You've probably seen a scenario like this play out in the workplace:
Two people with similar backgrounds, abilities and education enter an organization at the same time. They're both given the same opportunities to succeed.
Five years later, one of them has become an established manager. This person manages teams of people, has the respect of their peers, and earns a generous salary. Meanwhile, the other one has not advanced far. They're stuck in a dead-end position with little scope for advancement. They're unhappy with the situation and are considering moving on.
What Makes the Difference?
At Mind Tools, we've spent nearly 20 years studying workplace success. What makes some people succeed whilst others don't? Is it ability? Is it luck? Do some people simply have more desire?
From our experience, the difference between people who succeed and those that don't isn't desire, ability, or luck. The difference is that accomplished people take the initiative to equip themselves with the knowledge and tools they need for success, whilst other fail to take action.
And when we say equip themselves, we don't mean through work-sponsored training. In today's economic climate, employers simply aren't investing in long-term skills development. This means the skills that develop a successful career – people management, effective communication, time management, problem solving – aren't getting the attention they deserve.
So, by equipping yourself, we mean taking the initiative to improve your skills and take control of your career. And if you're willing to take this step, there's an incredible opportunity to achieve the success you've always dreamed of.
And guess what? This opportunity is much easier and more affordable than you might think.
"It's given me an overall confidence when I'm dealing with people and more maturity in my work. I find myself able to deal with curve balls better. I find it's a much easier road to go, even if the tasks are challenging I don't have a lot of the hiccups that I had even six months ago."Dawn Schliesser, Member Since 2011
How the Mind Tools Club can Help
Established in 1996, Mind Tools exists to help people like you excel in today's fast-paced world of work. We've helped more than 147,072 people take control of their careers in the Mind Tools Club.
When you join the Club, you can develop the skills and techniques normally taught only in management programs or MBA classes, all condensed into simple steps, and all accessible here in your browser.
This means that you can learn the skills and principles used by the world's most successful business managers.
If you're interested in becoming a better communicator, learning how to solve complex problems, and finding the path to more respect, more money, and a better career, the Mind Tools Club can help you get there.
As a member of the Mind Tools Club you get access to over 2,500 different skill-building resources, with exclusive training on topics including:
Management and Leadership Skills
Motivate and develop your team, delegate effectively, and deliver what your boss needs.
Break through your "ceiling" and find the right career path.
Assert yourself with conviction, say all the right things in meetings, and become a master communicator.
Learn how to connect with your audience and leave a lasting, positive impression.
Become highly productive without adding more hours to your working day.
Best of all, our resources are incredibly easy to understand. Mind Tools always uses a simple, easy-to-follow approach, and we make sure that our skill-building tools and resources are presented in easily-digestible chunks.
So, if you're ready to take control of your career, the Mind Tools Club can make the process much easier. The path to a better career is different for everybody, but regardless how long your journey is, the Club is here to be your partner every step of the way.
To learn more about our resources, check out this short video.
|What you get||Standard Membership||Premium Membership
|Full Toolkit (1,300+ Tools)||YES||YES|
|Coaching Clinic Forum||YES||YES|
|Career Café Forum||YES||YES|
|Certified Time Manager Course||NO||YES|
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If you want membership for a team or your organization, please click here.
If you're not completely satisfied with the Club, we'll give you a full refund for the month of cancellation and for any future periods already paid for - just contact our members helpdesk to do this. We're so confident that you'll love being a member of the Club that we're willing to let you try everything at OUR risk not yours.
Get These Bonuses When You Join
As a welcome to the Club, you'll receive
four five free bonuses, worth $143.98 $163.97, when you join. (You can keep these even if you decide to cancel.)
Build a Positive Team
With this workbook, build a robust plan for removing obstacles to positivity, supporting and encouraging your people, boosting their self-confidence and enthusiasm, and inspiring them to excel. Become a positive, inspirational leader, able to energize people, even when times are hard.
Regular cost: $19.99. FREE when you join before midnight, January 18.
The Career Booster Workbook
Find Your Passion, Plan Your Future and Boost Your Career
Everyone needs a career boost now and then. Whatever your reasons for needing one, this workbook helps you re-energize and re-motivate yourself. Rediscover the things that you're passionate about at work, so that you can steer your career in a direction you'll love. Then learn the skills you need to move faster along your chosen path.
Regular cost: $19.99. FREE when you join.
Build and Lead an Excellent Team
This course teaches you everything you need to become an exceptionally successful and effective team leader. Learn how to identify the best people for your team, evaluate their training needs, structure your team for best performance, give clear direction, inspire your people, deal positively with conflict, and more.
Regular cost: $37.00. FREE when you join.
How to Delegate
Discover how effective delegation can benefit everyone
The ability to delegate is crucial as you advance in your career and start to take on more important work.
However, delegation doesn't come naturally to most people. This workbook guides you through four key lessons you need to learn to delegate effectively, starting with removing the obstacles to delegation.
Regular cost: $19.99. FREE when you join.
How to Lead
Learn How to Become a Respected Leader in Your Industry
With "How to Lead: Discover the Leader Within You," learn the 48 essential skills needed to be a highly effective and well-respected leader in business. Find out how to create a strong and inspiring vision of the future that others will accept and follow; and learn how to motivate others to achieve that vision, manage a successful implementation, and build an ever-stronger team.
Regular cost: $67.00. FREE when you join.
And remember what else you get:
- Access to over 2,400 resources, with a new one added every working day.
- Training in the most important skills you need to develop yourself and your career like management, personal effectiveness, and more.
- New ideas for dealing with workplace issues.
- Individual help and support from the Mind Tools Team and other members through our online forum.
fourfive must-have bonuses: Build a Positive Team (only available if you join before midnight, January 18), the Career Booster Workbook, Team Tools, How to Delegate, and How to Lead. With a value of $163.97, these are yours to keep – even if you decide to cancel your membership.
"Other people have found that I am more organised... My communication verbally is a lot clearer, and certainly my presentation styles have improved dramatically to the degree that I feel more confident in actually delivering a presentation or training session."David Snelders, Member Since 2006
Start Your Success Story
So, if you're ready to unlock your true potential and equip yourself to exceed all expectations, the Mind Tools Club can be your partner on the journey.
All told, this is a service that offers a flexible, easy-to-understand method of transforming your career – all at an affordable price.
Write your success story now. Join the Mind Tools Club today!
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