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Personal Development Skills Blogs

Personal development training is the best investment you can make, because your own performance is the most important factor in how your life turns out.

Many people do not take responsibility to for their results, instead they blame other people and The System. But the truth is that your own performance is paramount because you are always there. You need to improve your performance in six major areas of activity.

  1. Setting and achieving goals.
  2. Clear, convincing communication.
  3. Planning, prevention and problems solving.
  4. Handling difficult people and circumstances.
  5. Self-control (self-discipline, self-motivation, and self-confidence).
  6. Inspire others towards a positive mental attitude.

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  • What is Self-Development?

    02 October 2018

    What is Self-development? Definition of Self-development: Self-development is the conscious and continuous effort, to improve oneself in all areas; mentally, physically, emotionally, socially and financially. Self-development starts with developing "the right mind-set", because it is your mindset that determines everything you say and everything you do. Therefore, your mind-set is the... Continue Reading >

    What is Self-Development?
  • How can I Feel Better About Myself?

    02 July 2018

    How can I feel better about myself? Here are nine ways you can feel better about yourself: Figure out who (or what) you are measuring yourself up against. Dress well and keep yourself well-groomed and looking your best. Never say derogatory things about yourself to others. Instead, tell people you feel... Continue Reading >

    How can I Feel Better About Myself?
  • Ways to Develop a Success-Orientated Mindset

    01 June 2018

    Ways to Develop a Success-Orientated Mindset Your mindset is important because it determines what you will do, under a given set of circumstances. Mindsets can be broken into two fundamental groups: Good mind sets - Goal focused, logical, adaptive, and co-operative. Bad mind sets - Drifter, illogical, maladaptive and uncooperative. Which... Continue Reading >

    Ways to Develop a Success-Orientated Mindset
  • How to Improve Yourself

    18 May 2018

    How to Improve Yourself In order to improve your results and be successful, you need to constantly improve performance. There are seven major ways to improve yourself and your performance. Improve your knowledge bank. Improve your technical skills and abilities. Improve your energy levels. Improve your ability to think lo... Continue Reading >

    How to Improve Yourself
  • How to Make Progress

    13 March 2018

    How to Make Progress To make more progress in life, start looking at problems in a different way. Whatever happens can be utilised, if you think with the right mind-set. Utilisation is the idea that you can use any situation as a stepping stone to make progress. The principle of utilisation... Continue Reading >

    How to Make Progress
  • How to Take Criticism

    02 March 2018

    Taking criticism is a necessary skill, since we all make mistakes. The problem with criticism is twofold. Firstly, most people hate taking criticism. It dents their pride and self-confidence. So, they defend their errors rather than learn from them. The second problem is, that many people word their criticism in such... Continue Reading >

    How to Take Criticism
  • How to Gain Confidence

    27 February 2018

    Confidence is a positive emotion that most people would like to experience with greater intensity. All emotions are a reaction to earlier thought. If you think confidence-building thought patterns, then you will feel confident emotions. If you think confidence-destroying thought patterns, then you will destroy your confidence. Here are three, common... Continue Reading >

    How to Gain Confidence
  • Great Minds Think Alike

    06 February 2018

    Great Minds Think Alike Have you heard the saying, "Great minds think alike"? "Great minds think alike" does not mean, "Great minds think the same things". It means; Great minds think in the same way. Great minds use the same method. The method that great minds use is LOGIC. Logic is... Continue Reading >

    Great Minds Think Alike
  • Confidence Builder

    23 January 2018

    Confidence Builder I want to share with you the best way to build self-confidence. Whenever you meet any new, challenging situation, recognise that you can take one of three mental attitudes to it. You can: Step into it. Mentally, go forward to meet the challenge. Not step into it. You can... Continue Reading >

    Confidence Builder
  • Four Thinking Styles

    19 December 2017

    Four Thinking Styles The quality of your life is dependent on the quality of your thinking. If you develop the ability to think well, then you will say the right things, do the right things, and feel terrific. If you are a good thinker, your life, in all its aspects, will... Continue Reading >

