When my brother and I started Bookboon, we had a vision to make learning more accessible, practical and effective, giving people the right personal development content and tools to keep growing throughout their professional careers. This is still at the core of everything we do at Bookboon and everything we plan on doing.
To empower professionals to succeed, we need to make it easy for L&D teams to bring that content and those tools to their co-workers. That’s why we developed our corporate eLibrary – with currently over 1,700 eBooks on soft skills and personal development – in a way that not just focuses on the usability for end users but also making it effortless for L&D managers to implement and maintain. (more…)
Almost as if the clue is in the name, personal development is a very personal journey. The skills one individual would like to improve or develop won’t be the same as those of the next person.
Let’s look at some of the most common personal skills people look to develop. (more…)
What is power? What does it mean to be powerful? To be effective at work and to maximise career potential, you need to develop your personal power. But do you know what makes you powerful? Would you like to find new sources of power and build on your existing strengths? Or perhaps you are just curious about how power works in organisations. The good news is that we are all powerful (even if you don’t feel that right now). The bad news is that this is a confusing and controversial area. (more…)
Your future depends on the decisions you make now. It sounds like a lot of pressure but with a Personal Development Plan, it doesn’t have to be. (more…)
Other pieces in this short series of #MindfulHacks to help you to become a Top Mindful Fish have also been available on Thoughts And Ideas on Medium.
And in previous instalments we’ve looked at what Mindfulness really means in practice — How it can help prepare and educate our children for their future — Improve business performance — & take you from being a good leader to being a really great one!
Our top author of Uncovering Mindfulness, Paul Mudd, has listed 6 simple steps to welcoming mindfulness into your life. What are you waiting for? Click play!
New research suggests that the majority of UK employees (63%) would switch employers if only they got more training opportunities.* That is a staggering number. Combine this with the fact that the average UK employee has gone two years without training and over 10% more than four years, this is revealing a big problem in the job market.
Employees realise (and experience) the impact of insufficient training themselves. Over 40% say they’re less productive due to the lack of training and over a quarter are worried this is impacting their career progression.
Are you prepared for tomorrow’s world of work? The changes that are taking place in organisations of work will inevitably lead to a shift in important key work skills. But how to identify and develop these skills in order to not fall behind in the competition? (more…)
Find yourself and reclaim the real you! But how do you embark on a journey of self-discovery? Although to some it may sound like a vague task, there are some practical things that you can do. In this article we’ll discover three possible routes to finding yourself.