Sunday, April 6, 2008

Impulse Control And Achievement

In an interesting marshmallow experiment conducted by Stanford University, impulse control was tested on a group four year olds, by giving them one piece of candy, offering a second piece if they could just wait for twenty minutes before eating the first one. Some kids could, others could not. Years later the children were tested for scholastic achievement and it was found that the kids with better impulse control had far better grades. The ability to delay gratification is one of the keys to success.

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Urban Gavelin a native Swede with more than twenty five years of business experience. He has held positions as director of sales- marketing- and business development on Nordic, European and World Wide levels. Urban has lived and worked in Stockholm, London and New York, now works primarily with leadership development and sales training and is a credentialed coach. He has studied Executive Management at Lausanne Business School and Stockholm School of Economics.

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