Beware conflicts of interest

In this short talk, psychologist Dan Ariely tells two personal stories that explore scientific conflict of interest: How the pursuit of knowledge and insight can be affected, consciously or not, by shortsighted personal goals.

How to gain control of your free time

There are 168 hours in each week. How do we find time for what matters most? Time management expert Laura Vanderkam studies how busy people spend their lives, and she’s discovered that many of us drastically overestimate our commitments each week, while underestimating the time we have to ourselves.

Proposals: How to make them a point of difference, not a point of reference

Four changes you should make to your written proposals now – or else don’t respond.

The Secret to Leading Organizational Change Is Empathy

I’m working with a CEO who’s in the midst of rethinking her company’s strategy so it can better meet customer demands and thrive financially.

Why Your Meetings Stink—and What to Do About It

Dave, a senior VP at a large U.S. bank, was a strong one-on-one manager. However, 360-degree feedback revealed that he struggled in one critical area: leading effective meetings. Multiple employees described his meetings as “a time suck.”

A Selection of Our Favourite Books to Read in 2019

We’d like to share a selection of our favourite books to read in 2019 as recommended by our Coaches and Team.

Steven Pinker on the case for optimism

At TED2018, head of TED Chris Anderson sat down with Steven to take a closer look at the data that suggest the world is improving — and to unpack why so many people find this idea so challenging.

How to disagree productively and find common ground

Some days, it feels like the only thing we can agree on is that we can’t agree — on anything. Drawing on her background as a world debate champion, Julia Dhar offers three techniques to reshape the way we talk to each other.