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Just-in-time performance transformation: the inside story at Maersk
34 min
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Killing the money myth. 5 ways to revive rewards
30 min
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How a simple change in mindset can transform performance

The business benefits of a growth mindset
Oct 27, 2016 by Mind Gym
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Are you fit to lead?
30 min
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5 ways to… hit the ground running
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Would you like some feedback?

Deliver it in the right way
Jun 28, 2016 by Mind Gym
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5 ways to… turn middle managers into superheroes

Don't let the middle manager drift in the corporate wilderness
May 26, 2016 by Mind Gym
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Seven tricks to make learning stick

Scientific tricks to make people change
Apr 28, 2016 by Sebastian Bailey
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The future of learning

Individual transfer is the hero
Mar 18, 2016 by Sebastian Bailey
Press

When feedback backfires and how to get it right

We need to teach employees to actively seek feedback; relish it even
Mar 07, 2016 by Mind Gym
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How to motivate the purposeless

Don’t give up on those who haven’t found their purpose – just show them where to look.
Feb 18, 2016 by Mind Gym
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Generate better ideas

Solve a problem, spot new opportunities and make life more interesting.
Feb 09, 2016 by Sebastian Bailey
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Take control

How to rationally look at situations and take control of your life.
Jan 28, 2016 by Sebastian Bailey
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Combat stress

Downplay the effects of stress.
Jan 27, 2016 by Sebastian Bailey
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Overcoming procrastination

Use these tactics to create some momentum and tackle your challenge head on.
Jan 25, 2016 by Sebastian Bailey
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The bite-size revolution: how to make learning stick
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Six secrets to performance

Discover the performance management approach of the future
Dec 02, 2015 by Mind Gym
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Performance management: get it right
30 min
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5 ways to…get out of a creative rut

Reignite your mojo
Oct 28, 2015 by Mind Gym
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Reinventing performance management: how to achieve more, with less, forever
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5 ways to…keep projects afloat

A leader with a calm head and clear direction is what’s needed to navigate troubled waters
Sep 24, 2015 by Mind Gym
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Horrible bosses

Discover the seven talents of a great manager
Aug 28, 2015 by Octavius Black
Press

Why grit matters and how to increase it

Discover how to achieve long-term goals
Jul 31, 2015 by Sebastian Bailey
Press

In conversation with Prof. Paul Dolan author of Happiness by Design

How to design a happier life
Jul 10, 2015 by Mind Gym
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Solving the management puzzle

What do top bosses do differently?
Jun 23, 2015 by Sebastian Bailey
Press
Growing great managers at Unilever
32 min
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9 ways to get what you want

“I want” never gets, but there are nine other scientifically proven, and more subtle, ways to persuade
Apr 29, 2015 by Sebastian Bailey
Press
The return of the manager: this time it’s personal
White paper

5 ways to…cultivate a winning spirit

A little healthy competition is one way to get people fired up – and great leaders keep that enthusiasm and winning s
Mar 24, 2015 by Mind Gym
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5 ways to… nourish innovation

How to constantly nurture, not stifle, creative sparks
Feb 26, 2015 by Mind Gym
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One of us? The inclusion solution
27 min
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How to get results with visualization

Visualization is the poster-child for positive thinking, but is it all it’s cracked up to be?
Jan 09, 2015 by Sebastian Bailey
Press

4 ways to minimize conflict

We all know arguments can go in circles. Learn how to prevent reoccurring conflict.
Dec 22, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
Press

7 ways managers make their teams miserable

We’ve identified the top 7 management mistakes that eliminate team spirit.
Dec 15, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
Press

5 ways to… see the best in yourself

Successful relationships with others begin with being kind to ourselves
Oct 30, 2014 by Mind Gym
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The bottom line is Tesco’s culture needs to change

Octavius Black, CEO of Mind Gym shares his views on corporate culture change
Oct 04, 2014 by Octavius Black
Press
From survive to thrive: how to get people flourishing whatever the pressure
30 min
Webinar

To change minds appeal to values, not attitudes

New research into convincing people to your point of view
Sep 11, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
Press

Put the pleasure principle to work

Big companies struggle to deal with employees’ stress, but the fix may be simple.
Sep 09, 2014 by Octavius Black
Press

