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Personal and Career Development

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Welcome to our personal and career development resources to help you make happier work and life choices. Here you’ll find a range of tools, tips and techniques to help you plan, set and achieve your development goals.

Successful managers invest in personal and career development. They achieve their goals by lifelong commitment to personal growth and professional development.

The Happy Manager contains a growing range of material to help you plan, set and achieve your personal development goals.

This section contains some excellent personal and career development resources – from tips and stories to career change advice and key success factors.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Mark Twain


Coaching for Leadership – a key priority

Coaching for leadership should be a key priority in any organisation. One of the best ways to improve your leadership and management skills (and those of others) is... read more

Elementary Goal Setting – Make It Up and Make It Happen!

This elementary goal setting tip is based on David Allen’s approach to getting things done (GTD).  Allen refers to “Make It Up and Make It Happen,” his problem... read more

Management Consulting Leadership Training Development

What are Businesses Looking for in a Training Provider? Management Consulting Leadership Training Development? What are businesses looking for in their training providers? There can be few decisions... read more

Personal Value Development

Personal Value Development: You’re Worth It! Thinking about your personal value development places a different emphasis on personal growth. We often think of value when we take stock... read more
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Tips & Tools

Finding Flow – The Psychology of Engagement With Everyday Life

“Finding Flow”, By Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. “If we really want to live, we’d better start at... read more

7 Habits of Highly Effective People

7 Habits of Highly Effective People is broadly recognised as one of the most influential... read more

Active Listening Skills for Managers

If you want to be listened to, first learn to listen! You might think you... read more

Dealing with Job Loss – How to Stop Worrying With Plan A

Faced with job loss? Whether it’s being made redundant, not being made permanent, or actually... read more

Work Life Effectiveness – Work to Your Strengths

What’s the best way to develop your work life effectiveness? Well, perhaps it’s to apply... read more

The Daily Drucker

The Daily Drucker: 366 Days of Insight and Motivation The Daily Drucker is an invaluable... read more
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