Personal Development

Personal Development

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eAdvising on effective Personal Development

We all have areas of our lives to improve upon, and working toward self-improvement has lasting positive impacts on your personal and professional life. With eAdviser you will learn about the key principles to keep in mind when committing to self-improvement to help keep you on track. You'll also learn how to create a self-improvement plan to organize your self-improvement activities. eAdviser covers techniques for building and maintaining an effective self-improvement mentoring relationship, and common obstacles you may face so you can overcome them when you are challenged by them in your self-improvement efforts.

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1.  Self-improvement for Lifelong Success

We all have areas of our lives to improve upon, and working toward self-improvement has lasting positive impacts on your personal and professional life. In this course you'll learn about the key principles to keep in mind when committing to self-improvement to help keep you on track. You'll also learn how to create a self-improvement plan to organize your self-improvement activities. 

Objectives

Planning Lifelong Self-Improvement

  • identify key principles of committing to self-improvement
  • recognize the positive impacts self-improvement efforts can have on your life
  • identify the five steps for creating a self-improvement plan
  • identify activities that help you maintain an openness to learning and self-development
  • identify the key characteristics necessary for developing a positive self-improvement mentoring relationship
  • recognize common obstacles to self-improvement

2.  Fostering Mentoring Relationships

Mentor relationships are key to enabling success in both your personal and professional lives. This course covers the benefits of mentoring programs for employees, mentors, and the organization as a whole and explores the differences between mentoring and coaching relationships. It also details what makes a mentoring program successful, considering the various mentoring models and approaches and how each contributes to making a mentoring program a good experience for all involved.

Objectives

Mentoring in the Workplace

  • identify the benefits of workplace mentoring for mentees, mentors, and organizations
  • distinguish between examples of coaching and mentoring relationships
  • identify what makes mentoring programs successful
  • distinguish between the four types of mentoring
  • recognize the advantages of formal mentoring relationships
  • identify benefits of informal mentoring relationships

3.  Avoid Procrastination by Getting Organized Instead

The last time you were faced with a list of tasks, which one did you do first? Was it the most difficult? Was it a random choice, or did you choose the easiest task first? The latter points toward procrastination – a habit that causes urgent and difficult tasks to pile up as you avoid them. Procrastinators typically focus on the reasons not to do something, rather than just doing it. Don't think about working more hours, think about working better hours. Use your time to get organized and avoid procrastination. In this course, you'll discover some tips to become more organized and combat time wasters. You'll learn about the causes of procrastination, and the ways to develop your self-discipline.

Objectives

Organize to Overcome Procrastination

  • recognize the benefits of overcoming procrastination
  • recognize the causes of workplace procrastination
  • recognize ways to develop discipline in a given scenario
  • match the actions to take to combat time wasters
  • recognize how to set priorities and keep focused
  • identify ways to say "no" and avoid overcommitment

4.  Procrastination: Admitting it is the First Step

The roots of procrastination are all in your head, but the good news is that there are ways to overcome it. The trick is to figure out what your own personal reason is for putting off what you know you need to do. In this course, you will discover what may be behind your tendency to procrastinate by learning the indicators. Then you'll explore many helpful techniques and strategies for dealing with procrastination, whatever the cause. 

Objectives

Techniques for Overcoming Procrastination

  • match causes of procrastination with key indicators
  • use techniques to overcome procrastination by being less distracted
  • use self-motivation techniques to overcome procrastination
  • use techniques to overcome procrastination by becoming more decisive
  • use strategies to overcome procrastination by organizing your time

5.  The Art of Staying Focused

Even if you know what's important to do and have an organized time management routine, losing focus can stop your progress in its tracks. In this course, you'll learn strategies for dealing with focus challenges and distractions at work. You'll also explore ways of saying no, and consider ways in which you can adjust your focus in response to changing circumstances or emergencies. And you'll learn how to refocus when something causes you to lose focus.

Objectives

Getting Focused

  • recognize tactics for avoiding procrastination and temptation and keeping focused
  • recognize tactics to beat fatigue and manage multitasking to maintain your focus
  • identify strategies for minimizing distractions in your environment
  • select the most effective response for declining a request
  • strategically adjust your focus in response to changing circumstances
  • recognize techniques for regaining focus
  • maintain your focus on a task despite internal and external challenges

6.  Make the Time You Need: Get Organized

You don't have to manage your time, but the stress and potential for mistakes grows when you don't. To manage time, you need to be organized. In this course, you'll learn strategies for improving your productivity depending on what type of time management personality you have. You'll also learn how to deal with time stealers, create manageable to-do lists, and maintain an organized time management approach.

