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Dec
19

Servant Leadership - Being a Servant First, a Leader Second

Find out how being a "servant leader" can help you boost engagement, increase trust and build better team relationships.

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Dec
17

Handling Interview Questions Effectively - Putting Yourself in the Best Light

Learn how to prepare for common interview questions, so that you make a great first impression.

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Dec
16

Mind Tools Newsletter 362 - Get Noticed - for the Right Reasons!

Are you getting the recognition you deserve? Find out how to increase your visibility at work, brush up on your presentation skills, and get ready for promotion, here.

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Dec
12

Increasing Your Visibility - Raising Your Profile at Work

Learn how to get ahead in your career by improving your visibility in the workplace.

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Dec
10

Managing Volatile People - Get the Best From Emotional Team Members

Discover how you can manage volatile people, so that your team members can work together more effectively.

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Dec
9

Mind Tools Newsletter 361 - Balancing all Your Needs

Conflicting demands can make your life a bit of a balancing act. This week's newsletter looks at techniques for balancing work, home, mind and body.

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Dec
9

How to Be Organized

Learn how to get organized so that you can be more productive.

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Dec
5

Finding the Right Work-Life Balance - Creating a Healthy, Rewarding Life

When you achieve balance in your life, you feel energized, fulfilled and happy. Learn how to adjust your schedule and priorities to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

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Dec
3

The PRACTICE Model of Coaching - Finding the Best Solution to a Problem

The PRACTICE model is a simple yet powerful framework for structuring your coaching or mentoring sessions.

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Dec
2

Mind Tools Newsletter 360 - Thrive on Uncertainty!

Nothing the future holds is assured. But, with the right strategies, a positive outcome should still be achievable.

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Nov
28

How to Communicate Organizational Uncertainty - Sending the Right Message to Reduce Stress

Learn how to share messages that will motivate your team members and sustain productivity during the stress of organizational uncertainty.

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Nov
26

Team-Building Exercises: Problem Solving and Decision Making - Fun Ways to Turn Problems Into Opportunities

Discover useful exercises that will foster problem solving and decision making in your team.

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Nov
25

Mind Tools Newsletter 359 - Give 'Em Exactly What They Want!

Technology is making it easier for customers to find and buy niche products, but what does this mean for your approach to marketing? Find out more in this week's newsletter.

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Nov
25

Giving Feedback

Learn how to give feedback effectively, in this video.

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Nov
21

Segmentation, Targeting and Positioning Model - Increasing Revenue by "Going Niche"

This popular marketing approach helps you provide a fantastic product or service for your most valuable clients.

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Nov
19

The GRPI Model - Increasing Team Effectiveness

Learn how to use this simple framework to prevent problems and increase the effectiveness of your team.

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Nov
18

Mind Tools Newsletter 358 - How Great Managers Change Lives!

So, you can talk the talk, you can even walk the walk, but can you teach other people how to do it, too? Find out what makes a great coach in this week's newsletter.

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Nov
14

The POSITIVE Model of Coaching - Getting People Excited About Their Goals

Use this simple coaching framework to give team members the best chance of achieving their goals.

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Nov
12

Dealing With Manipulative People - Standing Your Ground

Find out how to deal with manipulators in the workplace.

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Nov
11

Mind Tools Newsletter 357 - Life's Changed. Why Not Work, Too?

Technology may have moved on since the 19th Century, but many of our working practices have not. Find out how to move your skills into the 21st Century in this week's newsletter.

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Nov
11

Forming, Storming, Norming, and Performing

Find out how help your new team become effective, quickly, in this short video.

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Nov
7

Managing in a Results-Only Work Environment - Measuring Output, not Presence

Learn how to overcome common challenges to managing in a results-only work environment.

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Nov
5

Mastermind Groups - Harnessing the Power of Collective Wisdom

Accelerate your progress toward your goals by joining a Mastermind Group, or establishing one in your area.

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Nov
4

Mind Tools Newsletter 356 - Egg on Your Face?

Do you worry that being uninformed about different cultural traditions could leave you with egg on your face? Help is at hand with this week's newsletter.

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Oct
31

Avoiding Cross-Cultural Faux Pas - Food - Making the Best Impression

Learn how to avoid making mistakes when dining with people from other cultures.

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Oct
29

Market Segmentation - Understanding Different Customer Needs Are Key

Find out how to marketing segmentation can help you improve the effectiveness of your marketing activities by dividing up your market meaningfully.

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Oct
28

Mind Tools Newsletter 355 - Managing Unsociable People

Do you manage someone who isn't much of a team player? Or maybe you have a grouch on your team who's bringing everyone down. This week's newsletter can help.

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Oct
28

Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions

In this video, learn how to be more sensitive to the different needs and expectations of people in different cultures.

