Upskill yourself and your team using our ‘Thinka Micro’ approach.
Understand yourself and your team better by taking a look at these micro videos and application tools. Learn in the flow of work with skills that can be applied in a few minutes or less.
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Skills for Teams
How can we break through resistance when we’re trying to make changes and ride out ‘the dip’ to make new habits permanent?
The 96 Minute Rule
Are you constantly running out of time? There are strategies you can use to make the most of your time and accomplish more sooner.
Growth versus fixed mindset
What is a growth mindset and how does the power of application and effort make a big difference to our success?
The One Touch Rule
How can we avoid procrastination and focus on certain tasks to make sure we complete them quickly?
We don’t have to be overwhelmed by big goals and huge changes. We can break these down in ‘tiny habits’ – small tweaks that make a big difference.
What ways of thinking come naturally to us and how can we take on new perspectives to help us with different tasks?
How present are you throughout the day? Practising mindfulness helps us listen deeper, think more clearly and solve problems.
Negativity bias and reframing
How can we overcome our bias to hone in on the ‘bad’ and reframe using constructive statements that open up possibilities?
How does being assertive, rather than defaulting to other unconstructive communication styles, make a difference to our relationships?
The Six Thinking Hats
How can we generate creative thinking (on our own or in teams) that guides us in solving problems and innovating?
What are strengths? How do they come naturally to us and how can they be used productively and unproductively in our role?
Skills for Leaders
The Six Coaching Styles
How do we provide the best coaching experience to uncover the power and potential in each of our team?
Tips on negotiation
What is the best outcome from a negotiation and how can we guide our discussions towards it?
Feedback: The BIO Model
What does productive feedback involve and how can we deliver it so that it results in positive action and constructive change?
How is empathy different from sympathy? How can we use empathy to better understand others?
The Four Speaker Personas
What does an engaging presentation look like and how can we deliver information that sticks and has impact?
What role does recognition play in an effective team and how can we recognise achievements while balancing feedback?
Accountability: above and below the line
What role does accountability play in an organisation and how can we develop a culture of stepping up to take responsibility?
Do, decide, delegate or delete?
How can we work out what needs to be delegated and communicate tasks effectively to improve our team’s performance?
How can we encourage teams to think differently and share their ideas without being swayed by others?
What is the best way to handle a tough conversation with a team member and what key things do we need to do as leaders to show ‘we’ve got it’?
Why does conflict occur and how can two parties work together to reach a mutually beneficial resolution?
Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation
What makes up motivation and how can we use it to empower our team and produce powerful outcomes?
Authenticity: the Trust Triangle
What role does authenticity play in leadership and how can we use it to build trust with the members of our team?
What’s the difference between divergent and convergent thinking and what value do both styles bring to our teams’ success?
The Six Thinking Hats
How can we approach various problems from creative yet comprehensive points of view to ideate solutions?
What role does an individual’s strengths play in our team and how can we channel them to maximise results?
Skills For Executives
Diversity: unconscious bias
How do our unconscious biases affect our behaviour and how can we disrupt them to make more balanced decisions and achieve better results?
Four Types of Innovation
What are the different types of innovation and how can we take the lead to achieve positive changes?
Data Driven Decisions
How can we use data when we’re crafting decisions to deepen our knowledge and ideate more objective strategies?
Storytelling: The Hero’s Journey
Why is it important that our team understands our vision and how can we inspire them to execute strategy?
Culture: values and behaviours
What comprises culture in a team or organisation and how can we develop a new culture or strengthen an existing one?
The Five Whys
Why does ambiguity emerge and how can we get to the core of it to achieve the desired result?
Purpose: find your why
What is purpose and how can we uncover it to provide a clear, driven direction for our organisation or team?