Objectives

Organizing Time

  • recognize strategies for increasing productivity for social and analytical time management personalities
  • recognize productivity strategies suitable for driving or inspirational personality types
  • recognize techniques for dealing with time stealers
  • recognize techniques you can use to deal with people who are time stealers
  • sort key job tasks into macro and micro to-do lists
  • determine what action to take with your scheduled tasks after reassessing them as part of your regular check-ins
  • organize tasks using a time management system

7.  Aligning Goals and Priorities to Manage Time

Meeting targets and achieving goals consistently regardless of the business situation isn't easy. A big part of doing this successfully is managing time effectively. In this course, you'll learn why it's important to align your goals with your company's goals, and you'll learn how to do it with a goal alignment worksheet. You'll also learn how to ask questions to clarify goals, and how to establish and prioritize priorities based on these goals.

Objectives

Separating What's Important From What's Not

  • recognize how misaligned goals can result in a lack of clarity at work
  • sequence examples of the steps for using a goal alignment worksheet to align your goals with organizational goals
  • ask questions that will help you clarify your goals so you know what is important
  • identify some guiding principles that can help you prioritize your work effectively
  • match tasks to their appropriate level of urgency and importance as defined in a Priority Matrix
  • determine your goals and then prioritize your work tasks according to their importance and urgency

8.  Time Management: Too Much to Do and Too Little Time

Do you sometimes feel you have too much to do and not enough time to do it in? You aren't alone. It can be frustrating when you're expending a lot of energy but not sure you're doing it in the right places for the right reasons. Having goals is a good start. But do your goals align with your organization's goals for you? When goals shift and change and you don't know which are most important and to what degree you're supposed to be attending to them, it can get confusing. You have to be clear on where you're headed and why, otherwise your work getting there will be scattered and you won't make the best use of your time. In this course, you'll learn how to get clarity around what's most important – your goals – by ensuring they're aligned with those of your organization, so you can prioritize your work based on those goals.-- 

Objectives

Knowing What's Important

  • recognize how misaligned goals can result in lack of clarity at work
  • ask questions that will help you get clarity around your goals so you know what's important
  • determine what's important for you to do
  • identify some guiding principles that can help you prioritize your work effectively
  • prioritize tasks from a given to-do list, into a 4-quadrant matrix based on urgency and importance
  • prioritize your work tasks according to their importance and urgency

9.  Becoming Your Own Best Boss

Have you ever thought that you could be the best boss you've ever had? By developing attitudes and skills that empower you, you can manage from within and become your own best boss. Self-empowerment is the process of taking responsibility for your attitudes, behaviors, and actions at work to maximize your effectiveness. As an empowered employee, you will be driven by ownership, initiative, and performance.  This course focuses on attitudes and behaviors that promote self-empowerment. It provides strategies for empowering yourself through self-coaching, approaches for developing an entrepreneurial mind-set, and an opportunity to apply a model for self-empowerment to enhance your performance.

Objectives

Becoming Your Own Best Boss

  • recognize negative self-talk
  • replace self-defeating talk with the language of self-coaching
  • choose statements that reflect an attitude of job ownership
  • recognize actions that demonstrate initiative
  • sequence the steps in the self-empowerment model
  • choose examples of proper use of the self-empowerment model
  • identify professional strengths and areas for development
  • recognize relevant choices for professional development
  • demonstrate initiative and self-empowerment at work

10. Uncovering and Utilizing Your Talents and Skills

We all have individual talents and skills that make us unique in some way, but you may not be aware of your own skills, or how to use those skills to improve many areas of your life. In this course, you'll learn what is meant by talent and skill, and why it's important to understand what talents you possess. This course also covers techniques for identifying your unique capabilities, and outlines what you should include in a talent action plan to fully utilize and develop your key talents and skills.

Objectives

Discovering and Using Your Talents

  • distinguish between talents and skills
  • recognize the rewards you gain from knowing your talents and skills
  • distinguish between the three types of skills you can have
  • recognize techniques for identifying your talents and skills
  • identify the elements to include in a talent action plan

11. Organize Your Physical and Digital Workspace

We all have individual talents and skills that make us unique in some way, but you may not be aware of your own skills, or how to use those skills to improve many areas of your life. In this course, you'll learn what is meant by talent and skill, and why it's important to understand what talents you possess. This course also covers techniques for identifying your unique capabilities, and outlines what you should include in a talent action plan to fully utilize and develop your key talents and skills.

