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The Big Five Personality Traits

Friday, 27 March 2015 by

In psychology, the Big Five personality traits are five broad domains or dimensions of personality that are used to describe human personality. The theory based on the Big Five factors is called the five-factor model (FFM). The five factors are openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism. Acronyms commonly used to refer to the five traits


Introducing the Lens In researching the literature relating to developing one’s personal capabilities in order to achieve the most one can in life we realized there was a need to distill the mass of information down into essential elements. The idea being to help bring clarity to how to appreciate where one is now,


Mentors vs Coaches

Monday, 05 January 2015 by

Comparing approaches Rather than the well-worn path of starting with dictionary definitions or my version of a comparison table, my approach is one of personal reflection. What does it mean to me? One way I think of the difference is that mentoring is ‘à la carte’ vs coaching’s ‘buffet’ in these respects. Mentoring is more


Start With Why – The Golden Circle

Wednesday, 24 December 2014 by

People don’t buy what you do, they buy Why you do it. To make it easier for you to share The Golden Circle to inspire those around you, Simon Sinek developed a simple slide deck. He’s included presenter notes to help bring some context around the ideas on each slide. Slides include: – The Golden


Developing A Personal Career Strategy

Wednesday, 03 December 2014 by

Developing A Personal Career Strategy (PCS) was developed by the Smeale MBA Career Management and Corporate Relations Team – Paul Carozzoni, Dulin Clark, Carol Lockard & Paul Poissant A PDF version of it can be found here Many Business Schools publish a variety of document templates and worksheets.  To browse the Penn State – Smeale

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7-Step CBT Self Help Course

Wednesday, 03 December 2014 by

The 7-Step Program Package is free to download from as a self directed course or for a nominal fee with Personal Assistance as a Guided Self-Help package. In addition the site has many worksheets and mp3s for downloading here A note about CBT – Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – and how it can help Cognitive