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To change minds appeal to values, not attitudes

New research into convincing people to your point of view
Sep 9, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
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Put the pleasure principle to work

Big companies struggle to deal with employees’ stress, but the fix may be simple.
Sep 9, 2014 by Octavius Black
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Can you overcome inbuilt bias?

A study tested 17 scientific interventions aimed at reducing racial prejudice, with fascinating results.
Aug 8, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
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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 7, 2014 by Octavius Black
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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 7, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
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Inclusion begins with understanding the self

We are primed to spot difference among our peers and gravitate towards those who are like us.
May 5, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
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The unrecognized action that kills engagement

Everyday ‘micro-inequities’ have a similar effect to physical pain, and passive bystanders make it worse
May 5, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
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The art of high-performer employee maintenance

This article explores top tips on how to keep top performers thriving.
Apr 4, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
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Are your top performers picked on?

Research suggests that top performers can be subject to hidden sabotage at work
Feb 2, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
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An entrepreneur’s wish list for 2014

An entrepreneurs' club that includes Innocent and Moonpig has made four new year requests.
Jan 1, 2014 by Octavius Black
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Bah humbug: it’s the yearly review

The most wonderful time of the year? Not when performance reviews are looming.
Dec 12, 2014 by Octavius Black
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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 10, 2014 by Octavius Black
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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 9, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
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Are you a stimulation addict?

In a new study published in Science the results are illuminating, shocking even (literally).
Sep 9, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
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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 9, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
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5 fool-proof ways to end procrastination today

You’ve done it. We’ve all done it. Everyone experiences procrastination at some point.
Aug 8, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
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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 8, 2014 by Octavius Black
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New mindset requires new learning

Building a high performance culture at Metlife
Jul 7, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
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In boom or bust, is HR worth it?

The best place to invest is in talent
Aug 8, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
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Can personality predict performance?

Apparently there is such thing as an ‘ideal employee’ – and it’s all down to their character.
Jul 7, 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 7, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
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The fine art of getting your way

Octavius Black, CEO of Mind Gym reveals how a little psychological insight provides a solution.
Jun 6, 2014 by Octavius Black
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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 5, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
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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 5, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
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The pay for performance fallacy

There are valuable assets at work that money just can't buy.
May 5, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
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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 4, 2014 by Octavius Black
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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 3, 2014 by Octavius Black
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Is hierarchy helping or harming your organization?

Form your opinion on the holacracy approach
Mar 3, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
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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 2, 2014 by Octavius Black
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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 1, 2014 by Octavius Black
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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
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Support parent power and workers will keep on giving

It’s time to harness parent power.
Nov 11, 2013 by Octavius Black
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