"It's like people always tell you, you should dress for the job you want not the job you have. Well, your knowledge should be gathered for the position you want, not the position you have. I think Mind Tools is perfect for that because you can set yourself up on a path, like I want to be senior management in eight years."
"I advocate continuous learning for my clients and also for myself and that's what I wanted to use the site for – to carry on learning. For example, I was being asked to chair meetings and make organisational presentations, and those were things that weren't familiar to me at that time. I would log into Mind Tools and... sure enough, there were tools that would help me with those types of issues."
"If I put a thread on the Club forum, the Mind Tools Team will always respond to it really quickly and add their thoughts to it, which I thought was really good. It's not just left to its own devices for other members to go on to. It's very much a managed site, which is fantastic."
"Mind Tools makes it easier for me to progress my career because I don't have to go searching for training. I can pick up bits and pieces of knowledge as I need them on the fly. Mind Tools is like having a mentor sitting on my shoulder the whole time, who's incredibly experienced and has a wealth of information and advice."
"What it brings to my participation in my organization is really tremendous. Even if I'm not signing on to the website every day, or as much as I would like to, when I do every single time I get something that I can take back and use for my career, in the way that I manage my direct reports and the way that I manage the relationship with my boss."
"I wanted first of all to understand whether my management style was in agreement with what other people thought a manager should be. And certainly by talking to people, I found that there were certain skills I needed to develop. Seeing so many tools I could use, it made me think twice and I decided yes, this is something I need to be more involved with."
"At Mind Tools, I found everything from the strategic, to the informational, to the conceptual frameworks. They are all there for you. Those are all areas where I play in my day-to-day job, so when I was doing the trial, I realized this would be an absolutely ideal tool for me. The search engine is very robust. Everything is so well categorized that it's very easy to find information."
"I really find the newsletter the most useful part because, number one, it's a prompt to go in and look at the site if I've been busy and I haven't been in recently. Number two, it highlights the new articles that are up there. There always seems to be at least one thing on the newsletter that's relevant to me at the time."
"Team work has been my main focus and at times I have found the support from the club invaluable in particular the sharing of tools and reading about others experiences. I don't need to 'reinvent the wheel' as there is plenty of information out there for me to find the solutions I need. Thank you so much for sharing them with me."