Crash Course in Personal Development

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Kogan Page Publishers, 2002 - Business & Economics - 257 pages
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Contents

Introduction
1
Work plan
37
The course
46
Fundamentals understanding your motives
53
Finding the switches understanding your stressors
59
What comes first? prioritization
65
Theres nowhere like home worklife balance
71
I cant concentrate handling distractions
77
Dealing with a troublemaker destressing the interaction
152
Getting what you want assertive behaviour
158
Make the break getting away from it all
166
Bumf bashing dealing with bureaucracy and paperwork
172
The inner you dealing with physical issues
179
Development through knowledge using information
186
Seeing through the fog understanding what theyre really saying
192
Finding the levers making negotiation work for you
199

Chunking it up breaking down your goals into manageable items
83
Stopping saying No and throwing things out
89
Managing meetings dont let them rule your life
95
A pat on the back self reward
102
Look around you dealing with the environment
108
Giving it away sharing your burdens
114
Making communications work for you rather than for them
124
Filling the gaps using your spare time
131
Devils and angels anger and laughter
137
Easing offrelaxation
144
Selling yourselfdont shoot yourself in the foot
206
Making the choice supporting your decisions
212
Going beyond the obvious dealing with others differently
220
Be prepared planning for success
227
Putting it across communicating your message
234
A sense of calmfurther relaxation
242
Review
248
Techniques with high negotiation skills development ratings
254
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Brian Clegg is a journalist and creativity consultant. He is a well known writer both in traditional media and on the World Wide Web. He worked at British Airways for 17 years. In 1984 became one of the airline's first PC programmers. While at BA he developed a considerable interest in business creativity. Brian left the airline to established himself as a freelance writer and set up Creativity Unleashed Limited (www.cul.co.uk), a company specialising in consultancy on business creativity and computer usability. He is a regular contributor to PC Week, Personal Computer World, Computer Weekly and the internet-based magazine, V3. and consultant. He can be contacted on email at brian@cul.co.uk Recent books have included Instant Time Management (Kogan Page) and an exploration of mankind's enduring fascination with light: Light Years.

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