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Personal development books for young adults

Posted by on October 17, 2018 – 07:31 am

Personal development books for young adults

Most librarians love a booklist. But when major media outlets cover young adult fiction, the results are sometimes…mixed. So it was with a healthy dose of skepticism that many young adult librarians viewed Time Magazine’s release of its list of 100 Best Young Adult Books. While the list does include many fantastic young adult novels, and many other books that are classics in their own right, it is not without its deficiencies. For your convenience, I’ve made a spreadsheet of all the titles (no clicking through slideshows!) and added the publication…

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Why is personal development important to you?

Posted by on September 27, 2018 – 07:31 am

Why is personal development important to you?

Image courtesy of Since you’re reading Pick the Brain, it’s a safe bet that you’ve got some level of interest in self-improvement, personal development, or simply getting a bit more from life. Whatever your goals, you’re hoping that you’ll find some advice that will help you reach them. You might well read a number of other popular blogs on similar topics, such as or . Yet, although you’re getting some good advice and putting some tips into practice, you might feel like you need a bit more. You’re skimming blogs on coffee breaks at work, or in between…

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Personal development plan short term goals examples

Posted by on September 7, 2018 – 07:21 am

Personal development plan short term goals examples

Now it’s time to break up those goals into smaller chunks, or rather steps, so that you can easily make those goals attainable. Short-term goals are things you can do that will help you get closer to your long-term goals. Many like to break up their short-term goals into things that can be accomplished within 12 months. Then each year, they keep creating more short-term goals to check off of that year. Short-term goals are important to make because with out them, your long-term ones may seem unattainable on their own. And without a checklist, you’ll…

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Business personal development books

Posted by on August 18, 2018 – 07:13 am

Business personal development books

I have been in and around the publishing business my entire professional life. So I understand the potential impact of a great book. Courtesy of IStockPhoto/Connel_Design In business, the right book at the right moment can tilt the playing field and give you a crucial advantage. These thirty-seven business books have personally made a huge difference for me. In fact, they’re the best I’ve ever read. Big Picture These are all books that have shifted how I think about business as such. They’ve had a direct impact on the success I’ve experienced so…

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Use it to support personal development

Posted by on July 29, 2018 – 07:12 am

Use it to support personal development

Put simply, PDR ensures that important conversations take place about work, about you, and about any areas where you need support or development or where you have good ideas on how to do things better PDR schemes are run at departmental level, so to find out if you have a scheme in place talk to your departmental administrator. Even if you don t, it is part of your PI/supervisor s job to support you in your development so do ask for a meeting, even if it s only an informal chat. A guide is available from the Oxford Learning Institute to help you…

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Complete personal development plan

Posted by on July 9, 2018 – 06:59 am

Complete personal development plan

Perhaps you’ve heard of the professional growth tool called the Individual Development Plan (or IDP for short). They often prove handy for many organization seeking to develop employees’ skills (leadership & functional) in preparation for what’s next. In some cases, entire sectors (such as the U.S. government) require the completion of IDPs on an annual or semi-annual basis. Other organizations have a more ad hoc system involving the use of IDPs. So what makes the IDP so special? In this post I’ll explain what an IDP is, why it’s so important…

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Personal development Planning Higher Education

Posted by on June 19, 2018 – 06:57 am

Personal development Planning Higher Education

What is PDP? Personal development planning or PDP is a structured framework you can use to: become aware of skills you have identify and develop skills you need work out what you want to achieve and how to achieve it focus on potential study, career and personal development options and goals develop a source of information for CVs, job applications and interviews to support appraisals at work to demonstrate your readiness for promotion or for development opportunities. You may come across a PDP process as part one of your level one modules

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