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The Power of Introverts – Leadership Themes | 19 min

Susan Cain presents a compelling case as to why introverts are vital team members and often better leaders as their manner allows others’ ideas to percolate through. Great information on how to embrace the value of introverts in our teams and even alter workplaces for independent thinking like introverts for optimum ideas generation.

How a “Hi Level” mindset helps you realize your potential  | 13 mins | Leadership themes

What does it take to build a legacy? Hip-hop artist Cordae tells how he went from mixtape-dropping high school kid to Grammy-nominated music star whose “Hi Level” mindset helps him achieve his dreams.

How to make stress your friend | 14 min

You may want to watch this one twice. With 29 million views notched up, this entertaining and fascinating talk from US Health psychologist Kelly McGonigal will make you want to reframe the way you think about and respond to stress. Just trusting yourself daily that you will cope with life’s challenges could be the secret to avoiding death, literally.

The future of work – 3 tips for leaders | workplace trends | 12min 

Workplace expert Debbie Lovich discusses shifts in the workplace sparked by the pandemic. Lovich gives three essential tips to leaders so employees can keep their autonomy (while remaining productive), so we can all reshape work to better fit our lives.

Why great leaders take humor seriously | 9 mins | Team relations themes 

Lighten up. There’s a mistaken belief in today’s working world that leaders need to be serious all the time to be taken seriously. The research tells a different story. 

Why play is essential for business l 11 min l Stretching imagination themes

Martin Reeves outlines how play in a business context can unlock ideas.

How to speak so people want to listen | Communication themes  | 9 mins

Have you ever felt like you’re talking, but nobody is listening? Here’s Julian Treasure to help. In this useful talk, the sound expert demonstrates the how-to’s of powerful speaking.

5 ways to lead in an era of constant change l 13 min l Leadership & change

Organisational change expert Jim Hemerling  outlines five imperatives, centered around putting people first, for turning company reorganization into an empowering, energizing task for all.

Conflicts of Interest | Governance themes | 5 mins

Dan Ariely highlights the blind spots around conflicts of interest.

How great leaders inspire action | Leadership themes | 17 mins

Simon Sinek highlights the power of “why” as a lever for inspired action.

Agree to Disagree? | Collaboration themes| 12 mins

Uncomfortable with conflict around thinking in your organisation? Could you reframe the conflict process as a fantastic collaborative thinking model? This insightful talk will completely pivot your perception of conflict to see it as a rich, valuable process for secure, productive work groups.

How to Build and Rebuild Trust? | Collaboration themes  | 15.06 mins

The collaborative relationships we all depend on only function where there is trust. Harvard Business School professor Frances Frei gives a crash course in trust, how to build it, maintain it and rebuild it.

How do creative thinkers come up with great ideas? |15 mins

Are you providing room for diverse creative processes in your organisation? A humorous and compelling business case from the psychologist, author, and professor, Adam Grant explaining how last-minute concept formulation is a valid method for allowing the widest range of creative solutions in execution.

How to turn a group of strangers into a team | 13 mins

Watch this compelling case study for people working together for short periods. Relates to workgroups or committee context. The talk demonstrates people power when a combination of humility and curiosity is brought to the context of a challenge.

How diversity makes teams more innovative | 11 mins

A thought-provoking business case for diversity. Without a diverse & inclusive team innovation is challenging. Diversity includes many elements (gender, age, education, skillset, cultural, socio-economic etc), but even a shift in just one can be a game-changer.

Forget the pecking order at work  | 15 mins

A captivating talk explaining how outstanding collaboration within groups is founded on social cohesion and a culture of helpfulness which triggers ideas to flow & grow. Great analogy to a scientific study on chickens thrown in here too!

How generational stereotypes hold us back at work | 11 mins

Watch until the end. Funny and insightful talk on letting go of generational stereotyping in the workplace. Age diversity relations present as a common challenge in our industry whether it be the next generation coming into the family enterprise or chasing a good age mix of volunteers on Grower Group committees that function together well.

3 ways to measure your adaptability | 6 mins

Move over IQ & EQ, meet AQ. Adaptability Quotient is a new term to consider. Unlearning is also a concept that seems like backtracking but is a key ingredient identified for innovation. Enjoy this 6 minute TED talk reflecting on the relevance of adaptability and unlearning in today’s Agricultural Industry mindset.