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

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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New Year, New Look, New Book, New Brand

One of my greatest lessons from years of research into human behaviour is the importance of being clear on our personal values. Without considering and determining your personal values, you are left without a compass upon which to turn for guidance in life’s many moments of choice.

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Are you caught in the ‘Success Trap’?

There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be successful and satisfied with your life. However, if you’re chasing success while sucked into playing the social comparison game, you’re more than likely in a success trap … chasing success for all the wrong reasons. The result of being caught in the success trap and playing the social comparison game is you often feel like a failure.

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