Objectives

Discovering and Using Your Talents

  • distinguish between talents and skills
  • recognize the rewards you gain from knowing your talents and skills
  • distinguish between the three types of skills you can have
  • recognize techniques for identifying your talents and skills
  • identify the elements to include in a talent action plan

12. Assessing Your Own Leadership Performance

Monitoring your own progress as you develop is a simple and effective way to ensure success in your role. Knowing how to self-assess your leadership skills and competencies is important if you want to chart your development and plan your future growth as a leader. In this course, you'll learn about techniques leaders can use to carry out a self-assessment, such as reflective journaling, surveys and checklists, and 360-degree feedback. 

Objectives

Self-assessment and Motivation

  • list the steps in using reflective journaling for self-assessment
  • recall the process for using surveys and checklists for self-assessment
  • identify key concepts of self-assessment via 360-degree feedback
  • recognize leading and listening techniques for self-motivation
  • identify examples of self-motivation techniques related to challenging and empowering
  • recall self-motivation techniques related to rewarding
  • recall steps to take before writing a leadership development plan
  • list steps for writing and implementing a leadership development plan

13. Cultivating Relationships with Your Peers

Developing and maintaining relationships with your peers at work can lead to success for both you as an individual, and for your organization. A supportive peer network can provide you with a wide variety of expertise and institutional knowledge, and enable you to leverage other people's networks. 

Objectives

Cultivating Strategic Peer Relationships

  • identify key benefits of being aware of your working environment
  • classify the political styles of individuals in the workplace
  • recognize the benefits of identifying key peers
  • identify the characteristics of key peers
  • choose examples of effective steps to build strategic peer relationships
  • describe how to keep your peer relationships healthy

14. Thinking Critically: Coming to Terms with Assumptions

Assumptions are necessary to help us make sense out of our world. Often we are not even aware we are making assumptions. Where critical thinkers differ is that they are able to spot the assumptions that are being made by themselves and others, and they take steps to find out if these assumptions are justified by evidence. They also check to see what others are thinking before starting down a path of thinking that snowballs into some inaccurate conclusion. Assumptions can get in the way of thinking rationally, critically, and unemotionally. We cannot eliminate all assumptions, but we can do a good job coming to terms with them as a natural, sometimes helpful, but often problematic part of our thinking process. 

Objectives

Why Assumptions Matter

  • use lines of questioning to identify and check assumptions
  • distinguish relevant facts from opinions
  • seek perspectives of others when managing assumptions
  • recognize and challenge assumptions appropriately

15. Taking Stock of Your Work/Life Balance

Do you fill your life with many activities and then find it's tricky getting a good balance between them? Getting the balance right can provide you with tremendous payback, but where does this balance lie? You want to feel fulfilled and in harmony with yourself and your world. You know finding a balance is good for you, and also impacts positively on your family, friends, and coworkers. This course highlights techniques you can use to analyze your current level of balance between work and life responsibilities. It covers ways to assess your current work/life balance and overcome internal and external obstacles to achieving balance. Only through properly understanding where you are, in relation to where you want to be, can you begin to construct a map that will take you to your objective of a balanced, fulfilled life.

Objectives

Managing a Balancing Act

  • recognize common symptoms of an out-of-balance life
  • recognize the benefits of achieving a healthy work/life balance
  • identify the elements to analyze when assessing your work/life balance
  • identify elements of a technique to effectively balance the demands of work and your private life
  • identify examples of internal and external obstacles
  • identify the actions to take to overcome an external obstacle in a given scenario

16. Organizations Change So Get Ready

A change in your work situation – whether good or bad – can create a period of uncertainty, stress, and anxiety while you adjust. A clear understanding of what organizational change is, and what to expect when dealing with it, can shorten the period of adjustment so you can get back on track sooner. In this course, you'll explore organizational change and the typical events that can trigger it. You'll also learn about the three specific types of organizational change, common reactions to organizational change, and the stages you can expect to go through when dealing with organizational change.

