The best-selling personal development book, The Chimp Paradox, and the mind-management model it describes have helped numerous elite sports stars – including footballers Steven Gerrard and Raheem Sterling, snooker player Ronnie O’Sullivan, and cyclists Sir Chris Hoy, Sir Bradley Wiggins and Victoria Pendleton.
Developed by Professor Steve Peters, the model explains how we can control our inner primate, an emotional creature who thinks and acts without the say-so of our more rational consciousness.
The company he subsequently founded, Chimp Management, has now turned its attention from sport to the world of business, using their ‘mechanic of the mind’ to get the best out of employees. Professor Peters says that if sports organisations and firms don't invest in emotional skills, there is a danger that an employee’s inner chimp might inadvertently go into ‘catastrophe mode’ and sabotage things in times of high stress.
Attending the conference is Aiden Kearney, a member of ‘team chimp’, who will outline the key principles of controlling your inner chimp:
The aim of the technique is help people understand and gain insight into the way their mind works, how they can work better in their own organisations, and how they can reach their own unique objectives.
Aiden will be speaking at 2.30pm on day 2 of the conference.
We are looking forward to welcoming members and non-members to the 2018 Annual Conference. Book your early bird tickets today.