Why do we do what we do? Mentalisation is all about our ability to understand ourselves and others.

The ability to mentalise is an absolutely essential social skill, and a prerequisite for effective leadership. As people, we are not able to directly observe the thoughts and feelings of others. In order to understand what is going on in other people’s psyche, we must instead use our ability to interpret states of mind. This ability is called mentalisation.

Learning outcomes:

What mentalisation is

The value of spending time understanding other people’s perspectives

Prerequisites for good mentalisation

Why mentalisation is key for good leadership, communication and relationships

Target audience: Leaders and employees