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Leadership


What is Leadership?

Find out what makes a great leader, and learn how you can improve your leadership skills.

Team Management


Forming, Storming, Norming, and Performing

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


Team-Building Exercises

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


Avoiding Micromanagement

Learn how to stop micromanaging, with this short video.


The GROW Model

One key role of any leader is to coach team members to achieve their best. This video explores how to use the GROW Model to do this effectively.

Strategy


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.


What is Strategy?

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


The Marketing Mix and 4 Ps

Find out how you can use the 4Ps to help you kick-start your marketing campaign.


PEST Analysis

Learn how to use this simple tool to understand the political, economic, socio-cultural, and technological environment that you're operating in.


Porter's Five Forces

This short video explores Porter's Five Forces. Find out how to use it to assess the balance of power in a business situation.


Mission and Vision Statements

Find out how to define your organization's true purpose, and inspire your people, with mission and vision statements.


SWOT Analysis

Possibly the best-known business tool of all, SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) can help you in a wide variety of situations from devising business strategy to planning your career.


The McKinsey 7S Framework

This video introduces you to the McKinsey 7S Framework. Find out how to use it to develop your strategy and align all parts of your organization.

Problem Solving


Root Cause Analysis

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


The Simplex Process

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


Cause and Effect Analysis

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


5 Whys

Find out how to use this simple problem-solving technique to help you get to the root of a problem quickly.


Flow Charts

This video shows you how to use flow charts to communicate how a process works.

Decision Making


What are Your Values?

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


Force Field Analysis

Learn how to use this technique to weigh up the pros and cons of a decision.


Six Thinking Hats

Learn how to use the Six Thinking Hats technique to look at decisions from different perspectives.


Decision Making

This short video explores a logical six-step process that you can use to make better decisions.


Impact Analysis

Find out how to carry out an Impact Analysis - a technique that identifies the "unexpected" negative consequences of a change.


Risk Analysis

Find out how to weigh up risks before you make a decision, by conducting a formal four-step risk analysis.

Project Management


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.


Lewin's Change Management Model

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


Gantt Charts

Learn how to draw and use Gantt Charts to analyze and plan complex projects.

Time Management


How to Be Organized

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


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.


Improve Your Concentration

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


Locke's Goal Setting Theory

Learn how to set effective goals, in this short video.


Prioritization Skills

Find out how to prioritize your time effectively with this short video.


To-Do Lists

This short video looks at how to keep a prioritized, properly-structured To-Do List.


Overcoming Procrastination

If you are procrastinating, it means you're putting off things that you should be focusing on right now. The most common cause of procrastination is feeling overwhelmed by the task. Whatever the reason behind it, it must be recognized, dealt with and controlled before opportunities are missed or your career is derailed. We show you how to do this!


Personal Goal Setting

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

Stress Management


Perfectionism

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


Thought Awareness, Rational Thinking and Positive Thinking

This three-step process for getting control of your thoughts will help you silence negative thinking, and develop a positive mindset.


Building Self-Confidence

Boost your confidence levels and prepare for success with this short video.

Communication Skills


Giving Feedback

Learn how to give feedback effectively, in this video.


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.


Body Language

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


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.


The 7 Cs of Communication

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


Win-Win Negotiation

Learn about the basics of good negotiation with this short video.


Writing Skills

How well do you communicate in writing? Improve your writing skills with this video.


Active Listening

This video shows you how to use active listening to make a conscious effort to hear and understand what other people are saying.


Conflict Resolution

Find out how to resolve conflict effectively using the Interest-Based Relational Approach.


Communication Skills

Find out how to understand the communication process, and boost your communication skills, with this short video.


Writing Effective Email

Improve your emails, and get the response you want, by following these simple rules.


Emotional Intelligence

EI is the ability to recognize your emotions, understand them, and see how they affect those around you. Learn how to develop emotional intelligence with this video.


Ice Breakers

Introductory activities or "ice breakers" are useful in all sorts of situations. Use these approaches to get your meetings off to a great start!


Questioning Techniques

Asking the right questions is at the heart of good communication. Learn effective questioning techniques with this short video.

Creativity


Brainstorming

The phrase "Let's brainstorm a few ideas!" is probably heard almost every day in offices all over the world. But while much of the power in brainstorming comes from its simplicity, it often isn't done as effectively as it could be. Find out how to do it really well – and what the pitfalls are that you need to avoid.

Learning Skills


SQ3R

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


Reading Strategies

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


Learning Styles

Find out about different styles so that you can learn new skills and train people more effectively.


Speed Reading

This short video explores how you can improve your reading skills, and read faster.


Mind Mapping

Mind Maps are a powerful way of presenting information. As well as often being more compact than conventional notes, you can more easily show connections between different facts, and they're often much easier to memorize too!

Career Skills


Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions

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


Personal SWOT Analysis

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


Finding Career Direction

This video highlights a three-step process that you can use to identify and develop the career that's right for you.



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