5 ways to… thrive

Looking after yourself shouldn’t be last on your to-do list: when you’re thriving personally, your team will too.
Aug 27, 2014 by Mind Gym
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5 ways to…beat the summer slump

'Quiet August’ is as much of a myth today as the three-martini lunch.
Jul 31, 2014 by Mind Gym
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New mindset requires new learning

Building a high performance culture at Metlife
Jul 09, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
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Changing the performance management mindset

It’s time to focus less on the system and more on performance conversations that motivate.
Jul 01, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
Press

5 ways to… build your brand

From selfies to status updates, social media means we’re hypersensitive to how others perceive us
May 28, 2014 by Mind Gym
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How to get new leaders up to speed fast

Sebastian Bailey, President of Mind Gym reveals the secrets to onboarding success.
May 20, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
Press

The unrecognized action that kills engagement

Everyday ‘micro-inequities’ have a similar effect to physical pain, and passive bystanders make it worse
May 01, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
Press

Tell the top the bottom line is happy shoppers

Disney’s research into why customers leave reveals that 66% of the time it’s due to an indifferent employee.
Apr 21, 2014 by Octavius Black
Press

People should be themselves at work, but bosses need to let them

Diversity may be a current buzzword but its oft-overlooked partner, inclusion, is the real key to happier employees.
Mar 24, 2014 by Octavius Black
Press

5 ways to… build a winning team

Building a winning team isn’t all about huddles and high fives.
Feb 26, 2014 by Mind Gym
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Getting your top performers to change is not easy

Assessing staff not just on what they accomplish, but how, requires managers to act when stars behave badly.
Jan 26, 2014 by Octavius Black
Press

10 ways to…repair a broken relationship

It may involve swallowing your pride, but there are ways to repair the rifts.
Dec 05, 2013 by Mind Gym
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The best route to better staff

It’s a tale of two performance management approaches: as Microsoft scraps ‘rank and yank’, Yahoo! introduces it.
Nov 11, 2013 by Octavius Black
Press

10 ways to… make good people great

Performance reviews are an opportunity to transform your first-half steady eddies into second-half stars.
Sep 25, 2013 by Mind Gym
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How to increase productivity without spending a cent
30 min
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The wisdom of psychopaths with Professor Kevin Dutton
14 min
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Paying attention: how to take your customers from deluded to devoted
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5 ways to…celebrate diversity in February and beyond

Diversity is something to celebrated. And here's how to do it.
Feb 21, 2017 by Mind Gym
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Five ways science shows that your brain is keeping you from success

Your mind can be your best pal or your worst enemy
Feb 07, 2017 by Sebastian Bailey
Press

5 ways to…stay organized in 2017

Self-improvement starts with getting organized
Jan 26, 2017 by Mind Gym
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5 ways to… make new habits stick

Proven tips to help you get to where you want to be
Dec 21, 2016 by Mind Gym
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5 ways to… recognize great performers

It's vital we get this response just right
Nov 22, 2016 by Mind Gym
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True grit: the secret to achieving long-term goals

Gritty individuals are most likely to succeed
Nov 18, 2016 by Mind Gym
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The purpose myth

Does your work matter?
Oct 27, 2016 by Octavius Black
Press

5 ways to…perfect persuasion

Win round the strong-willed
Oct 27, 2016 by Mind Gym
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Getting unstuck. Why progression is the new promotion

Show your people the only way isn't up
Oct 19, 2016 by Sebastian Bailey
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5 ways to… play to strength

Teamwork makes the dream work. Get the best from your people
Sep 29, 2016 by Mind Gym
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Never split the difference, Chris Voss

Negotiation secrets from an FBI hostage negotiator
Sep 08, 2016 by Sebastian Bailey
Webinar

Thriving in volatility

Unleash your organization's 'learnatics'
Aug 12, 2016 by Sebastian Bailey
Webinar

Don’t make managers walk the tightrope

Four simple ways to get the buddy - boss relationship right
Aug 05, 2016 by Sebastian Bailey
Press

5 ways to… make learning go viral

Unleash your most curious learners
Jul 28, 2016 by Mind Gym
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The ‘aha moment': it’s all about your approach

Get a grasp of your 'aha moments' and make the most of them
Jul 28, 2016 by Mind Gym
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Are you paying attention?

