It doesn't matter what you do, or where you go, people are still just people. Organisations are subject to the same quirks and foibles as every other group, and in this series of talks designed for corporate groups Nigel offers his unique take on life in the dog eat dog commercial jungle. Drawing on the very latest research, many years of clinical experience working with all kinds of people in all kinds of settings, a seasoned prediliction for irreverance, and a healthy sense of humour, these talks are designed to entertain and educate.
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The Politically Incorrect Guide to You
Remember when you were small and you thought the grown-ups always seemed to have it all together. They seemed to know what was going on and how it all worked. Except then you become a grown up and the slightly confusing realisation dawns that actually they're all bluffing. In truth we're all pretty mixed up and confused. We're messy, and we're imperfect, and we're all faking it. Amidst all the stress, and anxiety, and career development angst, we still somehow have to remember to buy the milk, and get the car serviced on Monday. In this address Nigel exposes some of the fascinating and intriguing after-effects of being human. We all struggle with all kinds of things, and this seminar both exposes the weirdness of being us, and offers some insights into how we might all get through the day a little easier.
Managing People: A Survival Guide
Why are people so difficult to manage? It's a simple question but to answer it will require a trip spanning 13.75 billion years, the vast distances of the known universe, and a picture of a very angry cat. The hardest thing about any group, be it a family or a large company, is managing the individuals within the group. People are simple, yet complex, and our ability to make the simple complex is sometimes simply breathtaking. In this address Nigel will share some of the amazing things science has shown us about why people are the way they are, and discusses the implications of all this for people in the business of managing other people.
Dealing with Difficult People
Why are some people difficult? It’s a simple enough question, and a reasonable one to ask if you’re in the business of dealing with people every day, all day. The answer to that very simple, and reasonable question is both complex, and fascinating. To answer it Nigel will take the audience on a journey that spans half a century, involves the grandest scientific adventure in the history of scientific adventures, traverses several continents, and involves both elephants and pirates, and also contains some heartening revelations about grumpy nuns. The good news is that dealing with difficult people is possible and this seminar will also cover practical techniques which owe much to an old bloke in a wheelchair and an intriguing lizard with parrot-like feet.
The Psychology of Success: Yeah, right
What makes the difference between winners, and losers? The psychology of success is a topic that generates a lot of hype, and a lot of self help books. Is the answer to simply repeat "I'm a tiger" twenty times each morning? Is it a high protein diet? Is it harnessing the cosmic powers of the universe to call success into your life? Is it maybe beating the 'self sabotage' scripts in our heads which secretly work to keep us down? In this address Nigel will look at the actual science to see if in amongst all the modern hoop-de-doo there may be one or two pieces of information that are actually useful in the real world.
Something Particular for Your Organisation
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