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Disruption as a catalyst to thrive

Part 2: ‘Pay it forward’ growth and learning through empathy Challenges often cause personal disruption. Our research has shown that problems can be a catalyst to thrive.  Through a series of applied studies, we are now able to define the conditions that are necessary for disruption to become a catalyst…

How to use disruption as a catalyst to t...

Part 1: Challenge + psychological safety + healthy relationships = self-awareness Any challenge or change creates a certain amount of disruption.  But that does not mean the disruption itself cannot be helpful.  Our two most recent studies have explored the ways people respond to unexpected challenges and challenges they chose….

INCLUSION – GREAT IN THEORY, HARD ...

Psychologists have known for some time that humans have a strong desire to be consistent (within our thinking/behaviour and with those we value). We are constantly comparing ourselves to others and are most comfortable with people who have similar views. What’s more, we also tend to move away from people…

THE BRAIN SCIENCE OF TRUST

A new perspective on an old problem Many people think of trust as a moral issue – ‘good people’ are to be trusted and ‘bad people’ are not.  We also go the other direction in our thinking – if I don’t trust someone they must be bad.  This framing is…

Is Your Thinking Flawed?

Here are three things you can do to improve your thinking. This terrific article (linked below) summarises a number of common mental biases and describes a unique ‘research method/theatre piece’ that is helping people to learn more about how common biases impact extreme thinking/decision-making. The research shows that these same…

Leadership Lessons from Dr Seuss

I just read a book review that made me smile: ‘The Cat in the Hat and the Man who made that’. I smiled remembering growing up reading Dr Seuss books and as an adult reflecting on his vision and imagination. From the environment to diversity and inclusion, his books always seemed…

HRD Employer of Choice awards

With incredible excitement, Learning Quest would like to let our colleagues and friends know we have been recognised in the 2019 Employer of Choice awards! We are honoured to receive this acknowledgement for the way we work. It is rewarding to be part of a small business and to work…

Recommending ‘The Future, this wee...

In the 100th episode of ‘The Future, this week’, Sandra and Kai explore two very different examples of business disruption canvassed in the mainstream media this week: Lil Nas X and country music’s problem and David Whitlock and the good microbes. They highlight that while both individuals ultimately created successful businesses, neither had previously…

Are you prepared for the future of work?

Professional development is as much about seizing the moment as it is about getting the right mentor/tutor or course. But, how can you make use of whatever situation you find yourself in to grow? I was speaking with a colleague today, who shared an excellent method for increasing self-awareness, particularly…