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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.

All Readers' Updated Tool


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.

All Members' New Tool


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.

All Readers' Newsletter


Sep
16

Personal SWOT Analysis

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

All Readers' New Video


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.

All Readers' New Tool


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.

All Members' New Tool


Sep
9

Mind Tools Newsletter 349 - How Tomatoes can Help Your Productivity

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

All Readers' Newsletter


Sep
9

Reading Strategies

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

All Readers' New Video


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.

All Readers' New Tool


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.

All Members' New Tool


Sep
2

Mind Tools Newsletter 348 - Running Successful Webinars

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

All Readers' Newsletter


Sep
2

Team-Building Exercises

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

All Readers' New Video


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.

All Readers' New Tool


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.

All Members' New Tool


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.

All Readers' Newsletter


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.

All Readers' New Video


Aug
22

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

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

All Readers' New Tool


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.

All Members' New Tool


Aug
19

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

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

All Readers' Newsletter


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.

All Readers' New Video


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.

All Readers' New Tool


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.

All Members' New Tool


Aug
12

Mind Tools Newsletter 345 - Thrive on Pressure

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

All Readers' Newsletter


Aug
12

The Simplex Process

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

All Readers' New Video


Aug
8

Centering - Maintaining Focus in Stressful Situations

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

All Readers' Updated Tool


Aug
6

DO IT - A Simple Process for Creative Thinking

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

All Members' Updated Tool


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.

All Readers' Newsletter


Aug
5

Perfectionism

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

All Readers' New Video


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.

All Readers' New Tool


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.

All Members' New Tool


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.

All Readers' Newsletter


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.

All Readers' New Video


Jul
25

The Hedgehog Concept - Using the Power of Simplicity to Succeed

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

All Readers' New Tool


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.

All Members' New Tool


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.

All Readers' Newsletter


Jul
22

Improve Your Concentration

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

All Readers' New Video


Jul
18

Using Stretch Goals With Your Team - Inspiring Excellence in Others

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

All Readers' New Tool


Jul
16

Staying Challenged - Stepping Outside of Your Comfort Zone

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

All Members' New Tool


Jul
15

Mind Tools Newsletter 341 - Develop Your People Successfully

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

All Readers' Newsletter


Jul
15

Avoiding Micromanagement

Learn how to stop micromanaging, with this short video.

All Readers' New Video


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.

All Readers' New Tool


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.

All Members' Updated Tool


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.

All Readers' Newsletter


Jul
8

What are Your Values?

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

All Readers' New Video


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.

All Readers' Updated Tool


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.

All Members' New Tool


Jul
1

Mind Tools Newsletter 339 - Inspire Your Team!

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

All Readers' Newsletter


Jul
1

Cause and Effect Analysis

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

All Readers' New Video


Jun
27

Snyder's Hope Theory - Cultivating Aspiration in Your Life

Learn how intelligent "hopeful thinking" can make you happier, healthier and more successful.

All Readers' New Tool


Jun
25

Managing in Indonesia - Navigating a Diverse, Vibrant Culture

Indonesia is rich in people, culture and natural resources. Learn how to work successfully in this diverse country.

All Members' New Tool


Jun
24

Mind Tools Newsletter 338 - Get More From Your Pessimists!

Find out how to get the most from the naysayers on your team, in this week's Mind Tools newsletter.

All Readers' Newsletter


Jun
24

Body Language

Find out how to read and understand body language so that you can communicate more effectively.

All Readers' New Video


Jun
20

Mission and Vision Statements - Unleashing the Power of Purpose

Learn how to write powerful and inspiring mission and vision statements.

All Readers' New Tool


Jun
18

Planning a Company Retreat - Designing Exciting and Memorable Off-Site Events

Learn how to plan a productive retreat, that's good for your company and its staff.

All Members' New Tool


Jun
17

Stakeholder Analysis

In this short video, learn to identify the people who have influence and power over your projects, so that you can win their support and assistance.

All Readers' New Video


Jun
13

Managing Pessimists - Harnessing Negative Thinking... Positively

Do you have a team member who sees their glass as "half empty"? Learn how to manage any pessimists on your team.

All Readers' New Tool


Jun
11

Zenger and Folkman's 10 Fatal Leadership Flaws - Avoiding Common Mistakes in Leadership

Learn how to recognize and avoid 10 common leadership problems.

All Members' New Tool


Jun
10

Mind Tools Newsletter 337 - Five Rules for Effective Goal Setting

Learn five principles for setting powerful goals, in this week's Mind Tools newsletter.

All Readers' Newsletter


Jun
6

Locke's Goal Setting Theory - Understanding SMART Goal Setting

Learn about common goal-setting principles, and find out how to set better goals.

All Readers' Updated Tool


Jun
4

Effective Scrum Meetings - Keeping Your Team on the Same Page

Learn how to keep your team up to date, productive and motivated with daily Scrum meetings.

All Members' New Tool


Jun
3

Mind Tools Newsletter 336 - What Motivates Your Team?

Discover a unique tool for finding out what motivates your team.

