Category Archives: Personal Development

Grit – The power of passion and perseverance By Angela Duckworth (Summarised by Paul Arnold, Strategic Planner,Facilitator and Trainer)

The book in a nutshell Grit is a key factor for success in life. Grit is a mindset of not giving up. It gives us the staying power to push on through the trials and tribulations and remain dedicated to … Continue reading

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The Chimp Paradox The Mind Management Programme for Confidence, Success and Happiness by Dr. Steve Peters

  Summarised by Paul Arnold (Strategic Planner, Facilitator and Trainer) – paul_arnold@me.com THE BOOK IN A NUTSHELL Metaphorically we have three ‘operating systems’ inside of us: The Chimp (i.e. the uncontrolled, emotional child within us), The ‘Human’ (i.e. the rational … Continue reading

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The leadership of Sir Alex Ferguson

Good article in Harvard Business Review (http://hbr.org/2013/10/fergusons-formula/ar/1) which identifies a number of key traits that underlined his success. When I read them, I felt the headlines summaries of his qualities I did not feel they went deep enough. So based on … Continue reading

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What can we learn from the winners (and losers) of the Olympics?

What can we learn from the winners (and losers) of the Olympics?   What a spectacular, beautiful, awe inspiring, uplifting, moving, truly momentous games it has been! We have lived in this fantastic bubble of passion, courage and tears for … Continue reading

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Summary of Bounce – The science of success by Matthew Syed (Summarised by Paul Arnold – Trainer & Facilitator – paul_arnold@me.com)

Bounce – The science of success By Matthew Syed (Summarised by Paul Arnold – Trainer & Facilitator – paul_arnold@me.com) Content = ****   Readability = **** Clarity & Structure = **** IN A NUTSHELL Matthew Syed was the three times Commonwealth … Continue reading

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