Business Psychology Pages
The Market's psychology pages cover the areas of personal and business development and well-being; from staff development and identifying talent, to business body language tips and leadership strategies.
Our experienced writers guide the reader through the practical steps that help improve quality of life and create business success.
We know that achievement in so many areas of our lives is dependent on learning techniques that help us master very natural defence emotions, thus allowing the development of a positive mindset and a great leadership attitude.
Motivation techniques, time management, team building, leadership qualities, stress managment and body language are covered in every issue of The Market.
Carol Kinsey Goman Ph.D., is an executive coach, author and keynote speaker who addresses organisations, government, and business audiences around the world. she is the author of The Silent Language of Leaders: How Body Language Can Help – or Hurt – How You Lead.
She is our body language expert at The Market and her brilliant articles are in every issue.
See the video below of Carol talking about the power of touch in business...
Please see some examples of recent business psychology features below -
Five Ways People Misinterpret Your Body Language
Your nonverbal signals don’t always convey what you intend them to. In fact, when people read your body language, there are five reasons why they may completely misinterpret what you mean.
Body language was the basis of our earliest form of communication when the split-second ability to recognise if a person or situation was benign or dangerous was often a matter of life or death. Today, nonverbal signals play a key role in helping us form quick impressions. But, as innate as this ability may be, not all of our impressions are accurate.
Although our brains are hardwired to respond instantly to certain nonverbal cues, that circuitry was put in place a long time ago – when our ancient ancestors faced threats and challenges very different from those we face in today’s modern society. The problem is that the world has changed, but our body reading processes are still based on a primitive emotional reaction that hasn’t been altered much since humans began interacting with one another...
The Impact of Eye Contact
You’re at a business networking event and the colleague you’ve been having an intense conversation with begins to shift her gaze from your face to look around the room. Ever wonder why that makes you feel as if she has stopped listening?
You know it’s not logical. A person doesn’t have to look at you to hear you. People don’t listen with their eyes.
Or do they?
The impact of eye contact is powerful because it is instinctive and connected with humans’ early survival patterns. Children who could attract and maintain eye contact, and therefore increase attention, had the best chance of being fed and cared for.
And eye contact retains its power with adults. We gaze intently at one another, unconsciously monitoring the wide eyes of surprise or pleasure and the narrowed eyes of suspicion or dislike. We respond (positively or negatively) to dilated pupils that signal attraction, increased blink rates caused by stress, and darting eyes that underscore discomfort or defensiveness...