Objectives

Preparing for Organizational Change

  • recognize the benefits of accepting organizational change
  • distinguish between examples of internal and external triggers of organizational change
  • match types of organizational change to corresponding examples
  • match common reactions to change with corresponding examples of individuals exhibiting those reactions
  • sequence the stages of reacting to change
  • determine how an organizational change will impact an employee over time, given the person's initial reaction
  • recognize the importance of learning how to prepare for change
  • use strategies to ready yourself for organizational changes

17. Redefining Yourself after Organizational Change

Whether it's upsizing, downsizing, relocation, new processes, or a complete reorganization, organizational change is inevitable in today's business environment. It's important to not just survive organizational change, but thriving in it, empowering yourself to take control of your career, recognize new opportunities, and propel your career forward. In this course, you will learn the importance of being prepared for organizational change as well as the essential skills needed to handle it. These skills include a willingness to take risks, having an openness to the unknown, and being able to manage yourself through change. The course details the best practices of building self-motivation, which is key to being prepared for organizational change, and it introduces the idea of reframing as a coping method for accepting organizational change. 

Objectives

Change Brings Opportunities

  • recognize how to use key skills to effectively handle change
  • identify strategies for building self-motivation
  • recognize statements that demonstrate a person is moving from resistance to acceptance
  • recognize examples of reframed attitudes toward change
  • identify ways you can reinvent yourself after change
  • recognize the benefits of proactively capitalizing on organizational change
  • recognize the elements of a career plan

18. Managing Motivation during Organizational Change

A key challenge for managers is keeping employees motivated and productive during times of change. To survive and grow in volatile markets, organizations have to embrace change; they have to innovate and adapt. However, because change involves uncertainty, it's stressful, and it can evoke fear and resistance among employees – just at a time when an organization needs everyone to pull together and give their best efforts. In this course, you'll learn how to recognize and manage employee stress, as well as your own stress, during periods of change. 

Objectives

Keeping Employees Motivated During Change

  • recognize common signs of stress in employees
  • identify examples of time management techniques that managers can use to manage their own stress
  • recognize strategies for reducing employee stress during times of organizational change
  • recognize ways to focus on employee motivation and be an example during times of change
  • recognize ways to communicate with employees and foster a good organizational culture during times of change
  • support employees during difficult times by acknowledging their experiences
  • support employees during difficult times by allowing them to react

19. Preventing Unhealthy Workplace Conflict

Conflict, when hurtful or unresolved, puts distance between people who need to work together, and often results in a loss of talent. 'Not getting along' shouldn't be the reason people fail to contribute or leave organizations. Dealing with conflict when it is in your face is one thing, but preventing it comes first. This means accepting that conflict may occur, understanding the sources of potential conflict, preventing unnecessary conflict by watching for signs, and making sure you and others know what is 'off limits.' In this course, you'll learn about the benefits of healthy conflict, as well as typical sources of conflict. You'll find out how to recognize the signs of unhealthy conflict and take steps to prevent it. In addition, you'll learn when it's appropriate to report a conflict.

Objectives

Conflict is a Workplace Reality

  • recognize the benefits of productive conflict in the workplace
  • recognize organizational and interpersonal sources of conflict
  • take action when there are obvious signs of unhealthy conflict
  • judge when it's appropriate to report a conflict because it has escalated into "off limits" behavior
  • react appropriately to conflict in the workplace

20. Getting Your Career on the Right Track

Exploring your career options is an important part of staying on the right track. If you know where you want to go, you can take the steps to reach your goals. This course discusses the options available when you're trying to get your career on the right track. You'll discover how to make successful in-house job changes, as well as how to make lateral moves in the same company. You'll find out about approaches for creating and implementing an effective promotion plan, and learn the best ways to ask for assignments that will move your career forward. You'll also discover ways you can successfully move on to a different employer if you've exhausted all your options at your current place of work.

Objectives

Exploring Your Career Options

  • recognize strategies for identifying internal advancement and development opportunities
  • identify considerations for making a lateral move within your organization
  • sequence the steps for creating and implementing a promotion plan
  • recognize the benefits of having a promotion plan
  • identify examples of strategies for successfully asking for assignments that will advance your career
  • recognize ways to successfully move on to a different employer
  • use strategies to manage your career and keep it on the right track

21. Developing a Plan to Further Your Career

The whole notion of what a career is has changed. You are now responsible for making your own career choices, and it's not always clear which way offers the straightest path toward your goal. This course guides you through the process of taking inventory of your values, interests, skills, and needs. Then based on these findings, you can determine your strengths. This course also provides tips on how to deal with any weaknesses that are holding you back. You will also learn how to develop and implement your action plan to further your career.

