Activating Our Minds (In Lockdown)

People Activation - 5 mins

An Opportunity to Grow

COVID-19 will pass, and we will never forget it for sure.

And when this enforced isolation ends, we will look back on this time not with regret, but with the satisfaction that we grew our skills and developed as people and as a team.

This hiatus in business and life has allowed us to reset and to grow.

We want to share with you some of the inspiration and insights that have helped us. Here are our recommendations for; Something to Read, Something to Watch and Something to Do.


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Breaking news - Quartz

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Global news and insights for a new generation of business leaders. Independent, non-biased or sensationalised news is hard to come by in today’s ‘breaking news’ culture. Quartz was founded in 2012 to serve a new kind of business leader with bracingly creative and intelligent journalism that’s built for users first. We help our audience see around corners, navigate disruption in their industries, build fulfilling careers, broaden their views of the world, and enjoy lives rich with culture. Take a look

“Follow your passion” is bad advice

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A recommended read - So Good they can’t ignore you, by By Cal Newport. “Follow your passion” is bad advice, as most people aren’t born with pre-existing passions waiting to be discovered. If your goal is to love what you do, you must first build up “career capital” by mastering rare and valuable skills, and then cash in this capital for the traits that define great work. Compelling careers often have complex origins that reject the simple idea that all you have to do is follow your passion.

This book advocates the "craftsman mind-set" of patiently developing skills instead of the typical "follow-your-passion" advice, and offers practical solutions to acquiring and maintaining job satisfaction. "So Good They Can't Ignore You" | Talks at Google


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Masterclass

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Learn anytime, anywhere, at your own pace. Watch thousands of lessons from the best as they share their stories, skills, shortcuts, failures, and successes. One of our favourites and we believe most relevant to you is;

Robin Roberts: Teaches effective & Authentic communication. Learn how to communicate effectively, whether it’s in front of an audience, at work, or with those you love. Start embracing vulnerability, building resilience, and living life with optimism. Watch the trailer

The Imagineering Story

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Creating happiness is hard work. For nearly seventy years, a unique blend of artists and engineers - called Imagineers - have cultivated an impossible notion from the mind of one man, Walt Disney, into a global phenomenon that touches the hearts of millions. Given unprecedented access, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker, Leslie Iwerks, leads the viewer on a journey behind the curtains of Walt Disney Imagineering. Watch the trailer


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6 Tips for shooting video that doesn’t suck.

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Need to film yourself on your phone for a corporate video during lockdown? Here are some basic (and quite entertaining) tips. Take a look

Learn why people do what they do and how to influence them

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Well you may think we are all perfectly rational people, making logical decisions, but this is simply not quite so, we all act and behave in rather interesting ways. In this course you will quickly and easily master the key behavioural change concepts such as nudging, framing, social proof, scarcity, commitment devices and even the ethics behind it all. Take a look