    Four Thinking Styles
  • Personal Development: Reflective Practice

    14 December 2017

    Reflective Practice Reflective practice is learning through experience. It is a form of continuous improvement, by means of consciously analysing the results of your recent actions and making the necessary adaptive changes, in order to improve the next set of results. Reflective practice is applicable to every field of human endeavour... Continue Reading >

    Personal Development: Reflective Practice
  • Personal Development: Attention Seeking Behaviour

    14 November 2017

    Attention Seeking Behaviour People act the way they do, in order to achieve what they perceive, is 'good' for them. The difficulty in that definition is that, everyone has a radically different perception of what constitutes 'Good'. For example: Are cream cakes good to eat? It depends on how you define... Continue Reading >

    Personal Development: Attention Seeking Behaviour
  • How can We Continually Improve Our Results?

    06 October 2017

    How can we continually improve our results? We can continually improve our results, only if we continually improve our performance. Performance is the sum of four elements (SOS>C). Self - Your performance. Others -The performance of the people around you. System - The systems that we build and use. Context... Continue Reading >

    How can We Continually Improve Our Results?
  • Social Inheritance

    28 March 2017

    Social Inheritance Everyone is heir to a social inheritance. Social inheritance is the set of beliefs and prejudices that you are taught as you grow up, by your parents, schools and the wider society, that explains to your growing brain, "How the world really works". Your social inheritance will tell you... Continue Reading >

    Social Inheritance
  • ​Success is Simple

    24 March 2017

    Success is Simple Success is simple to understand. All you need to do, is add value to other people. Strive to add value to your family; Add value to your boss; Add value to your customers; Add value to your friends; Add value to your colleagues; Add value to your suppliers... Continue Reading >

    ​Success is Simple
  • Self-Talk - Develop your Personal Mental Attitude

    20 January 2017

    Self-talk Self-talk is whatever you say to yourself about yourself and other people, or whatever you say to yourself about the way the world is. Whenever you describe to yourself what is going on inside yourself, or with other people, or the way the world is (or seems to be, from... Continue Reading >

    Self-Talk - Develop your Personal Mental Attitude
  • Personal Productivity Training

    06 December 2016

    Personal Productivity Training What is productivity training? Productivity training is about changing your habits in ways which will allow you to achieve your goals more quickly and easily. Productivity training is about making more progress, in less time. If you are to achieve your goals, you need to be at your... Continue Reading >

    Personal Productivity Training
  • Don't Let Fear Stop You

    29 November 2016

    Don't Let Fear Stop You Fear is one of the strongest emotions. Its function is to keep you safe from harm. Fear keeps you safe by causing you to either; run away when faced with danger, or to not even go near the danger in the first place. If you were... Continue Reading >

    Don't Let Fear Stop You
  • How to Develop Self-Esteem

    25 October 2016

    How to Develop Self-Esteem Self-esteem is important. Self-esteem is a measure of the type of thoughts that you have about yourself. If you think you are a valuable person; a good person, then you will have a healthy level of self-esteem. If you think you are not a valuable person, or... Continue Reading >

    How to Develop Self-Esteem
  • The Psychology of Achievement

    30 August 2016

    The Psychology of Achievement: Wise words from Brian Tracy Brian Tracy is one of the most popular speakers in the field of professional development training. He was the first author I ever read, in connection with personal development. I came across his programme, 'The Psychology of Achievement', way back in 1985... Continue Reading >

    The Psychology of Achievement
  • Personal Development: Wise Words From Jim Rohn

    02 August 2016

    Personal Development: Wise words from Jim Rohn Jim Rohn is one of the best American leadership, personal development training gurus. He has a conversational style. The following is not a direct quote, but is written to reflect Jim's content and style, enjoy: Reasons why I have not done very well... Continue Reading >

    Personal Development: Wise Words From Jim Rohn
  • How to be a More Confident Communicator

    17 May 2016

    Be a More Confident Communicator Here are some tips on how to come across as being more confident. Confidence is two things: Confidence is an emotion. Confidence is a communication style. It is perfectly possible to communicate in a confident manner, without necessarily having the emotion present inside you. Lots of... Continue Reading >

