Resilience Rocks Playlist – Summer 2017

Remember last week we asked for contributions to our Resilience Rocks Playlist? We were looking for songs that make you feel strong and ready to tackle the world.

We received lots of replies and it’s been great fun putting together a YouTube playlist, so thank you if you replied. We’re certainly feeling energised in the KineticFuture office!

It’s a real mix of music, from a funky song by Busted, to a crazy video by Mika, opera from Franco Corelli and heavy metal from Hatebreed. It takes all sorts to get you going!

Just go to our YouTube channel to play our Resilience Rocks Playlist Summer 2017.

Here’s the playlist (in order of popularity on YouTube, most played first):

1. Katy Perry – Firework
2. Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling
3. Muse – Feeling Good
4. Mika – Relax, Take it Easy
5. Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Big Sean – Feels
6. The Jam – Town Called Malice
7. Rita Ora – Your Song
8. Arcade Fire – Everything Now
9. Passenger – Young As The Morning, Old As The Sea
10. Luis Fonsi ft. Justin Bieber – Despacito
11. George Ezra – Don’t Matter Now
12. Busted – On What You’re On
13. Penguin Cafe Orchestra – Perpetuum Mobile
14. Pond – Sweep Me Off My Feet
15. Franco Corelli – Di Quella Pira
16. Hatebreed – Live For This

Feel free to send in your suggestions if you haven’t yet, we love hearing from you!

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Songs For Positivity Playlist Part 5 – Summer 2016

We recently asked you to contribute to our Summer 2016 Positivity Playlist – a list of tracks that boost resilience and positivity. Thank you so much for all the responses – it’s been very uplifting playing all your favourite tracks in the office!

We have enough songs for two playlists so look out for the next one in a week or so. In the meantime, just go to our YouTube channel and hit play all: ‘Songs for Positivity Part 5 – Summer 2016’.

There is something for everyone and you never know, you might find a new favourite song to put you in a good mood…

Here’s a playlist for you (in order of popularity on YouTube):

  • Katy Perry – Roar
  • Ellie Goulding – Burn
  • Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake (chosen by 3 of you!)
  • DJ Fresh ft. Rita Ora – Hot Right Now
  • They Might Be Giants – Birdhouse in Your Soul
  • Stevie Wonder – Living For the City
  • ELO – Mr Blue Sky
  • Ryan Star – Brand New Day
  • The Rolling Stones – Anybody Seen My Baby?
  • Beyond the Wizards Sleeve – Creation
  • Paul Simon – Gone At Last

Thanks again for helping; hopefully you’re feeling like the people in Justin Timberlake’s ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’ video now!

If you’d like to find out how to create an energised organisation, collaborate better and perform at your peak, talk to us about our Energising Leaders programme.

Do You Laugh At Work?

Image sourced from Yahoo Inc at Flickr and cropped for use.

I thought I’d share this clever Coldplay music video with you today – we all need a bit of fun at work sometimes. Click here to watch – enjoy!

If teams in your organisation are often heard laughing, be pleased. It’s a strong indicator of high performance.


Because first, it means that there is a low level of fear. Fearful people not only don’t laugh, but they don’t collaborate well either, with less sharing, co-creation, passing on of information or willingness to back each other up. Second, a study found that individuals having fun at work were more likely to be engaged in their work. Engagement and high performance are strongly linked.

Extracts taken from Energise, the KineticFuture course for leadership development.  It shows leaders how to energise themselves and energise others to achieve their goals.


Songs For Positivity Playlist Part 4

I really hope you have enjoyed listening to our Positivity Playlists over the summer.  Sadly, this is our last one but we’ll leave them on our YouTube channel so that you can listen whenever you need a boost.
Just click here, sit back and enjoy.

Here are some of the comments contributors made about their favourite energising song:

“It makes me smile and dance around the room”
“Energy, great musicianship and fabulous, upbeat lyrics”
“The ultimate exercise class track, dance track or just to get the blood pumping and the face smiling!”
“It makes me look on the world kindly”
“Gets you fired up for stage every time!”
“Jolly, uplifting and groovy. As soon as I hear the intro I can’t sit still!”

And here’s the final playlist (in order of general popularity on YouTube, most played first):

1.Mark Ronson– ‘Uptown Funk’ ft. Bruno Mars
2.Maroon 5 – ‘Moves Like Jagger’
3.Jason Derulo – ‘Trumpets’
4. Billy Joel – ‘Uptown Girl’
5.Mungo Jerry – ‘In the Summertime’
6.Sergio Mendes ft. Black Eyed Peas – ‘Masque Nada’
7.Curtis Mayfield – ‘Superfly’
8.Josh Groban – ‘You Raise Me Up’
9.The Dandy Warhols – ‘Bohemian Like You’
10.Lyrics Born – ‘Don’t Change’
11.Gloria Gaynor – ‘I Will Survive’

A big thank you again to anyone who sent in songs for our positivity playlists; we really appreciate it and always love to hear from you!

If you’d like to find out how to create an energised organisation, collaborate better and perform at your peak do talk to us about our Energising Leaders programme.

Songs for Positivity Playlist Part 3

Welcome to our next Positivity Playlist – I’m listening to it in the office this morning.  I hope these songs make you feel positive and energised for the week ahead!

Just go to our YouTube Channel, click ‘play all’, sit back and enjoy.

Playlist 3 (in order of general popularity on YouTube, most played first)

  1. David Guetta – ‘Play Hard Ft. Ne-Yo, Akon’
  2. Coldplay – ‘Magic’
  3. Dizzee Rascal & Armand Van Helden – ‘Bonkers’
  4. Katrina & The Waves – ‘Walking on Sunshine’
  5. Junkie XL, Elvis Presley – ‘A Little Less Conversation’
  6. James Brown – ‘I Feel Good’
  7. Fatboy Slim – ‘Right Here Right Now’
  8. Giorgio Moroder – ‘Deja Vu Ft. Sia’
  9. Pet Shop Boys – ‘Go West’
  10. Hot 8 Brass Band – ‘Cover of Sexual Healing’
  11. Ken Dodd – ‘Happiness’

Which is your favourite and why? Or send in more contributions, we love hearing from you!

Look out for our last Positivity Playlist in a week or so and you can watch and listen to the previous playlists on our YouTube Channel whenever you like.

If you’d like to find out how to create an energised organisation, collaborate better and perform at your peak do talk to us about our Energising Leaders programme.