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11 incredible psychological tricks to get people to do what you want

Psychological research suggests there are plenty of ways to get people to do what you want — without them even realizing you've persuaded them.<p>We've rounded up 11 science-backed strategies for getting people to like you, to buy stuff, and to give you what you're after.<p>All of them will leave you …

15 Secrets of Really Persuasive People

Persuasive people have an uncanny ability to get you leaning toward their way of thinking. Their secret weapon is likability.<p>Whether you're trying to get the boss to fund your project or your preschooler to wipe his own hiney after using the bathroom, persuasion is a skill that's instrumental to …

Body Language

Change Your Brain by Changing Your Mind.

<i>Think different.</i> Or as my old University (UEA) asserts in it's motto, <i>Do Different.</i> Consider the possibility (and joy) of overcoming your fears of …

The Brain

5 Tips for Impressing Everyone You Meet

An expert's tips for mastering the first impression<p>Quick poll: Have you ever walked into a party, realized that you basically knew no one, and felt totally awkward? We're guessing you answered in the affirmative (we've all been there). Get-togethers—whether it's a business-networking event or your …

Who’s in control of your emotional intelligence?

In any 24 hour day, we are really only conscious of a small percentage of things that we make happen, or that happen to us. The rest of the time we …

Making Tough Decisions Under Pressure

<i>“Making good decisions is a critical skill at every level.” —Peter Drucker</i><p>“It turns out, making a tough decision is a game of inches.”<p>These sage words of truth came from Dr. Daniel (Danny) Friedland, and they got my attention. He was referring to the inches that separate the neocortex, your …

Why You Should Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone Right Now | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

You’ve probably been told to start thinking outside of the box at some point in your life. You’ve also likely been encouraged to get outside of your …

Brainwaves

15 Ways to Become a Better Person

Life is a journey and becoming better every day is the goal.<p>"Make the most of yourself....for that is all there is of you." --Ralph Waldo Emerson<p>We've all made mistakes throughout our lives that haven't exactly put us in the best light--like bullying someone in school or telling what seemed like a …

Self-help

The Vroom-Yetton Decision Model: Deciding How to Decide

© GettyImages<br>ExtremePhotographer<p>Steer your decision-making process in the right direction.<p>How you go about making a decision can involve as many …

How a Lack of Personal Intelligence Can Cost You

When people think about lowering their bills, a lot of small purchases become suspect. Your daily Starbucks habit, at $32 per gallon if you …

2014 Gift Guide: iPhone 6 Accessories

We can mark nearly two months off the calendar since the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launched in mid-September, and in that time a plethora of …

Audiophile

15 Things to Stop Thinking About So You Can Be Happy | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Our level of happiness largely depends on the things that are going around in our heads.<p>Unfortunately, a lot of us tend to dwell on the dark side and …

Happiness

Top 10 Qualities of Highly Successful People

What do you need to find and develop within yourself to be successful? The answer comes from looking at those who have created success in a variety of fields. These traits may sound simple, but they lead to remarkable results.<p>If you really want to bring success into your life, you should cultivate …

Self-improvement

The 4 Most Common Negotiation Mistakes — And How To Avoid Them

Cue University of Michigan Ross School of Business professor George Siedel. He's taught negotiation classes around the world, and he recently heard from students saying they used his tactics to secure both of the deals above, he tells us.<p>Siedel is currently teaching 50,000 students in his Coursera …

7 Amazing Pieces of Advice No One Ever Gave You

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

Employment

“Een chirurg kan geen operaties uitvoeren met een Zwitsers zakmes”

25 November 2014 waren we uitgenodigd voor de lancering van het nieuwste boek van Alex Osterwalder. Vijf jaar na het enorme succes van '<i>Business</i> …

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

Our personalities, thought patterns and emotional responses are wired into our brains, says Richard Davidson, Ph.D., author of <i>The Emotional Life of Your Brain</i>, but you can change your brain. Here are several exercises that will help rewire the neural pathways to help you think more positively, …

7 Habits of People With Remarkable Mental Toughness

You don't have to be born mentally tough. Here's how you can develop the vital trait.<p>First, the definition:<p><i>"The ability to work hard and respond resiliently to failure and adversity; the inner quality that enables individuals to work hard and stick to their long-term passions and goals."</i><p>Now the …

Self-improvement

Why Mindfulness Is The Foundation Of Emotional Intelligence

A growing body of research shows that meditation is an effective way to boost focus, zap stress, relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression, and reduce inflammation, among other benefits. And according to some mindfulness experts, a meditation practice can also be a powerful way to help us get in …

5 Tips for Off-the-Cuff Speaking

If it’s true that many people fear public speaking more than death, it’s equally true that businesspeople are condemned to a thousand small deaths in client pitches, in boardrooms, and on stage. And that death can turn slow and torturous when you are asked to speak unexpectedly with little or no …

THE IMPORTANCE OF EMPATHY

THE IMPORTANCE OF EMPATHY<p>ALSO SEE DEVELOPING RESILIENCE<p>PETER COBBE COACHING<p>MEMBER<p><b>“Compassion is the keen awareness of the interdependence of all</b> …

Emotional Intelligence

The 7 Principles of Personal Effectiveness

In my previous group of blogs, I addressed the idea that we are leading in an increasingly volatile and chaotic business world ("The Gap: How to Unintentionally Destroy Value and Exhaust Yourself in the Process"). The resulting chaos means it's never been more difficult to lead. It's also never …

3 Ways to Better Execute Your Plan

Execution is an easy concept to talk about, but it's a hard one to apply. Try these three specific behaviors to boost your personal and team execution.<p>Execution is an easy concept to talk about, but it's a hard one to well...execute. The main problem is that it is a real challenge to measure and …

Management

10 Effective Strategies for Boosting Your Efficiency and Productivity

<i>Image Credit:</i> Pixabay.<p>Whether you're in Australia, England, or America; blue-collared, white, or pink, we've all got 24 hours to work with. Success comes down to what we're able to do in those hours. While every entrepreneur would love to keep the sun from setting and adding hours to their day, …

20 Things Successful People 'Refuse' to Do

<b>This post originally appeared on BrandMentalist.com</b><p><b>1. They don't define success in a monetary term.</b><p>Most successful people define success as happiness, having a peace of mind, or helping others. They see money as something that brings them comfort and opens doors of opportunities. They realize that …

5 Proven Strategies for Releasing Negative Thoughts

"Mind is everything. What we think, we become." -- Buddha<p>Whether by virtue of our self-imposed stress, propensity for self-blame or the scarcity mentality that keeps us from connecting with our gratitude, negative thinking can be a significant obstacle to our personal development and emotional …

Become a Master Negotiator

“What’s уоur best price?”<p>“That’s tоо expensive.”<p>“Your competitor is selling thе sаmе thing for … £X.”<p>Most salespeople аnd business owners hear …

Selling

6 tips to build confidence when delivering a talk

Sandy Eifion-Jones, of Toastmasters International offers some tips to help you build your confidence when delivering a talk:<p><b>1. Imagine yourself</b><p>If you …

Public Speaking

10 Habits of Remarkably Polite People

Go beyond good manners to make an incredible first, and lasting, impression.<p>Occasionally, we meet a person who stands out in the best possible way. He might be remarkably charismatic. She might think remarkable thoughts. And remarkably giving people--they are impossible to ignore.<p>If you develop …

Self-improvement

Things Change When You Do (and Small Changes Add Up)

“<b>Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.” ~Victor Hugo</b><p>A year-and-a-half ago, I was diagnosed with a severe anxiety disorder and …