    How to be a More Confident Communicator
  • Get Better Every Day

    06 May 2016

    Get Better Every Day Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to Get Better Every Day. If you did get a little better, every day, then you would get noticeably better, over the period of a month, and hugely better, over a period of a year. If you got... Continue Reading >

    Get Better Every Day
  • You can Redefine Yourself

    18 March 2016

    You Can Redefine Yourself If you want to, you can redefine your personality. Your personality is defined by your self-image. Your self-image is the sum of all your thoughts, feelings and beliefs about who you are. As you developed from child to adult, you came to believe certain things about your... Continue Reading >

    You can Redefine Yourself
  • Fear can Cause Failure

    11 March 2016

    Fear Can Cause Failure What would life be like if you could live without any unnecessary fears? Most people don't do as well as they could because they fear to make the attempt. Or even if they do make an attempt, their performance is marred by nerves brought on by self... Continue Reading >

    Fear can Cause Failure
  • Develop your Mind, Body and Spirit

    04 March 2016

    Develop Your Mind, Body and Spirit If you want things to get better, YOU need to get better. If you work on yourself to improve your mind, your body and your spirit, then those improvements in yourself will be the catalyst for improvements in your outside circumstances. Many people would love... Continue Reading >

    Develop your Mind, Body and Spirit
  • Seeking the Approval of Others

    12 February 2016

    Seeking The Approval of Others There are two common mistakes that many people make. They develop an irrational need to gain the social approval of others. They become irrationally upset if they gain the social disapproval of others. They both come from the same source: The Fear of Rejection The fear... Continue Reading >

    Seeking the Approval of Others
  • Personal Development: the Power of Persistence

    29 January 2016

    The Power of Persistence Persistence is the prerequisite of all successful action. Persistence is power. Some people have persistence and will stick to a goal until they have achieved it, no matter how many setbacks, temporary defeats and disappointments they encounter along the way. On the other hand, many people lack... Continue Reading >

    Personal Development: the Power of Persistence
  • Develop your People Management Skills

    15 January 2016

    Develop Your People Management Skills Managing humans is like herding cats. Like cats, humans act on their own opinion, and often, they do not do what you want them to do. But humans are more intelligent than cats. Humans can frustrate you in ways a cat could never even imagine. In... Continue Reading >

    Develop your People Management Skills
  • How to Make Things Better Than They are Now

    12 January 2016

    How to make things better than they are now Would you say your current situation was perfect, or is there still room for improvement? I would suspect that there is definitely some room for improvement, isn't there? Since nobody is perfect, then seldom is their situation perfect. We all occasionally make... Continue Reading >

    How to Make Things Better Than They are Now
  • How can I Create Better Results?

    11 December 2015

    How Can I Create Better Results Everyone wants to have better results. Presumably you would like to have, a nicer car, a nicer house, a nicer income. Everyone wants their lives to be better, in the sense of enjoying better results. So the big question is, what is it that determines... Continue Reading >

    How can I Create Better Results?
  • Personal and Professional Development

    24 November 2015

    Personal and Professional Development If you want your situation to get better, there are two ways that you might try to achieve this. You might, Sit and wait for circumstances to change, (and pray that the change in circumstances is in your favour!) You might try to change the circumstances yourself... Continue Reading >

    Personal and Professional Development
  • Your Personal Development Programme

    10 November 2015

    Your Personal Development Programme If you learn to improve your personal performance you will improve your chances of greater success in the future. Here are our recommendations as to how you could improve your performance. Prioritise your goals. Prioritise how you spend your time. To a higher degree than you do... Continue Reading >

    Your Personal Development Programme
  • Fantastic Quotes to Inspire You

    03 November 2015

    Personal Development: Fantastic Quotes to Inspire You Your own personal development is your most important job. Imagine if you could actualise all of your vast potential; just think how good it would be to have you around. If you really did actualise your entire god-given potential, then you would be a... Continue Reading >

