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How to get results with visualisation

Visualization is the poster-child for positive thinking, but is it all it’s cracked up to be? According to recent research, “positive fantasies” about the future can actually make us less likely to put in the effort to achieve it. What matters is imagining the obstacles as well as the outcome. Sebastian Bailey, Ph.D and co-founder of Mind Gym contributes regularly...
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How to get new leaders up to speed fast

Despite the fact that ‘learn as you go’ is in place at countless organizations, this common process of onboarding new managers is not without flaws. Studies show that an environment with a balance of both taking on knowledge and advice as well as imparting their own experiences in the new role is the best way to succeed. Sebastian Bailey, Ph.D...
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Horrible bosses

It’s not often we have nice things to say about our managers, but it’s hardly surprising. With little, if any, relevant training how can they be expected to triumph? Mind Gym CEO, Octavius Black, discusses the seven key talents that’ll help any manager go from zero to hero at CIPD.co.uk
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Getting your top performers to change is not easy

Exceptional results mean nothing if achieved by unscrupulous means, as the Lib Dems now know all too well. Assessing staff not just on what they accomplish, but how, requires managers with the tact to act when stars behave badly. If calm conversations effect no change, it’s time to say goodbye. Read this article written by Octavius Black, CEO of Mind...
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