Mindset vs Skillset


Mindset vs Skillset

BSI Learning is kicking off its 2015 Food for Thought lunch series on Wednesday 4 February 2015 at 12 noon at BSI Networking Room, Level 7, 14 Martin Place, Sydney.  HR/L&D and OD Professionals are invited to join us as we launch the “High Performance Mindset at Work Program” into our artillery of programs with a delicious lunch and a thought provoking presentation by mindset development expert, Professor Michael Bernard. Professor Bernard has pioneered this groundbreaking research-based program, designed to revolutionise the learning industry.

Leaders in high performing organisations have a high performance mindset

Recent Research

Recent research conducted at the University of New South Wales, School of Business, reporting on high performing workplaces in Australia found that in comparison to low performing organisations, high performing organisations receive higher rankings on the following indices:

  • productivity-profitability
  • innovation
  • engagement
  • quality of work and
  • leadership.


Corresponding findings from research sponsored by Oracle and IBM indicated the majority of CEOs are anxious about the financial impact on their business due to the ‘insufficient leadership talent in the organization as a whole’. 

In this session you will learn about:

  • The cause of leadership talent insufficiency in your organization
  • How mindset is different from skill set
  • How this program is designed to increase self-awareness of inner strengths and barriers to high performance.
  • The immediate impact of this program on participants’ mindset and workplace performance
  • Its impact on the effectiveness of other L&D programs on participants.


While skillsets are key to effective leadership, it is a mindset of your leaders that determines their ability to learn and apply their skillsets effectively.


Key Note Speaker

Michael Bernard is internationally known for his significant contributions to our understanding of how we operate at our best and when we operate at our worst.

Based on the findings from the field of positive psychology and mindset development, Michael Bernard has identified the psychological architecture of high performance and well-being. He has designed state-of-the-art learning and development programs for leaders, managers and employees.

Currently, he is a Professor in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne, an Emeritus Professor, California State University, Long Beach and is the Managing Director, The Bernard Group (mindset development). An international consultant to universities, organisations, educational authorities and governments, Michael Bernard served for many years as the inaugural sport psychologist of the Collingwood Football Team.

Michael Bernard is the author/editor of over 50 books in areas associated with peak performance, resilience and mental health.

DATE:        Wednesday 4th Feb 2015
TIME:        12.00 noon for registration and lunch - 1.30pm
VENUE:     BSI Networking Room, Level 7, 14 Martin Place, Sydney

COST:       Complimentary
RSVP:       9126 9115 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  



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