Tag Archive: personal growth

20 Years To Becoming An Overnight Success

I think by now most people with access to a TV or the internet have seen the ‘overnight success’ of Susan Boyle from Britain’s Got Talent when she entered the competition with a performance of “I Dreamed A Dream” from Les Miserables. For those who haven’t seen it, the video of the performance is available on…

3 Powerful New Years Questions

As is traditional for this time of year, many of us are beginning to review our past year and to set goals and resolutions for the year ahead. I have written previously on a tool for goal setting and for tracking progress towards goals, which I called the Personal Balanced Scorecard, which contains a method…

7 Steps to Developing And Using Your Own "Personal Balanced Scorecard" (PBSC)

A while back I developed a tool for personal growth and motivation based around developing a balanced set of criteria for personal growth and performance that I called a Personal Balanced Scorecard (PBSC). I decided I’d put it out here now on the internet under a Creative Commons license (i.e. you can use it and…

Personal Development – A List of Leading Bloggers

Priscilla Palmer has been collating a list of blogs that write on the topic of personal development. So far the list has reached over 200 bloggers, and it’s still growing. It’s well worth checking out – there are some great blogs listed there!

The ZenHabits Blog on Motivation and Getting Out of a Slump

Zen Habits recently posted an interesting article on getting motivated, getting out of a slump. The 16 action steps were: (the text below is from ZenHabits, edited for length and so that I am not blatantly copying absolutely everything! 😉 ) Focus on One Goal . . . if you are trying to do two…

How To Action Your To-Do List

The ZenHabits blog has a great post on how to do the things on your to-do list. The article covers advice on dealing with resistance, fear of success or failure, dealing with overload, and what to do when you make a list one day and never feel like doing it the next (‘that was yesterday’s…

Quote – Maister on Investing in Your Business

“What you do with your chargeable hours determines your profit; what you do with your non-chargeable hours determines your future.” – David Maister

Brainstorming Poster

Angela Hayden has made an interesting brainstorming poster available as a pdf file (free download). The intention is that the poster can be used for triggering or stimulating thoughts and ideas when thinking about future directions.

Dealing with Difficult People using Porcupine Theory

Brad Cork of Improving People has a nice piece of advice for dealing with difficult people that he calls Porcupine Theory. Brad writes: Every person has gold in there, it is just that for some of them it is buried deeper than others. I have a management theory that I call “Porcupine Theory”. It says…

The 5 Stages of Learning

A while back, I posted on the four stages of learning, illustrated as follows: Fortune Magazine, however, sagely points out that “. . . excellence can’t be reduced to some simplistic four-level hierarchy. It has five levels.” Fortune Magazine presents essentially the above model, with an additional fifth level of becoming consciously aware of what…

Tag Archive: personal growth

20 Years To Becoming An Overnight Success

I think by now most people with access to a TV or the internet have seen the ‘overnight success’ of Susan Boyle from Britain’s Got Talent when she entered the competition with a performance of “I Dreamed A Dream” from Les Miserables. For those who haven’t seen it, the video of the performance is available on…

3 Powerful New Years Questions

As is traditional for this time of year, many of us are beginning to review our past year and to set goals and resolutions for the year ahead. I have written previously on a tool for goal setting and for tracking progress towards goals, which I called the Personal Balanced Scorecard, which contains a method…

7 Steps to Developing And Using Your Own "Personal Balanced Scorecard" (PBSC)

A while back I developed a tool for personal growth and motivation based around developing a balanced set of criteria for personal growth and performance that I called a Personal Balanced Scorecard (PBSC). I decided I’d put it out here now on the internet under a Creative Commons license (i.e. you can use it and…

Personal Development – A List of Leading Bloggers

Priscilla Palmer has been collating a list of blogs that write on the topic of personal development. So far the list has reached over 200 bloggers, and it’s still growing. It’s well worth checking out – there are some great blogs listed there!

The ZenHabits Blog on Motivation and Getting Out of a Slump

Zen Habits recently posted an interesting article on getting motivated, getting out of a slump. The 16 action steps were: (the text below is from ZenHabits, edited for length and so that I am not blatantly copying absolutely everything! 😉 ) Focus on One Goal . . . if you are trying to do two…

How To Action Your To-Do List

The ZenHabits blog has a great post on how to do the things on your to-do list. The article covers advice on dealing with resistance, fear of success or failure, dealing with overload, and what to do when you make a list one day and never feel like doing it the next (‘that was yesterday’s…

Quote – Maister on Investing in Your Business

“What you do with your chargeable hours determines your profit; what you do with your non-chargeable hours determines your future.” – David Maister

Brainstorming Poster

Angela Hayden has made an interesting brainstorming poster available as a pdf file (free download). The intention is that the poster can be used for triggering or stimulating thoughts and ideas when thinking about future directions.

Dealing with Difficult People using Porcupine Theory

Brad Cork of Improving People has a nice piece of advice for dealing with difficult people that he calls Porcupine Theory. Brad writes: Every person has gold in there, it is just that for some of them it is buried deeper than others. I have a management theory that I call “Porcupine Theory”. It says…

The 5 Stages of Learning

A while back, I posted on the four stages of learning, illustrated as follows: Fortune Magazine, however, sagely points out that “. . . excellence can’t be reduced to some simplistic four-level hierarchy. It has five levels.” Fortune Magazine presents essentially the above model, with an additional fifth level of becoming consciously aware of what…