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Do cricketers need a big ego to perform at the top of their game?

Do cricketers need a big ego to perform at the top of their game? Steven Sylvester, psychologist of county champions Middlesex, thinks not. If you want to get the best out of yourself, rather than give into selfish drives, simply … Continue reading

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An organisation cannot be more effective than its people

  Does your organisation need some help with identifying its DNA ?Are you ready for some dynamic cultural change?     We run a unique organisational audit (the withoutEGO audit for high performance) and tailored assesments for companies looking for real … Continue reading

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Performing for the benefit of others.

Being self-absorbed and selfish at work not only leads to unhappiness & stress but also poor performance in both yourself and your team. When you are able to align your personal & professional mastery you become freer and much happier … Continue reading

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Neal Ardley has transformed AFC Wimbledon.

“We had a proper process before we appointed Neil – we had a lot of applications,” said chief executive Erik Samuelson. “The interview panel was the football club board, Dave Bassett and Steve Sylvester, a psychologist who is still working … Continue reading

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Jose Mourinho must create joy not fear: says leading Psychologist

According to Steven Sylvester, Jose Mourinho has repeatedly criticised his team in public and should think about changing his approach. Jose Mourinho’s sombre countenance on the touchline and failure to win the “hearts and minds” of his players since arriving … Continue reading

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Steven Sylvester goes to Buckingham Palace with Middlesex CCC

DETOX YOUR EGO Author of DETOX YOUR EGO, Steven Sylvester was a guest at Buckingham Palace on Thursday with the Middlesex Cricket Champions to receive their trophy from HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. Prince Philip is Patron and ‘Twelfth Man’ of … Continue reading

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Middlesex CCC Psychologist reflects on their success as County Champions

Great to see Steven Sylvester the Team Psychologist celebrate with the club he played for himself in the early 1990′s – Middlesex County Cricket Club as they become the County Champions 2016. For Steven, helping and supporting other people achieve … Continue reading

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Euros 2016. Wales v Portugal – Will collective excellence triumph over individual expertise?

Today decides whether or not Wales can reach a first major tournament final with victory over Portugal. Real Madrid stars Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo will enter opposing dressing rooms in Lyon and their tussle has been much the topic of … Continue reading

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EGO at the heart of England’s defeat

Former Professional Cricketer, Chartered psychologist and Author Steven Sylvester feels some sympathy for the England players, manager and staff. He suggests the nations high expectation to win triggered an extreme level of ego in our unbelievably young and wealthy players. … Continue reading

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Humility is the key to effective leadership

I’m a slow reader so it took about two weeks for me to complete Steven Sylvester’s ground-breaking book, ‘Detox Your Ego’. But during that time no less than six total strangers sought to engage me in conversation having seen the … Continue reading

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