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Episode #8: The SILENT TREATMENT Game

Episode #8: The SILENT TREATMENT Game

Have you ever felt that you have been denied a positive experience?

Silence is treasured only when used in meditation or quieting an argument. It should never ever be used to punish or control anyone.

Sometimes the silent treatment is confused with the healthier time-out. However, the silent treatment is destructive and meant to cause harm.

In this video, we closely examine why some people use the Silent Treatment as another form of manipulation tactic and why it is a highly effective and very flexible weapon for abusers of all kinds.

So, are you ready to play?

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Episode #9: The GUILTY Game

Episode #9: The GUILTY Game

Does your supervisor make you feel guilty whenever you apply for a vacation?

Does your boss wait until you start packing to go back home when he rushes out of his office and asks you to stay for another hour and take care of some urgent work?

Does one of your colleagues regularly tell you that “You owe them”?

These are some of the typical “guilt-tripping” scenarios.

This video explores why some people use guilt-tripping as another form of manipulation. We help you identify the behaviour and importantly call out the game.

So, are you ready to play?

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Episode #10: The MANIPULATION Game

Episode #10: The MANIPULATION Game

Have you been on the receiving end of your boss or seen how a manager keeps their employees on edge and robs them of any sense of personal control?

It gets worse when tasks aren’t done their way, even if the solution is better than what they had designed.

They never played fairly and always hoarded a few primary details to keep employees in the dark.

Would you be surprised to know that manipulators portray themselves as victims?

In this video, we explore in detail how people manipulate others and why they do it? We help you identify the behaviour and, importantly, call out the game.

So, are you ready to play?

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Episode #11: The GATE KEEPER Game

Episode #11: The GATE KEEPER Game

CEOs and other key leaders in companies are typically very busy. The gatekeeper’s role is to prevent them from spending unwanted time talking with people who won’t help them with their business objectives.

What is the difference then between leaders vs gatekeepers?

In this video, we will help explore gatekeepers’ underlying behaviour. We help you understand why they behave in that manner. What are the tell-tale signs and associated risks to the organisation?

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Episode #1: 10 Common MIND GAMES That People Play In The Office

Episode #1: 10 Common MIND GAMES That People Play In The Office

Is it your boss that is playing a psychological mind game with you? Is it a colleague?

It’s no secret that people are often motivated by games – the desire to win, be the best, or simply outdo others. The impact of this on security can be profound but not always quantifiable.

Nowadays, it is hard to decipher who’s into playing mind games and who isn’t…. And I’m not talking about video games.

You never know who’s playing mind games unless you see the signs. People that play mind games are generally out for themselves, deceiving, misleading, and usually have ulterior motives than what they say.

There are several reasons people play mind games, and in this s episode, we will explore these unique mind games. Identify what they are, understand the signs and how you can become aware that you may well be part of one of their ‘games’. This can help and empower you to avoid an unhelpful or destructive interaction.

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Episode #2: The POWER Game

Episode #2: The POWER Game

One of the most common games you will find within organisations is The Power Game.

All organisations, big or small, have power centres and interests with differing agendas.

There may be multiple power centred around individuals, managers or executives with agendas who jockey for their available resources, attention and promotions.

Co-workers, managers and executives come in many shapes and forms and will combine annoying tactics and plans to control their narrative.

Power is complicated.

This video will discuss what happens when you encounter a power-hungry pathology among aggressive young co-workers looking to prove themselves.

So, are you ready to play?

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Episode #3: The VICTIM GAME

Episode #3: The VICTIM GAME

Chances are, you’ve shared an office with people whose lives seem to be a series of dramas that are never their fault.

As soon as they sit down, you wait for their latest tale of woe. And they rarely disappoint!

Are you working with someone that is playing the victim game? How would you know?

In this video, we explore the people that play the role of the victim within an organisation.

We identify their motive. We recognise their expectations and why ignoring such negative behaviour can have severe consequences for management, executives, and the organisation.

So, are you ready to play?

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Episode #4: The BLAME Game

Episode #4: The BLAME Game

Failures are a part of life.

We are humans, not machines, and we make mistakes.

When we do, it is natural to want to escape being reprimanded for those mistakes. We don’t want to look bad or damage our careers.

In this video, we explore why some look to blame by shifting it onto other people. We identify the behaviour. We recognise the signs and underlying issues and why ignoring such negative behaviour can have severe consequences for management, executives, and the organisation.

So, are you ready to play?

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Episode #5: The MARTYR Game

Episode #5: The MARTYR Game

We get it, life can be crazy sometimes, and work can feel overbearing. We’ve all been there.

There comes a time when you are stuck at the office until late into the evening, even answering calls on your vacation or skipping family events because you have an important project you need to get done.

Businesses thrive on the dedication of their employees.

In this video, we explore why some employees just take it to the next level – Why do they put their job first and want everyone to know about it to prove how painfully hardworking they are?

Where does this compulsion come from, and what does it say about what’s tolerated or encouraged in our collective work culture?

So, are you ready to play?

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Episode #6: The CONTROLLER Game

Episode #6: The CONTROLLER Game

The workplace provides the opportunity to work with several different types of people and personalities. Some personality types are suitable for workplace relationships and productivity, while others hinder the workplace environment.

 I wouldn’t do it that way. Why don’t you try this? What are you doing? That’s not right. Don’t do that.

Sound familiar?

Have you come across people that try and dominate every conversation, meeting or situation? Do they behave intensely, and are they difficult to deal with?

In this video, we will explore why some individuals want to control every little detail of every situation.

Let’s face it, this person probably doesn’t behave this way to purposely annoy you or make your job more difficult, but there is a reason.

So, are you ready to play?