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Oct
24

Managing Unsociable People - Getting the Best From Solitary Team Members

In this article, learn how to get the best from unsociable team members, so that they can work more effectively with a group.

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Oct
22

How to get More Done in Less Time - Working Smarter, not Harder

Learn strategies and tips that you can use to work faster and more efficiently.

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Oct
21

Mind Tools Newsletter 354 - Let's Play

What's the game plan for your business strategy? Find out in this week's newsletter.

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Oct
17

The Value Net Model - Building the Right Market Relationships

Use the Value Net Model to identify key players in your industry and build mutually beneficial relationships.

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Oct
15

Georges and Guenzi's Customer Trust Model - Increasing Customer Loyalty With Trust

Use this model to build strong, trusting relationships with your customers.

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Oct
14

Mind Tools Newsletter 353 - Shoot!

Make the right decisions, whatever your circumstances, with this week's newsletter.

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Oct
14

Personal Goal Setting

Learn how to use goal setting to boost your confidence and achieve your dreams.

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Oct
10

ORAPAPA - A Checklist for Making Better Decisions

Use this simple framework to make better decisions, by looking at your options from all angles.

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Oct
8

Managing in Saudi Arabia - Working Successfully in an Islamic Culture

Learn how to live and work successfully in the complex, traditional culture of Saudi Arabia.

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Oct
7

Mind Tools Newsletter 352 - Think Big!

Open your mind to new opportunities for expansion, with our guide to thinking big!

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Oct
3

McKinsey's Seven Degrees of Freedom for Growth - Exploring New Opportunities for Success

Use this model to identify new areas of growth for your organization.

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Oct
1

Avoiding Cognitive Bias in Meetings - Making Objective, Rational Group Decisions

Learn how to overcome common thinking traps, so that you can make better decisions, especially in meetings.

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Sep
30

Mind Tools Newsletter 351 - Shine Bright

Open your mind to new opportunities for growth in our latest newsletter.

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Sep
30

SQ3R

This video looks at SQ3R - a powerful process for understanding and retaining written information.

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Sep
26

Intrapreneurship - Learning to Think Like an Entrepreneur

Creating new products, processes, policies, and services for your company.

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Sep
24

How to run Effective Virtual Meetings - Communicating Well Through Technology

Virtual meetings need a different set of skills from those needed for face-to-face meetings. Learn what you need to do to organize and run an effective virtual meeting.

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Sep
23

Root Cause Analysis

Find out how to use Root Cause Analysis to get to the root of your problems.

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Sep
19

Effective Scheduling - Planning to Make the Best use of Your Time

Learn how to schedule your workload effectively, while still making time for yourself.

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Sep
17

The Technology Life Cycle - Predicting the Growth and Decline of Innovation

Use this model to understand the life cycle of new technology, and think about when you might expect to see a return on your investment.

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Sep
16

Mind Tools Newsletter 350 - Let's Get Engaged!

Find out how to engage and really connect with people in this week's newsletter.

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Sep
16

Personal SWOT Analysis

In this short video, learn how to conduct a personal SWOT analysis.

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Sep
12

How to be a More Engaging Speaker - Learning to Connect With Others One-on-One

Strengthen your communication skills by learning how to engage others, one-on-one.

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Sep
10

McKinsey's Three Horizons of Growth - Developing Future Opportunities

Learn how this simple framework can keep your organization focused on continual growth and innovation, so that it thrives in the long term.

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Sep
9

Mind Tools Newsletter 349 - How Tomatoes can Help Your Productivity

Learn several techniques for being more effective, in this week's newsletter.

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Sep
9

Reading Strategies

Find out how to read effectively and efficiently, with this short video.

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Sep
5

The Pomodoro Technique® - Achieving Focus Throughout the Day

Learn how this simple time-management technique can improve your health, well-being and productivity.

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Sep
3

Hambrick and Fredrickson's Strategy Diamond - Developing a Cohesive Strategy

Learn how to use the Strategy Diamond to develop a clear and cohesive strategy for your organization.

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Sep
2

Mind Tools Newsletter 348 - Running Successful Webinars

Find out how to plan and execute a successful webinar, in this week's newsletter.

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Sep
2

Team-Building Exercises

Find out how to plan team-building activities that actually work, in this short video.

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Aug
29

Running Successful Webinars - Bringing Online Learning to Life

Webinars are powerful tools for educating and engaging with an audience. Find out what you need to know to prepare for and run a successful webinar.

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Aug
27

Bain's RAPID Framework - Assigning Roles to Avoid Stalemate

Learn how you can use Bain's RAPID Framework to assign clear roles to people during complex group decision making.

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Aug
26

Mind Tools Newsletter 347 - Five Team-Building Exercises

Learn how to use team-building exercises to create a cohesive team, in this week's Mind Tools newsletter.

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Aug
26

The Johari Window

Improve communication and trust, build good relationships, and learn more about yourself and your team in this short video on the Johari Window.

