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Saturday 29th April 2017

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Personal effectiveness

Newsletter 472: Are You “Right” For the Job?

In this newsletter, learn how to find the ideal role to suit your personality, or that of a job applicant.

Why Do Projects Fail? - Learning How to Avoid Project Failure

Projects can “fail” for many reasons- not delivering to cost or quality, missing the deadline, or simply not meeting expectations. Find out how you can avoid these outcomes.

The Big Five Personality Traits Model - Matching Personalities with Roles

Does your job fit your personality? Use the Big Five Personality Traits model to learn more about your personality and find job roles that best suit it.

Ready for a Real Vacation? - How to Make the Most of Your Precious Time

Allow yourself to really enjoy your vacation by preparing colleagues for your absence, minimizing disruption, and switching off fully from work.

Bad Behavior at Work - Using Clear Criteria to Identify and Deal With Offenders

Bad behavior at work is often a dual problem. It can have significant costs, and it can also be difficult to “prove”. These rules and examples will help you identify offenders and deal with them constructively.

The ADKAR Change Management Model - Using Goals to Accomplish Change

ADKAR is a change management model focused on sharing and achieving five project goals: awareness, desire, knowledge, ability, and reinforcement.

Newsletter 471: How to Motivate Your Team

In this newsletter, find out how your assumptions about what motivates your people influences the way you manage them.

Maximizing the Impact of Formal Training - Get the Biggest Benefit From Your Team’s Desire to Learn

Help your team members to make the most of their formal training by allowing them time to prepare for learning and to apply their new knowledge.

Newsletter 470: Think Your Way to Success!

In this newsletter, learn how to approach problems and decisions from different viewpoints.

Six Thinking Hats - Looking at a Decision From All Points of View

Use Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats approach to improve your decision making, by looking at the decision from a range of different perspectives.

Action Plans - Small-Scale Planning

Learn how to use an Action Plan, a simple approach to planning, to help you complete small projects effectively, without missing key steps.

The GIVE Model - Building a Positive Personal Identity

Build your self-esteem and a reputation for integrity at work by using the GIVE model to create a positive identity.

What’s Your Reputation? - Building a Reputation Consistent With Your Career Goals

Your reputation can make or break you. Sometimes you are not even aware of how others perceive you until it’s too late. Learn what goes into forming your reputation and what you can do to portray the image you want.

Newsletter 469: How to Keep Getting Better!

In this newsletter, learn how to continuously improve your products and services.

Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) - Continually Improving, in a Methodical Way

PDCA stands for Plan-Do-Check-Act - a four-stage problem-solving model that enables organizations to continually improve processes, products or services.

10 Common Strategy Mistakes - Developing a Sustainable Strategy

A good strategy aims to build a sustainable and profitable business. To make a success of your strategy, you’ll need to avoid making 10 common mistakes.

Newsletter 468: How to “Roll With the Punches”

In this newsletter, find out how to bounce back from a career body blow.

When Teams Shrink - Coping with Layoffs, and Moving On

Losing your job is obviously profoundly unpleasant. However, it can also be difficult when you’re the one who is left behind. Learn some coping strategies, so that you and your team members can move on after a round of layoffs.

Porter’s Value Chain - Understanding How Value is Created Within Organizations

Creating good value for customers is complex, and it involves a chain of activities linked to one another. Learn how to identify these value-adding activities in a systematic way.

How to Recover From Job Loss - Dealing With the Practicalities of Moving On

Don’t let the devastation of losing your job delay your return to employment. Use planning and a forward-looking mindset to get back into the market.

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