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Essential Skills for an Excellent Career


Hello, we're Mind Tools.

We're here to help you learn the practical, straightforward skills you need to excel in your career. (You can explore the menus on the left hand side to see our core skill areas.)

Used together, these skills can help you become exceptionally effective, be a great manager and leader, be more successful in your career – and even become happier at work.

We call these skills "mind tools," because that's what they are. We believe that anyone can learn and use these simple processes and techniques to make the very most of their careers.

Established in 1996, our site helps more than 21,000,000 people each year, as well as providing cloud-based training solutions to companies and government agencies worldwide.

Members of our team are based in four continents. They comprise career experts, business people, coaches, writers, editors, and journalists – all of whom are focused on helping you make the very most of your career.

Click here to find out more about our team.

Mind Tools Milestones

1996: MindTools.com launches as a free skills training site.

2003: The first Mind Tools e-courses are available for download.

2004: The regular Mind Tools eNewsletter launches.

2006: Mind Tools' community, the Mind Tools Club, launches.

2009: Annual web site visitors exceed 10 million.

2010: Mind Tools issues its 150th eNewsletter, reaching more than 300,000 subscribers.

2012: Mind Tools is awarded a Queen's Award for Enterprise – the UK's top business award.

Testimonials

"Your stuff is always timely and helpful. Sometimes in an extraordinary way, never banal. Keep up the good work."

Thomas M. Graham, Ph.D., Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA


"I love your website and resources – they are of great use to me and keep me inspired when things start getting a little flat at work and I need to find a fresh approach to things."

Jacqueline Bates, Manager, New Learning Technologies,
New South Wales, Australia



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