Objectives

Developing a Career Plan

  • identify the types of questions you should ask to evaluate your current career situation
  • identify how to pinpoint your strengths
  • recognize ways to address your weaknesses
  • identify the types of questions you should ask to develop a vision for your future career
  • match the methods for correcting deficiencies in your career goals with examples
  • identify the steps involved in setting a time line
  • use techniques to develop a career plan

22. Building Your Professional Network

A key factor in advancing your career is using good communication skills to build strong professional relationships and maintain an effective business network of contacts. This course provides you with the essential communication skills required to establish a business network and includes strategies for building rapport with new contacts during networking opportunities. It also covers best practices for maintaining your network so that business contacts can help you achieve your career goals.

Objectives

Professional Networking Strategies

  • identify ways in which a business network is important
  • recognize where to find networking opportunities
  • identify best practices for attracting new network connections
  • match strategies for conversing with new people to appropriate examples
  • recognize strategies you can use to maintain your business network
  • utilize appropriate techniques to start your own business network

23. Writing and Preparing an Effective Speech

Not everybody is a natural public speaker. Some people are more eloquent and outgoing than others, but that doesn't automatically mean they can deliver an effective speech. In fact, public speaking requires significant planning and preparation. It's a learnable skill. This course teaches you how to prepare for public speaking, including determining your objective and audience profile, choosing your topic, and defining the theme of your speech. It also describes best practices to follow when planning, researching, and writing your speech.

Objectives

Preparing and Writing Speeches

  • recognize ways of using aim and audience to select a speech topic
  • identify how to use theme and encapsulation to select a speech topic
  • recognize good practices to use when researching a speech
  • recognize methods to use when preparing to give a speech
  • sequence the steps for writing a speech
  • identify ways of practicing a speech

24. Conquering the Challenges of Public Speaking

Being a competent public speaker allows you to showcase your work and communicate effectively. You won't convey your message – despite spending hours honing it – if you fail to engage your audience, handle audience challenges that arise, and tackle nerves and anxiety. This course explores methods for delivering an effective speech, such as making a good first impression and building rapport with your audience. It discusses techniques for handling challenges during a speech, such as reviving an audience's focus and handling difficult questions or hecklers. Finally, the course introduces strategies to overcome public speaking anxiety.

Objectives

Public Speaking Challenges

  • recognize the basic rules of good speech delivery
  • identify techniques for regaining an audience's attention
  • recognize how to deal with uncooperative audiences
  • identify techniques to deal with difficult questions
  • Recognize techniques for dealing with heckling
  • recognize typical behaviors associated with public-speaking anxiety
  • identify ways of overcoming public-speaking anxiety

25. Public Speaking Strategies: Confident Public Speaking

Effective speech delivery is crucial to public speaking, as it allows you to showcase your work and communicate with confidence. No matter how much time you've spent perfecting your message, no one will hear it if you are unable to engage your audience, handle on-the-spot challenges, and avoid being disrupted by nerves.

Objectives

Overcoming Public Speaking Challenges

  • recognize the basics of good speech delivery
  • recognize techniques for dealing with the challenges of public speaking
  • use techniques for overcoming public speaking anxiety in a given scenario
  • deliver a speech with confidence in a given scenario

26. Be a Better Listener

How well do you listen? Listening is rarely a hot topic in workplace training, yet the most successful people are almost always trained, excellent listeners. They have mastered a number of discrete skills and are capable of deploying this skillset creatively and adaptively to unique situations to ensure workplace excellence. In this course, you'll review the core of that skillset. You'll come to understand why you should focus on improving your ability to listen and debunk misperceptions surrounding the skill. And finally, you'll begin to explore the skills to hone your listening, including how to give yourself a pop-quiz at the end of a conversation.

Objectives

How to Improve the Way You Listen

  • identify the benefits of effective listening
  • identify the common misperceptions about listening
  • recognize how to apply foundational behaviors that support effective listening
  • use the appropriate pop-quiz techniques in a given scenario
  • apply the basics of improved listening

27. 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. But that's an inefficient way of reading, especially for those who have a lot to read and very little time to accomplish it. In this course, you'll learn the bad reading habits that keep you from reading more efficiently, and simple tips you can use and practice to increase your reading speed and comprehension.

