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Micro-learning: Mastering Meetings and Groups
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Micro-learning: Leading with Stories
Critical Thinking
Micro-learning: Critical Thinking
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Micro-learning: Natural Networking
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Micro-learning: Influencing Well
If Then New
Design (and share) your If > Then statements, for a purposefully prompt towards action
Catherine Allison
How to influence decisions and boost gravitas with your voice
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Upping your gravitas by silencing your inner critic and amplifying your inner coach
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How to check your writing for clarity
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Using the 'Rule of Three' to communicate memorable ideas
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How to pause when presenting
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Working with eye contact
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The power of plain language in presentations
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The power of 'You' in writing
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What designers need to know about microcopy
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Skills and mindsets for making mentoring meaningful
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Setting mentoring relationships up for success
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The impact of coaching, and it's distinction from mentoring
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Practical pointers for authentic leadership
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Coaching, and creating coaching cultures
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Vocal confidence warm up exercises
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Vocal techniques for clearer articulation
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Growth Mindset Mantras
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How to command an on-screen presence
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How to start writing
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The secret to a successful Tone of Voice
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How to write with authority for brands
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Keep it simple. Quick and effortless copywriting
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Writing in the active voice
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Course Pack: The art of saying No (and how to say Yes)
Presenting
Course Pack: Purposeful presenting
Behave
Course Pack: Behavioural Insights
Charm
Course Pack: Charm School
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eCourse: Go with the GROW model
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eCourse: Are you listening?
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eCourse: Meaningful Mentoring
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eCourse: Leadership Styles, a primer
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eCourse: Charm School
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eCourse: Owning Feedback
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eCourse: Practicing a Coaching Approach
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eCourse: Get SET with your Goals
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eCourse: Time Management and Prioritisation
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eCourse: Mastering Delegation
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eCourse: Strengths to Influence
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Better Briefing: A bitesize guide from Baxter & Bailey
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Clear and simple copy
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MBT
Get your team talking to each other with a practical take on the Myers-Briggs personality test
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Knowing me, knowing you
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Tony
Course Pack: Decision Lab
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Course Pack: Micro-Habits
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Course Pack: Managing Up
Feedback
Course Pack: Owning Feedback
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Course Pack: Effective 1-1s
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What's your team's CAMPS score? Get a snapshot of engagement levels.
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Course Pack: Are you Listening?
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And-But-Therefore — Try out a tested storytelling technique
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Groups
Course Pack: Mastering Meetings & Groups
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To.... So That. A snappy structure to define the purpose of any meeting
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The voice in your head, and how to harness it — with psychologist Ethan Kross.
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Think Again, by Adam Grant
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The Art of Gathering, by Priya Parker
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Root, Stem, Branch — An organic approach for telling your own story
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Never Split the Difference, by Chris Voss — Key ideas and takeaways from the best-selling-book on negotiation skills.
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Mastering (Virtual) Presence, coach and facilitator Mike Sagun in conversation for the Conversation Factory
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Decoding Difficult Conversations — Sheila Heen unpacks the layers within those conversations you're probably avoiding.
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Course Pack: The Business Model Canvas
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Course Pack: Delegation. Done
Albert
Course Pack: Defining Problems
Conflict
Course Pack: Constructive Conflict and Difficult Conversations
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Course Pack: Influence IRL
Gravitas
Course Pack: Presence and Gravitas
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Chatter: Practical tools to apply, and harness the voice in your head
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eCourse: A Brand called You
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Course Pack: A Brand called You
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Mitchell on Meetings — What we learned and where it led
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Course Pack: Building Confidence
Scaling
Experiment with a 'Scaling Question' to better connect, learn and influence
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Course Pack: Writing Well
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Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shares powerful, actionable insights on the impact of our body language
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Watch Sheila Heen explain why we need to be regularly asking for feedback, and what stops us from doing so.
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Listen to former hostage Chris Voss share practical insights on better negotiation.
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Experiment with Timeboxing for more focus and productivity
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Build your time awareness, and reveal ways to boost productivity, with an Activity Log
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Time in tomatoes: build productivity and focus with the Pomodoro technique
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Six practical tools for building confidence and self-belief, shared by brain expert Ian Robertson
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Great questions to ask in coaching conversations, 1-1's and other curious contexts
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Course Pack: Navigating Negotiation
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Course Pack: Making Time
Orange
Practice the principles of persuasion from 'Godfather of Influence,' Robert Cialdini.
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How to be a meaningful mentor, insights from a purposeful podcast
Breathman
Mindful breathing — the foundation of focus and flow
Setback
Smarten your approach to setbacks, by trying out a Setback Story
To Think
Don't forget to diarise thinking time — experiment with a 'To Think' list
Silent Meeting
Make your next meeting a Silent Meeting
Can If Go
Immediately build your confidence, with a 'Can-If' statement
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Build belief by recognising small wins — Try a 'Done List'
Friction
Add some friction to your most common distractions
Fly
Channel that fly on the wall. Try some purposeful self talk to mitigate moments of doubt
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Micro-learning: Keeping a coaching mindset
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Micro-learning: Setting Better Boundaries
Breathman
Micro-learning: Building Confidence
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Micro-learning: Feedback fundamentals
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Micro-learning: Purposeful Presenting
Time Team
Micro-learning: Finding Focus and Flow
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Micro-learning: Writing Well
Coaching Criticism
Find the Coaching in Criticism. Things to try when feedback doesn't quite land
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Course Pack: Natural Networking
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Course Pack: Storytelling
Spring
Experiment with a Springboard Story to communicate your change idea, and take people with you towards it.
Mentorsqarer
Evolve your 'inner mentor' — a short reflective exercise to focus your development, and the ways you can better support others
Do Story
Practical storytelling principles from Bobette Buster's book — Do: Story
Homework
Homework for Life: A ten-second daily ritual for noticing, capturing and practicing stories
Hear
Try this deep listening exercise for deeper connection and better conversations
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Discover the impact a five minute favour can have on your relationships, and network building
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Experiment with the BRAIN model for confident decision making and problem solving
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Course Pack: Voice Gym. Building your vocal confidence
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A three minute mindset exercise, to support a coaching approach
Good Qs
Smart ways to frame questions in your next mentoring session
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Try out the CAR technique, and upgrade your understanding when interviewing someone.
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Five powerful questions for adding impact and insight to your next interview.
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Five tactics for influencing those more senior
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Micro-learning: Getting into a Growth Mindset
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Solve problems before they happen with pre-mortems
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A checklist for checklists — five things to tick off when developing a checklist
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Share genuinely useful feedback with the BID model
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Seven things to avoid when writing at work
Meetings
Finding fortitude, and follow on experiments
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eCourse: Confidence Mastery
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Time Blocking, and bringing some colour into your calendar
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Kas's reflections on listening and questioning well
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Matteo's coaching reflections
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eCourse: Difficult Conversations
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Worksheet: Owning Feedback
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Worksheet: Time Blocking
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Raul Aparici on mitigating impostor syndrome
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Course Pack: Building Confidence

