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Learn how to control your inner chimp 10-03-2017

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:

  • Understanding how the brain is structured and differentiating between emotional and logical thinking
  • Understanding how other people think and how to get the best out of them
  • Communicating effectively and how this can help to get more out of workplace relationships
  • Creating a working environment that can enhance the performance of individuals and teams.

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.

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