Author Archives: PerformanceDevelopment

About PerformanceDevelopment

I am a qualified psychologist, and established my corporate training business, Performance Development, more than twenty years ago in Melbourne, Australia. We focus upon Leadership Skills development and helping people to develop the capabilities and confidence they need to get the best out of themselves.

Are you playing to your strengths?

When you're playing to your strengths, life and business will become easier. When you're using your natural talents, success and achievement will be yours to enjoy Continue reading

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May peace be with you …. And is it?

Findng your inner-peace May peace be with you – what a beautiful sentiment. The experience of inner peace is something that many of us search for throughout our lives, particularly in a world that seems so chaotic at times.  A … Continue reading

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So you made a mistake – don’t beat yourself up

“If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re probably not trying anything new” Whether we’re talking about business, or about relationships, or about life in general – there are going to be times when we get things wrong. That’s only human …. But … Continue reading

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Thinking about starting your own business?

Ever thought about starting up your own business? Or maybe you’ve wondered whether you’re suited to being self-employed and running a business? Well, what do you think it takes to be successful with your own small business – and why … Continue reading

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Can we change who we are?

It’s a pretty provocative question, isn’t it? And maybe an even more thought provoking question might be, do you want to change who you are? Inherited or learned? Perhaps the answer is connected to the issue of how much of … Continue reading

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Don’t be ruled by a “fear of failure”

You can overcome a fear of failure by changing the way you think about what it means to fail. Continue reading

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Sharpen the Saw : Refresh your leadership

One of the top-selling self-improvement books of the past twenty-five years has been Stephen Covey’s “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”.  One of the success habits that he describes is termed “Sharpen the saw”, which refers to the need to find ways … Continue reading

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