Transactional Leadership is outcome-based. It is concerned with the end product rather than the process, and as such, it tends to find itself at odds with the outcome when it doesn’t fit the preconceived design. In contrast, transformational leadership is concerned with process, people, and the inevitable refinement of the work that is required in […]
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What is human performance psychology? What are the core aspects of human performance and how can we utilise them to produce continuous improvement in life and work? How can we apply proven psychological principles to manage the stress of life, relieve anxiety, and realise superior performance in …
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The psychology of work is a subdivision of psychology that we can describe as the scientific study of human beings in the workplace. It concerns our relationship with work, its affects on personal wellbeing, and indeed, its broader social impact. It is the application of psychological principles to …
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A free introductory guide to Human Performance Psychology designed to help you improve your health, wellbeing, and performance in work, sport, and life. The ability to execute on cue in work or sport is a fundamental aspect of any high-level human performance. If you're required to meet a …
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In this podcast episode, I’m reading Chapter 3 of Stewart Cotterill’s The Psychology of Performance and discussing the difference between self-confidence and self-efficacy. Throughout this reading, I interrupt the narrative to offer my own input, clarity on certain aspects, and tips and advice on how to build up your sense of efficacy.
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