What were your favorite articles in 2017?
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What a year that was! In 2017, we highlighted more than 120 new Mind Tools resources in your weekly newsletter. So, we crunched the data to see which ones were your favorites!

We had a runaway winner in Porter's Five Forces. Almost 820,000 people read up on this influential and powerful strategy tool. Our exploration of motivation, Theory X and Theory Y, was our second most popular article, with more than 335,000 readers, followed by How to Be Assertive, with 230,000 views.

Our most-watched video of the year was, unsurprisingly, the strategy juggernaut, SWOT Analysis. Also popular was our altruistic offering, 10 Ideas for Random Acts of Kindness. SWOT's appeal also made it our most-viewed infographic, edging out Kotter's 8-Step Change Model.

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Porter's Five Forces Analysis Porter's Five Forces

Your favorite resource of 2017 was this tool for understanding the forces that shape competition.

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Theory X and Theory Y Theory X and Theory Y

Learning what motivates your people to come to work struck a chord with you.

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How to Be Assertive How to Be Assertive

Thousands of you wanted to know how to get what you wanted, firmly but fairly.

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SWOT Analysis
SWOT Analysis Video

This video on how to identify your organization’s strengths and weaknesses was number one in 2017.

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10 Ideas for Random Acts of Kindness
10 Ideas for Random Acts of Kindness

Our video about how to do something special for other people was a "feel-good" hit.

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Make Change Happen With Kotter's 8-Step Model
Make Change Happen With Kotter's 8-Step Model

You enjoyed our pictorial guide to implementing change successfully.

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Dealing With People Who Don't Listen! Dealing With People Who Don't Listen!

There's obviously a lot of frustration out there! This 2015 blog from Mind Tools editor Keith Jackson was still the most-read of 2017.
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The Top Four Tech Trends Shaping the Future of L&D The Top Four Tech Trends Shaping the Future of L&D

Bob Little's predictions about the future of learning caught the eyes of L&D professionals worldwide.
A Final Note

We've thoroughly enjoyed sharing the tools that have helped to bring you career success in 2017! And we have a wide range of fantastic new articles to come, so that you can reach new heights of personal excellence in 2018.

Next week, you can learn how to find what you want on the internet, fast and without fuss!

Have a great week!

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James Manktelow (CEO)

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