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Mastering Personal and Interpersonal Skills

A master-class in how to achieve your full potential which takes a practical approach to managing change, personal development, achievement and fulfilment.


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This book shows the reader how to make the most of their abilities and achieve their full potential. Taking a practical approach to managing change, personal development, achievement and fulfillment, it concentrates on those interpersonal skills that lead to successful decision-making and effective personal management. Full of practical advice and helpful summaries and 45 targetted activities, this book will help you achive the goals you know you can reach.

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Chapter 1: Using your true potential

  • Left and right brain congruency
  • Right versus left brain
  • Desire
  • Habits
  • Mind maps
  • Autogenic conditioning
  • Imagination and willpower
  • Your subconscious mind

Chapter 2: How to set your goals in life

  • The subconscious mind
  • Values
  • ‘Why am I here?’
  • ‘Where am I?’
  • ‘Where do I want to be?’
  • Goal setting procedure
  • Rules for goal setting
  • Changing goals
  • Pain and pleasure associations

Chapter 3: How to plan to attain your goals

  • How do I get there?
  • Annual goals
  • Planning process
  • Sub-goals and deadlines
  • Creative thinking
  • Written goals and plans
  • Rewards and benefits

Chapter 4: How to manage your time

  • Are you activity or accomplishment orientated?
  • Time management – a skill
  • ‘To Do’ list
  • Delegation
  • The Pareto Principle or 80/20 rule
  • Important versus urgent activities
  • Autogenic conditioning
  • Interruptions
  • Procrastination
  • Time management tips
  • The P.A.L. Life Control Process

Chapter 5: How to improve your self-image and self-confidence

  • ‘Failures’ and attitude
  • Conditioning
  • Changing your self-image
  • Practical steps to improve your self-image

Chapter 6: Self-motivation

  • How to motivate yourself
  • Cultivating desire
  • Achievement motive versus fear of failure
  • Six characteristics of self-motivated people
  • Strengthening your motivation
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Personal state management
  • Mirroring and matching
  • Values
  • Decision making
  • Reframing

Chapter 7: How to motivate others

  • Personal example
  • Attention
  • Praisings and reprimands
  • Goals and job descriptions
  • Positive attitude
  • Future role of managers
  • Appreciation
  • Communication
  • Meetings
  • Responsibility and authority
  • Developing subordinates
  • Situational leadership

Chapter 8: How to develop and sustain a positive mental attitude

  • Attitude defined
  • Thinking, attitude, action and reaction
  • Practical steps to develop and sustain a positive mental attitude

Chapter 9: Your personal health programme

  • Nutritional awareness
  • Physical fitness
  • Stress management

Chapter 10: Conclusion

  • Daily rituals
  • The power of choice
  • Winning starts with beginning

Peter Haddon
Motivation 2000

Peter Haddon is recognised as an international expert in coaching, personal effectiveness and developing top achievers. Widely recognised in South Africa for his regular TV appearances and work with the World Cup-winning Springbok rugby team, Peter now lives in the UK, where he runs his own consultancy coaching senior directors and top achievers.

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ISBN 9781854188601
278 pages

  • GBP 5.99 +VAT

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