sustainability

There’s a short exercise I often run when I’m speaking and training. I give twelve to fourteen volunteers a simple brief to create a certain formation together but without communicating. When I ask them how they think it’ll go, “Chaos” is the word that normally arises from what they perceive is an impossible task. However, in less that two minutes, they complete the task and it’s mind-blowing!

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Lack-luster team performance: Ten questions to ask!

What are the signals of lack-luster team performance, and what are the solutions? David Savage shares the questions he looks to get answered when starting to coach a new team. #1: Commitment: Does everyone in the team want to be in the team? There's a difference...

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