Leaders Are Readers: May Book of the Month – Ancient Wisdom

Bhagavad Gita | Hari Kalymnios | The Thought Gym

This month’s book is of a story that goes back too around the 4th or 5th century BCE. It’s called the Bhagavad Gita. A sacred Indian text which is a component of a much larger text called the Mahabharata, which tells of an epic battle. The Bhagavad Gita is the story of a prince called…

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How to Give Great Presentations, Talks and Speeches: 3 Essential Ingredients

Presentation Skills | Hari Kalymnios | The Thought Gym

Over the last 6 years I have both witnessed many talks, presentations and speeches and given a fair few myself. Not to mention the countless amounts of business, work or university presentations I’ve witnessed or given in the last 20 years. And I have to say, a lot of people do a really bad job…

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Getting Over Fear: Scientifically Sound Way

Hack Fear Thumb

When we are fearful – real or imagined, we regress into our primal nature. The brain/body shut down rational thought and enters into survival mode. If you are in a heightened emotional state. Like fear, or anger, and want a way out of it, it can be hard. It’s hard because your brain – at…

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The Most Important Blog Post You Will Ever Read? – The Four Keys to Superhuman Living

I can’t believe I’ve not written a blog post about this yet! I am in the midst of writing my second book, which will be about this very topic and idea. (If you’re interested, then my first book – The Thought Gym – is available here) Over the last decade I have progressively taken a…

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Success in 3 Simple Steps – Easy as ABC

Hari Kalymnios | Success | The Thought Gym

I’ve noticed a pattern when it comes to being successful at just about anything. And what I’ve noticed is that success can be broken down into three steps. I’ve found that all success I’ve come across follows this pattern broadly speaking. And I call it the ABC to Success A – Awareness If you want…

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How to Communicate Better

This quick blog is about communication and how to do it better. It’s a lesson I learnt from a child whilst watching a documentary and seeing this in the background: Think Before You Speak But think was written T.H.I.N.K. Why? Because it was a useful acronym for deciding whether you should speak or not. T…

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Don’t do this ONE thing if you want to be successful and happy

A leading statement? Maybe? I’ve been a big student of happy and successful people in the last decade and I’ve noticed a few things. There are patterns. And it’s also a practice. If you want to be happy – study happiness. If you want to be successful, study success. Something that I’ve noticed that is…

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How to Give People Feedback – well!

Giving Feedback | Hari Kalymnios | The Thought Gym

Giving feedback is a bit of an art. Done well, it can help lift and improve the person and want them coming back for more in the future. Done badly, and it can leave a person dejected, and feeling miserable. If you watch X Factor, Strictly or any of the other shows like that, then…

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Hari interviewed on CEO Outlook Podcast for Leaders

Recently I was interviewed (well, co-participant in a conversation really) on CEO Outlook Podcast. You can listen to it here.  

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LEADERS ARE READERS: Book of the Month – How to Win Friends & Influence People

How to Win Friends | Hari Kalymnios \ The Thought Gym

My book this month comes from the early part of the 20th century but is still a classic – selling over 10 million copies. It’s Dale Carnegie’s – How to Win Friends and Influence People. It’s title can sometimes rub people up the wrong way but it’s such a popular phrase now and it’s part…

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