Same & Different: Learning & Understanding How People Learn

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Have you ever watched a movie with friends and get totally different reactions from each person? There’s many ways to understand how people’s reaction works; and then there’s the way psychology academics try to complicate it. But one thing that is true regardless whichever way you prefer, you can generalise it into how the brain processes information into same-ness and differences.

The reason is simple. Our minds are constantly looking to preserve energy. And as advanced, complex, and unique as our human brains ...

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When Sensory Acuity Doesn’t Mean What You Thought

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Well, in the first place, why would it?

Sensory acuity is one of the many skills that underly the techniques of NLP. It can be a double-edged sword against your practice of NLP, especially if you haven’t learned how manage yourself in its usage in an objective manner. NLP utilises a great deal of observation of the behaviours and words of our clients. In some ways, we intentionally focus on something or generalise and distort an observation in a useful way for our clients ...

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Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri From NaviGo® Asia!

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On behalf of everyone at NaviGo® Asia, we’d like to wish everyone of our practitioners, readers, and their families a happy and safe Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

For our practitioners, we know the past 30 days have been filled with challenges, and we hope you had a tremendous success applying your newfound skills from NLP into your Ramadan goals and building yourself up and achieving mastery over yourself. Enjoy moving forward as this new and improved you.

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The Consultant Syndrome: Why Are Questions The Answers?

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“I don’t know what I want to do when I finish University…”
“I think I’m good at _____, but I don’t know if I’m good enough.”

If you’re a parent, teacher, or a counsellor, you’ll probably hear statements like these a lot. The typical reaction to hearing these statements would be to say something uplifting or positive, or worse, telling them what to do! It’s easy to think this is the fastest way to help others because it gets right to the ‘center’ of ...

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30 Days of Developing New Habits

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You know why New Year Resolutions often don’t work? One excellent reason is that you don’t have the mental muscles to pull off the insanely big changes you concoct for yourself after 365 days of not doing anything. Planning to change isn’t the same as consistently working towards a change.

In the past, there have been books written about developing new habits that often say it takes anywhere between 7 to 21 days. And truthfully, many things do take conscious effort to ...

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SME Magazine Malaysia: Leadership & Humour

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Humour is a really simple, yet effective tool that many leaders surprisingly seldom use. There really are incredible benefits to using humour to communicate with others. It creates that nice bit of joy and laughter but more importantly, it helps create that feeling in others to feel comfortable around out. It’s why the funny commercials sell more than the informative ones, especially over time. As a leader and business entrepreneur, you cannot afford not to use this advantage to your ...

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SME Magazine Malaysia: Talking Yourself To Success

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This article was originally written for and published in the April 2015 issue of SME Magazine Malaysia:
Have you ever told yourself to remember important numbers or to do something? How about talking to yourself before making a big decision? Maybe when you are trying to work through a tricky math problem? Some old school psychology enthusiasts might want to stick a label on you as a schizophrenic, but self-talk is actually quite a common occurrence and part of a ...

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SME Magazine Article Rapport: The Hidden Truth – Part 2

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This article was written for and published in the SME Malaysia Magazine: October 2015 issue.

In last month’s issue, we have established that rapport isn’t just a game of mimicry and requires a lot more than just copying unconscious body movements. The human brain is often accused of being a sophisticated brain and in this case, it holds true because mimicry is easily spotted, becomes consciously annoying, and this automatically breaks rapport. Simple tricks like these can also backfire when the other ...

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SME Magazine Article Rapport: The Hidden Truth – Part 1

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This article was written for and published in the SME Malaysia Magazine: September 2015 issue

Rapport 101

In many communication courses, you will hear a lot about the power of rapport. Rapport is described as a feeling of connection between people that enables someone to engage, build trust, and even charm. It is said that when you have rapport, it is possible to have the entire assembly of United Nations intently listening to every word you speak and likely to ...

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SME Magazine Article: An Entrepreneur’s Sparring Partner

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This article was written for and published in the SME Malaysia Magazine March 2015 issue.

 

‘Thinking out of the box’ was one of the biggest clichés and buzzwords in business…about 20 years ago! Still, many businesses pay consultants to tell them exactly that. The reminder is useful because we often get trapped in our own patterns. This idea became a bit over-glorified because of some of the Cinderella-esque comeback stories of businesses prospering after implementing it. That led to an explosion in ...

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