About Brian Carroll

Brian Carroll is the founder of Performance Development, a Melbourne based corporate training business. He is a qualified psychologist with a passion for helping people achieve purpose, clarity and peak performance in their lives.
22 07, 2018

Can You Change Your Personality?

By |2018-07-22T22:47:50+00:00July 22nd, 2018|Blog|9 Comments

Is it really possible to change your personality or are our basic personality patterns fixed throughout life? ....... Although many self-help books proclaim they have the formula that you can apply to change your personality, there remains a persistent view that our underlying personalities are impervious to change. The Austrian psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud suggested that [...]

30 08, 2017

Adopting a growth mindset can help you to achieve more

By |2017-09-24T12:07:28+00:00August 30th, 2017|Blog|2 Comments

Our mindset can have a huge influence on how we approach and deal with the challenges that life can throw at us. It's the lens through which we view the world and it reflects our beliefs about our capabilities, limitations and what we might be able to achieve. Dr, Carol Dweck is a professor of [...]

26 06, 2017

So you’ve attended a management course – now what?

By |2018-07-24T23:18:47+00:00June 26th, 2017|Blog|1 Comment

A gain in knowledge does not always translate into new actions So, you've attended a short management course and you've come away with some ideas and personal insights that you feel confident can help to make you a better leader in your workplace. Hey, that's great ..... But don't kid yourself - making some sustainable changes [...]

29 09, 2016

The Price of Leadership – are you willing to pay?

By |2017-08-08T04:29:54+00:00September 29th, 2016|Blog|1 Comment

Not everyone wants to be a leader. This is just as well, because not everyone is capable of being a leader. This may seem a provocative statement to those of you who believe that we all have leadership potential within us. Well, maybe that’s true – however there is always a cost associated with converting [...]

5 09, 2016

Improving Email Productivity – An expert shares some tips

By |2017-08-08T04:29:55+00:00September 5th, 2016|Blog|3 Comments

Gaining control of email overload The onslaught of email is a problem that many people in today's workplace struggle with .... And yet it is surprising that  there are many companies that actually neglect to train their people in how to manage and organise the flood of emails they receive. Studies have been conducted which have confirmed that [...]

17 08, 2016

Leadership Capabilities for the Australian Workplace

By |2017-08-08T04:29:55+00:00August 17th, 2016|Blog|1 Comment

Recently, I had the pleasure of connecting with Victor Perton, who served with distinction in the Victorian  parliament for almost two decades, served as Chairman of various parliamentary Committees and also represented the Victorian Government overseas as a Commissioner for the Americas. Victor remains extremely active in promoting Australian Leadership and is a regular blogger on [...]

28 05, 2016

The lies we tell ourselves that poison the life we lead

By |2017-08-08T04:29:55+00:00May 28th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

The truth isn't out there, Scully OK, forgive the reference to X-Files - but maybe now I have your attention ...... My point is going to be that the truth is within you. Unfortunately many of us spend so much time searching for answers outside - that we neglect what is going on deep within us. And [...]

23 03, 2016

Workplace bullying in Australia and performance management

By |2017-08-08T04:29:55+00:00March 23rd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Workplace bullying in Australia The last ten years has seen a growing awareness of the unfortunate reality of bullying and the devastating and damaging effects it can have upon individuals.  In the same way that schools have had to accept responsibility to address bullying in the school yard, so too have employers around Australia had [...]

9 10, 2015

Mistakes Made by New Managers – avoid these career killers

By |2018-07-18T23:56:44+00:00October 9th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Hey congratulations on your promotion if you're a new manager. The step you're taking is one of the most significant transitions that you will make in the course of your career -  moving from performing an operational, doing role and stepping into the leadership role.. Chances are that you've been recognised because you've displayed solid technical [...]

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