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Performance psychology Articles

Performance psychology is about optimising the mental, emotion & interpersonal elements of performance in sport, business & other domains

What is mindset?

What is mindset?

What is Mindset? And how does it relate to motivation? An awful lot is said about mindset these days.  You must change your mindset on this, adopt that.. ..for this or that reason. Everyone seems to have their own view of what a mindset is, and what kind you should have, but there's no universally accepted definition. Gary Klein, writing in Psychology Today describes mindset as: a belief that orients the way we handle situations — the way we sort out what is going on and what we should do....

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Believe – Perform – Achieve

Believe – Perform – Achieve

Developing High Performance Managers at the Irish Institute of Sport 8Connect Consulting are excited to be supporting 'the team behind the team' at the Irish Institute of Sport. We are helping them to be more effective at "managing from the middle" which means making the transition from expert-practitioners ( in fields such as physiology, sport psychology, strength and conditioning and rehabilitation) to taking a greater leadership role in a complex and dynamic environment. In addition to...

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Developing the Whole Person (The Problem with Personality Types)

Developing the Whole Person (The Problem with Personality Types)

If you’ve been in the corporate world for any time at all, it’s likely that you’ll have been on a development programme or training course that included some kind of personality profile.  We’re talking MBTI, DISC, Insights, FIRO and a whole host of tools that measure some aspect of personality, behavioural preference or, related concepts such as emotional intelligence. There are many. Maybe you’ve use them yourself as a coach, trainer or consultant?   Types of personality profile...

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Employee Experience: Clarifying the Terminology

Employee Experience: Clarifying the Terminology

If you’re interested in the impact of your workplace on people, and indeed the impact of people on your workplace, you’ll come across many related and overlapping terms such as Culture, Employee Experience, Employee Engagement, Employee Value Proposition (EVP), and Employee Brand. Frankly, this much terminology can be confusing, and I imagine that it can also be pretty off-putting. Are they all the same thing, and does it even matter? Employee Engagement Employee Engagement is generally...

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