Why noticing is the new feedback
Jul 13, 2016 by Sebastian Bailey
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5 ways to… boost the office energy

Even the word ‘July’ can cause the dreaded summer slump
Jun 29, 2016 by Mind Gym
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Why middle managers matter

Middle managers are often derided from both sides
Jun 15, 2016 by Octavius Black
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5 ways to…find purpose at work

The opportunity to have a meaningful job is available to us all
Apr 28, 2016 by Sebastian Bailey
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Who stole my mojo?
30 min
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What’s the secret behind entrepreneurial drive? It’s not money.

What is it about entrepreneurs that drives them to reach stretching goals?
Apr 28, 2016 by Sebastian Bailey
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5 ways to…get ready for change

Changes can be viewed as a threat, an opportunity, or both
Mar 30, 2016 by Mind Gym
Blog

How we connect with others

What behavioral science tells us
Mar 07, 2016 by Octavius Black
Press

5 ways to…flourish at work

Make every working day a great one
Feb 25, 2016 by Mind Gym
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Fast track yourself to an exhilarating mental makeover

Stop living your life on autopilot
Feb 24, 2016 by Sebastian Bailey
Press

Detox your relationships

Tips to turnaround a toxic relationship.
Feb 11, 2016 by Sebastian Bailey
Blog

Giving counsel

Five top tips to giving critical, yet constructive feedback.
Feb 05, 2016 by Sebastian Bailey
Blog

Wanted: employees with grit

Having brains isn't everything
Feb 10, 2016 by Sebastian Bailey
Press

Improve your relationships

Understanding the micro-signals that impact our relationships.
Feb 04, 2016 by Sebastian Bailey
Blog

Can you catch rudeness like a cold?

Be wary of airport gates, security lines, and taxi queues
Jan 28, 2016 by Sebastian Bailey
Press

The myth of a single best approach to learning

Engage, participate, activate
Jan 28, 2016 by Mind Gym
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Generate more ideas

Discover the morphological matrix to generating new ideas.
Jan 26, 2016 by Sebastian Bailey
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5 ways to…find your mojo

Design a life you love
Jan 28, 2016 by Mind Gym
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Start a new chapter

Top tips to getting comfortable with big change decisions.
Jan 22, 2016 by Sebastian Bailey
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Achieve more by thinking differently

Exploring various states of mind can help you improve your quality of life.
Jan 20, 2016 by Sebastian Bailey
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5 ways to…re-energize over the holidays

Refocus and recharge your batteries so you can make a sprinting start to 2016
Dec 21, 2015 by Mind Gym
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Why everything you think you know about diversity is wrong

Don't miss the vital ingredient
Dec 17, 2015 by Octavius Black
Press

How to motivate employees when promotion isn’t an option

Change your perspective on progression
Dec 14, 2015 by Mind Gym
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5 ways to…handle conflict

Go back to giving thanks
Nov 24, 2015 by Mind Gym
Blog

True grit

Why it matters and how to recruit for it
Nov 14, 2015 by Mind Gym
Press

Let’s get lateral

How to grow talent from within
Nov 10, 2015 by Sebastian Bailey
Press

How to get the best from your extra-milers

Do more, with less
Oct 15, 2015 by Sebastian Bailey
Press

Is your dogmatic leader suffocating innovation?

Combatting dogmatism and encouraging perspective-taking
Nov 03, 2015 by Sebastian Bailey
Press

Empowering people to take action on microaggressions

Don't be a bystander
Oct 01, 2015 by Iain Smith
Press

Create a dream team

Effective techniques for successful collaboration
Aug 28, 2015 by Sebastian Bailey
Press

The hidden source of office energy

Feel exhausted at work? Blame the boss
Sep 24, 2015 by Sebastian Bailey
Press

Taking the sting out of microaggressions

Too harmful to be ignored
Sep 09, 2015 by Iain Smith
Press

Aggressive and you don’t know it

What is a microaggression?
Aug 28, 2015 by Iain Smith
Press

5 ways to…pay attention to performance

Peak performance comes from paying attention all year round.
Aug 27, 2015 by Mind Gym
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From performance misery to performance joy?