    Fantastic Quotes to Inspire You
  • Personal Development: Self-Image

    27 October 2015

    Your Self-Image Your self-image is very important. Self-image is the sum of all your thoughts, feelings and beliefs about who you really are. You always act in accordance with your self-image. Everything you ever say, and everything you ever do, is governed by your self-image. Your self-image is your personal identity... Continue Reading >

    Personal Development: Self-Image
  • Personal Development: Work on your Weaknesses

    13 October 2015

    Work on Your Weaknesses One of the greatest things you could do for yourself, is to be honest about where you are weak and then be willing to work on your weaknesses, in order to improve them. The ability to be honest with yourself is a rare trait; a very rare... Continue Reading >

    Personal Development: Work on your Weaknesses
  • How to Develop your Personal Skills

    25 September 2015

    How to Develop Your Personal Skills "How can you get the best performance from yourself and others?" You can only do this by developing your personal skills. But there are millions of skills that you could develop, so which skills should you focus on? We suggest you should focus on developing... Continue Reading >

    How to Develop your Personal Skills
  • Striving After an Ideal

    22 September 2015

    Personal Development: Striving After an Ideal We all have conceptions of the ideal. The ideal man. The ideal woman. The ideal holiday destination. Ideals don't exist in reality. They are our ideas of what would be true if we could have the world the way we want it. I would like... Continue Reading >

    Striving After an Ideal
  • Personal Development Training

    04 September 2015

    Personal Development Training Personal development training is important. Why? Because we all want better results. Results are the name of the game! It doesn't matter how well you are doing right now, it is possible to improve upon your current results. It doesn't matter how much you have in your account... Continue Reading >

    Personal Development Training
  • Learn From Failure

    11 August 2015

    Learn From Failure It is true that most successes are preceded by large amounts of failure. Therefore, in order to succeed, you must be prepared to put up with a large number of failed attempts. The reason for that is simple; most worthwhile goals are difficult assignments. Since nobody is born... Continue Reading >

    Learn From Failure
  • Personal Development Training: be More Proactive

    28 July 2015

    Personal Development Training: Be More Proactive You can put people into one of three different classes: Those people who are proactive. Those people who are reactive. Those people who are passive. Being more proactive is the best option People who are proactive tend to achieve more, tend to be happier and... Continue Reading >

    Personal Development Training: be More Proactive
  • Five Ways to Manage your Own Emotions

    17 July 2015

    Five Ways to Manage Your Own Emotions We all have emotions and feelings, but sadly, many people are unable to properly manage their emotions. How can you better manage your emotions? Too many people suffer with too much fear. Or they lose their temper too often. As a result, they say... Continue Reading >

    Five Ways to Manage your Own Emotions
  • The Business of Helping People

    07 July 2015

    The Business of Helping People If you want to do well in business, or in your relationships, or in life in general, then it is important to understand something very important. It is this: You should be in the business of making other people's lives better. You are successful in business... Continue Reading >

    The Business of Helping People
  • Actualise your Potential

    30 June 2015

    Actualise Your Potential You were born with a set of potentials. A potential is a latent, innate capacity to achieve goals. You were born with an immense amount of natural talent; latent, innate power to perform at a high level of achievement. Your DNA Holds the Key to Your Success You... Continue Reading >

    Actualise your Potential
  • Soft Skills Training

    08 May 2015

    Soft Skills Training Soft skills training is the name given to panoply of skills that will help you to inspire a positive response from everyone you work with. "Soft skills" is a generic term that denotes many subset skills, meaning that there are many skills falling under the general heading... Continue Reading >

    Soft Skills Training
  • Improve your Self-Confidence

    01 May 2015

    Improve Your Self-Confidence Self confidence is a positive emotion that is based on a belief that you possess enough ability to successfully handle the challenges that face you. A lack of self-confidence (self-doubt), is a negative emotion that flows from a feeling that you LACK the ability to successfully handle those... Continue Reading >

    Improve your Self-Confidence
  • What Skills and Knowledge Do I Need to Improve?

