Tag Archives: Attitude

“Improve Your Life With The Science Of Laughter”

Stephanie Davies has recently published her first book, Laughology – Improve Your Life with the Science of Laughter. Continue reading

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Goals: 10 principles of effective goal setting

I’ve previously summarised the research into goal setting. This post serves as a reminder and pulls out the key elements of that research into a bullet-point list. I hope it serves as a useful prompt in your busy lives. Here … Continue reading

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The Science of Well-Being – Happiness Research Updated

Martin Seligman has written a new book, updating his theory on happiness to the theory of well-being, adding a wealth of research data to back it up. Continue reading

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My tribute to Susan Jeffers

This is my tribute to Susan Jeffers and her seminal book, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway Continue reading

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World-class individual and team performance – lessons from England Rugby Union

What does it take for a team to create a world-class performance and what personal traits need to be evident within the individual team members? This question popped into my mind after reading an article written soon after Stuart Lancaster … Continue reading

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The science of happiness: proof that happiness habits can be a learned.

Recent research into happiness has revealed some surprising results. The key finding seems to be that interventions designed to help people become less miserable (i.e. come out of depression) can not be relied upon to make you happier. To realise … Continue reading

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Why change can be difficult.

We are faced with opportunities and risks all the time. Changing our thinking and behaviours, in order to take advantage of the former or avoid the latter, is therefore something we have to contemplate on a regular basis. Of course, … Continue reading

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Facing an uncertain future? – Be comfortable with your discomfort.

One of the greatest rewards in my line of work is to receive confirmation from someone that I’ve made a positive impact in their lives. I guess this is probably the case in many walks of life, not just work. … Continue reading

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Positive Affirmations – A foundation personal development tool

In my post describing the Four Plus Three personal development framework, I indicated that one of my favoured personal development techniques is the use of positive affirmations. In this post I will discuss their benefits, the pitfalls many fall into … Continue reading

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Goal Setting – Forget the hype, what does the research say?

If you put ‘goal setting’ through a search engine you will find thousands of coaches, bloggers, consultants and writers extolling the benefits of having goals. Some will even claim that you can achieve anything through goals. There is much evidence … Continue reading

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