Treat people as people, not as a process
Aug 05, 2015 by Octavius Black
Press

5 ways to… cope when your boss is on vacation

Use your boss's absence to prove your worth
Jul 29, 2015 by Mind Gym
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Why mindfulness is coming to the office

How leaders can benefit from being more mindful
Jun 23, 2015 by Sebastian Bailey
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Top tip to achieving your goals

A 90-second vignette on the power of implementation intentions
Jul 08, 2015 by Sebastian Bailey
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5 ways to…reach the top of your game

Help people reach their peak at work
Jun 23, 2015 by Mind Gym
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5 ways to… coach your champions

Transform every member of your team so that they perform at their peak
May 28, 2015 by Mind Gym
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Why don’t people go the extra mile?

Employees who constantly go the extra mile are a business leader’s dream
Apr 29, 2015 by Sebastian Bailey
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Why grit is a game-changer

What differentiates top performers? Talent? Sometimes. Brains? Perhaps. More often it’s grit
Apr 29, 2015 by Mind Gym
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5 ways to… make office politics work for you

Canny leaders use politics to win trust, raise morale and nip challenges in the bud, putting them top of the polls.
Apr 29, 2015 by Mind Gym
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Leading into the unknown

Five leadership characteristics to help leaders find success
Apr 16, 2015 by Sebastian Bailey
Press

Busting the millennial myths

According to many popular beliefs, milennials are rule-breakers. But is there proof?
Mar 26, 2015 by Mind Gym
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How to increase your emotional IQ

A recent study revealed the 7 traits that make up EI
Mar 05, 2015 by Sebastian Bailey
Press

Solving the transfer problem

What does workout Wednesday's mean at Campbell Soup Co.?
Feb 23, 2015 by Sebastian Bailey
Press

The best job in the world

The three ingredients that can make any job the 'best'
Mar 01, 2015 by Mind Gym
Blog

Solving the productivity gap with psychology

Businesses will get far greater return by looking at the psychology of human behaviour at work
Feb 27, 2015 by Octavius Black
Press

No laughing matter

How jokes in the workplace can make or break an inclusive culture
Jan 29, 2015 by Mind Gym
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5 ways to… love the job you’re in

Start fresh in the New Year and fall back in love with your job
Jan 22, 2015 by Mind Gym
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Why do unfair bosses make stronger teams?

Of all the ways to build team cohesiveness, acting unfair and irrational probably isn’t top of the list
Jan 08, 2015 by Sebastian Bailey
Press

How to really keep resolutions

Make your New Year's resolutions more than just your first week of January's to-do list
Dec 31, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
Press

5 ways to…keep focused during the festivities

You don't need to ban festive cheer for the sake of a productive New Year
Dec 18, 2014 by Mind Gym
Blog

Bah humbug: it’s the yearly review

The most wonderful time of the year? Not when performance reviews are looming
Dec 16, 2014 by Octavius Black
Press
One of us: harness the benefits of a diverse workforce
White paper

5 ways to… lead through a crisis

Leadership lessons from Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crash
Nov 25, 2014 by Mind Gym
Blog

The answer to transfer

Businesses spend billions on training, but estimates say only 15% of people actually alter their behavior.
Oct 29, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
Press

How to give praise that doesn’t sound fake

Praise can often fall short of impacting an individual, find out how to make it last
Oct 13, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
Press

Why you need to add a little more stress in your day

Find out these simple ways to leverage the positive side of stress.
Oct 01, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
Press

5 ways to… bring harmony

By tackling discord head on, leaders can create a team that really is better together
Sep 25, 2014 by Mind Gym
Blog

The 5 attitudes that stifle creativity

INC Magazine shares five attitudes that kill creative thought before it’s begun.
Sep 24, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
Press

How changing your mind can make you feel happier, earn more and live for longer

Forget glass half full versus glass half empty comparisons; successful people have a grasp of their locus of control
Sep 17, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
Press

Are you a stimulation addict?