    21 April 2015

    What Skills and Knowledge Do I Need to Improve? In order to improve your chances of success at work, you need to continually develop your skills and knowledge. Nobody knows everything. Everyone is in need of further training, both in terms of gaining additional knowledge and in terms of gaining additional... Continue Reading >

    What Skills and Knowledge Do I Need to Improve?
  • What Skills Do I Need to Develop?

    31 March 2015

    What Skills do I Need to Develop? If you want to continue to progress in life, then you need to provide your boss, your customers, your suppliers and your family, with your best possible performance. We all need to give to others, our best possible performance. In order for us to... Continue Reading >

    What Skills Do I Need to Develop?
  • Mental Toughness

    20 March 2015

    Mental Toughness Mental toughness is the ability to withstand innumerable insults, setbacks, defeats and disappointments without losing your mind, your motivation, or your sense of humour. The lack of mental toughness, which we can call, mental fragility, is the bad habit of losing heart, losing hope, becoming too upset, too angry... Continue Reading >

    Mental Toughness
  • How to be Even More Successful

    17 February 2015

    How to be Even More Successful Do you want to learn how to be more successful? Even if you are successful now, wouldn't you like to know how to be even MORE successful? If you had a nice house, would you like a nicer one? Yes. If you had a nice... Continue Reading >

    How to be Even More Successful
  • Personal Development: Rate your Daily Performance

    13 February 2015

    Personal development: Rate your daily performance Presumably, you have a busy schedule; you are pushed for time. So it is very easy to whizz through your days, weeks and years and never really notice whether you are performing at your full potential; meaning, that some of us don't actualise our full... Continue Reading >

    Personal Development: Rate your Daily Performance
  • Personal Development: Imagination

    10 February 2015

    Imagination This blog is interesting because it is about the proper and improper use of your Imagination. Your imagination is your creative mind. And depending on how you use your imagination, it can make any day a source of misery or a source of excitement and great joy. It all depends... Continue Reading >

    Personal Development: Imagination
  • Get Out of your Comfort Zone

    06 February 2015

    Get Out of Your Comfort Zone Most human beings have a tendency to prefer things that are easy, over things that are hard: We prefer things that are simple, over things that are complex; We prefer things that are certain over things that are uncertain. We prefer things that we DO... Continue Reading >

    Get Out of your Comfort Zone
  • Four Forces That Affect You

    15 January 2015

    Four forces that affect you You are continually affected by four forces: Your own thoughts and actions. The actions of others. Mother Nature. Systems. With respect to these four forces, most people tend to fall into two personality types: They tend to have one of two ways of looking at the... Continue Reading >

    Four Forces That Affect You
  • A Can-Do Attitude

    13 January 2015

    A Can-Do Attitude One of the greatest things you could do for yourself, your family and your boss, is to develop a CAN-DO Attitude. A CAN-DO attitude is born of a belief that: Whatever needs to be done, can be done; and will be done. A CAN-DO attitude can be contrasted... Continue Reading >

    A Can-Do Attitude
  • Train your Brain to Focus on the Future

    31 December 2014

    Train Your Brain to Focus on the Future It is very important to focus on the future. The past is gone and can never come back. Whether that past was good or bad, it can never come back. If the past was bad for you, then it's good to forget. If... Continue Reading >

    Train your Brain to Focus on the Future
  • Decide Who you Want to Be

    05 December 2014

    Decide Who You Want To Be One of the most positive things that you can do for yourself is to decide, consciously, how and who you want to be. As a human being you have the capacity to choose who you are. As a human being, with a fully functioning brain... Continue Reading >

    Decide Who you Want to Be
  • A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

    25 November 2014

    A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy For every action there is a reaction. Every action you take is a cause-set-in-motion. And every action you fail to take is a cause-set-in-motion. For every action you take, nature will return to you a reaction; either positive or negative. And remember that: Every action you take is... Continue Reading >

    A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
  • Learn From your Mistakes

    14 November 2014

    Learn From Your Mistakes For most people, one of the most difficult things to do is to accept criticism from other people. Most people's attitude to criticism from other people is, in effect, "Who the hell are you to tell me what is right and wrong? Get lost!" But the point... Continue Reading >

