Manage Your Chimp

In our second book club episode with Jason Cranswick, we discuss the ‘The Chimp Paradox’ by Steve Peters

This is a brilliant and enlightening read.  Steve explains how we all have effectively three brains and the chimp is one of them. It’s the first part of your brain to react, which makes it vitally important in your professional and personal life to learn the manage it.

Your chimp will always be there, it thrives on stress, you can’t kill it but you can programme yourself to moderate it.

Here are the highlights:

{04:00} Three Brains

{10:43} Programme Your Computer

{12:04} Techniques

{25:20} Leadership Shadow

{26:34} ABC

About Symco Training:

Symco Training was founded in 2000 by Simon Bowkett and it was his belief that the business had to offer its clients something different. That difference was clear to Simon from his days in the dealership when he experienced many sales trainers who had all the answers, but were unable, unwilling or both to actually show the delegate how they could be implemented. It remains the ethos of the business today. You see, Symco only employ trainers that are committed to delivering not only in spiring and insightful training, but are equally as happy to demonstrate these skills and techniques with real customers in your own showroom. We believe in order for sales training to be effective and in Simon’s words ‘real world’, it needs to be tried and tested in the only place it matters the showroom floor. There is no room for theory when your goals are for your team to sell more cars, hours or parts and retain more profit. In dealerships around the world the focus applied by many of the sales executives is to try and sell a deal. Symco specialise in getting your teams to focus on selling themselves, the product and then supporting this with the deal.

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