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The measure used to boost personal and team improvement in business and elite sport

05 November 2020

by Prof. Mike Conway, Founder & CEO, XVenture and emotional agility and mind coach for elite teams and athletes

Before heading to the last Australian National Football camp in UAE, before Covid caused the global Halt button, I listened to a lecture delivered by eminent psychiatrist and neuroscientist, Dr Dan Segel, based at UCLA in Los Angeles. In the lecture he referenced the definition of what the "mind" really is. Here's the definition: "emergent, self-organising, embodied and relational process that regulates the flow of energy and information".

This confirmed and ratified the work we have been undertaking at XVenture for all these years. "Emergent and self-organising" – the capacity for us to change, grow, develop. "Embodied" – this is your whole self. "Relational" – your connection to others. "Flow of energy and information" – what and how we send, receive and communicate.

After listening to Dan, I was excited. In the last two years in our work with business both large and small; in elite sport; in universities and schools and in our TV work, we have developed a measure and associated tools which help people to get a good handle on how they tick and practical ways of building a performance improvement mindset (PIMS) In essence: a parallel to the Dan Segel perspective.

XVenture's "EARL" measure considers an individual's self-awareness, self- management, empathy and social skills as well as reflections on resilience, leadership and intrinsic motivation. The output is simple and visual and provides a place to start for significant personal and team improvement. To date, we have over 1000 data sets used and applied in many different ways.

The EARL Measure is both a starting point and a simple check to see how an individual or a team is making progress. Over the last seven years, we have built lots of practical exercises and solutions and applied these to target improvement in each of the EARL elements.

When Covid caused our face to face work to come to a halt, we had to quickly adapt and practically apply a PIMS model for the survival of our own business, and to ensure that our clients could still develop the fundamentals of EARL – something which has become more important than ever! The result: XVenture Mind Games – the online VR solution to develop high performing teams and key areas of EARL.

Are you ready to check out your EARL score and automatically receive results and recommendations on how you can improve for greater success?

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