Self-Development

  • 8 Courses | 2h 57m 24s
  • 10 Books | 21h 37m
  • 10 Audiobooks | 78h 10m 19s
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COURSES INCLUDED

How to Learn Effectively
Effective learning is not about memorizing and reciting on a test, and it doesn't only exist in a formal educational setting. In this course, you'll learn some key strategies to boost your ability to explore, be inquisitive, and use all your senses to learn the way you prefer to learn.
5 videos | 21m has Assessment available Badge
Becoming a Continuous Learner
Continuous learning is a response to the modern workplace: technology, staff and company direction change constantly. Continuous learners are able to adapt and obtain necessary skills and knowledge in a constantly changing workplace. Continuously learning provides you with a competitive edge in your job and in your career. In this course, you'll learn the behaviors that define continuous learning and their benefits. You'll also learn habits to practice to aid becoming a continuous learner, along with reading and learning agility strategies for encouraging life-long learning.
6 videos | 20m has Assessment available Badge
Making the Most of Making Mistakes
Everyone makes mistakes, but knowing how to handle them well can turn potential failure into a success. The secret is to learn to view errors and opportunities to learn, developing a growth mindset, and applying what you've learned in order to mitigate against future mistakes. In this course, you’ll learn to identify when mistakes can be opportunities for personal improvement and how mistakes can be avoided. You’ll also learn how mistakes can drive improvements, as well as techniques to mitigate and learn from mistakes.
6 videos | 28m has Assessment available Badge
Improving Your Memory Skills
Despite the regular hunt for car keys and phones, most people have perfectly adequate memories, they just don't always know how to best utilize it. Improving your memory means tapping into the power of your amazing human brain. In this course, you'll discover techniques for  memory improvement that go well beyond simple rote memorization. You'll learn about basic memory skills  and learn how to use them to recall important details like passwords, as well as broader concepts  and applications.
7 videos | 20m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Improving Your Reading Speed and Comprehension
Most people have been taught to read the same way - letter by letter, word by word, and line by line. That's fine for advancing through elementary school, but it's inefficient  for those who have a lot to read, a lot to understand, and very little time to accomplish it. Reading speed and comprehension skills can improve with better reading habits. This course examines how bad reading habits keep you from reading faster, more efficiently, and with greater retention. You'll learn methods for increasing your basic comprehension skills, and simple tips you can use and practice to increase your reading speed without sacrificing understanding.
7 videos | 19m has Assessment available Badge
The Four Tendencies: Understand Yourself For Improvement
To achieve optimal habit change in your life, it is vital to understand your personality and which habit forming methods and best practices are best-suited for your own personal self improvement journey. 
5 videos | 11m available Badge
Developing Your Business Acumen
Business acumen is a difficult to define combination of forethought, creativity, and agility that is a key factor in setting successful business professionals apart from their less accomplished peers. But it doesn't just come from experience. It has to be cultivated and nurtured. In this course, you'll learn how developing professional acumen enhances your leadership, communication, and decision-making skills. And further, you'll learn  that influences your company's competitive advantage and  explore methods for developing an operational perspective to uncover opportunities for change or innovation.
6 videos | 28m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Learning from Failure
From the minor slip up to a full-blown catastrophe, failure is a part of life and business. It’s part of your self-development, and it’s part of developing talent. It should be embraced as an opportunity for continuous learning and growth. If you encourage organizational learning, you can start developing employees. And then those who embrace failure are more likely to achieve their goals. In this course, you'll learn how to embrace failure by developing an attitude of learning from setbacks. You'll learn about the cycle of success when developing people, and you'll also explore failure in greater detail, its potential benefits, as well as key strategies for embracing it.
6 videos | 26m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
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BOOKS INCLUDED

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Succeed On Your Own Terms: Lessons From Top Achievers Around the World On Developing Your Unique Potential
Succeed on Your Own Terms helps you recognize your own unique qualities and strengths, and offers you an alternative way of thinking about how to reach your personal goals. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 10m Book Authors By Herb Greenberg, Patrick Sweeney

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Blind Ambition: How to Envision Your Limitless Potential and Achieve the Success You Want
Blind Ambition provides a unique approach to setting and achieving goals and teaches you how to achieve even your most lofty ambitions. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 10m Book Authors By Patricia Walsh

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Clutch: Why Some People Excel Under Pressure and Others Don’t
In Clutch, author Paul Sullivan uses real-life examples to illustrate what qualities allow some people to succeed in high-pressure situations where others fail. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 5m Book Authors By Paul Sullivan

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The Purpose Effect: Building Meaning In Yourself, Your Role, And Your Organization
Aimed at both leaders and employees who wish to achieve a purpose mindset on a personal level, for the organization where they are employed, and in their role at work as well, this book explains that in that "sweet spot" of purpose, the benefits should be felt by employees, teams, the organization, customers, and perhaps most importantly, society as a whole.
Book Duration 3h 57m Book Authors By Dan Pontefract

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How You Learn Is How You Live: Using Nine Ways of Learning to Transform Your Life
A guide to awakening the power of learning that lies within each of us, this accessible book offers deep, research-based insights into the ideal process of learning and guides you in identifying your dominant style.
Book Duration 2h 36m Book Authors By David A. Kolb, Kay Peterson

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The Art of Deliberate Success: Transform Your Professional and Personal Life
Helping you identify strengths and weaknesses so you can focus your attention and effort where it matters most, this informal, easy-to-read yet effective book will help you use language more effectively, master your behaviour, get things done, and ultimately reach your goals.
Book Duration 5h 19m Book Authors By David Keane

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Simplicity: An Uncomplicated Guide to Being Successful and Achieving Your Full Potential
Demonstrating how to awaken your passion and tap into your inner greatness as you remove the metaphorical clutter from your life, this book offers techniques to expand your mind and understand your true potential through the power of thinking simply, while stripping back the jargon and digging to the core of any obstacle in your way.
Book Duration 2h 13m Book Authors By Richard Gerver

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The Power of Being Yourself: A Game Plan for Success - By Putting Passion into Your Life and Work
Presenting a timely wake-up call in a world where heartless electronic communication too often takes precedence over genuine connection, this book offers simple yet profound guidance on how to stay positive, motivate yourself and others, and achieve success in your life and work.
Book Duration 2h 49m Book Authors By Joe Plumeri

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5% More: Making Small Changes to Achieve Extraordinary Results
Whether you want to boost your health, wealth, or wisdom, this book reveals a key technique and gives you concrete ways to give 5 percent more to yourself, your family, your colleagues and managers, and your business—no matter where you are in life.
Book Duration 3h 4m Book Authors By Michael Alden

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Personal Success
Packed with simple but game-changing techniques, this energizing success guide shows you how to transform your dreams into tangible results.
Book Duration 1h 14m Book Authors By Brian Tracy
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