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Mindapple-a-day: Set personal goals

Mindapples trainer Amanda shares a mindapple about goal setting. Have you set yourself a target or a goal which helps you focus your mind?

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The surprising truth about what motivates us

What really motivates us? Employers have long assumed monetary rewards are key to incentivising their workforce, but the reality is more complex. Autonomy, mastery and a sense of purpose are often bigger motivators than simple financial incentives. In this RSA Animate, adapted from Dan Pink’s talk at the RSA (and his excellent book of the […]

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Why it’s OK to make mistakes

When you approach a new task are you focused on getting it right, or getting better? Many of us approach new challenges with a fear of making mistakes. Rather than taking on a new task with confidence and energy we’re held back by our “be good” mindset and the need to prove how clever we […]

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How to stay motivated

Next time you’re struggling to stay motivated and focused it might be worth taking a fresh look at why. Research suggests that it is likely to be because you feel forced, can’t see the point of the activity or doubt your own capabilities Studies show that we are more motivated when we feel in control. […]

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Mindapples Presents… Working Positively Under Pressure

Why do goals and challenges sometimes motivate and drive us to success, whereas at other times they overwhelm and make us feel stressed? In this seminar from the Your Mind: A User’s Guide programme we will be looking at how you can manage stress, stay motivated and work positively under pressure. Taking place on Thursday, July […]

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Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

At his Stanford University commencement speech in 2005, Steve Jobs, CEO and co-founder of Apple and Pixar, tells a heart-warming tale of some of pivotal moments in his life. Told in three stories – the first about ‘connecting the dots’, second on ‘love and loss’ and the third about death, Steve urges us to pursue […]

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