Objectives

Improving Your Reading Speed

  • recognize the basic information that you need to start increasing your reading speed
  • recognize bad reading habits that slow down your reading speed
  • recognize how to read only the information you need
  • recognize ways to use your hand to increase your reading speed
  • recognize how to read groups of words
  • identify ways to increase your comprehension while reading

28. Improving Your Memory Skills

Believe it or not, most people have an incredible memory, they just don't know how to use it. Other than rote memorization, most people were never taught memory techniques that really tap into the power of the human brain. In this course, you'll learn about basic memory principles and learn how to use them to memorize and recall almost anything, including speeches, passwords, faces, and lists.

Objectives

Improving Your Memory Skills

  • recognize the principles of repetition, exaggeration, imagery, and focus
  • recognize basic mnemonic devices
  • identify the steps of the memory palace technique
  • remember people's names and faces
  • recognize tips for memorizing text that you’ll later need to recite from memory
  • create strong passwords that are easy to remember

29. Establishing Self-confidence for Life

Healthy self-confidence is critical for success in your life, and not just your personal life, but professional as well. When the people you interact with in daily life sense that you don't feel confident in yourself, they may not feel confident in you either. In this course, you'll learn what's meant by 'self-confidence,' and the behavioral indicators of low and healthy self-confidence levels. You'll also learn how to perform a personal analysis of your current self-confidence levels, so you know which areas to work on. Finally, you'll discover real-world techniques you can use for building and maintaining healthy self-confidence levels.

Objectives

Building and Maintaining Self-confidence

  • distinguish between the key contributing elements of self-confidence
  • identify behaviors that indicate low self-confidence
  • recognize healthy self-confidence behavioral indicators
  • identify the steps for assessing your current self-confidence level
  • recognize techniques to use to increase your level of self-confidence
  • identify techniques for maintaining healthy self-confidence levels

30. Self-improvement for Lifelong Success

We all have areas of our lives to improve upon, and working toward self-improvement has lasting positive impacts on your personal and professional life. In this course you'll learn about the key principles to keep in mind when committing to self-improvement to help keep you on track. You'll also learn how to create a self-improvement plan to organize your self-improvement activities. This course also covers techniques for building and maintaining an effective self-improvement mentoring relationship, and common obstacles you may face so you can overcome them when you are challenged by them in your self-improvement efforts.

Objectives

Planning Lifelong Self-Improvement

  • identify key principles of committing to self-improvement
  • recognize the positive impacts self-improvement efforts can have on your life
  • identify the five steps for creating a self-improvement plan
  • identify activities that help you maintain an openness to learning and self-development
  • identify the key characteristics necessary for developing a positive self-improvement mentoring relationship
  • recognize common obstacles to self-improvement

31. Uncovering and Utilizing Your Talents and Skills

We all have individual talents and skills that make us unique in some way, but you may not be aware of your own skills, or how to use those skills to improve many areas of your life. In this course, you'll learn what is meant by talent and skill, and why it's important to understand what talents you possess. This course also covers techniques for identifying your unique capabilities, and outlines what you should include in a talent action plan to fully utilize and develop your key talents and skills.

Objectives

Discovering and Using Your Talents

  • distinguish between talents and skills
  • recognize the rewards you gain from knowing your talents and skills
  • distinguish between the three types of skills you can have
  • recognize techniques for identifying your talents and skills
  • identify the elements to include in a talent action plan

32. Thinking Critically: Coming to Terms with Assumptions

Assumptions are necessary to help us make sense out of our world. Often we are not even aware we are making assumptions. Where critical thinkers differ is that they are able to spot the assumptions that are being made by themselves and others, and they take steps to find out if these assumptions are justified by evidence. They also check to see what others are thinking before starting down a path of thinking that snowballs into some inaccurate conclusion. Assumptions can get in the way of thinking rationally, critically, and unemotionally. We cannot eliminate all assumptions, but we can do a good job coming to terms with them as a natural, sometimes helpful, but often problematic part of our thinking process. 

Objectives

Why Assumptions Matter

  • use lines of questioning to identify and check assumptions
  • distinguish relevant facts from opinions
  • seek perspectives of others when managing assumptions
  • recognize and challenge assumptions appropriately

33. Unleashing Personal and Team Creativity

Believe it or not, everyone has the potential to be creative. If you're struggling to express your creativity then something is getting in the way. The good news is that these barriers can be overcome. At work, it can be especially difficult for individuals to express themselves freely and interact in teams. But with the right approach and techniques, team leaders can provide a safe space that allows everyone to share and contribute their ideas. This course describes personal barriers to creativity and how to overcome them. It provides strategies for enhancing creativity in the workplace. In addition, it outlines key requirements for promoting creativity in a work environment.

