Developing Personal Effectiveness at Work

Course Overview

Course Introduction

Personal growth needs to be a priority for most of us as we look to advance our career and grow as human beings. Dr. Ben Michaelis, clinical psychologist and well-known author of Your Next Big Thing, offers his expertise on the topic of developing personal effectiveness as it applies to the workplace.
In this course, you will learn the importance of finding time to be quiet during the day as a way of reflecting and recharging the brain; the concept of the inner critic, which the author defines as the voice of all the people who said "no" to you; the concept of “embrace your process”; the importance of understanding failure as the best source of information on the road to innovation; the importance of reclaiming your “inner hero”, who the author defines as the instinct for self-preservation that is inherently optimistic; the issue of personal privacy; and the challenge of being able to set personal boundaries at the workplace.

Who Should Attend

  • Executives
  • Managers
  • Team Leaders
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Anyone Looking To Improve Soft Skills


Course Methodology

This self-paced e-learning course is based on an exclusive interview with Dr. Ben Michaelis, clinical psychologist and author.

Learning Objectives

  • The importance of being quiet and the inner critic
  • The concept of “embrace your process”
  • The “inner hero”
  • Importance of cross-disciplinary thinking
  • Boundaries at the workplace
  • Advice for retired professionals

Course Modules

  • Dealing With Your Inner Self
    • Importance Of Being Quiet
    • Dealing With The Inner Critic
  • Enhancing Your Inner Self
    • Concept Of “Embrace Your Process”
    • Unleash Your Inner Hero
  • Expressing Your Inner Self
    • Importance Of Cross-Disciplinary Thinking
    • Boundaries In The Workplace
    • Advice For Retired Professionals
  • Category
    People & HR Management
  • Skills Level
  • Duration
    24 min
  • Competencies
    Cognitive Thinking
    Self Awareness

Course Experts

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Ben Michaelis Visiting Scholar - Columbia University