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Are you a stimulation addict?

In his latest article for Forbes.com, Sebastian Bailey, President of Mind Gym Inc. ruminates on the popular practice of mindfulness. Extolled by Oprah to Bill Clinton and practiced at Google, but are people turning to mindfulness because the alternative – spending time alone with our thoughts – is simply intolerable. In a new study published in Science the results are...
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An entrepreneur’s wish list for 2014

An entrepreneurs’ club that includes Innocent and Moonpig has made four new year requests – that need not cost the government a penny writes Octavius Black, CEO of Mind Gym. Read the article in full on The Sunday Telegraph website.
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Aggressive and you don’t know it

When does friendly office chat damage people’s self-esteem? Far more often than we think, because it’s full of ‘microaggressions’. These subtle, unintended exclusions wreak havoc on engagement. Mind Gym behavioral psychologist, Iain Smith, has written the first in a series of articles on this topic for The HR Director. Iain is currently doing a part-time PhD researching ageist microaggressions.
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5 ways to…help people take responsibility

Performance appraisals are here again, with most managers hoping to make it through without tears and tantrums. But instead of a necessary evil to be endured, performance conversations offer a rare opportunity to help employees reflect, refocus and take responsibility for their career path. Here’s how. 1. Sell the benefits. What does the individual want most out of life –...
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