Giver or Taker? 4 Lessons from Soaps & 4 Tips on keeping companies Beautiful…

We all learn differently, some visually, some auditory, others through writing and reading, whilst others through Kinaesthetic (hands-on) experience…this isn’t a definitive list by any means, but you get my drift…

Me? I am a great fan of visual and auditory learning and watch a lot of videos on YouTube; by way of a change, I have selected three of my favourite personal awareness and improvement talks from the superb TED Talks series.

Each presentation is about 12 – 15 minutes in length and is jam packed with life-changing perspectives; pull up a stool and be intellectually challenged from multiple perspectives…

Are You A Giver Or A Taker?

Adam Grant explores some interesting dimensions of people in organisations; Are you a Giver? a Taker? Or a ‘Matcher’? A great insight into team dynamics and why some teams work and others don’t!


4 larger-than-life lessons from soap operas

Kate Adams investigates what we can learn from soap operas – Surrender is not an option etc. you get the message!


4 ways to build a human company in the age of machines

Tim Leberecht takes an interesting look at human interaction and dynamics in organisations. This one gets a little deep towards the end, but I found the content quite a challenge to some of my preconceived perceptions…


I hope you found this little blog of interest. If you would like any help then please drop me an email or give me a call on 07575 352 353.

Nigel stone has, over the last fifteen years, started, led, consulted and nurtured both the UK and European businesses to achieve quite outstanding results.

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