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Achieving Personal Success
Achieving Personal Success

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


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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 ALISON's free online course about achieving personal success, Kelley 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. Kelley advises that you should have confidence in what you know well, but realize 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 organizations, and students who want to gain greater knowledge and understanding about achieving personal success.

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Learning Outcomes

After studying this personal success course you will learn: - 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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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 937 reviews
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 ALISON's free online course about achieving personal success, Kelley 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. Kelley advises that you should have confidence in what you know well, but realize 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 organizations, 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:
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Bernadette Davis
    Bernadette Davis France Achieving personal success is to be always inquisitive. Never be so over confidence. Leave space for contemplation, for dreaming. We need to use our whole brain not only the left side. We must be patient. Ideas can take a long time to come to fruition.Most of all we should aim at doing what we love to instead of doing what we have to do. We will be better at and achieve more. 2015-08-25 02:08:49
  • Tamika Wardrett
    Tamika Wardrett United States of America The course was great. I learned a lot from it and enjoyed the energy behind it. I learned a lot from it which includes being patient with finding your calling and doing what you love . It provided pointers on how to be successful. 2015-08-24 17:08:29
  • Niveda Krishnan
    Niveda Krishnan India it is useful for me to develope a achieve personal success and it useful for resume, getting job also thanks for providing this 2015-08-12 06:08:30
  • Barbara Lesley
    Barbara Lesley United States of America Very clear and motivating. 2015-08-10 23:08:14
  • Genevieve D'sa
    Genevieve D'sa India Very practical and helpful for everyone 2015-08-10 18:08:53
  • TC M
    TC M Sweden Great stuff! 2015-08-07 03:08:14
  • Tatiana Armstrong
    Tatiana Armstrong United States of America The information is easy to understand and complitly brings the massage to the learners . 2015-08-03 03:08:35
  • Tatiana Armstrong
    Tatiana Armstrong United States of America Very helpful information! Thank you! 2015-08-03 03:08:35
  • paul chika
    paul chika Indonesia This is a rich and enlightening programme, that has increased my capacity, and my yearning for personal success both inwardly and outward... 2015-07-23 22:07:33
  • Valentine Nwosu
    Valentine Nwosu Nigeria What a wonderful course 2015-07-09 10:07:32
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