In a new study published in Science the results are illuminating, shocking even (literally).
Sep 11, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
Press

In a problem-solving state of mind

Our attention is always either absorbed in internal chatter or focused on what’s going on around us.
Sep 10, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
Press

TGI Monday: The office as a new haven of calm?

We’re less stressed at work than at home, we just don’t know it
Sep 08, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
Press

Can you overcome inbuilt bias?

A study tested 17 scientific interventions aimed at reducing racial prejudice, with fascinating results.
Aug 14, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
Press

5 fool-proof ways to end procrastination today

You’ve done it. We’ve all done it. Everyone experiences procrastination at some point.
Aug 29, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
Press

Three ingredients that can make any job the ‘best’

The type of work we do has no impact on how we feel about it.
Aug 11, 2014 by Octavius Black
Press

No one wants to be on the outside looking in

Unconscious bias against people who are different damages business output, no doubt about it.
Jul 14, 2014 by Octavius Black
Press

In boom or bust, is HR worth it?

The best place to invest is in talent
Aug 08, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
Press

Can personality predict performance?

Apparently there is such thing as an ‘ideal employee’ – and it’s all down to their character.
Jul 08, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
Press

Who makes a better leader: a man or a woman

New research suggests that the relative merit of male vs. female leaders depends very much on who you ask.
Jul 07, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
Press

Creativity: it’s a walk in the park

A leisurely stroll is just the break we need to reset rigid thinking and get those creative juices flowing
Jun 27, 2014 by Dan Leatherdale
Blog

5 ways to…win under pressure

Keep a calm head in the face of pressure and you’ll not only come out on top but turn the cynics into fans
Jun 26, 2014 by Mind Gym
Blog

The fine art of getting your way

Octavius Black, CEO of Mind Gym reveals how a little psychological insight provides a solution.
Jun 14, 2014 by Octavius Black
Press

Inclusion begins with understanding the self

We are primed to spot difference among our peers and gravitate towards those who are like us.
May 21, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
Press

Why diversity can be bad for business (and inclusion is the answer)

Companies that create inclusive cultures are 45% more likely to have a better market share.
May 20, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
Press
Six psychological tricks that make learning stick
45 min
Webinar

The pay for performance fallacy

There are valuable assets at work that money just can't buy.
May 01, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
Press

5 ways to… connect with colleagues

The best performing teams are diverse and inclusive, with the emphasis on ‘and’.
Apr 24, 2014 by Mind Gym
Blog

The art of high-performer employee maintenance

This article explores top tips on how to keep top performers thriving.
Apr 01, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
Press

5 ways to… help people take responsibility

Performance reviews offer a rare opportunity to help employees reflect and take responsibility for their careers
Mar 26, 2014 by Mind Gym
Blog

Is hierarchy helping or harming your organization?

Form your opinion on the holacracy approach
Mar 20, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
Press
Do managers need to be liked?
26 min
Webinar

Are your top performers picked on?

Research suggests that top performers can be subject to hidden sabotage at work
Feb 04, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
Press

When investment is higher in desks than team leaders

On average £1,414 is spent on manager training, roughly the same as the office furniture they're provided with.
Feb 04, 2014 by Octavius Black
Press

An entrepreneur’s wish list for 2014

An entrepreneurs' club that includes Innocent and Moonpig has made four new year requests.
Jan 04, 2014 by Octavius Black
Press

9 ways to… make a great start to the New Year

Festive cheer doesn’t have to end in the New Year.
Dec 18, 2013 by Mind Gym
Blog
Working parents: why bother?
30 min
Webinar
What Unilever has got right with management development
12 min
Webinar

Support parent power and workers will keep on giving

It’s time to harness parent power.
Nov 03, 2013 by Octavius Black
Press
It’s time managers got personal
25 min
Webinar

10 ways to…cope with overload

The trick lies in making the stress work for you.
Oct 30, 2013 by Mind Gym
Blog
Why it pays to pay attention
30 min
Webinar
Get more, for less, with bite-size
30 min
Webinar
Reorganization remedy: how to upgrade when you downsize
White paper
How to succeed in office politics with Oliver James
13 min
Webinar
The engaged employee: how to keep your people flourishing whatever the weather
White paper
5 vital ingredients of great performance management
30 min
Webinar

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