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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: 41,620
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 Higher High Secondary School
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download Yes
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
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  • Anthony Cole United States of America Helpful. 2014-12-17 21:12:20
  • Anthony Cole United States of America I think it was helpful. 2014-12-17 21:12:02
  • Catherine Quackenbush United States of America This was a good course. I like how it is in short sections. The speaker has good stage presense, and keeps the information interesting. 2014-12-09 21:12:32
  • Ruth Hamilton United States of America Good information 2014-12-09 19:12:30
  • Kimberley Windsor United States of America It was very helpful. I never thought of keeping a journal of moments that make me the happiest in my work 2014-12-09 02:12:12
  • Diane Mcgee United States of America Inspiring, short module that provides reinforcement for entrepreneurial action. 2014-12-06 00:12:27
  • Maria Samaniego United States of America Is a good course to achieve our personal goals or success. 2014-12-04 10:12:59
  • Lanelle Whatley United States of America My opinion on achieving personal sucess is figuring what you do best and enjoy doing. Don't be afraid to get it wrong many times . Keep your mind open to all possibilities, thinking like a traveller ables you to be see other opportunities that may have been missed. 2014-12-04 06:12:13
  • Lanelle Whatley United States of America Creativity could be the beginning of success. 2014-12-04 05:12:14
  • Cícera Silva Brazil Very Good! 2014-12-02 16:12:52
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