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Achieving Personal Success


Achieving Personal Success

Achieving Personal Success

Learn how to achieve success in your personal and professional life.


Students: 46,723
Course Description

Tom Kelley is the highly respected general manager of IDEO, a firm that helps its clients create innovative products, services and environments. He is also the author of best-selling books on creativity.
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In this free online course he starts by explaining how achieving personal success depends on implementing good, healthy mental habits. The course explains how you should treat life as an experiment, how you should be willing to fail and learn from your mistakes. He advises that you should have confidence in what you know well, but realise that you have a lot more to learn and that you must keep yourself learning at all times. You will also learn about using your whole brain and how you should make the most of opportunities to use the right side of the brain. This course will appeal to all working professionals in businesses and organisations, and students who want to gain greater knowledge and understanding about achieving personal success.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes - Why you should resist the forces that chip away at creative energy and make an effort toward innovation to remain young at heart; - Why it is ok to be an artist, an innovator and a design thinker; - Explain why fostering lifelong creativity depends on instituting good, healthy mental habits; - How it is important to field observations with fresh eyes in order to spot new opportunities; - Why you should treat life as an experiment, take risks and be prepared for ideas not to work out; - How you can cultivate an attitude of wisdom and keep learning more at all times; - Examine a case study in which Best Buy were overly confident in their knowledge of the market and failed to spot Napster; - Why you should use your whole brain and the importance of using your tortoise mind; - Why you should follow you passionate career path and do what you love;


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Module 1: Achieving Personal Success
Module 2: Achieving Personal Success Assessment

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Course Title Achieving Personal Success
Course # 401
Course Publisher Stanford
Course Category 6
Content Origin
Course Description  Tom Kelley is the highly respected general manager of IDEO, a firm that helps its clients create innovative products, services and environments. He is also the author of best-selling books on creativity. In this free online course he starts by explaining how achieving personal success depends on implementing good, healthy mental habits. The course explains how you should treat life as an experiment, how you should be willing to fail and learn from your mistakes. He advises that you should have confidence in what you know well, but realise that you have a lot more to learn and that you must keep yourself learning at all times. You will also learn about using your whole brain and how you should make the most of opportunities to use the right side of the brain. This course will appeal to all working professionals in businesses and organisations, and students who want to gain greater knowledge and understanding about achieving personal success.
License  This course is available from Stanford OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date 05 April 2012
   
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner) 1-2 Hours
Video/Audio High
Audio Only None
Animation None
Assessments Yes
 
Education Level
Age appropriateness 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Post-Secondary
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download Yes
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
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  • Vanessa Williams United States of America The Achieving Personal Success Course is a very interesting concept. I am learning that I have the gifts and qualifications to do whatever I set my mind to do. I am an innovator and I need to think like a traveler. I can also treat life like an experiment. I know that I will fail at some point. Nurturing an attitude of wisdom is great to know. I didn't know that my right side of my brain is my tortoise side and my left side is analytical. I need to use my right side of the brain more often. Also know my true calling. What am I good at. This is a good advice. 2015-02-25 17:02:22
  • Chhimi Tshering Bhutan This is simply great. Thank You! 2015-02-25 08:02:16
  • Julie Awuzieke Other I think achieving personal success course is worth doing as it lead one into knowing what is expected in personal success 2015-02-08 18:02:49
  • Martinique Campbell United States of America This was a great course with very valuable information! 2015-02-06 17:02:19
  • Rehmat Ebrahim Pakistan The course was very enlightening. It is motivating and inspiring and nudges you in the right direction. The professor was very interesting to follow. His content was interesting and enticing. Having completed the course I have a sense of achievement. I am more confident about some of the stuff I was already doing. In addition, I am excited about trying out some of the ideas suggested on the course. 2015-02-05 17:02:19
  • Catherine St Fleur United States of America I learned a lot. I did not know about the tortoise mind. What a great tool. 2015-02-02 03:02:19
  • Ewa Felska Poland I strongly recomment this course. Tom Kelley is a born speaker. 2015-01-30 10:01:05
  • Nkoyo Sereke Umanah Nigeria Achieving Personal Success to me entails being better at what I do and with whom I am to the extent that it affects my environment positively. 2015-01-29 13:01:42
  • Dan Sommer Iceland Excellent course on innovative thinking and awareness of opportunities as well as ones own shortcomings. Teaches you to be open minded and to thirst for knowledge and to stay up to date and not rest on ones laurels. 2015-01-28 02:01:01
  • Yuwanda Sanderlin United States of America I found this course very inspirational and very motivational. I think this course is also good for self training of your thoughts and how to make this a timeless process for the future. I found that we can also learn from many failures of what are highly thought of millionaires of our day and this was a tireless process. New course takers will this module educational and beneficial. 2015-01-27 22:01:49
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