Articles & Research

For most of my adult life, I’ve been researching, both academically and experientially what causes people to think, feel, and act the way they do … not just relating to sales and service, but across all roles in business and in our personal lives as well. In the articles you can read here, I share that research.

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Articles & Research | David Penglase

TLDR – Too Long Didn’t Read

How’s your attention span these days? Are you finding it easier to be distracted and more difficult to stay focused, present, and in the moment? It’s not just technology that distracts us … it’s laziness and a lack of clarity about intentionally behaving in ways that demonstrate the kind of person we want to strive to be.

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Lead like Nordic Countries to Boost Well-being and Success

Hold yourself accountable for fostering trust, mutual respect, and support in your own teams and between individual team members, and there’s a big chance you’re going to positively impact the well-being of your individual and collective team members … oh, and at the same time, science also tells us, you’ll more than likely get a boost to your own sense of life satisfaction and well-being too.

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Hope will never be silent

Leaving aside positive thinking, if we want a more inclusive, equitable future for all, it will be through our informed, mindful and intentional choices and actions, guided by hope and optimism, that will create our tomorrow.

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Be Careful What You Believe

Keeping focused in a world vying for your attention isn’t easy. However, once we realise just how easily we can be distracted, it gets a little easier to mindfully and intentionally redirect our attention and focus on What Really Matters.

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Do Leaders Expect Too Much

Is it OK for leaders and business owners to expect their employees to work so hard that they jeopardize their personal relationships, their physical or psychological well-being?

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Not The New Year Start I Planned – How About You

In your personal or business life, it’s all too easy to just mindlessly step into the seemingly gentle but surging stream of accepting we are allowing ourselves and our children to lose contact with the easy-to-access, life-enhancing experiences that cause us to be humankind … kind humans … kindred humans.

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Jacinda Ardern’s Aristotlean Lesson

The lesson here for you, me and all of us is this: Striving to live a ‘good’ life, and striving to be at our personal best, isn’t easy to do, but it’s our moral duty to give it real crack. Starting with an intention to be kind, to make life better for others in some way … whether at work or in our personal lives, is the foundation for trust-based relationships.

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