TAIS Test vs. TAIS Theory

Theory of Attentional and Personal Style vs. Test of Attentional and Interpersonal Style (TAIS) Robert M. Nideffer, Ph.D. Numerous investigators have emphasized how important it is for both researchers and applied practitioners in the field of performance psychology to have a sound theoretical base that guides their work (Moran, 1996; Abernethy, 1993; Druckman & Swets, […]

Developing High Performance Managers using TAIS

Developing High-Performance Managers The Problem: In high-pressure environments, success is more a matter of finely tuned psychological skills than of well developed technical skills. Both are important, but technical ability alone will never cut it. Psychological skills typically develop with time and experience (often defined as maturity). Putting young and relatively inexperienced performers into high-pressure […]

Executive Selection and Screening using TAIS

3 Factors Define Success on the Job Success or failure on the job is determined by three factors: 1.Skills and Abilities 2.Motivation and Desire 3.Goodness of Fit Between Job Demands and Employee Psychological Characteristics Most employee selection programs focus on required skills and motivation (and do a good job evaluating these factors). However, many job […]

Measuring the Building Blocks of Performance

Measuring the Building Blocks of Performance Robert M. Nideffer, Ph.D. Once an individual has developed the knowledge base and technical skills required to be successful in a highly competitive job or sport, what is it that determines success or failure? The answer is simple, it’s the ability to stay focused, to concentrate on task relevant […]

An Understanding of Focus Using TAIS

What’s Running Through Your Head?   An Understanding of Focus   Pounding.  Constant movement.  No, these aren’t your feet talking and it isn’t your heart either. The blood being pumped through your circulatory system and the bones in your feet place a distant second and third in a race with an opponent that doesn’t wear […]

World Champions and Olympic Medal Winners

Building A Psychological Profile of Olympic Medalists and World Champions Robert M. Nideffer, Ph.D., Jeffrey Bond, Alberto Cei, and Umberto Manili Kevin Curran a first time finalist at Wimbledon a few years ago was being interviewed by a television commentator. The commentator asked Curran why it had taken someone with his talent, so many years […]

TAIS Application in Corporate Settings

Leadership Development and Performance Coaching Winning Mind Leadership Programs prioritize focus, confidence, commitment and adaptability in high-pressure settings. Our systematic assessment of individual and team attentional and interpersonal characteristics help identify developmental targets. Winning Mind Performance Coaching provides the insight and support necessary to take performance to the next level. Building High Performance Teams Team […]