THE POWER OF TEAM SPIRIT…what we can learn from sport

  I am fascinated by Leicester City’s success in the English premiership soccer league and before you scroll away from this, please hold on, I am not a soccer fan, but still, I really wanted to know why they are top of the league in the face of extremely stiff competition and coming from a … Continue reading THE POWER OF TEAM SPIRIT…what we can learn from sport

Why SMARTER goals always win the day

I was never a fan of goal-setting.  I studiously avoided writing out goals for my annual performance plan and when it came to that time of year for review, usually the dreaded first few days of January, I just said to myself, well I know what I want to do and that’s enough.  Sometimes it … Continue reading Why SMARTER goals always win the day

Grow your own goals for Spring…..and watch them blossom into something wonderful

There is this amazingly simple approach used in coaching called GROW and many people use it to help them make changes in their lives, changes they always wanted to make but find difficult or about which they are constantly procrastinating. Count me in here, I am very slow to make changes, especially when they are … Continue reading Grow your own goals for Spring…..and watch them blossom into something wonderful

Celebrate, celebrate and embrace those highs

Looking to our brains, for a change, research from neuroscience reveals the simple secrets on how to be motivated and to foster an environment where motivation can thrive. At the very heart of motivation is our human instinct to avoid pain/threat and seek out reward/pleasure and David Rock’s SCARF model is an easily-remembered acronym to help … Continue reading Celebrate, celebrate and embrace those highs

BRAIN POWER, motivate yourself and others to be fulfilled

  From studies in neuroscience, scientists have learned that human beings are wired to seek reward/pleasure and avoid threat/pain.  Analysis of brain patterns have shown that when we are physically threatened or in physical pain, the same parts of the brain are affected as when we feel a social threat such as rejection by others … Continue reading BRAIN POWER, motivate yourself and others to be fulfilled