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The Creative Person - Practice and Passion
Episode 1 of The Creative Thinker's Toolkit
What, exactly, is creativity? Take a closer look at what makes a creative person in this introductory lecture that explores ancient ideas about creativity (including the muses of the ancient Greeks); debunks common myths about the sources of creativity; and…
The First Year - Following Five Young Teachers
Winner of numerous festival awards including the prestigious Peabody, this powerful and moving film is a "must-see" for anyone who is, or has ever thought of, becoming a parent or teacher. The film chronicles the first year of five young…
Overcome Obstacles - Demosthenes of Athens
Episode 1 of The Art of Public Speaking
Here, Professor Hale outlines the goals of the course. Then, he introduces you to Demosthenes - the ancient Greek orator whose life and career illustrates how practice, hard work, memorization, the acceptance of early failures, and other skills are essential…
Entrepreneur's Guide On Launching A Business
Part of the Series: Entrepreneur's Guide Series
A comprehensive, in-depth and entertaining series that mentors young entrepreneurs on launching and growing a business. From startup to the growing pains of a billion dollar business, it is all covered. Plus over 15 highly successful, real-world young entrepreneurs share…
Lateral Thinking Is a Survival Skill
Episode 2 of The Creative Thinker's Toolkit
First, investigate the evolutionary history of creativity in human beings and the fascinating paradox of conformity and creativity - both essential to the survival and development of our species. Then, learn about how modern education approaches creativity in our youth,…
Creative Styles - Adaptors and Innovators
Episode 3 of The Creative Thinker's Toolkit
Using examples of real-life creative icons, investigate two major "styles" of creativity exemplified by Norman Rockwell and Pablo Picasso. The first: adaptors, who are precise, reliable, and detail oriented. The second: innovators, who approach problems from novel angles. Where do…
Organizational Structures
Part of the Series: Recruitment & People Management
Key Topics Structures Hierarchy Span Of Control Chain Of Command Decentralisation What's meant by the structure of a business? How does it affect the way a business operates? What happens when a company's structure hinders rather than helps its business?…
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Build a Logical Case - Susan B. Anthony
Episode 7 of The Art of Public Speaking
Logic should always guide the sequence of your thoughts, whether you're giving a sermon, a corporate report, or a birthday toast. Discover how to avoid digressions, offensive statements, contrarian views, and other pitfalls that may disrupt the logic of your…
Practice Your Delivery - Patrick Henry
Episode 2 of The Art of Public Speaking
Key to effective speaking is using your voice and body to reinforce your meaning. Using examples from Patrick Henry, Oliver Cromwell, Winston Churchill, and others, learn how the power of a speech lies not so much in words as in…
The Hidden Value of Debate
Episode 1 of The Art of Debate
Find out what we mean when we talk about "debates," and how immersing yourself in the techniques of formal debate can have a dramatic impact on how you make decisions in every aspect of your life. From the business world…
Building a Successful Career in Counseling and Psychotherapy
There are many misconceptions about counseling and psychotherapy in popular culture--and that's not even considering the business side of the work. Because our field is so vast and only vaguely understood, those entering it need to know the real deal.…
Email Essentials
Part of the Series: Business SoftSkills Series
Email is one of the most active forms of communication in business. Yet, employers are asking that employees learn to use proper communication skills when emailing customers or internal personnel. Using abbreviations or "all caps" when writing emails breaks down…
Focus on Your Audience - Gandhi on Trial
Episode 9 of The Art of Public Speaking
Now that you've learned how to overcome obstacles and prepare, it's time to learn the essential elements of actually giving a speech. Here, Professor Hale uses famous historical figures, including Gandhi and President Kennedy, as models for how to deliver…
Principles for Unleashing Your Imagination
Episode 5 of The Creative Thinker's Toolkit
There are times when we all want (or need) to be creative on demand. And with the right approach, it's possible. Here, use Nobel Prize-winning author Ernest Hemingway as a lens through which to explore four key principles of creativity…
The Structure of Argument
Episode 4 of The Art of Debate
The claim, the evidence, and the warrant: these three elements provide the structure of a strong argument. Unpack each of these elements by studying what they are, how they work, and how they come together to produce an argument. Then…
Combining Opposites - Diverge, Then Converge
Episode 4 of The Creative Thinker's Toolkit
Focus now on the nature of creative thinking itself, with a look at divergent thinking (which involves intuition and associative thought) and convergent thinking (which selects and develops the most promising ideas). Along the way, you'll learn skills for balancing…
Find Your Humorous Voice - Will Rogers
Episode 4 of The Art of Public Speaking
Learn how to use humorous techniques such as hyperbole, incongruity, and surprise - even when your speech is of the utmost seriousness. The secret of effective humor, as speeches by Will Rogers and others show, is to ensure that each…
Be Yourself - Elizabeth I to Her Army
Episode 3 of The Art of Public Speaking
In order to make the deepest possible connection with your audience, it's essential to talk about yourself. This lecture provides you with advice on opening up to people about yourself - your experiences, your emotions, even your weaknesses - with…
Principles for Converging on the Best Ideas
Episode 6 of The Creative Thinker's Toolkit
What mindset and attitude do you need to decide which of your ideas to pursue? Professor Puccio reveals the four key principles you need for success: practicing affirmative judgment, keeping novelty alive, checking your objectives to make sure they meet…
Discrimination at Work
Part of the Series: Recruitment & People Management
Key Topics: Equality Act Sexual Discrimination Pregnancy Perception Employment Law PART 1: Introduction Discrimination occurs when an employer treats someone unfairly for no justifiable reason. Businesses guilty of discrimination may be liable for prosecution. But what does the law say?…
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