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November 20, 2014 · Change, Goals · Sehaam Caselberg

Eradicating inefficiencies, reducing costs

Reinhard Messenboeck shares the critical steps for eliminating over-layering or duplication in support functions, and reducing cost of operations. Discussions change, new questions come up on inefficiencies and costs He cites the example of an…

September 15, 2014 · Change, Source Videos · Sehaam Caselberg

Emotional connections for powerful change

Watch John Kotter’s short video explaining the importance of creating emotional connections in bringing about change. The nugget is that in a change process, the emotional piece has a longer history than the…

The elusive goal that propels us forward

Ever read an article or listened to a talk that strikes a chord with you, yet you can’t quite identify which chord? This is what happened when I listened to Sarah Lewis’ TED…

Tell me about yourself…keep it brief, talk to your values, motivators & the attributes the role requires

“Tell me about yourself.” It’s the question that kicks off so many interviews. Aimee Bateman shows you how to answer it. (5:01)      

April 25, 2014 · Goals, Source Videos · Kathryn Loadsman

Break it down and delegate: SMART goals in IT

How to Set SMART Goals.      

You wouldn’t do it at in person meeting, why is it ok for conference calls?

A Conference Call in Real Life by Tripp and Tyler.      

Bucket list: squeeze in amazing life experiences on the way

Enjoy this JacksGap video My Bucket List. He documents the experiences he squeezed in along the way to having a sky diving experience in Dubai – a goal on his bucket list. He has…

April 15, 2014 · Change · Kathryn Loadsman

For permanent change design the behaviours rather than the outcomes

Watch BJ Fogg’s TEDx Talk:  Forget big change, start with a tiny habit: BJ Fogg at TEDxFremont    

April 14, 2014 · Brand.me · Kathryn Loadsman

Pick me, pick me! Have a detailed LinkedIn profile, know the recruiter & your mutual connections, show effort

Watch the LinkedIn Higher Education slide show: Everything I Knew about the College Job Hunt Was WRONG – And Here’s How You Can Succeed.      

Past performance the best predictor of future success. But what do you do when it isn’t?

Read the interview with Cade Massey: How Effective Is a Number-crunching Approach to Managing People?      

Skype interview: How to interview via webcam

Light in front of you, depth behind you, body at an angle, look directly at the webcam. Watch this Time Magazine video: Ace a job interview on Skype.      

Leaders are negotiating all the time and it’s 80% preparation

Watch this short video (2:33) from Sam Bacharach laying it straight – “negotiating effectively as a leader is all about preparation” and leaders come from a place of empathy. For the transcript see: How…

We’ve transformed the social norms for women regarding career & family choices, we need to do the same for men

Watch Anne-Marie Slaughter in her TEDGlobal talk Can we all “have it all”?

March 21, 2014 · Goals, Source Videos · Sehaam Caselberg

“When you make a promise you might break it, when you make a commitment you’re gonna keep it”

Watch Martin Rooney (25:38) talk about Motivation – Unlocking Your Personal Success Formula. The engaging Martin Rooney is presenting to an audience of fitness professionals and challenges them on how they motivate their clients…

Real innovation out of necessity in Africa

Watch Toby Shapshak on TEDGlobal (7:54) challenge our thinking on where innovation comes from and why in You don’t need an app for that.

What happens in workplace mediation?

Watch this role play in the TCM Group‘s video (13:51) on Workplace Mediation.

March 12, 2014 · Collaboration · Sehaam Caselberg

Pessimist and optimist, yet we could laugh very easily

Watch actress Juliette Binoche talk about her collaboration with director Kieslowski (7:58) on the movie “Blue”. Binoche talks about the meeting of two worlds – director Kieslowski’s approach of frugal “one takes” and…

“The standard you walk past is the stand you accept”

A lesson in strong leadership. A message from the Australian Chief of Army, Lieutenant General David Morrison.      

Expectations & trying to look the part are limiting women’s productivity

Watch Tracey Spicer’s revealing talk: The lady stripped bare.      

Oil and extractive industries part of broader economy in Africa

Watch this 2013 Report from Africa Progress Panel for a perspective on the challenges of a continent in easing its dependence on aid and taking charge of its own economic destiny. Chaired by Kofi…

February 20, 2014 · Decisions, Source Videos · Sehaam Caselberg

Incentivize on working capital and revenue targets, not profit margins

Watch INSEAD interview with Professors Kevin Kaiser and S David Young about cash and working capital. Kaiser and Young challenge the decisions of most companies to incentivize their sales force with profit margin…

Conflict Resolution: play dumb, reflect, time travel

Listen to Brad Heckman in his talk Mediation and mindfully getting in the middle.      

February 11, 2014 · Change, Source Videos · Kathryn Loadsman

Visit teams to understand occupational cultures

Watch the interview with Edgar Schein: GM Edgar Schein on corporate culture.

Throw the best talent at the toughest problem today: poverty (2:20)

Watch Jake Harriman’s video: What Non-Profits Can Learn From Big Business.      

February 4, 2014 · Change, Source Videos · Kathryn Loadsman

Communicate frequently, stay visible, gather opinions during periods of high stress to inform decisions

Listen to Lloyd Blankfein on the Business Corner Office.      

I wanna be on the path that leads to awesome

A Pep Talk from Kid President to You.

January 30, 2014 · Decisions, Source Videos · Kathryn Loadsman

The best time to make big decisions

Make big decisions when your natural levels of dopamine and serotonin are high – in the morning, after exercise.