All Readers' Newsletter


Jun
3

What is Strategy?

Find out about the three levels of strategy, in this video.

All Readers' New Video


May
30

Team-Specific Motivation - Discovering Your Team's Biggest Motivators

Learn what truly motivates your team so that you can help people be happy, and perform exceptionally well.

All Readers' New Tool


May
28

Perceptual Mapping - Understanding Customer Perceptions

Use this tool to discover how your customers perceive your products and services.

All Members' New Tool


May
27

Mind Tools Newsletter 335 - Nipping Problems in the Bud

Find out how to deal with problems first time around, in this week's Mind Tools newsletter.

All Readers' Newsletter


May
27

Making a Great First Impression

In this short video, find out how to make a great impression when you meet people for the first time.

All Readers' New Video


May
26

Elevate - With Rich Horwath

In this interview, Rich Horwath outlines how you can create and communicate a robust strategy for your organization, no matter busy you are.

Premium Members' Expert Interview


May
23

5 Whys - Getting to the Root of a Problem Quickly

Learn how to use this simple but powerful technique to get to the root of a problem.

All Readers' Updated Tool


May
21

Handy's Four Types of Cultures - Choosing the Best Culture for Your Organization

Learn how to identify the most appropriate culture for your organization.

All Members' New Tool


May
20

Mind Tools Newsletter 334 - Keep Hold of Your Best People!

Learn how to motivate and reward your top performers, in this week's Mind Tools newsletter.

All Readers' Newsletter


May
20

The 7 Cs of Communication

This video looks at a checklist that you can use to communicate clearly and effectively.

All Readers' New Video


May
16

Managing High Achievers - Harnessing Top Performers' Full Potential

Learn how to help the high achievers on your team reach their full potential.

All Readers' New Tool


May
14

Eight Strategies for Effective Email - Communicating With Grace and Efficiency

Learn how to use email effectively and get the response you want.

All Members' New Tool


May
13

Mind Tools Newsletter 333 - Don't Go it Alone!

Find out how to come up with better solutions by involving others in problem solving and decision making.

All Readers' Newsletter


May
13

Lewin's Change Management Model

In this short video, learn how to use this model to manage change more effectively.

All Readers' New Video


May
9

How to Create a Wiki - Setting up a Collaborative Online Workspace

Learn how to set up a wiki to encourage collaboration and knowledge-building in your team.

All Readers' New Tool


May
7

The Communication Strategy Framework - Planning How to Communicate Clearly

Learn how to use this simple framework to plan clear and effective communications.

All Members' New Tool


May
6

Mind Tools Newsletter 332 - How Loyal are Your Customers?

Learn how to measure - and improve - customer loyalty.

All Readers' Newsletter


May
5

Change Your Day, Not Your Life - With Andy Core

In this Expert Interview, performance coach Andy Core explains how you can boost motivation and productivity with small changes to your schedule.

Premium Members' Expert Interview


May
2

Net Promoter® Score - Measuring Customer Loyalty With a Single Question

Use this simple-but-powerful tool to measure customer loyalty.

All Readers' New Tool


Apr
30

The Business Model Canvas - Understanding Your Business Model

Learn how to use the Business Model Canvas to understand your organization's business model.

All Members' New Tool


Apr
29

Mind Tools Newsletter 331 - How Emotionally Intelligent are You?

Learn how you can boost your emotional intelligence (EI).

All Readers' Newsletter


Apr
25

The FOCUS Model - A Simple, Efficient Problem-Solving Approach

Learn how to refine your business processes.

All Readers' New Tool


Apr
23

Managing in South Korea - Working in an Ancient yet Modern Culture

Learn how to manage a South Korean team effectively, and find out how to work successfully in this unique culture.

All Members' New Tool


Apr
22

Mind Tools Newsletter 330 - How Well Do You Know Your Customers?

Learn about three tools that you can use to understand your customers better.

All Readers' Newsletter


Apr
18

Simonson and Rosen's Influence Mix - Learn What Influences Customer Purchases

Find out what factors influence customer purchases, and learn how you can make these factors work for you.

All Readers' New Tool


Apr
16

The Action Priority Matrix - Making the Most of Your Opportunities

Use this simple tool to make the most of your opportunities.

All Members' Updated Tool


Apr
15

Mind Tools Newsletter 329 - Plan Training That Wows AND Works

Find out how to plan and run an engaging training session.

All Readers' Newsletter


Apr
14

Power Cues - With Nick Morgan

In this interview, we explore the unconscious "power cues" that have a big impact on how others perceive us.

Premium Members' Expert Interview


Apr
11

How Emotionally Intelligent are You? - Boosting Your People Skills

Learn what you can do to boost your emotional intelligence.

All Readers' New Tool


Apr
9

Impromptu Speaking Skills - Preparing for Last-Minute Opportunities

Learn how to prepare for an impromptu speaking event.

All Members' New Tool


Apr
8

Mind Tools Newsletter 328 - 10 Presentation Mistakes to Avoid

Learn about the mistakes that you need to avoid to deliver exceptional presentations.

