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Do you have a fixed mindset, or a growth mindset?

This is the important question that Carol Dweck asks in her book Mindset: You can fulfil your potential. So what are the two mindsets? Those with a fixed mindset believe that their abilities such as intelligence are innate and set in stone.  They have a need to constantly prove themselves and will avoid situations where […]

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Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

Book Review: Start With Why

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek My rating: 4 of 5 stars Like a lot of people, I first came across Simon Sinek by watching his TED Talk. Packed with examples and case studies it demonstrates the tendency many businesses and individuals have of concentrating on what […]

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To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others

Book Review – To Sell is Human

To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others by Daniel H. Pink My rating: 4 of 5 stars I usually steer well clear of out-and-out sales books, but this book is a little different (notwithstanding the title). The author demonstrates through the use of case studies, stories and research, that we are all […]

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Book Review – Taking Flight

Merrick Rosenberg Master the DISC Styles to Transform Your Career, Your Relationships… Your Life This book is for you if you are interested in psychometric profiling but are turned off by answering those endless questions in online tests. Through the medium of a parable the authors outline the key traits of the 4 main personality […]

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Book Review: Mind Games: Inspirational Lessons from the World’s Finest Sports Stars

Jeff Grout & Sarah Perrin (2004) This book explores many of the theories and strategies found in a lot of self-help and popular psychology books such as mental rehearsal, goal setting, resilience, positive mental attitude, beliefs, state management and anchoring. The difference here is that the authors have interviewed many sports stars such as Matthew […]

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Book Review: The Chimp Paradox

Dr Steve Peters (2012)  This book could be described as an instruction manual for the brain.  The author divides the brain into 3 parts – the human brain, the chimp brain and the computer brain.  The book explains, in easy to understand terms, the qualities of each part so that you can begin to notice […]

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