January 27, 2014 · Brand.me, Source Videos · Kathryn Loadsman

We follow people who lead for the WHY that they can articulate for us

Watch Simon Sinek’s talk ‘How great leaders inspire action‘.      

“The first follower transforms a lone nut into a leader”

Watch the short clip: Leadership lessons from dancing guy to see how collaboration creates leaders.      

“Your small business will look different 3 yrs from now… just happens that way”

Watch Mark Dwight’s story: Mark Dwight: Micro-Manufacturing Entrepreneur.      

Being passed over for opportunities you deserve? Find another way to make it happen

Watch Maysoon Zayid’s inspiring TED Talk: I got 99 problems…palsy is just one of them.      

Work success is 25% IQ and 75% optimism, social support and attitude to stress

Watch Shawn Achor’s TED Talk: The Happy Secret to Better Work.      

December 29, 2013 · Conversations · Kathryn Loadsman

Enjoy confident tone of @KateDMitchell

Kate Mitchell: Own your own success.      

Paper, scissors, HEART

Watch the TED Talk: Ronny Edry: Israel and Iran: A love story?      

December 16, 2013 · Brand.me, Source Videos · Kathryn Loadsman

Is your current job career exploration or career procrastination?

Watch Meg Jay’s TED Talk “Why 30 is not the new 20″.

Tilt your head forward, stare directly, speak freely

Watch Dan O’Connor’s video: Communication Skills Training: body language secrets, speaking with confidence, magic responses.      

“If you could control someone’s attention what would you do with it?”

Watch Apollo Robbins TED Talk: Apollo Robbins: The art of misdirection.      

Team tensions natural, steers towards efficiency

Professor Mark de Rond explains how team performance can be driven by tension.      

November 27, 2013 · Collaboration · Kathryn Loadsman

Accept and release your power as an introvert

Watch Susan Cain’s TED Talk on The power of introverts.      

November 26, 2013 · Change, Source Videos · Kathryn Loadsman

To lose yourself in an interest is to find yourself

Watch this Insead Knowledge interview with Professor Herminia Ibarra.

“I was creating something no one had ever done before”

Watch the clip here: First Lady of Wall Street – Muriel Siebert.        

Searching for your passion? Start deep-diving your interests.

Watch the TEDx Talk here: Larry Smith: Why you will fail to have a great career.

Dreams, grit, team, conquer fear, plan, train, assess risk, leadership in the Inga Project

Listen to the inspiring story behind the Inga Project and Steve Fisher on Elliot in The Morning.        

November 4, 2013 · Brand.me, Source Videos · Kathryn Loadsman

What were today’s small wins? Will you remember them next week?

Watch the 99u talk by Teresa Amabile – Track Your Small Wins to Motivate Big Accomplishments. Are you game to try journalling your work day for a week?

Always agreeing with the boss is limiting your team’s progress

Watch the TED Talk here: Margaret Heffernan: Dare to disagree

Microexpressions across cultures

#Microexpressions across cultures @PaulEkman batuchkam #concealment (42:14) Source: The Art of Deciphering Facial Expressions

October 21, 2013 · Brand.me, Source Videos · Kathryn Loadsman

Over sharing, over emphasizing, overly formal? Good chance they’re lying

Over sharing, over emphasizing, overly formal? Good chance they’re lying @Pamela_Meyer @TEDGlobal #liespotting (4:17) Source: Pamela Meyer: How to Spot a Liar

Jobhunting? Try asking someone you don’t know very well

#Jobhunting? Try asking someone you don’t know very well @WWNsoc #networking #weakties Granovetter (1:58) Source: The Strength of Weak Ties: New animation from Dalton Conley

October 11, 2013 · Goals, Source Videos · Kathryn Loadsman

If my potential is always evolving, what’s my process for achieving it?

If my #potential is always evolving, what’s my process for achieving it? @RobSKaplan @Google #careermanagement #dreamjob (48:33) Source: Robert Steven Kaplan | What You’re Really Meant to Do 

Jaguar Man and his life-long struggle to overcome stuttering

Jaguar Man @DrRabinowitz and his life-long struggle to overcome stuttering #inspiring (6:10) Source: Dr Alan Rabinowitz Story Part 1

Reward people for finding flaws in current plan

Reward people for finding flaws in current plan @ktclearthinking #pre-mortem #decisionmaking Daniel #kahneman (3:19) Source: Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman on de-biasing thinking in decision-making

September 29, 2013 · Conversations, Source Videos · Kathryn Loadsman

Stand up for the recognition that you deserve

Stand up for the recognition that you deserve @GregCallaghan1 @smh #bravery (4:17) Source: Iron Lady, Sydney Morning Herald

September 28, 2013 · Relationships, Source Videos · Kathryn Loadsman

8 hugs a day keeps the blues away…

8 hugs a day keeps the blues away @TEDGlobal @pauljzak #oxytocin #trust #trustworthiness #TED (16:35) Source: Paul Zak: Trust, morality — and oxytocin?

  • Eradicating inefficiencies, reducing costs
  • Emotional connections for powerful change
  • The elusive goal that propels us forward
  • Skilled delegation: give clear picture of outcome, timeframe, authority – don’t own it, make yourself a resource to them
  • Tell me about yourself…keep it brief, talk to your values, motivators & the attributes the role requires

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