Monthly Archives: January 2012

ACT for The Squeeze-Machine

This guest post was written by Maarten Aalberse. We may have been asked to lead an in-company training for stress-reduction and performance-enhancement. We may have checked as best as we can the ‘spirit’/ culture/ values of the company, and it … Continue reading

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ACT for The Squeeze-Machine

This guest post was written by Maarten Aalberse. We may have been asked to lead an in-company training for stress-reduction and performance-enhancement. We may have checked as best as we can the ‘spirit’/ culture/ values of the company, and it … Continue reading

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Who runs your life?

In this brilliant TED talk, Daniel Kahneman talks about the tensions between our experiencing self and our remembering self. Daniel Kahneman – The Riddle of Experience v Memory He says that our memories of the past inform our expectations of … Continue reading

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Getting Some Distance From Your Thoughts – Even If It Is Only Half an Inch

Most of us live in a culture that gives the message that our thoughts control our actions. This assumption seems benign but it actually creates a problem for us. The problem is, if we treat this assumption as true, then, if … Continue reading

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How White Dog Poo Can Give Us Hope For 2012

Do you remember white dog poo? It seemed to be all over the place when I was growing up, but now I can’t remember the last time I saw any. What’s going on? The answer is that humans have decided … Continue reading

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How Can We Build Others Motivation to Change their Behaviour?

At work, we often need to encourage others to change their behaviour. It might be the co-worker who repeatedly misses deadlines; the direct report who is irritable with stakeholders, or, our boss who isn’t delegating well to us. Our instinct … Continue reading

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So Do You Really Care About Your Team?

How likely is it that your team would say ‘Yes’ in response to the following statement? ‘My supervisor, or someone at work, seems to care about me as a person’ If they do say ‘Yes’, would you be one of … Continue reading

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