3 T’s Conference delegates are concerned about not having.

I’ve been looking at audiences in 22 countries from the platform for 16 years, and it’s incredible what one can tell about them just from how they react. I find out even more about them during lunch breaks and dinners – particularly since my area of expertise is “the business of people”, and they are, after all, people! Here’s what I see going on in their heads when attending a conference. Travel: Not only are conference delegates...

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Dale Earnhardt on Results.

“You win some, you lose some, you wreck some.” Dale Earnhardt When things go well, who gets the credit? When things go badly, who gets the blame? If you’re like most people, everyone gets the blame for the latter. Everyone from competitors, coaches, event organizers, equipment – even the weather! Accept the fact that you will not achieve the results you want all the time. Sometimes you will lose, and sometimes you will win. ...

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Become a Corporate Mentalist when interviewing new Employees.

Understanding people and their “natural” (or thrust) behaviour style can go a long way to helping HR professionals streamline the recruitment of new employees. Research shows that poor behavioural fit with existing team members can lead to conflict and a significant drop in team and individual performance. So it’s a good idea to be able to interview not only for ability and attitude, but also for behavioural fit. The following sample job...

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Clear minds allow clearer thinking.

“Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary.” Ray Knight The most important gift you can give yourself is a clear mind… In order to perform well, stay on single track, stay upright in washing surf, you need to focus and concentrate. You can’t do this if your mind is cluttered. Mind clutter makes concentration difficult and your little inner voice is so powerful it can “talk”...

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Who do you rely on when teamwork fails?

“There are admirable potentialities in every human being. Believe in your strength and your truth. Learn to repeat endlessly to yourself. “It all depends on me.” Andre Gide Too many of us leave our results up to others. When they don’t deliver the best tactic and the easiest excuse is to blame them. “My coach didn’t…” As we fail to take responsibility for what we do and blame others, we eventually lose faith in...

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