This curated collection of resources supports much of the content covered in our Building Confidence workshops. Included also are our session slides, for internal sharing and refreshing on key themes and ideas.A great way to embed learning is to teach something new to someone else.
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Watch: How to Build Your Confidence and Spark it in Others - Brittany Packnett (TED Talk)

American activist, teacher, colleague of President Obama and self-proclaimed ‘confidence expert,’ Brittany Packnett talks us through the value of inspiring confidence in not just yourself, but all around you (be it in the classroom, or among a tribe of maasai warrior women fighting bandit poachers). Packnett is a living, breathing example of what she preaches: self-belief, self-love and understanding, and inspirational confidence.

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Resource: Six practical tools for building confidence and self-belief, shared by brain expert Ian Robertson.

Drawn from a recent live workshop with neuroscientist, and author of How Confidence Works, Ian Robinson — we’ve summarised some actionable ideas for building confidence in both yourself and others too. Ian told us that confidence is simply, "the belief that you can do something", and we hope you'll be inspired to explore, experiment and let us know what worked. Delve in here.


Resource: Chatter: Practical Tools to Apply and Harness the Voice in Your Head

We recently had the pleasure of hosting a talk from experimental psychologist Ethan Kross on his new book ‘Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why it Matters and How to Harness it.’ Both his book and his talk were jam-packed with intuitive advice for transforming our inner-critic to our inner-coach. We have put together this helpful resource, which outlines some of Dr. Kross’ key points and recommendations.

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The Confidence Mastery eCourse

In this punchy, practical and experimental eCourse, we'll dive into the demons and drivers of confidence; learning immediately actionable approaches for boosting self-belief and sabotaging our own saboteurs.

Watch: A Pro Wrestler’s Guide to Confidence (TED Talk)

Ex-wrestler ‘Cowboy Gator Magraw,’ (real name Mike Kinney) shares his secret to living confidently: identifying and “turning up,” the things that make you unique. “Once someone has been turned up,” he shares “it’s pretty hard to turn down.” It’s a witty, uplifting, fearless and clever talk, and our only complaint is that he doesn’t do his presentation in full costume.

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Read: How Confidence Works: The New Science of Self-Belief, by Ian Robertson

An essential read from neuropsychologist, psychiatrist and veteran author Ian Robertson, whose latest book balances the surprising science of confidence with entertaining, insightful stories. Robertson lays bare precisely what it is that makes confident people the way they are, and gives practical, actionable advice on changing behaviour to break out of your comfort zone.

"Love yourself with the same intensity you would use to pull yourself up from a cliff.”
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Read: Love Yourself Like Your Life Depended On It - Kamal Ravikant

Self-care and self-love are foundational building blocks of confidence; how can you throw your belief behind a person you don’t even particularly like? Author Kamal Ravikant’s no-nonsense book states the importance of “loving yourself with the same intensity you would use to pull yourself up from a cliff.” It’s a powerful, short and simple book that provides the bedrock to build your confidence upon.

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Watch: Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are - Amy Cuddy (TED Talk)

Stand up straight, shoulders back, smile and the confidence will follow - could it really be that simple? Social psychologist Amy Cuddy takes a scientific approach to the benefits of ‘power posing’: adopting a self-assured posture to boost confidence at times you may find it lacking. The best part? It’s an exercise you can put into action now, whether sitting at your desk or chatting to your boss by the coffee machine!