Don’t Eat the Marshmallow

In the late 1960s, Stanford University conducted the renowned “marshmallow test” that tested delayed gratification in children (watch this video with Joachim de Posada on the study at http://www.ted.com/talks/joachim de posada says don’t eat the...

Resilience Breeds Intelligence

In a business environment that is only going to get tougher, people are now under greater pressure to do more and be more than ever before. They will face more situations of having to deliver bad news on issues such as redundancies and salary reductions, and will be...

Reward Effort – Not Just Outcome

Motivation is harder in today’s business climate. Not because people are under more pressure (people will always be under pressure – that’s not new), but rather because the pressure is different and it is eliciting fears and uncertainty within people...

Panic Destroys Morale

Economic uncertainty has brought panic into many businesses. Financial Planners are stressing over poor returns to their clients. Engineering groups are being pushed to do more with fewer resources. Sales are down across many retail industries. When people panic, they...

Are You Thinking Yourself to Death?

Do you become stressed when you don't succeed in achieving what you want? The very reason why failure and setbacks damages so many egos, breaks so many hearts, and steals so many dreams may lie in how resilient you are to pressure.   Resilience is...