What Is State of Mind?

There are a few misunderstandings about what is meant when we talk about the importance of State of Mind. Lets take a moment to clear those up.

What Is State of Mind?One assumption is that state of mind relates to you get what you think about. This implies that if one thinks bad thoughts, bad things will happen. A popular notion, but it is not what …
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We Are All Leaders

Posted by: Elese Coit

One of the things we teach leaders in our Masterclass Series on Leadership and management is that we are all leaders. Or put this way, everyone has the innate capacity to lead.

When you know how the human mind works you see that leadership is in everyone. Understanding State of Mind helps it to come forward.

A persons state of mind is the determining factor in how much access they …
Categories: Human Potential, Leadership, Performance, State Of Mind

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All About Process? Business Improvement Must Factor in People

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Does iron-clad process guarantee success?

All About Process? Business Improvement Must Factor in PeopleSaying business process improvement guarantees success is a bit like saying, as long as you have the recipe, it doesnt matter who makes the cake. In theory, that seems true. In truth, thats just a theory.

Ive spent an entire career working within processes and workflows and Ive …
Categories: Business Success, Change Management, Human Resources, Management Best Practices, Process Improvement

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Leadership is Neither Born Nor Made. So How To Train For It?

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Leadership is Neither Born Nor Made. So How To Train For It?What are the skills of a great leader?

That is a bit like asking, What are the tricks of a great dog?

Anyone can look at a leader and see what they do and describe the way that looks. But that is not the way we should train for …
Categories: Human Capital Management, Human Potential, Leadership, Training

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Difficult Conversation? Drop Your Agenda!

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Difficult Conversation? Drop Your Agenda!Facing the difficult conversation.

Anyone managing people faces a moment when a performance review might include a difficult conversation. I was reading an article today on the 4 questions you must ask yourself before such a difficult conversation, by Mike Brown. It prompted me to offer four further distinctions to consider before talking with …
Categories: Business Success, Management Best Practices, Performance, State Of Mind

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What Kills Ideas? Getting Beyond Brainstorming

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What Kills Ideas? Getting Beyond BrainstormingIf there is one thing we could use more of these days, its good ideas. So I was very interested to find this article on the pitfalls of brainstorming, asserting that although people enjoy it, there is no proof that brainstorming sessions are any more effective than simply asking people to sit and come up …

Categories: Performance, Productivity, State Of Mind

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Performance is Inside You. Five Ways to Improve Natural Performance

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Performance is Inside You. Five Ways to Improve Natural PerformanceActors have millions of potential characters inside themselves. Olympic athletes reach deep inside themselves to find the push for the finish line.

Where do we look when we want to improve our own performance?

Here is a salutary tale and 5 ways to lift your personal performance levels.

A Tale of Two Performances
Let …
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Thrive or Survive at Work? The Key Ingredient State of Mind

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Thrive or Survive at Work? The Key Ingredient … State of MindUnderstanding State of Mind is critica