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An edit of newly added resources and those proving consistently popular among our partners' teams.
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Book Club: New Methods for Women — With Sharmadean Reid MBE
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Raul Aparici on mitigating impostor syndrome
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Kate and Catherine on pausing, for conversational space
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Kate and Catherine on intentional listening
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Kate and Catherine on questioning well
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Worksheet: Time Blocking
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Kate and Catherine on the coaching opportunity
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Matteo's coaching reflections
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Kas's reflections on listening and questioning well
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Time Blocking, and bringing some colour into your calendar
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Worksheet: Owning Feedback
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Making the case for situational flexibility as leaders
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eCourse: Difficult Conversations
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Mentors, Sponsors and Champions. With Abi Adamson
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Effective Allyship. With Abi Adamson
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What's your Privilege Pledge? With Abi Adamson
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Diversify your feed. With Abi Adamson
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Privilege reflections. With Abi Adamson
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Mindful toothbrushing. With Dr. Sam Akbar
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Anchor dropping. With Dr. Sam Akbar
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5,4,3,2,1 — a mindfulness technique. With Dr. Sam Akbar
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Urge surfing. With Dr. Sam Akbar
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Everyday mindfulness. With Dr. Sam Akbar
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Making room for emotions (and the weather). With Dr. Sam Akbar
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Letting go of emotions. With Dr. Sam Akbar
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How do you notice your thoughts? With Dr. Sam Akbar
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A coaching conversation around strengths
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eCourse: Confidence Mastery
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Daniel Goleman's Six Leadership Styles, explained by Louise Hedges
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eCourse: Mastering Delegation
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eCourse: Time Management and Prioritisation
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eCourse: Get SET with your Goals
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Perspectives on privilege, with Abi Adamson
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Neurodivergent Perspectives. Lexi Keegan in conversation with Dr. Anne Cockayne
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Neurodiversity know-how: The Spiky Profile explained
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Neurodiversity explained, with Dr. Anne Cockayne
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Neuroinclusion at work: Thinking about adjustments
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Neurodiversity know-how. Autism with Dr. Anne Cockayne
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Neurodiversity know-how. ADHD with Dr. Anne Cockayne
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Neurodiversity know-how. Dyslexia with Dr. Anne Cockayne
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Micro-learning: Setting Better Boundaries
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eCourse: Practicing a Coaching Approach
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Finding fortitude, and follow on experiments
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eCourse: Conscious Inclusion
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Seven things to avoid when writing at work
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Share genuinely useful feedback with the BID model
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Solve problems before they happen with pre-mortems
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Five tactics for influencing those more senior
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Five powerful questions for adding impact and insight to your next interview.
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Try out the CAR technique, and upgrade your understanding when interviewing someone.
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Smart ways to frame questions in your next mentoring session
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Try the 5 Whys to invigorate your problem solving and add depth to your decisions.
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Course Pack: Effective Allyship, with Abi Adamson
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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
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Try this deep listening exercise for deeper connection and better conversations
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Experiment with the BRAIN model for confident decision making and problem solving
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Discover the impact a five minute favour can have on your relationships, and network building
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Homework for Life: A ten-second daily ritual for noticing, capturing and practicing stories
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Course Pack: Storytelling
Do Story
Practical storytelling principles from Bobette Buster's book — Do: Story
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Evolve your 'inner mentor' — a short reflective exercise to focus your development, and the ways you can better support others
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Experiment with a Springboard Story to communicate your change idea, and take people with you towards it.
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Course Pack: Natural Networking
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Tone Policing - What it is, why it's unhelpful and how to helpfully notice it.
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Find the Coaching in Criticism. Things to try when feedback doesn't quite land
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The 4Ds. A practical framework for acknowledging microaggressions
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Mindful breathing — the foundation of focus and flow
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Channel that fly on the wall. Try some purposeful self talk to mitigate moments of doubt
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Add some friction to your most common distractions
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Build belief by recognising small wins — Try a 'Done List'
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Make your next meeting a Silent Meeting
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Immediately build your confidence, with a 'Can-If' statement
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Don't forget to diarise thinking time — experiment with a 'To Think' list
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Smarten your approach to setbacks, by trying out a Setback Story
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Get clear on control with a Clarity Clap
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Everything I Know about Life I Learned from PowerPoint — What we learned and where it led...
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How to be a meaningful mentor, insights from a purposeful podcast
If Then New
Design (and share) your If > Then statements, for a purposefully prompt towards action
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Practice the principles of persuasion from 'Godfather of Influence,' Robert Cialdini.
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Six steps for finding focus and flow, with Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi in mind
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Course Pack: Making Time
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Great questions to ask in coaching conversations, 1-1's and other curious contexts

Course Pack: Storytelling

This pack of resources supports much of the content covered in our Leading with Stories and Storytelling in the Digital Age workshops. Included alongside a blend of curated resources are session slides — perfect for internal sharing and refreshing on key themes and ideas.
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Supporting resources

Listen: How to Develop Your Storytelling Skills with Bobette Buster (Squiggly Careers)

On this episode of the Squiggly Careers Podcast, Sarah Ellis - friend of YCN and co-founder of careers coaching keystone Amazing If - unpacks the need for authenticity and a created shared experience in story with the one and only Bobette Buster.

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Read: Wired for Story, by Lisa Cron

Ever wanted to know exactly what an audience is thinking? What they really want from a story? Well this revealing read from lecturer, writer and story consultant to Warner Bros, Lisa Cron, backs up its practical points on storytelling with hard neuroscientific data. It’s the best cheat-sheet you could ask for.

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Watch: How Great Leaders use Storytelling

How did leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. or Steve Jobs tell stories that moved the world? Presentation expert Nancy Duarte has the answer - rhythm. In this 2007 lecture, Duarte steps out the common structure and shared flow of the stories and speeches that hit audiences hardest.

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Read: Made to Stick, by Chip and Dan Heath

A practical, evidence backed read on creating ideas and telling stories that stick in the mind like gum on shoes, by veteran sibling bestselling authors Chip and Dan Heath.

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Watch: The Clues to a Great Story (TED)

Who better to give advice on storytelling than the man who wrote Finding Nemo, WALL-E and all four Toy Storys? Andrew Stanton’s TED talk clocks in at just below twenty minutes, but there’s not a wasted word in it; each moment is jam-packed with indispensable advice on creating drama, moving an audience, and telling your story so people will listen.

Do Story. How to tell your story so the world listens

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Do Story by Bobette Buster. Cover artwork by James Victore

Bobette Buster's punchy and enlightening publication Do: Story is a goldmine of practical pointers for storytelling at work, in presentations, in any and all contexts. In a recently added resource, we share her 10 core principles for successful storytelling and five key takeaways from the book for you to experiment with.

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Try: Take a tactical approach to telling your story with the Root > Stem > Branch tool.

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Read: A classic take on the topic, in The Leaders Guide to Storytelling, Stephen Denning covers some broad and evergreen ground for greater confidence when shaping and sharing stories...

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