Making a Difference at Work

Understanding just what can go wrong at work can make a massive difference to our success in life.

Learning the core psychological models that explain just what goes wrong at work can give us ‘the edge’ that we all need in order to succeed. These models can actually help us to ‘sidestep’ potential disasters before they even happen and find effective ways to make a difference. This is what enables you to build the type of reputation that means people take more notice of you and what you are doing, and recommend you to others. In other words, it can be the difference between success and failure.

This cartoon specifically refers to the psychological model of The Stroke Economy that was first described by Claude Steiner  – a psychiatrist who was one of the early pioneers of Transactional Analysis (TA). The Stroke Economy is now one of the most well used and well proven psychological models that can be found anywhere in the world – with over 20,000 business consultants, educational experts and therapists using it.

The Stroke Economy explains how each of us needs a certain level of stimulus in order for us to thrive in life. A ‘stroke’ simply means that we have either given or received ‘a unit of recognition’. These ‘units of recognition’ can be given in ways that are both positive and negative – as shown vividly and dramatically above!

However, The Stroke Economy is actually about the many different ways that strokes are given and received and why some strokes will work for some people and not for others. Learning that there are in fact SIXTEEN different types of stroke (positive and negative being only two types) and the different impact that each of these sixteen strokes can have on our clients, colleagues, employees and superiors is actually vital information that we all need if we wish to succeed in our work.

“This ‘Stroke Economy’ is just one of TWELVE different psychological  models that are taught on my psycho-educational programme, THE KNOWLEDGE. Each and every single one of them is as important as the ‘Stroke Economy’, for understanding and changing what goes on at our work. I believe that learning this information is one of the most effective ways in which we can all succeed more. It really should have been taught to us all at school!”    –   Gerry Pyves



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