August, 2017

Grow • Engage • Inspire

Resource Spotlight – Planning your Career and Developing Your Personal Brand

If you are like most people, you're busy meeting deadlines, responding to requests, and following a hectic daily schedule. Sometimes, it feels like you're "fighting fires" or rushing through the day without taking a moment for yourself. However, when you commit to developing yourself, you will have more energy and inspiration to accomplish your work and meet your goals. This is especially true if you practice a daily self-development ritual, even if you are able to spend just a few minutes a day on this activity. Below are some online courses, books and videos available on the HHS Learning Management System (LMS) that may assist you.

Below are a sampling of online courses, books and videos available in the HHS Learning Management System (LMS) that may assist you or those you support.

Resource Title Description Resource ID Duration or Pages
Developing a Plan to Further Your Career This course also provides tips on how to deal with any weaknesses that are holding you back. You will also learn how to develop and implement your action plan to further your career. apd_03_a01_bs_enus 22 min
Getting Your Career on the Right Track This course discusses the options available when you're trying to get your career on the right track. You'll discover how to make successful in-house job changes, as well as how to make lateral moves. apd_03_a02_bs_enus 29 min
Uncovering and Utilizing Your Talents and Skills In this course, you'll learn what is meant by talent and skill, and why it's important to understand what talents you possess. apd_10_a01_bs_enus 19 min

Resource Title Description Resource ID Duration or Pages
Your Name and Personal Brand A different name makes you easier to find. If, however, you have a common name, create intellectual property that establishes you as an authority, or include your middle name, as Daniel Patrick Moynihan did. Your name is your calling card. Own your name in your niche. 49296 4 min
Leadership Self Development To be a better leader, pick one area for development. Check it with allies. Ask what the new behavior would look like. Then get feedback. 62420 3 min

Resource Title Description Resource ID Duration or Pages
The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees
Online Book
The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave provides practical solutions to the problem of employee turnover and shows you how to engage and retain those people upon whom your organization depends. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents. 117808 8 pages

Webinar Live Event - Save the Date!

Simply Brilliant: Essential Principles for Exceptional Performance
Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 12:00pm EST – Duration: 1 hour
Featuring William C. Taylor

Bill Taylor draws on themes and case studies from his book, Simply Brilliant, to explain how great organizations do ordinary things in extraordinary ways—lessons about strategy, culture, service and creativity that amount to an exciting new agenda for the future.

True Grit: The Science of Success
Date: Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 12:00pm EST – Duration 1 hour
Featuring Angela Duckworth

Angela Duckworth presents her influential work on grit—the tendency to pursue long-term goals with perseverance and passion. She describes the predictive power of grit for performance in a variety of fascinating contexts.

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