This course gives you the knowledge to climb the corporate ladder without banging your shins, to get that raise you need and that promotion you want, and to do it all with less energy than you expend now. You'll learn how to avoid common pitfalls, and how to overcome circumstances that normally spell disaster. This self-paced course requires no textbook or instructor.
Most of what you need to know about making your career a success is below the surface. With this powerful and informative course, you can stop hitting icebergs on your career path.
Have you ever wondered why some people move ahead in their careers, despite being much less competent than others who don't? Have you ever seen a promotion you deserve not go to you, but to someone else less capable? There are reasons why this happens. And there are things you can do about it. This course shows you what those things are.
Approximate study time: 11 hours
Upon completion of this this course, you will:
Understand why people move ahead in organizations.
Understand why people fail in organizations.
Understand why you are not going where you want to be in your organization, and what to do about that.
Be able to employ simple strategies to succeed in your job (present) and career (future).
Be able to improve your income, reduce your stress, and enjoy a fuller, more productive life.
In these layoff-prone times, you really can't afford not to buy this course.
Ten more reasons to buy this course and know this material:
10. Most people rely on their technical skills and lack career skills--you want to make progress in your career.
9. Career jitters, job loss, and lack of promotion are major sources of stress.
8. Having this knowledge allows you to focus on actions that benefit you and your employer--rather than actions that benefit just your employer.
7. This course is a lot quicker than sitting through a semester of college.
6. This course focuses on what you really need to know, in a way you can understand.
5. Poor career management can haunt you for life. Good career management improves your image and brings new opportunities.
4. This knowledge helps you make the right decisions and reach the right people the right way.
3. The right approach saves time and energy--and produces results.
2. By taking this course, you gain insight into specifics of boosting your career.
and the number one reason to buy this course and learn this material...
1. You owe it to yourself to know this information. Why limit yourself to giving a career that goes nowhere, when this knowledge can put you in charge?
This looks really interesting but I can't figure out what you are sending or how you are sending it.
These are downloadable files. In other words, you get download instructions as soon as the buying part is done and you get the files right away.
What is it that I'm going to get and how? Is it a file that I’ll download? Is it mailed?
As soon as your purchase is complete, you will receive download instructions both on screen and via e-mail. You download self-extracting zip file that contains the course material. Depending on the course, the individual files will be in the rich text format or in the e-book format. Most materials are in the easier-to-handle rich text format.
Are we talking about a lot of pages for me to read?
Here's something that pleasantly surprises most people about these.
If you look at a typical $99 professional book, most of it is filler. These courses don't have the filler. Ditto for $995 seminars covering the same information. Our courses get right to the meat, saving you the effort of wading through pages of nonsense. We don't mass up the high overhead of generating the filler, and we pass the savings on to our customers.
Do your courses on project management prepare me for the various certification routes of the Project Management Institute?
No. The material does not focus on exam preparation. It focuses on improving your real-world skills. However, what you learn will not impede certification.
Are you one of the approved (by PMI) course providers?
No. We are not affiliated with the Project Management Institute, although we may consider going that direction. Our goal is not to make you spend a lot
of money learning how to answer test questions. Our goal is to teach you how to do your job better.
How long does each of your courses take?
It depends on the student. These courses are essentially white papers with exercises to help you relate the information to what you are doing now. You can read the material in each course in under an hour. But, how long it takes to digest it and apply it is up to you.
Do I have to buy books in addition to your course material? Will those books have to be bought from you?
To both questions, no. You don't have to buy anything else. Each course stands on its own.
What if your course material is not clear? Are your course writers available for clarification? Since it is not possible to read all material at one shot, and collect all questions at the same time, will the course writers be available as needed or on a one time basis?
a. It will be clear.
c. Your success is important. If you have a question that is germane to the material, and not a probe for free consulting services, we will help you understand the material. We have kept the prices low, because not everyone can afford $995 for a two-day seminar that amounts to little more than a book promo. This is not a book promo.
What if I have other questions?
We'll answer to whatever extent is reasonable. It may be possible that you will ask questions that require developing a new course--some aspect of successful project management we didn't cover and that is not part of the normal project management training regimen. In that case, you would get the new course for free.
Do you have other courses?
Yes, and we are developing more. You can always write to us with specific needs, and we will adjust our product development accordingly. Also, it's a good idea to check Mindconnection on a regular basis, just to see what is new.
Who writes these courses?
That depends on the subject. For example, Dr. Jay Prince wrote the behavior courses based on his experience as a licensed therapist.
All of the courses are well-researched and devoid of pseudoscience. Most are written by a subject matter expert. All are reviewed by a professional editor for clarity and succinctness.
Do your courses qualify for employer reimbursement?
Possibly not, because they are not accredited. Then again, our cost is very low. So, you must ask yourself if that small amount is worth investing into the skills you need to keep yourself employed and employable.
The goal here is not to pile up paper credits. The goal is to get the information you would ordinarily get only from a lifetime of working in project management--if even then. We save you "classroom time" in the "school of hard knocks." You will recover your investment (and then some), simply because you will be that much better at what you do.
How much time can I reasonably expect to save, once I use the principles in your time management course?
That depends on how you presently approach your work. The typical student can expect to increase productivity by 50%. If you look at the way most people do their work, and then work your way through the course, you'll see why this is so. The author of that course works three full-time jobs and is Chair for one non-profit and acting Chair for another. Yet, he manages to excel in all of these roles while still maintaining outstanding health and enjoyment of life.
This course gives you the knowledge to climb the corporate ladder without banging your shins, to get that raise you need and that promotion you want, and to do it all with less energy than you expend now.
You'll learn how to avoid common pitfalls, and how to overcome circumstances that normally spell disaster.
This comes across more like a seminar, to me. I can "hear" the instructor speaking to me as I read. It's got that kind of tone, which helps keep my attention. But I would have liked a few less case histories and a few more practical exercises because they've been cutting back on people where I work. For the price, this course is excellent. But I think I'd pay twice as much and feel I got a great deal if it had just a couple more practical exercises.
After implementing several of the ideas in here, I waited for that annual performance review. It was much better this time around, thus proving the value of this course. Still didn't address everything I'm facing, but a big improvement. I hope it helps me to keep avoiding the layoff list. So far, so good.
Great stuff to have in these tough times, 12.29.2009
Some of this, I'd read in self-help books. Most of it was new ground for me, though. A few points could have been explained better, I'm not sure I understand how to apply them.
I hope this works. So far, no problems. These things do take time, and it all feels right. I survived three rounds of layoffs since I began working through the concepts, so that's a good sign.
I've been on the layoff treadmill for the past six years. After the first two years of that, I got really sick of it and started reading various advice books. They didn't help. I came across this course and decided to see if it might help me figure out what's been going wrong. It did. My present employer has had several major layoffs since I started here and I've survived every one of them. I've also managed to avoid the paycuts and even got a promotion. The career scene is really a game, and you just need to know the rules. Break 'em, and you're gone. I don't have that problem anymore.