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Five courses to change your career trajectory in 2020 

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Sophia Wichtowska
Jan 6, 2020

As the new year begins, we have had time to reflect and set goals for the year ahead. The next step is to focus on how to stay disciplined and turn vision into reality.

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In her famous Ted talk and book Grit, psychologist Angela Lee Duckworth explains that IQ isn’t the only thing separating the successful from those who struggle. Her research is concerned with concepts such as self-control and grit, and how they can predict both academic and professional success. 

While this is useful to know, it doesn’t make it any easier to develop a disciplined mindset. Being disciplined doesn’t come naturally to us: it is far easier to give in to distraction than it is to dig deep and focus on the task at hand. We need to work on our thought processes constantly and strengthen them like muscle to keep growing.

One of the best ways to improve your resolve is through online learning. If you only have five minutes to spare at the end of the day, a course can give you the quick insight you need. We’ve hand-picked five of the best to help you build the right mindset for your professional development this year. 

Know yourself better

When looking to improve your chances of success with the goals you set, it is helpful to understand the skills that set you apart. Where does the potential in your personality lie? 

The course Harnessing Your Strengths and Understanding Your Weaknesses can help you identify traits, characteristics, knowledge, and skills that positively impact your work. It will also help you to mitigate your bad habits, personality traits, and less developed skills that hold you back professionally. 

Build positive daily habits

Deciding that you need to make a new, positive habit is the first step towards behavioral change. Sticking to the commitment is not as easy, but understanding the psychology can help. 

With The Complete Daily Positive Habits Building Course, you can build steady, healthy habits quickly and get rid of old, bad habits just as fast. The key is to find a simple way to reinforce these habits daily for them to take permanent root. 

Building positive habits will help you to develop the grit and discipline you need to see your goals through to completion. 

Become a better team player 

While setting goals for yourself is crucial to your professional development, you also need to factor in the vision of your organization and the needs of your colleagues. Focusing solely on yourself and your personal goals will have limited success. 

The aim is to consider your needs and the needs of those around you. This balancing act can lead to tension, but the course How To Manage Team Conflict can help you to navigate any disagreements. 

Each lecture will help you to implement relevant and meaningful strategies to support you as a leader and culture driver now and in the future.

Build resilience 

Resilience is a necessary characteristic for bouncing back from adversity, managing stress, and reaching your full potential in life. 

Power Up Your Resilience is a practical online course which offers a great introduction to the topic, to help you change your mental health and thinking. 

The course is broken down into seven videos, based on content from Dr. Sven Hansen, founder of The Resilience Institute. Dr. Hansen is a medical practitioner with a background in special forces and sports medicine, and since gaining an MBA in 1993 has focused on applying the science of resilience to business.

Resilience can help you with all aspects of life, including your physical health, emotions, sleep patterns, stress levels, and relationships with others. 

Build a ‘growth mindset’

Our brains are wired for learning and growth, no matter where we are or what we are doing. From an evolutionary perspective, our ability to learn has shaped us as a species and continues to do so.

To reach our potential, we have to be in the right place psychologically, and this is why developing a growth mindset can be useful.  

This course on leadership innovation provides you with a clear roadmap for creating an environment that inspires trust, cohesiveness, agility, and innovation.

Author Shawn Hunter will show you skills to help you grow into an impactful leader, including listening intently, acting with kindness, showing gratitude, and embracing challenges.

GO1 is your employee's gateway to professional development growth. With courses that cover numerous business functions, we help your staff grow into their role by unlocking their potential. Content is at all levels of difficulty and is suitable for any employee, in any department, in any region

Encourage your learners to own their personal development training, by giving them the flexibility to search and select courses that reflect their professional interests. This helps your employees take the learning outside of the workplace, so they can access it whenever and wherever they want.

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