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16th April 2015
First published in 1968, (later updated in 1992), Pygmalion in the Classroom by Dr Robert Rosenthal and Lenore Jacobson, documented a ground breaking research study in the area of positive expectations, and specifically, how the greater the expectations placed upon people, the better they perform...
13th April 2015
As we all know, the one thing that is inevitable in our lives is recurring problems or setbacks. If you are living a busy life, it is highly likely you will have a setback of some kind every few months. In between these unavoidable setbacks will be a continuous succession of minor problems and...
13th April 2015
How often do you take the time to reflect and consider the few things in your life that truly matter the most to you, and perhaps more importantly, how often do you ensure that this is where you place most of your conscious time and effort?In his best-selling book, First Things First, Stephen...
13th April 2015
To embark upon any particular goal whilst simultaneously holding a limiting belief about achieving it is like trying to swim against a fast flowing river - no matter how hard we try, the current is always pushing against us. Self-improvement coach and success guru Brian Tracy sums this up in what...
13th April 2015
Ultimately, change is a choice we either embrace or have thrust upon us, but either way change is inevitable in all our lives. In his audio program, Thinking Big, Brian Tracy this calls the tendency to resist change “Homeostasis”, and it can be one of the biggest challenges we face when we set new...