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Aug
22

Team-Building Exercises - Communication - Fun Ways to Build Communication Skills

Learn five simple exercises that will help your team members communicate better.

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Aug
20

Blanchard's ABCD Model of Trust - Strengthening the Four Elements of Trust

Learn about the four behaviors that need to be present for trust to grow, and discover how you can strengthen each one in your personal and professional relationships.

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Aug
19

Mind Tools Newsletter 346 - How Good is Your Goal Setting?

Test your goal-setting skills, with this week's Mind Tools newsletter.

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Aug
19

Time Management Mistakes

In this short video, we look at several common time management mistakes that you must avoid if you want to be productive.

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Aug
15

How Good is Your Goal Setting? - Are you Meeting Your Goals, or Missing out?

Take our quiz to find out how effective you are at setting goals and discover ways to improve this.

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Aug
13

How to Structure a Presentation - Choosing the Best Format for Your Audience

Learn how to structure a presentation to inform, persuade, inspire or entertain your audience with maximum impact.

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Aug
12

Mind Tools Newsletter 345 - Thrive on Pressure

With this week's newsletter, learn how to deal better with high-pressure situations.

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Aug
12

The Simplex Process

Learn how to use this eight-step process to solve complex problems, in this short video.

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Aug
8

Centering - Maintaining Focus in Stressful Situations

Learn how to turn stress into positive energy using this simple, yet ancient, Japanese technique.

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Aug
6

DO IT - A Simple Process for Creative Thinking

Learn how to use this simple four-step framework to generate better ideas.

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Aug
5

Mind Tools Newsletter 344 - Face the Future With Confidence!

Learn how to journey into the future, confident that you'll reach your goals.

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Aug
5

Perfectionism

Some forms of perfectionism can have a damaging effect on your career. This video explores how to overcome it.

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Aug
1

Creating Minimum Viable Products - Learning What Customers Really Want

Create a bare-bones offering to save you time, money and resources when you roll out a new product, service or initiative.

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Jul
30

Handling Long-Term Absences in Your Team - Preparing Early for Extended Leaves

Learn how to deal with planned and unplanned long-term absences on your team with techniques like building trust, cross-training and documenting processes.

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Jul
29

Mind Tools Newsletter 343 - Find Your Hedgehog Concept

Learn to identify what your organization does exceptionally well so that you can beat your competitors.

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Jul
29

The Boston Matrix

In this short video, learn how to use the Boston Matrix to decide which of your products you should focus investment on.

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Jul
25

The Hedgehog Concept - Using the Power of Simplicity to Succeed

Achieve lasting success by using the Hedgehog Concept at your organization.

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Jul
23

Overcoming Impostor Syndrome - Facing Fears of Inadequacy and Self-Doubt

Learn how to overcome the patterns of negative thinking that can hold you back in your career.

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Jul
22

Mind Tools Newsletter 342 - Help Them Achieve Extraordinary Things

In this newsletter, learn how to set "stretch goals" to encourage your team to achieve great things.

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Jul
22

Improve Your Concentration

Learn strategies for improving your concentration so that you get important work done.

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Jul
18

Using Stretch Goals With Your Team - Inspiring Excellence in Others

Learn how and when to set extremely ambitious goals for your team.

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Jul
16

Staying Challenged - Stepping Outside of Your Comfort Zone

Learn how to keep yourself challenged, both personally and professionally.

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Jul
15

Mind Tools Newsletter 341 - Develop Your People Successfully

Learn how to improve your people development skills, in this week's newsletter.

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Jul
15

Avoiding Micromanagement

Learn how to stop micromanaging, with this short video.

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Jul
11

Cognitive Load Theory - Making Learning More Effective

Make your training delivery more effective by presenting information in a way that fits with how learners' minds work.

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Jul
9

Training Needs Assessment (TNA) - Making Sure That Your Team is Properly Trained

Learn how to use a Training Needs Assessment (also known as a Training Needs Analysis) to get the best from your team.

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Jul
8

Mind Tools Newsletter 340 - Set Them up for Success!

In this newsletter, find out how to give your people the best chance of success.

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Jul
8

What are Your Values?

Learn how to identify the values that matter most to you, in this short video.

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Jul
4

Flow Charts - Understanding and Communicating how a Process Works

Flow charts show the sequence of actions within a process in a format that's quick and easy to explain. Learn how to create one.

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Jul
2

The Five Canons of Rhetoric - Crafting Clear and Effective Communications

Learn how you can use the ancient art of rhetoric to improve your communication skills.

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Jul
1

Mind Tools Newsletter 339 - Inspire Your Team!

Discover a variety of tools and techniques that you can use to inspire your team.

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Jul
1

Cause and Effect Analysis

Learn how to use Cause and Effect Diagrams to solve problems, in this short video.

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