Amanda Potter in Marie Claire: sometimes feeling ok is good enough

May 9th, 2017 by John McKenna No comments »

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Zircon & BeTalent CEO Dr Amanda Potter tells the May issue of Marie Claire that it’s perfectly ok to feel emotionally average.

Speaking in an article in the women’s magazine on the impact of social media on emotional volatility, Amanda says that there is a danger today of becoming unrealistic in our emotional responses.

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What does it take to be a successful businesswoman?

March 8th, 2017 by Chloe Waller No comments »

Women in the Boardroom

Survey of female executives launched on International Women’s Day to uncover “What Women Bring to the Boardroom” and how to smash the glass ceiling.

Today Zircon is launching a new survey investigating the strengths of women who have achieved board status and are part of the top team in large corporations.

Responding to today’s International Women’s Day challenge to #BeBoldForChange, Zircon’s business psychologists want to interview successful female executives in order to understand the characteristics and benefits women bring to boardroom discussions, strategy, planning and decisions, and how this differs to men.

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Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs and their Winning Attitude

December 14th, 2016 by Chloe Waller No comments »

We all want to know the secret formula behind what makes a successful entrepreneur. We as females, often look to other women as role models to inspire us. This blog will explore the backgrounds, challenges and attitudes of three very different exceptional female entrepreneurs: Arianna Huffington, Sara Blakely and Michelle Mone. All of whom display a different combination of our Winning Attitudes. » Read more: Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs and their Winning Attitude

Goldie Sayers and her Winning Attitude

October 3rd, 2016 by Goldie Sayers No comments »

As a three-time Olympian and British record-holder for the javelin, I was honoured to be asked to contribute to Zircon’s white paper on The Winning Attitude alongside other Olympians, CEO’s, Business Leaders and West End stars.

The white paper and its research looked to understand the key ingredients that make up a Winning Attitude. Whilst many people are talented and have strengths that help them to succeed, real success requires much more than just talent. The research aims to identify the core differentiators for this success and the extent to which an individual’s state of mind and attitude is the key to unlocking the ability to reach their full potential. » Read more: Goldie Sayers and her Winning Attitude

Winning the War

September 30th, 2016 by Saira Iqbal No comments »

One of the most successful men I know grew up in the roughest streets of Bristol, and shared a cramped bedroom with his five brothers until he could  leave the family home and ‘escape’ to his second choice university.  Now a multi-millionaire cabinet minister, each of his milestones made it more and more apparent that his success was no simple stroke of luck.

There were no useful networks that his working class parents were a part of, there was no private school education to teach social poise; but there was drive that came from great ambition and pure determination. » Read more: Winning the War

Pure Luck or Hard Work?

September 26th, 2016 by Catherine Sinclair No comments »

We have all heard the age-old discussion about whether the most unprecedented successes come from being in the right place at the right time, or whether it comes from hard work and dedication.

Thinking back through all your achievements and successes (and I am sure they are plentiful!) how many would you attribute to working tirelessly to achieve your goal, and how many would you say emanated from just darn good luck? » Read more: Pure Luck or Hard Work?

Winning: It’s more than just First Place

September 21st, 2016 by Roseline A. Osemwengie No comments »

Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee’s selfless rescue of his brother shows a true Winning Attitude.

Winning is not a destination, it’s a journey” – John Chandler

Rio 2016 Gold and Silver medallists Alistair and Jonny Brownlee hit the headlines once again this week following dramatic scenes in the final race of the ITU World Triathlon Series. » Read more: Winning: It’s more than just First Place

5 steps to becoming a Winner

September 12th, 2016 by Roseline A. Osemwengie No comments »

Your mental attitude is far more important than IQ or skills when it comes to being successful, and a winner’s mind-set can be learned. » Read more: 5 steps to becoming a Winner

Overcoming Adversity- The Paralympian Stories

September 9th, 2016 by Roseline A. Osemwengie No comments »

We have arrived at that time of #Rio2016 when we get to watch super humans in action. Humans who have defied the odds and gone against doctors’ and society’s expectations and achieved the incredible.
Paralympians are examples of individuals with a Winning mind-set that former government communications chief Alastair Campbell describes in his 2015 book Winners: And How They Succeed as the tipping point from technically gifted to attaining a legendary status. » Read more: Overcoming Adversity- The Paralympian Stories

Winners DO Sweat the Small Stuff

September 7th, 2016 by Catherine Sinclair No comments »

It has become popular in recent times to dismiss the importance of details and the “small things”. Politicians such as Donald Trump and Michael Gove have claimed that people are tired of “experts” and details. Meanwhile self-help books such as Richard Carlson’s bestselling “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” claim that the only way to become stress-free is to stop worrying about the minutiae of our day-to-day lives. » Read more: Winners DO Sweat the Small Stuff