    Learn From your Mistakes
  • Release your Full Potential

    07 November 2014

    Release Your Full Potential You are a person who has not yet used your full potential.You would agree with me on that, wouldn't you? Don't feel bad about it. Nobody uses their full potential; because you only have one lifetime; and one lifetime is not enough to utilise all your God... Continue Reading >

    Release your Full Potential
  • Personal Development Training - Honesty is the Best Policy

    28 July 2014

    Honesty is the best policy There is a kind of cynicism that assumes that organisations that are doing well in business, (i.e. those organisations that are making good profits) are in some way, immoral. There is a kind of cynicism that equates, "making a profit", with "profiteering". So when the gas... Continue Reading >

    Personal Development Training - Honesty is the Best Policy
  • How can you Improve Self-Confidence?

    24 July 2014

    How to improve self-confidence? The level of your self-confidence is one of the biggest factors that will determine your happiness and future success. If you feel a strong sense of self confidence then you will likely feel happier about the current situation, and you will more likely feel optimistic about your... Continue Reading >

    How can you Improve Self-Confidence?
  • Organisational Development Training Courses

    19 June 2014

    Organisational development training courses Are you looking for development training courses to help the people at different levels of your organisation? If yes, it takes some serious thought to figure out exactly what is needed. I hope the following notes on the various organisational training courses will be of help to... Continue Reading >

    Organisational Development Training Courses
  • Three Ways to Improve your Personal Effectiveness

    26 May 2014

    Three ways to improve your personal effectiveness You may be thinking about how you might be able to improve your personal effectiveness. Your personal effectiveness is a measure of your ability to make rapid progress towards your own goals or the goals that have been assigned to you. If John is... Continue Reading >

    Three Ways to Improve your Personal Effectiveness
  • Personal Management Training

    28 April 2014

    Personal management training is learning how to control yourself It means learning to take more control over what you think, feel, say and do: If you want to improve the external world, you must first take control of the internal world. If you cannot control yourself, then you have no chance... Continue Reading >

    Personal Management Training
  • Professional Development Training - Knowledge is Power

    18 April 2014

    21 items of knowledge that you need to know You have heard it said that, "Knowledge is power". It is true. Knowledge IS power. If you know how things work, then you can make things work. If you don't know how things work, then you cannot make things work. For example... Continue Reading >

    Professional Development Training - Knowledge is Power
  • How to Build More Self Confidence

    14 April 2014

    How to build more self-confidence There are many people who would like to feel more confident. There are many people who feel self-doubt. They have a nagging self-doubt that is expressed as a small voice inside their head, which tells them: "You won't be able to do it". "You can't do... Continue Reading >

    How to Build More Self Confidence
  • Positive Mental Attitude - P M A

    03 April 2014

    Positive mental attitude - PMA It is important that you are able to manage your own emotions so that you are able to create and sustain a positive mental attitude. And a positive mental attitude is especially important during tough times Why is a positive mental attitude important during tough times... Continue Reading >

    Positive Mental Attitude - P M A
  • Why Do People Do What They Do?

    20 March 2014

    Why do people do what they do? Here is a question that has puzzled mankind since the dawn of time. Why do people do what they do? In answer to that question you are often given a false alternative. Social scientists say that "people do what they do because of either... Continue Reading >

    Why Do People Do What They Do?
  • Personal Development Training - Management Models

    31 January 2014

    Personal development training These days, there are many management models that talk a lot about how each one of us is unique, how we are, each, different from everyone else around us. There are a lot of management models that emphasise the fact that we are all different from each other... Continue Reading >

    Personal Development Training - Management Models
  • Personal Development Develop a Positive Attitude

    17 January 2014

    Personal development: Develop a positive attitude Your attitude acts as a self-fulfilling prophecy: meaning, if you think you can win, you are raising your chances that you will win. And if you think you can't win, you are almost guaranteeing you won't win. In order to win, in reality, you must... Continue Reading >

    Personal Development Develop a Positive Attitude
  • Personal Development - Self-Discipline

