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Don’t make managers walk the tightrope

Four simple ways to get the buddy - boss relationship right
Aug 05, 2016 by Sebastian Bailey
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The future of learning

Individual transfer is the hero
Mar 18, 2016 by Sebastian Bailey
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Can you catch rudeness like a cold?

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

Why it matters and how to recruit for it
Nov 14, 2015 by Mind Gym
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How to get the best from your extra-milers

Do more, with less
Oct 15, 2015 by Sebastian Bailey
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Taking the sting out of microaggressions

Too harmful to be ignored
Sep 09, 2015 by Iain Smith
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Why grit matters and how to increase it

Discover how to achieve long-term goals
Jul 31, 2015 by Sebastian Bailey
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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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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 14, 2014 by Octavius Black
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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 08, 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 21, 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 20, 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 21, 2014 by Octavius Black
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Is hierarchy helping or harming your organization?

Form your opinion on the holacracy approach
Mar 20, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
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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
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Support parent power and workers will keep on giving

It’s time to harness parent power.
Nov 03, 2013 by Octavius Black
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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
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The purpose myth

Does your work matter?
Oct 27, 2016 by Octavius Black
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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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Seven tricks to make learning stick

Scientific tricks to make people change. And stay that way
Apr 28, 2016 by Sebastian Bailey
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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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How we connect with others

What behavioural science tells us
Feb 17, 2016 by Octavius Black
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Wanted: employees with grit

Having brains isn't everything
Feb 09, 2016 by Sebastian Bailey
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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
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Let’s get lateral

How to grow talent from within
Nov 10, 2015 by Sebastian Bailey
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Is your dogmatic leader suffocating innovation?

Combatting dogmatism and encouraging perspective-taking
Nov 03, 2015 by Sebastian Bailey
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The hidden source of office energy

Feel exhausted at work? Blame the boss
Sep 25, 2015 by Sebastian Bailey
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Empowering people to take action on microaggressions

Don't be a bystander
Oct 01, 2015 by Iain Smith
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Create a dream team

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

Discover the seven talents of a great manager
Aug 28, 2015 by Octavius Black
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Aggressive and you don’t know it

What is a microaggression?
Aug 28, 2015 by Iain Smith
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From performance misery to performance joy?

Treat people as people, not as a process
Aug 05, 2015 by Octavius Black
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Solving the management puzzle

What do top bosses do differently?
Jun 23, 2015 by Sebastian Bailey
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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
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Leading into the unknown

Five leadership characteristics to help leaders find success
Apr 16, 2015 by Sebastian Bailey
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How to increase your emotional IQ

A recent study reveals the 7 traits that make up EI
Mar 30, 2015 by Sebastian Bailey
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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
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Business needs its own vocal lobby to speak up when politicians don’t

Businesses are a force for good. It's time for employees to shout about it
Nov 28, 2014 by Octavius Black
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To change minds appeal to values, not attitudes

New research into convincing people to your point of view
Sep 11, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
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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 17, 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 09, 2014 by Octavius Black
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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 08, 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 29, 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 11, 2014 by Octavius Black
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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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In boom or bust, is HR worth it?

The best place to invest is in talent
Aug 08, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
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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 07, 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
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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 14, 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 20, 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 01, 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 01, 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 01, 2014 by Sebastian Bailey
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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 24, 2014 by Octavius Black
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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 04, 2014 by Octavius Black
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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
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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 04, 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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