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December 21, 2022

5 Human Skills That Will Help You Get Ahead in 2023

Mind Tools' own Campaign Manager Helen Essex takes a look at five key human skills that will help you succeed in 2023.

December 9, 2021

LinkedIn Lies: Navigating Through the Noise to Find What's Important to You

LinkedIn has nearly 800 million members, so how can professionals use the platform safely to hire, job hunt, and enrich their careers?

June 3, 2021

You're Never Too Old: My Midlife Career Change

Until only recently, I believed that once you reach your 50s, you become almost unemployable. No one wants to invest in someone with such limited working life left, I thought

December 6, 2018

Putting the "Human" Back Into Human Resources

In recent years, artificial intelligence and robotics have been hailed as efficiency boosters in all kinds of situations. But, while there's no doubting the helpfulness of new technology, where does it leave the human? Should we become more robotic ourselves, or is it better for us to focus on areas that are out of reach […]

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October 30, 2018

Let's Talk L&D – #MTtalk Roundup

"The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice." – Brian Herbert, U.S. author About This Week's Chat When I facilitate training at large organizations, or lecture to business school students from big corporates, I often hear the same complaints. For example: team […]

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October 25, 2018

Your Tips for Making Time for Learning and Development

Work, commute, family, friends, grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning, admin… do you ever feel like there aren't enough hours in the day? When it's a struggle to complete the essential tasks in life, it can be a challenge to find the time for self-improvement and learning. This National Learning and Development Month, we decided to ask […]

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October 18, 2018

7 Ways to Keep Going When You Want to Give Up

"Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did." – Newt Gingrich (1943- ), American politician, historian, and author We're taught from a young age that "we can do anything that we put our minds to." But what about when your mind is working against you? […]

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October 2, 2018

Promotion in Progress – #MTtalk Roundup

"People don't get promoted for doing their jobs really well, they get promoted by demonstrating their potential to do more." – Tara Jaye Frank, U.S. leadership consultant and author Tears and Joy My experiences working in human resources often involved being part of promotion selection panels. During that time, I sat through many interviews, and […]

August 2, 2018

Your Top Tips for Increasing Your Chances of Promotion

You've been working hard for months, putting in the extra hours, and taking on additional tasks. You can see several opportunities for promotion, and you really feel that you deserve that step up. But nothing seems to be happening. Your career feels like it's hit a bit of a plateau. Sadly, working hard and having […]

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July 26, 2018

Jason Garner: How to Build Success With a "Mosaic of Mentors"

Why All Great Leaders Need a Mentor It's never easy to admit to yourself that your career may be going in the wrong direction, or that you've lost your "mojo," motivation or drive. But many of today's most successful business leaders once needed guidance from mentors. For example, technology titan Bill Gates credits business magnate […]

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