All Readers' Newsletter


Apr
4

Writing Effective Email - Getting People to Read and Act on Your Messages

Improve your emails and get the response you want.

All Readers' Updated Tool


Apr
2

Dealing With Conflicts of Interest - Identifying and Avoiding Unethical Behavior

Learn how to recognize and handle conflicts of interest.

All Members' New Tool


Mar
28

10 Common Presentation Mistakes - Avoiding Common Pitfalls in Your Presentation

Learn how to give better presentations by recognizing and avoiding these common presentation mistakes.

All Readers' New Tool


Mar
26

Managing Grumpy People - Coping With Team Members' Negative Moods

Learn how to manage a grouch effectively.

All Members' New Tool


Mar
25

Mind Tools Newsletter 327 - Communicate Like a True Professional

Boost your communication skills, with this week's Mind Tools newsletter.

All Readers' Newsletter


Mar
24

Keeping Things Brief - With Joe McCormack

Learn four approaches that will help you convey information clearly and concisely.

Premium Members' Expert Interview


Mar
21

How Good are Your Listening Skills? - Understanding Someone's Entire Message

Test your listening skills, and use the results to find out how you can be a better listener.

All Readers' New Tool


Mar
19

Managing Extroverts - Harnessing the Energy of Your "People People"

Learn how to get the best out of extroverted team members.

All Members' New Tool


Mar
18

Mind Tools Newsletter 326 - Dealing With Sloppy Work

Find out how to deal with people who submit careless work, in this week's newsletter.

All Readers' Newsletter


Mar
14

Dealing With Sloppy Work - Overcoming Careless Habits in Your Team

Learn how to deal with team members who produce sloppy work.

All Readers' New Tool


Mar
12

Solution-Focused Coaching - Using a Simple, Positive Approach to Coaching

Use solution-focused coaching to boost self-confidence and positivity.

All Members' New Tool


Mar
11

Mind Tools Newsletter 325 - Stay Cool!

This week's newsletter looks at how you can deal with angry people effectively.

All Readers' Newsletter


Mar
7

Dealing With Angry People - Learning how to Defuse Tense Situations

Learn how to deal with angry people, and resolve situations calmly and rationally.

All Readers' New Tool


Mar
5

Managing in Mexico - Working in a Vibrant, Diverse Culture

Learn what it takes to be a successful manager in Mexico.

All Members' New Tool


Mar
4

Mind Tools Newsletter 324 - Go/No Go?

Find out which techniques you can use to decide whether or not to move ahead with an idea or project.

All Readers' Newsletter


Mar
3

Shifting Your Strategy from Products to Customers - With Niraj Dawar

In this interview, Niraj Dawar tells us why we need to shift our focus from products to customers if we want to be successful.

Premium Members' Expert Interview


Feb
28

TELOS - Conducting a Thorough Feasibility Study

Use this simple framework to assess the feasibility of a new project.

All Readers' New Tool


Feb
26

Mindfulness - Staying Focused on the Present

Learn how developing mindfulness can improve your health, happiness, well-being, and relationships.

All Members' New Tool


Feb
25

Mind Tools Newsletter 323 - Self-Development for Busy People

Journaling has many great benefits. Learn how to make it a habit, in this week's newsletter.

All Readers' Newsletter


Feb
21

Journaling for Professional Development - Developing Yourself Through Reflection

Learn how journaling regularly can help you build new skills, develop self-awareness, and achieve your goals.

All Readers' New Tool


Feb
19

10 Ways to Make a Bad Day Better - Simple Ways to Brighten Your Day

Learn 10 simple strategies that you can use to brighten up a bad day.

All Members' New Tool


Feb
18

Mind Tools Newsletter 322 - How You Can "Learn" Happiness at Work

Find out how you can be more happy, with this week's Mind Tools newsletter.

All Readers' Newsletter


Feb
14

Managing Stress - Create Calm in Your Career

Stress can negatively affect your health, well-being, and productivity. Learn how to manage it effectively.

All Readers' New Tool


Feb
12

Dealing With Supplier Contracts - Understanding the Terms and Risks of Agreements

Learn how to review and negotiate supplier contracts.

All Members' New Tool


Feb
11

Mind Tools Newsletter 321 - Quicker Ways to Build a High-Performance Team

Find out how to get your new team to gel more quickly, with this week's newsletter.

All Readers' Newsletter


Feb
10

The Power of Global Teams - With Elisabeth Marx

In this Expert Interview, Psychologist Dr Elisabeth Marx tells us how global organizations can develop successful teams.

Premium Members' Expert Interview


Feb
7

Dealing With Seasonal Changes in Workload - Planning for Busy and Quiet Seasons

Learn how to manage seasonal ups and downs in your team.

All Readers' New Tool


Feb
5

Managing in a Matrix Organization - Collaborating With Other Managers

Learn how to get the best from your team by working closely with other managers.

All Members' New Tool


Feb
4

Mind Tools Newsletter 320 - Protect Your Relationships

Learn how to protect great relationships, with this week's Mind Tools newsletter.

All Readers' Newsletter



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