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- Turbocharge your careerWhy do some people find it easy to negotiate promotions or salary increases? To earn more, be worth more. 10 practical things you can do to be worth more to any company.
- Deal with burnout - get your life back.When everything is just too much. When you find yourself always tired and always irritable. You may be burning out. Take action before its too late.
- Develop a personal development plan.What is a personal development plan. Why you need to take responsibility for planning your own career.
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- Make success a habitWhat makes some people successful while others struggle year after year. This article describes the habits of successful people.
- Role definition. How to clarify what is expected of you.Role definition. How to focus on what will make you successful and avoid the distractions that add stress to your job.
- Role definition tool The role definition member tool to help you to define your core roles and focus on what is important to your success. Use this after any major organizational change.
- Focus: The key to achievementFive reasons why focus helps us to achieve. Five tools to achieve focus and renegotiate your priorities.
- Personal Focus: Why you need to get control over your time.How you choose to spend your time determines the results you get.
Coach and develop yourself with our self coaching tools.
- How to achieve personal or career goals. How to use MapAhead - a coaching tool to help you achieve whatever goal you set yourself. Map your journey. Use the icons and coaching in the tool to identify challenges you will need to overcome and support you can use along the way.
- MapAhead personal goal planning tool. By Ken Ideus. One of the best tools to help you achieve personal or career goals. Use this visual tool to map your journey and identify and overcome challenges along the way. The online coaching provided with the tool, helps ensure you achieve any goal you set yourself.
- Visual mapping development tool. By Ken Ideus. Map out your aspirations and create your own balanced development plan. This attractive visual tool helps you to map your context and aspirations, and develop plans along 4 dimensions: Aspirations, Values, Functions and Behaviors.
- Personal focus tool: Value-for-time analysisAnswer the questions in this online tool to assess the value you are getting from your time, and where you need to make changes.
- Personal focus tool: Set personal boundariesDon't say 'Yes' when you should say 'No.' Use this online tool to create boundaries for yourself. Get practical tips on how to communicate them. Gain control of your life, your time and your energy.
- Personal focus tool: Create a personal visionThis personal visioning tool will help you to develop a clear picture of what you would be like if you were successful - at achieving a goal, a dream, or living the life you want. It will help you to focus on what truly matters to you.
- Personal focus tool: Identify your focus areas.Although we are very busy, we often don't achieve what we want to. To truly achieve, we need to focus on the 20% of tasks that will give us 80% benefits. This tool shows you how to choose your focus areas.
- Personal focus tool: Create a time budgetTo take charge of your life, you need to get control over how you spend your time. This tool shows you how.
- How to be confident and gain credibility.6 practical steps on how to be confident and gain credibility.
- A dictionary of business politics. What they say and what they mean. Are you a victim of a political game? Someone is making you feel bad about yourself. Even though you are trying hard to please that person, nothing you ever do seems good enough. Use this political dictionary to uncover the game they are playing.
- How to deal with office politics. Political games. Play it your way. Are you the victim of office politics? If you are on the losing end of a political game. Stop playing their game. Play your own game. Understand game strategy. Then change the game so you can play to your strengths.
- Political games. Play with our visual mapIf you are on the losing end of a political game. Use our mind map tool to quickly get a graphical view of the various games at play and strategies you can use to counteract them.
- How to protect yourself during a merger.When companies experience a merger, a takeover or a major restructuring exercise, we often forget how we are being affected. This articles shows 10 ways to protect yourself during a merger.
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Get your energy back. Find out what makes you feel alive, happy and fulfilled.The pink buttons are free articles. The blue buttons are member tools and guides.
- Lead a phenomenal life. 10 steps to being truly extraordinary. Do you sometimes feel that life is passing you by? Do you wonder why wonderful things happen to others, but not to you? Follow these 10 steps and begin to lead a phenomenal life.
- Unleash the magic within you. Five steps you can take to unleash the magic you have within you.
- The art of imagination. How to restore your energy. Lost your sparkle? Feeling depleted? Sinking under a torrent of adult responsibilities? Use the art of imagination to restore your energy and bring back the magic into your life.
- New horizons. Inspire yourself throughout the working year.Getting back from a carefree holiday to a year filled with expectations, duties and responsibilities, makes us feel bored and trapped. This article shows you how to inspire yourself throughout the working year.
- Inspiration at work. Five ways to inspire yourself.How to inspire yourself at work when you are bored and people you are working with are negative.
Find your passion.
- Find your passion. 10 reasons why we don't follow our passion.Drawing from the uplifting book "Blackboards, Bubbles & Cappuccinos, this article provides 10 reasons why we don't follow our passion.
- Don't hide what makes you special. We are powerful and talented creatures. But it is often easier to pretend that we are not. Why do we hide the talent we have - the very talent that could makes us energized, happy or successful.
- Thoughts on happinessThoughts on happiness. 12 tips for reconnecting with your inner happiness.
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Work with others.
- Networking - why the tortoise wins. Too busy? Too tired? There is another way. Get an army of helpers to get things done fast. Use the power of networking to your advantage.
- Why sales skills equals problem solving skills Sales or selling skills are really problem solving skills in disguise. Colette Symanowitz shows you how to master one of the most vital skills you will need to achieve your career goals.
Master personal change.
- The essence of personal change. Feel the fear and handle it wisely. Use the head, heart and soul to master any change. The more carefully you plan your change, and the more research you do before you launch into a new life, the less stress you will feel.
- The heart and soul of personal change. The most difficult part of any change is coping with the feelings - both our own feelings, and those of other people around us who are affected by our change. To master change we need to master two powerful adversaries: ‘habit’ and ‘fear’.
Deal with difficult situations
- Help I've just been retrenched. "I feel like I have 'fallen off a bus. Nothing is the same. It is as if I no longer exist." If you've just been retrenched, or fear you are going to go through a retrenchment, read this article. Understand what you are going to go through, how you are likely to feel, and what to do to get back on your feet.
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