    30 September 2013

    Personal development - Self-discipline Personal development is the act of developing your skills, knowledge, and abilities in order to improve your effectiveness, and thus be more likely to achieve your goals. Achieving your goals is important to you because your success depends on your ability to achieve the goals that you... Continue Reading >

    Personal Development - Self-Discipline
  • Professional Development Training

    12 September 2013

    The art of asking the right questions Everything that exists operates according to the laws of logic. In order to understand anything, it is essential to keep your thinking attuned to the same laws of logic. If nature is operating to strict logical laws- but your thinking is not - then... Continue Reading >

    Professional Development Training
  • Habits of Highly Effective People - Planning Ahead

    24 July 2013

    Planning ahead is the major habit of all highly effective people Do you know what are the subset goals that will form the steps towards your next major achievement? The atomic theory tells us that all big things are composed of a vast number of small things. Therefore all your elephant... Continue Reading >

    Habits of Highly Effective People - Planning Ahead
  • A Good Training Needs Analysis

    01 July 2013

    A good training needs analysis All successful people are successful because they all possess the same set of "success qualities" that distinguish them from non-successful people. If you were to identify the qualities of the "successful personality", and if you were to then make the necessary improvements in your habitual patterns... Continue Reading >

    A Good Training Needs Analysis
  • Your Personal Development Plan

    14 June 2013

    Personal development plan Your "personal development plan" is the document you write which details the steps you intend to take to increase your professional skills, knowledge and abilities. Your personal development plan is important to you because you need to consider yourself as being in a constant state of continuous development... Continue Reading >

    Your Personal Development Plan
  • Positive Mental Attitude and How It Affects Tangible Results

    22 April 2013

    Positive mental attitude and how it affects tangible results All great leaders and managers understand that the attitude of an individual or a team will affect the quality and quantity of their tangible results. Put simply: A person with a positive attitude tends to create good results. A person without a... Continue Reading >

    Positive Mental Attitude and How It Affects Tangible Results
  • The Personal Development Program (Pdp)

    25 February 2013

    The personal development program Your personal development programme is a method of systematising your approach to your own performance development. The personal development program is also an organisational program that is intended to provide a definite structure for those people in the organisation who want to improve their productive (and earning... Continue Reading >

    The Personal Development Program (Pdp)
  • Personal Development Skills Training

    15 February 2013

    Personal development skills training Personal development skills training is important to you because the chances that your future prospects will improve are related to the degree to which you develop your personal skills. If you develop your personal skills, then you can expect your future prospects to improve. If you don... Continue Reading >

    Personal Development Skills Training
  • Personal Development

    17 January 2013

    Personal Development The degree of your commitment to the process of personal development is the one thing that will make the biggest difference in your life. Why? Because everyone is faced with a fundamental alternative: to try to improve; or not. When you are a child there was a system that... Continue Reading >

    Personal Development
  • Personal Development Training - How to Make 2013 your Best Year Ever

    31 December 2012

    Personal development training - How to make 2013 your best year ever We are at the beginning of a new year. Presumably, you want this year to be better than last year. How can you make this year better than last year? You have two major options: You can "hope for... Continue Reading >

    Personal Development Training - How to Make 2013 your Best Year Ever
  • Professional Development Skills

    26 September 2012

    Professional development skills training "Professional development" and "training" are key concepts for your business. Why? Because your business is only as strong as the performance of the people who work there. And the performance of the people who work there is only as strong as their knowledge base. And because technology... Continue Reading >

    Professional Development Skills
  • How to Get the Best From Yourself - Personal Development Training

    09 September 2012

    How to get the best from yourself Both in your work life and in your home life, you need to get the best from the others around you. In order to get the best from others, you must first learn to get the best from yourself. Before you can hope to... Continue Reading >

    How to Get the Best From Yourself - Personal Development Training
  • Professional Development Training Courses

    05 June 2012

    Professional development training course Right now, within your organisation, there is a definite need for professional training. Isn't it true that some people in your organisation have many strengths: good knowledge base and many talents; but still need to brush up on certain leadership and management skills. What kind of professional... Continue Reading >

    Professional Development Training Courses
  • Professional Development Training- Self-Discipline

