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Developing Successful Mindsets
Program length: 07:00

Key Learning Points

  • DON'T: Dwell on negatives
  • INSTEAD: Focus on strengths
  • DON'T: Give up trying
  • INSTEAD: Show persistence
  • DON'T: Keep wishing and whining
  • INSTEAD: Build confidence by learning
  • DON'T: Waste time
  • INSTEAD: Work effectively to save time


Steve is dejected. Casey tries to cheer him up and Carol offers advice about being in the Negative Land of W. Carol tells the team that certain people are wasting time, wishing they were somewhere else and whining about it... e.g. Steve. Marcus offers a group strategy for dealing with the negativity. Next day Carol explains that Steve has become a Chooser instead of a Loser.

Steve is feeling unmotivated and negative about his job. When his co-worker, Casey tries to cheer him up and help him he reinforces the reasons for his negativity and leaves her feeling somewhat discouraged. Later, after Steve loses a client and feels particularly down Carol comes in to offer some timely advice about Steve’s position in the Negative Land of W. Part of her advice strikes a chord with Steve. At a team meeting Carol explains that some people in the group are wasting time, wishing they were somewhere else and whining about it... the focus being Steve. Marcus, the senior manager, comes up with a group solution for dealing with the negativity. The final scene shows Carol talking to the group and explaining that Steve has made the important change of becoming a Chooser instead of a Loser.

Cutting Edge Communication training videos are designed to provoke discussion and response. Contemporary, fast paced, short, character driven, sitcom-style comedies, these courses take an innovative approach to reaching today's learners. Through laughter, discussion and reaction, we can all develop a more transparent and shared vision of how we wish to behave, how we manage ourselves, and how we cooperate with others.

While some find them insensitive or even outrageous, the vast majority of viewers and participants have found them to be refreshing, stimulating and ideal for injecting energy and enthusiasm back into learning.

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Languages Available (sold separately): English


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