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I think, therefore I can

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Mind gamesReady to up your management game? You can find plenty of inspiration in the pages of business leadership books, networking events and industry conferences; but your best secret weapon might be right between your ears.

Here are four mind games that can help you operate at peak performance.

Tune into your ego

Got a big presentation or upcoming meeting? Don’t tell yourself that you’ve done the work and will hope for the best. Instead, commit to the fact that you are going to knock it out of the park—no matter what.

When researchers at the British Broadcasting Corporation Lab UK tested the impact of a variety of mental methods thought to boost performance, they found that “brief self-talk intervention focused on motivational outcomes just prior to performance intensified pleasant emotions, arousal, effort—and led to improved performance.” In other words, telling yourself that you can do something—without room for doubt—primes yo...(register to read more)

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