Webinar: Psychology of Success
Start Date: 01 Nov 2016
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 1:00 PM
Duration: 1 hour
Since ‘success’ is achieved through action, and all action is driven from thinking, it follows that how we think is crucial to getting the results we desire. Very few of us were taught how to think - yet there is no shortage of people telling us what to think - so it is unsurprising that most of us do it so badly!
Some of the questions this Webinar will address are:
- What is ‘success’, and how does it relate to happiness?
- Does it matter if we achieve it?
- What are the two essential requirements for success to materialise?
- How do we operate in our heads in relation to success and achievement?
- What practical steps do we need to take to get what we want or to where we want to be?
- What role does ‘luck’ play?
- Are there really no limits on what we can personally achieve?
- Do women really think differently from men?
Mike Ferguson - Director of Development, Developing Professionals International
Mike is a long-time member of the CMI, and served for many years as a Committee Member of the Mid-Essex Branch of the Institute. He has particularly championed ‘women into management’ and women returning to senior roles after an extended career break.
Mike Ferguson began his professional career as a Chartered Engineer, but moved quickly into senior management and – seeing examples of success and failure first-hand across a large organisation – he became interested in what makes successful people ‘tick’, particularly at Management level. This became the focus of academic research which was to occupy another 25 years.
Consequently, Mike has spent many years working as a Business Psychologist with exceptionally successful people – in all walks of life – and studying the habits, behaviours and skills which give them the edge. “I started the work as a University academic, but soon realised that there were simple principles underlying the behaviours of all successful people. It’s not fundamentally about what they do, or know – it’s about how they think”.
The practical implications, and applications, for his learning are so profound that he now works with the consultancy Developing Professionals International Limited through which the learning can be widely shared.
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