Objectives

Enhancing Creativity in the Workplace

  • recognize the importance of various personal characteristics of creative people
  • recognize solutions for overcoming personal barriers to creativity
  • match techniques for enhancing creativity with examples of how to execute them
  • recognize characteristics that foster team creativity in a work environment
  • recognize actions performed during each of the five brainstorming steps
  • recognize how role playing helps teams generate creative ideas

34. The Building Blocks of Building Trust

Can I trust you? This is what others may ask, often silently, when they work and engage with you. It's also what you ask about another person as well. If you want people to trust you, a firm handshake and good eye contact is not enough. You have to build trust like a mason builds a wall – one stone at a time. It rarely comes ready-made. But when you've taken the effort to build it and it is solid, you want to maintain it for a long time. Trust is a core ingredient in most every positive relationship. Without trust, the mason's wall takes on a whole new analogy – a barrier with no gate for entry. In this course, you'll explore what makes you and others trustworthy, how to demonstrate trustworthiness, and the importance of extending trust to receive trust.

Objectives

The Building Blocks of Building Trust

  • recognize trustworthy people based on their behaviors
  • recognize opportunities to demonstrate trustworthiness at work
  • identify readiness factors to build trust with others
  • connect with others in a way that promotes trust building
  • recognize listening skills to seek to understand others
  • demonstrate ways to maintain trust while collaborating
  • recognize the steps for confronting broken trust with communication
  • recognize strategies for rebuilding trust

35. Improving Your Work/Life Balance  

  • Taking Stock of Your Work/Life Balance
  • Staying Balanced in a Shifting World
  • Take a Deep Breath and Manage Your Stress

36. Navigating through Organizational Change

  • Organizations Change So Get Ready
  • Redefining Yourself after Organizational Change

37. Improving Your Personal Productivity    

  • Organize Your Physical and Digital Workspace
  • Avoid Procrastination by Getting Organized Instead
  • Maximize Your Productivity by Managing Time and Tasks
  • Achieve Productivity in Your Personal Life

38. Perseverance at Work

  • Forging Ahead with Perseverance and Resilience
  • Reaching Goals Using Perseverance and Resilience

39. Building, Rebuilding, and Sustaining Trust

  • The Building Blocks of Building Trust

40. Polishing Your Professional Edge

  • Becoming an Accountable Professional
  • Becoming Your Own Best Boss
  • Becoming More Professional through Business Etiquette
  • Developing a Personal Accountability Framework

41. Diversity on the Job

  • Bridging the Diversity Gap
  • Your Role in Workplace Diversity

42. Creativity in the Workplace

  • Unleashing Personal and Team Creativity
  • Verifying and Building on Creative Ideas

43. Managing Your Career

  • Developing a Plan to Further Your Career
  • Getting Your Career on the Right Track
  • Using Performance Appraisals to Advance Your Career

44. 360 Degree Relationships

  • Cultivating Relationships with Your Peers
  • Building Your Professional Network
  • Building Rapport with Your Boss

45. Business Ethics Essentials

  • Developing Your Business Ethics

46. Public Speaking Strategies

  • Writing and Preparing an Effective Speech
  • Conquering the Challenges of Public Speaking

47. Performing Under Pressure

  • Performing Under Pressure

48. Time Management

  • Aligning Goals and Priorities to Manage Time
  • Make the Time You Need: Get Organized
  • The Art of Staying Focused

49. Discovering Your Strengths

  • Uncovering and Utilizing Your Talents and Skills
  • Self-improvement for Lifelong Success
  • Establishing Self-confidence for Life

50. Overcoming Procrastination

  • Procrastination: Admitting it is the First Step
  • Beating Procrastination by Boosting Your Creativity and Drive

51. Improving Your Memory

  • Improving Your Memory Skills

52. Improving Your Reading Speed

  • Improving Your Reading Speed and Comprehension

53. Unconscious Bias

  • Understanding Unconscious Bias
  • Overcoming Your Own Unconscious Biases
  • Overcoming Unconscious Bias in the Workplace
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