Aspire Journeys

Skills Builder - Aiming High

  • 31 Books | 4h 10m
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Aiming High: The ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them This skill is about being able to plan effectively - both to achieve organisational goals, and also to set their own personal development targets. Initially, this is about knowing when something is too difficult, and having a sense of what doing well looks like for an individual. The focus is then about working with care and attention, taking pride in success and having a positive approach to new challenges. Building on this, individuals set goals for themselves, informed by an understanding of what is needed, and then be able to order and prioritise tasks, secure resources and involve others effectively. At the higher steps, the focus is creating plans informed by an individual's skill set, with clear targets, and building on external views. At the most advanced level, individuals develop long-term strategies. These are informed by an assessment of internal and external factors, structured through regular milestones and feedback loops.

Working effectively

This track is about working effectively, knowing when something is too difficult, and having a sense of what doing well looks like for you, as well as having a positive approach to new challenges.

  • 9 Books | 1h 20m

Setting goals

This track focuses on setting goals for yourself informed by an understanding of what is needed, and then being able to order and prioritise tasks, secure resources and involve others effectively.

  • 4 Books | 31m

Creating plans

This track is about creating plans informed by your skill set, with clear targets and building on external views.

  • 10 Books | 1h 20m

Developing long term strategies

This track explores developing long-term strategies. These are informed by an assessment of internal and external factors, structured through regular milestones and feedback loops.

  • 8 Books | 59m

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BOOKS INCLUDED

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Accountable Leaders: Inspire a Culture where Everyone Steps Up, Takes Ownership, and Delivers Results
In Accountable Leaders, Vice Molinaro explores ways to become a more effective leader, team, or organization. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 10m book Authors By Vince Molinaro

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The Motive: Why so Many Leaders Abdicate Their Most Important Responsibilities
In The Motive, bestselling author Patrick Lencioni demonstrates how to be a responsible leader who's motivated and driven to succeed-for the right reasons. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretations of its contents.
book Duration 10m book Authors By Patrick Lencioni

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Propeller: Accelerating Change by Getting Accountability Right
In Propeller, the authors illustrate principles and techniques to shift your organization from a culture of blame, where people evade problems and dislike taking initiative, to a culture where people take action and tackle problems proactively. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 8m book Authors By Craig Hickman, Jared Jones, Tanner Corbridge, Tom Smith

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No More Excuses: The Five Accountabilities for Personal and Organizational Growth
In No More Excuses, author Sam Silverstein examines the pivotal role that accountability plays in our personal and organizational success. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 8m book Authors By Sam Silverstein

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The Dichotomy of Leadership: Balancing the Challenges of Extreme Ownership to Lead and Win
In The Dichotomy of Leadership, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin illustrate the central role a leader plays in determining the accomplishment of any team. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 7m book Authors By Jocko Willink, Leif Babin

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Crucial Accountability: Tools for Resolving Violated Expectations, Broken Commitments, and Bad Behavior, Second Edition
Crucial Accountability provides you with tips, techniques, and skills for navigating each stage of a complex accountability conversation. Based on years of research, the authors present a guide that will help you initiate thoughtful dialogue that can help strengthen your relationship with another person, but also reach common understandings and action-driven results. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its content.
book Duration 10m book Authors By Al Switzler, David Maxfield, Joseph Grenny, Kerry Patterson, Ron McMillan

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Stepping Up: How Taking Responsibility Changes Everything
In Stepping Up, author John Izzo examines the value in taking responsibility for actions and events in your life and shows you just how to do so. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 8m book Authors By John Izzo

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Asserting Yourself at Work
Asserting Yourself at Work offers various techniques you can use to make a bigger impact in the workplace, influence fellow employees, and prevent anyone from walking (or talking) over you. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 10m book Authors By Constance Zimmerman, Richard A. Luecke

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Accountability: The Key to Driving a High-Performance Culture
Accountability provides an engaging exploration of seven essential pillars for effective leadership, illustrated with concrete examples and personal stories. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 9m book Authors By Greg Bustin

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Goals! How To Get Everything You Want-Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible
Are you ambitious? Do you want to get ahead faster? Goals! outlines a twelve-step methodology that anyone can follow to achieve any goal. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its content.
book Duration 9m book Authors By Brian Tracy

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Unstoppable: Using the Power of Focus to Take Action and Achieve Your Goals
In Unstoppable, author Pete Wilkinson presents a clear, no-nonsense message: with one central vision, three core objectives, and five actionable goals, you can achieve your ambitions. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 5m book Authors By Pete Wilkinson

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Goal Setting: How to Create an Action Plan and Achieve Your Goals
Goal Setting guides you through the process of setting, planning, and achieving your goals as effectively as possible in order for you to obtain the success you desire. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 10m book Authors By Michael S. Dobson, Susan B. Wilson

