Self Development Psychology

8 April, 2013

A friend of mine has bought an annual membership to a local gym. He believes that, having paid in advance for his subscription, it will make him more determined to improve his fitness. That is his self development  motivation psychology? What is yours? We all have our beliefs on self development.  You will have some friends who are very dedicated to self improvement. One of my associates says she gets…

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Action, Learning and Applications

7 April, 2013

Had an interesting meeting today with a friend who lived in Melbourne, Australia, when he was growing up. ‘My mother comes from Ukraine and I went to a school where we spoke Russian’. he said. ‘In the streets, I played with boys from Greece and Italy. So, I learned how to speak four languages, as well as English.It all seemed so natural’. We discussed the ways people learn languages and…

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Recognition and Appreciation

27 March, 2013

  What do you want most in life? For some people, it is money. Others will choose fame. Some will choose power. Many will choose love and affection. Those who are ill, and in pain, will probably choose good health. In a recent discussion, a friend of mine said that he wanted recognition and appreciation. It seems simple enough. Indicating to others that you recognize and appreciate what they do…

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Amazing Leaders – The Apple Store Series

22 March, 2013

Mark Twain the great American writer and Florence Nightingale, the inspirational nurse, had something in common. They were leaders in their respective fields. Likewise, William Shakespeare and Michelangelo made their mark as leaders, at a time when it was more difficult to succeed than it is today. After all, there were no computers or emails. Everything had to be done by hand and communications were slow. Yet, we can learn…

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New Teamwork Interview with Dr Charles Margerison

22 March, 2013

Recently, I was at a conference and asked my views on teamwork and how people can work together effectively. I said it starts by each individual understanding their talents and how they use their time. There are eight main areas, as shown in the model on this page. Using the Team Management Profile Questionnaire. it is possible to discover the areas that best fit your work preferences. With the introduction…

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This Is Important

Amazing Careers
16 March, 2013

Shakespeare wrote plays and poems. Einstein conducted scientific research. Helen Keller helped the blind and  disadvantaged. President Lincoln helped abolish slavery in the USA. Each one of them must have woken up one day and looked at what they were doing and said: ‘This Is important ‘. That was certainly the case for Oscar Schindler, who helped save many Jews from the Nazi death camps. The same is true for…

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