    28 May 2012

    Professional development training - Self-discipline Self-discipline Self-discipline is the mental act of doing the thing that you know you should do, when you should do it, irrespective of whether you want to do it, or not. Self-discipline is one of the major positive character traits. Self-discipline is rare. Self-discipline is to... Continue Reading >

    Professional Development Training- Self-Discipline
  • Professional Development Training - Teachability Index

    11 May 2012

    Teachability index What is your "Teachability index"? The teachability index is a measure of your willingness to do two things: To absorb new information from other humans- (As opposed to learning ONLY from your own experience). To accept and implement changes in thought and action. (As opposed to stubbornly resisting change... Continue Reading >

    Professional Development Training - Teachability Index
  • Soft Skills Training for Managers and Leaders

    21 March 2012

    Soft skills training for managers and leaders Soft skills training is a whole range of specific communication skills one must have if you wish to operate well in an organisation made up of many different personalities. Soft skills training is contrasted to "hard skills" which are more technical in nature and... Continue Reading >

    Soft Skills Training for Managers and Leaders
  • Return to Work Job Interview Skills

    12 January 2012

    Return to work job interview skills People often say: "You shouldn't judge others" And "You can't judge a book by its cover" But the truth is the just the opposite. You must judge others (i.e. you must judge whether to do business with them or not). They must judge you... Continue Reading >

    Return to Work Job Interview Skills
  • Positive Mental Attitude and Inspiring Others

    10 January 2012

    How to inspire other people Are you aware of how much your mental attitude affects the results you experience? Your attitude is the sum total of your thoughts, feelings and beliefs about any issue. And because it is your thoughts that control your actions, you become whatever you think about. Your... Continue Reading >

    Positive Mental Attitude and Inspiring Others
  • Positive Mental Attitude

    27 December 2011

    Positive Mental Attitude - PMA How to create and sustain a positive mental attitude especially during tough times In order to manage people, you must first manage yourself. In order to get the best from others, you must get the best from yourself. If you are angry and confused, then it... Continue Reading >

    Positive Mental Attitude
  • The Three Laws of Success

    23 December 2011

    The three laws of success Have you noticed that the number 3 seems to have a special significance? We share a thought that: The genie grants Aladdin three wishes Disasters come in threes In music, a chord is formed by selecting three notes from the octave: 1st note 3rd note 5th... Continue Reading >

    The Three Laws of Success
  • You Become Whatever you Think About - Personal Development Training

    21 November 2011

    You become whatever you think about In 1903, James Allen wrote a famous work called "As a man thinketh". The work has since become a classic and has been a source of inspiration for many. BUT: The piece is now over 100 years old, and James Allen's style is rather ornate... Continue Reading >

    You Become Whatever you Think About - Personal Development Training
  • Professional Development

    18 October 2011

    Professional development training Here is the question we are concerning ourselves with: How can I get the best from myself and other people? At work you need to get the best from others: Your suppliers Your colleagues Your bank manager Your customers But you won't get the best from others unless... Continue Reading >

    Professional Development
  • New Year's Resolution

    30 December 2010

    New Year's Resolution We have a new year approaching: A.D.2011 is upon us. A year is an appreciable amount of time: 365.242 days. Presumably you want the year 2011 to be better than 2010: You would like to see improvements to your financial situation: more money would be helpful. You would... Continue Reading >

    New Year's Resolution
  • People Management Skills

    20 April 2009

    People management skills How can you get the best from yourself and others? Answer: develop your: "People management skills" People management skills are the "soft skills". Some people develop them all naturally; and sadly, others don't. Do you know anyone with good technical skills, but poor people management skills? Their effect... Continue Reading >

    People Management Skills
  • Personal Skills of the Effective Manager

    27 January 2009

    Seventeen personal skills of the effective manager The management of others depends primarily on the management of yourself. Here is an interesting list of seventeen personal management skills. Read them through. As you read, ask yourself, Which ones am I doing? And which ones am I NOT doing? Make your analysis... Continue Reading >

    Personal Skills of the Effective Manager
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