Congratulations on your Leadership Resilience Training.

Here are a few interesting videos/articles to help contextualise content we will have covered.

Here are the techniques for building self awareness and down-regulating the Human Stress Response. 


 Daniel Pink gives an interesting and insightful talk on what actually motivates people. Leaders need to understand motivation to help their teams sustain performance

V Volatility

U Uncertainty

C complexity

A Ambiguity


This Next Video is short and relevant to what purpose might mean


Simon Sinek gives us a simple understanding of why safety and the ability to create safety is a key management trait. He outlines how the emotion of safety is not something that is thought  [sic] but rather something that is felt. Hence our short exercise during the session.

This is a concept deeply routed in our evolution and the brain structures developed during this period. It is an interesting talking point relevant to resilience and how we experience our organisational environment. Please note it also lacks some insight on the ability/responsibility of the individual to respond to leadership. All leaders need followers.

How the Brain Works

For those of you who like the brain science behind human experience here is an excellent shortened version of a talk by Dr Iain McGilchrist on how our brain actually works.

This is very relevant to organisations moving from a analytical model (early performance curve) to a broader more creative adaptable innovative model of performance



Disruptive Innovation

For those of you interested in disruptive innovation as opposed to the incremental innovation that is the subject of much literature in the area of innovation. Clayton Christensen is the leading researcher in the area. His speech is laboured due to a mild stroke but the content is absolutely insightful. 

The first talk is an introduction and the second talk is a deeper look at industry perspectives including the steel and car industry


Looking at behaviour change. Amy Cuddy shares some of the fascinating insights into the impact of physical state on emotional and cognitive states. Traditionally we have learned that Cognitive state (Our Thoughts) dictate Emotional State (Feelings) and Physical state (Sensations). The latest research shows that it is a lot more complex.  In neurological terms physical states have a much greater impact on cognitive and emotional states than we previously thought


What we do impacts on how we are !

Now lets look at behaviour and some of the challenges we face 

Dr Mike Evans explores  the link with thoughts and experiences



So how we think influences our experience and our behaviours. This can lead to behaviours like procrastination. Procrastination is a fear based behaviour often sponsored by how we think and the common distortions discussed by Dr Mike Evans above.  Tim Urban uses humour to examine the mind of the procrastinator.


 If you want to understand behaviour chage in your team

Psychiatrist Judson Brewer looks at the evolutionary nature of behaviours we develop. Sometimes we get benefit/reward from putting ourselves under pressure. This can become a habit that can lead to excessive internal pressure being placed on ourselves by ourselves. He talks about eating and smoking but could also be talking about the pressure we put ourselves under. Working excessively can also be addictive.



Evelyn Glennie is a world class example of how we can overcome the challenges we face. Her talent proves that the ability to 'Feel' using the physical channel can lead to technical skill. Her talk takes on so much more significance when we realise she lost nearly all her hearing by age 12 and was managed to be accepted into the Royal Academy of Music as a purcussionist.


Finally Dr Mike Evans tells us how we can utilise insight to create a better quality of life