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The Chord, presented by John Fitzgerald, aims to answer some of the questions about what it takes to embrace the future of work. With automation comes change and the transition to a new way of work will involve compromise on all sides.


Click HERE to learn more and to listen to The Chord's debut episode, which features Mark Cahalane, who speaks about how he got to where he is today and his own perspective on the future of work.





Every week, Emerald Works podcast hosts Gemma Towersey, Ross Dickie, Owen Ferguson and Ross Garner discuss all things work, performance and learning.

This week, on the The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, produced by Emerald Works, the discussion revolves around what 'unlearning' is; the link between unlearning and curiosity; how we can help each other to "unlearn" effectively. Listen to the latest Emerald Works pod HERE.


IITD CEO Sinéad Heneghan chats with Natasha Gillies on Dublin City FM 

Sinéad Heneghan dropped into the Dublin City FM studios to chat with Natasha Gillies on the business of L&D in Ireland. Click HERE to listen.



The Future we're Building - and Boring 

Elon Musk discusses his new project digging tunnels under LA, the latest from Tesla and SpaceX and his motivation for building a future on Mars in conversation with TED's Head Curator, Chris Anderson.


Your Body Language Shapes who you are 

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how "power posing" — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don't feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success. 


Addicted to Risk

Our societies have become addicted to extreme risk in finding new energy, new financial instruments and more ... and too often, we're left to clean up a mess afterward. Klein's question: What's the backup plan?


How to get your Ideas to Spread

In a world of too many options and too little time, our obvious choice is to just ignore the ordinary stuff. Marketing guru Seth Godin spells out why, when it comes to getting our attention, bad or bizarre ideas are more successful than boring ones.


What will Future Jobs Look Like?

Technologist Jeremy Howard shares some surprising new developments in the fast-moving field of deep learning, a technique that can give computers the ability to learn Chinese, or to recognize objects in photos, or to help think through a medical diagnosis. 


How to Build a Business that Lasts 100 years 

Strategist Martin Reeves shares startling statistics about shrinking corporate life spans and explains how executives can apply six principles from living organisms to build resilient businesses that flourish in the face of change.


Why you will Fail to have a Great Career

 Larry Smith pulls no punches when he calls out the absurd excuses people invent when they fail to pursue their passions.


How to find Work you Love

Scott Dinsmore quit a job that made him miserable, and spent the next four years wondering how to find work that was joyful and meaningful.


Should you live for your Resumé, or your Eulogy

Within each of us are two selves, suggests David Brooks in this meditative short talk: the self who craves success, who builds a résumé, and the self who seeks connection, community, love — the values that make for a great eulogy.


How schools kill creativity

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.


My stroke of Insight

Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions — motion, speech, self-awareness — shut down one by one. An astonishing story.


How Great Leaders Inspire Action

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers.


The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology

At TEDIndia, Pranav Mistry demos several tools that help the physical world interact with the world of data — including a deep look at his SixthSense device and a new, paradigm-shifting paper "laptop." In an onstage Q&A, Mistry says he'll open-source the software behind SixthSense, to open its possibilities to all.


Why we do what we do

Tony Robbins discusses the "invisible forces" that motivate everyone's actions — and high-fives Al Gore in the front row.


The puzzle of motivation

Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don't: Traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories — and maybe, a way forward.



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