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Most employees in business organizations must answer to someone else. From the top of the organization chart to the bottom, nearly every manager and employee must look to a supervisor, a director, or even a customer to establish priorities, assign tasks, set deadlines, and evaluate results. Whoever gives this direction is called the boss. On one level, the boss decides how employees will perform their jobs. How well an employee meets requirements set by the boss determines whether that employee succeeds or fails, receives rewards or penalties, and earns praise or criticism. On another level however, the judgment of an external boss isn't enough to make a job personally fulfilling and rewarding. That's something all employees of an organization decide for themselves. Everyone who works must also answer to an inner boss, a personal, internal voice that provides guidance on whether a job is worth doing and whether it is done well. Accepting personal accountability for your work means your inner boss sets demanding standards and that you're willing to commit to meeting those standards and answer for the results of your work. In this course, you'll learn how to listen to your own inner boss, how to identify your internal standards, how to create a plan to meet those standards, and how to apply your inner boss's guidance to gain more control over your work, your goals, and your future.
  • identify the benefits of defining the values that drive personal accountability.
  • identify the statements that demonstrate characteristics of personal accountability.
  • identify examples of statements that isolate a person's motivating work values in a given scenario.
  • match categories in a work values matrix with the values each one contains in a given scenario.
  • identify benefits of practicing personal accountability at work.
  • select appropriate examples of the elements of a personal accountability plan.
  • sequence examples of the steps for validating an accountability plan.
  • gain validation for a plan to exercise personal accountability in a given scenario.
  • select examples of statements that should be included in an accountability self-assessment.
  • present a self-assessment that demonstrates personal accountability in a given scenario.
Have you ever thought that you could be the best boss you've ever had? By developing attitudes and skills that empower you, you can manage from within and become your own best boss. Self-empowerment is the process of taking responsibility for your attitudes, behaviors, and actions at work to maximize your effectiveness. As an empowered employee, you will be driven by ownership, initiative, and performance. This course focuses on attitudes and behaviors that promote self-empowerment. It provides strategies for empowering yourself through self-coaching, approaches for developing an entrepreneurial mind-set, and an opportunity to apply a model for self-empowerment to enhance your performance. Applying these approaches will help you become a self-empowered contributor in your organization.
  • recognize the value of self-empowerment.
  • match the five types of self-defeating internal dialogue with their examples.
  • replace self-defeating internal dialogue with the language of self-coaching, in a given scenario.
  • recognize the benefits of developing an empowered attitude.
  • differentiate between statements that reflect an employee attitude and statements that reflect an entrepreneurial attitude.
  • demonstrate initiative in a given scenario.
  • match the personal attributes that demonstrate initiative with their examples.
  • identify the benefits of applying the self-empowerment model.
  • sequence the examples of the steps in a self-empowerment model.
  • apply the model for self-empowerment in a given situation.
Most achievements, great or small, begin with an important first step: setting a goal. A clearly defined, attainable goal embodies a vision of what is possible. It's a guide star for those who navigate a course through obstacles to a desired accomplishment. However, the process of setting appropriate goals is often oversimplified or overlooked entirely. A well-constructed goal is challenging, yet achievable. It takes into account the abilities and resources available and requires the goal seeker to make the best use of both. In this course, you'll examine the types of goals you can use to advance your career and personal life, learn to construct goals that are both challenging and achievable, discover how to embed the seeds of success within your goals, and explore ways to align your goals with your own priorities and the priorities of others who influence the way you use your time.
  • identify the benefits of defining achievable goals.
  • differentiate between performance goals and development goals.
  • differentiate between achievable and unachievable goals in a scenario.
  • identify the benefits of using strategic thinking to set goals.
  • assess the amount of risk in a set of proposed goals in a scenario.
  • propose a collaborative goal in a given scenario.
  • identify the benefits of aligning personal priorities with goals.
  • prioritize goals in a scenario.
  • select examples of appropriate strategies for setting alternative goals in a scenario.
Oftentimes your success or failure depends not only on the situation you are in, but how you react to that situation. Your reaction to the situations you encounter is significantly influenced by your attitude. Having a positive attitude involves looking for the best in a situation, being realistic about possibilities and consequences, and having the courage to believe that you can succeed. It isn't always easy to be positive. You may feel that the odds are stacked against you, or you may find it hard to cope with the difficult and challenging situations that you find yourself in. Taking action to develop a positive attitude involves examining how you perceive your situation, and how you deal with your perception of the situation. This course will show you that it is possible to change your perspective from negative to positive, and provide you with skills for overcoming the challenges that you face at work. Being successful starts and ends with you, and having a positive attitude will help you achieve your desired success.
  • identify the benefits of changing perspective to deal with situations positively.
  • distinguish among examples of internal and external loci of control.
  • select responses that demonstrate a rational response to a sequence of events.
  • match each positive frame with its corresponding example.
  • recognize the benefits of changing coping skills to react positively to situations.
  • apply the four techniques used to challenge negative thinking in a given situation.
  • match categories of negative thinking with examples.
  • react positively to criticism or feedback in a given situation.
  • use assertiveness steps to overcome the negative impact of a given situation.
Today's successful individual understands that the business world is constantly changing the way people work and the way work is accomplished. How often have you heard these terms: lifelong learning, self-directed learning, continuous learning, and knowledge worker? If you wonder what these terms really mean, why they are important, and how you rate as a worker and learner for the 21st century, then this course is for you. Find out how lifelong learning strategies can enable you to develop your work skills and to manage your professional development. Don't wait until your supervisor initiates what you need to learn. It's time to take ownership of your learning needs based on your expectations and your own terms. In this course, you will identify your learning needs and learn how to establish learning objectives, determine learning resources, and evaluate outcomes.
  • recognize the importance of identifying learning needs and establishing learning objectives.
  • complete the career assessment section of a learning plan in a given scenario.
  • identify examples of effective learning objectives for a specific goal.
  • recognize the importance of formulating a learning strategy and means for evaluation.
  • complete the learning strategy section of a learning plan in a given scenario.
  • identify the statement that best judges the adequacy of a completed means for evaluation section of a learning plan.
  • recognize the value of working with a mentor.
  • identify the desired qualities displayed by a mentor in a given scenario.
  • identify the desired qualities displayed by a protege in a given scenario.
Everyday business activities require a determined effort to fulfill. Schedules must be kept; deadlines must be met. To ensure productivity remains on target, business professionals must possess refined skills in setting priorities, managing daily tasks, and maintaining personal accountability. The Doing Business Professionally Simulation is designed to enable participants to develop the skills necessary for increasing personal accountability and business professionalism. Over the course of the simulation, participants will practice personal development skills, encompassing the objectives of taking initiative, collaborating on goals, aligning priorities and goals, demonstrating a positive attitude, reacting positively to criticism and feedback, and being assertive. The Doing Business Professionally Simulation comprises two scenarios and is based on the SkillSoft series "Doing Business Professionally." Throughout the simulation, links are provided to the following SkillSoft courses: pd_05_a02_bs_enus, pd_05_a03_bs_enus, and pd_05_a04_bs_enus.
  • Doing Business Professionally Simulation
    • taking initiative.
    • collaborating on goals.
      • collaborating on goals.
    • aligning priorities and goals.
      • aligning priorities and goals.
    • reacting positively to criticism and feedback.
      • reacting positively to criticism and feedback.
    • being assertive.
      • being assertive.
    • demonstrating a positive attitude.
      • demonstrating a positive attitude.

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