What areas of the Mind Tools Club do you find most useful?
In addition to the bite-sized training resources, I find the various templates useful. I'm currently using the mentoring agreement template (with some tweaks) for our Summer internship program.
What areas of the Mind Tools Club do you spend the most time on?
Where I spend most of my time currently is the leadership skill area. I am developing a leadership curriculum for my current employer and I find that these resources have helped me structure a program to include pre-, in-class, and post-activities.
What is your advice for someone thinking about joining the Mind Tools Club?
Be committed to using the tool every day so that they can see the "real" value of the club; in my opinion, it takes a few weeks of exploring the site daily to really understand the many benefits/resources that are available.
Would you recommend the Mind Tools Club to a friend?
I would absolutely recommend the Mind Tools Club to a friend and have. When you have a broad range of responsibilities, as I have, the Mind Tools Club is a "go to" composite of resources on any topic about the employee life-cycle, from recruiting to retiring. The resources are easy to find, which is a huge time saver, rather than searching endlessly for resources on the internet. And, the monthly fee for Club membership is so affordable.
What are your aspirations for the future?
To always be passionate about the work that I do and to do it for a company that appreciates it.
What is your advice for anyone starting out in their career?
I'd advise to network, network, network with others in the industry (e.g. Learning and Development), read, research and learn as much as possible so that they have a broad knowledge base about what the industry is and the opportunities that are available.