Leading academics gathering at INSEAD explore the root causes of gender imbalance in organisations.
top academics on gender balance
YouTuber and podcaster CGP Grey makes the case for mass unemployment as the inevitable result of automation.
Humans need not apply
Wharton professor Katherine Milkman talks about how the psychology of a ‘fresh start’ can help people act on their long-term goals.
Achieving goals using the ‘fresh start’ effect
Talking at the RSA in 2015, author of Reinventing Organisations Frederic Laloux talks about three characteristics of renewed, soulful organisations.
How to become a Soulful Organisation
Professors Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott from London Business School propose how to negotiate – and thrive – on longevity. They suggest investing in learning and experiences for the future, and balancing work with other aspects of life.
Careers for the 100-year life
Radio host Celeste Headlee says the secrets of a good conversation are the same as for a good interview.
10 ways to have a better conversation
Can we seize ageing as an opportunity not a threat? That’s the challenge issued by Professors Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott as they discuss implications for work and life.
the 100 year life
Is there something you’ve always meant to do, wanted to do, but just … haven’t? Matt Cutts suggests: Try it for 30 days. This short, lighthearted talk offers a neat way to think about setting and achieving goals.
Matt Cutts: Try something new for 30 days
Employee engagement will almost certainly rise if employees ask themselves these six questions, according to leadership author Marshall Goldsmith.
how employees can engage themselves
Behaviour change is one of the greatest challenges in the workplace, learning, careers and many other areas such as health and wellbeing. Most methods fail. But BJ Fogg (Stanford University) has found you can create behaviour change even when there’s not much motivation. Here’s how.
tiny habits lead to big change
Bill Drayton founded Ashoka, who have popularised ‘social enterprise’. Here he talks about the changing world of work, and the four skills needed for everyone to be a ‘change maker’
The Changing World of Work
A short film by BAFTA winning director Ben Anthony, revealing four people’s successful quest for greater meaning in their career.
Technology rightly continues to dazzle and amaze. But what impact are social media and even ‘social robots’ having on us? MIT professor Sherry Turkle finds they are eroding our identity, and our ability to relate. She recommends creating ’sacred spaces’ at home and at work, for conversations – without technology.
Connected, but alone
How much human energy and engagement is not yet harnessed in your organisation, or for your cause? Jane McGonigal explores how gaming can make a better world, for TedTalks.
Gaming for good
Nigel Marsh gives a thought-provoking talk on the subject of work, life and family, at TEDx.
How to make work-life balance work
In this interview with McKinsey’s Joanna Barsh, Sandberg expands on issues from her new book, “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead” (Knopf, March 2013).
Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg: ‘No one can have it all’
Computer scientist and author Cal Newport has interviewed musicians, programmers, screenwriters and venture capitalists who love their work. His conclusion? “Follow your passion” is flawed advice. Here he talks about his new book: So Good They Can’t Ignore You.
Don’t follow your passion
In this interview Professor David Clutterbuck claims that too many “psychopaths” (and too few diverse candidates) are getting to the top of organisations. The reason, he says, lies in over-managing the process using flawed tools like 9-box grids, 360 feedback and competency frameworks. “If you selected people by the size of their noses… you would probably get a better result.”
the talent wave
Wendy Butler was interviewed by Jonathan Winter in December 2011. She talked about her career in banking and HR, and how her opportunistic approach helped her stay positive as she faced the ultimate career change.
the ultimate career change
In the quest to improve organisations and workplaces, or in any personal quest for self-improvement and success, the key issue we face is often: How can we change ingrained behaviours? Here journalist Charles Duhigg describes the cycle needed for people to change their habits by identifying what triggers the behaviour, and what rewards it.
how to change behaviour
Seth Godin makes a case for why all the value goes to artists today – and describes what it takes to do work as art.
when are workers also artists?
Video promoting the Digital Generation Survey which documented the motivation and technology profile of students and workers worldwide
Digital Generation Survey
Dan Pink talks to the RSA on the hidden truths behind what really motivates us.
what motivates us?
Participants at one of the first Ci Forums spoke about the work and philosophy of Career Innovation, which still underpins our work today
what is ci?
What is talent? How can we nurture it? In this lecture to the RSA, Sir Ken Robinson talks about today’s Industrial-age education system which often assesses only individual academic talent, penalises collaboration and stifles creativity.
how education needs to change
Based on the ‘Conversation Gap’ research, these interviews explore the kind of high-impact conversations that inspire performance and develop talent.
the conversation gap
In this series of interviews, some of the world’s best known companies talk about their need for agility, and practical ways they’re creating a more agile workforce. This topic is explored in more detail in the Manifesto for the New Agile Workplace.