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The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals
In The 4 Disciplines of Execution, Authors Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, and Jim Huling reveal the four essential principles that help individuals and organizations realize their most important goals. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 7m book Authors By Chris McChesney, Jim Huling, Sean Covey

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The Metronome Effect: The Journey To Predictable Profit
In The Metronome Effect, author Shannon Byrne Susko explores ways to extract optimum performance from your teams and utilize resources for best results. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 8m book Authors By Shannon Byrne Susko

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Key Performance Indicators: Developing, Implementing, and Using Winning KPIs, Third Edition
Key Performance Indicators shows you how to achieve success by aligning your organization's daily activities with its strategic objectives using key performance indicators (KPIs). In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 10m book Authors By David Parmenter

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One Second Ahead: Enhance Your Performance at Work with Mindfulness
One Second Ahead offers a practical, actionable, how-to guide to attaining and maintaining mental acuity in your professional and personal life. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 10m book Authors By Gillian Coutts, Jacqueline Carter, Rasmus Hougaard

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Trust Factor: The Science of Creating High-Performance Companies
Trust Factor takes an in-depth look at how to create a high-trust working environment in your organization. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 10m book Authors By Paul J. Zak

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Armstrong on Reinventing Performance Management: Building a Culture of Continuous Improvement
Armstrong on Reinventing Performance Management offers strategies for improving individual and team performance as part of a thorough performance management overhaul. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 10m book Authors By Michael Armstrong

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Responsible Managers Get Results: How the Best Find Solutions, Not Excuses
Responsible Managers Get Results articulates the crucial skills to be a responsible manager in the business world, and provides the tools to make this a reality. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 9m book Authors By Gerald W. Faust, Richard I. Lyles, Will Phillips

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Know-How: The 8 Skills That Separate People Who Perform From Those Who Don't
For the budding entrepreneur to the seasoned CEO, Know-How offers real-world examples of successful and failed business approaches that serve as a manual to help anyone in a management role run a successful company. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 5m book Authors By Ram Charan

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Beyond Performance: How Great Organizations Build Ultimate Competitive Advantage
Beyond Performance focuses on creating organizations that are highly innovative, genuinely engaging, and acutely flexible. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 5m book Authors By Colin Price, Scott Keller

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The Power of Professionalism: The Seven Mind-Sets That Drive Performance and Build Trust
The Power of Professionalism makes a compelling case for why, in an age of globalization and high-tech innovation, professionalism remains the single most important attribute that sets individuals and businesses apart from their competition. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 4m book Authors By Bill Wiersma

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Accountability: The Key to Driving a High-Performance Culture
Accountability provides an engaging exploration of seven essential pillars for effective leadership, illustrated with concrete examples and personal stories. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 9m book Authors By Greg Bustin

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The Four Intelligences of the Business Mind: How to Rewire Your Brain and Your Business for Success
The Four Intelligences of the Business Mind provides a practical methodology to help you improve organizational processes and behaviors and strategize business transformation. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 10m book Authors By Valeh Nazemoff

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Elite Minds: How Winners Think Differently to Create a Competitive Edge and Maximize Success
Elite Minds examines the thought processes of those who consistently exhibit peak performance and reveals how to adjust your thoughts, beliefs, and behavior to be your best self. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 10m book Authors By Stan Beecham

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Armstrong on Reinventing Performance Management: Building a Culture of Continuous Improvement
Armstrong on Reinventing Performance Management offers strategies for improving individual and team performance as part of a thorough performance management overhaul. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 10m book Authors By Michael Armstrong

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Thirteeners: Why Only 13 Percent of Companies Execute Their Strategy - and How Yours Can Be One of Them
Thirteeners offers an in-depth look at why 87 percent of companies fail to stick to their strategy, and examines what the 13 percent who manage to realize their strategies well, do differently. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 5m book Authors By Daniel F. Prosser

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Results That Last: Hardwiring Behaviors That Will Take Your Company to the Top
Results That Last is a carefully crafted, step-by-step manual for senior administrators or business owners who want to make successful business strategies a permanent part of their infrastructure. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 6m book Authors By Quint Studer

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The Power of Professionalism: The Seven Mind-Sets That Drive Performance and Build Trust
The Power of Professionalism makes a compelling case for why, in an age of globalization and high-tech innovation, professionalism remains the single most important attribute that sets individuals and businesses apart from their competition. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 4m book Authors By Bill Wiersma

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Accountability: The Key to Driving a High-Performance Culture
Accountability provides an engaging exploration of seven essential pillars for effective leadership, illustrated with concrete examples and personal stories. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 9m book Authors By Greg Bustin

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Action Coaching: How To Leverage Individual Performance For Company Success
Action Coaching will help leaders up their games when it comes to coaching individuals to change for success-and leverage this asset for business growth. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 5m book Authors By David L. Dotlich, Peter C. Cairo

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