Mind Tools Videos

Leadership


What is Leadership?

Find out what makes a great leader, and learn how you can improve your leadership skills.

Team Management


The GROW Model

One key role of any leader is to coach team members to achieve their best. This video explores how to use the GROW Model to do this effectively.

Strategy


The Marketing Mix and 4 Ps

Find out how you can use the 4Ps to help you kick-start your marketing campaign.


PEST Analysis

Learn how to use this simple tool to understand the political, economic, socio-cultural, and technological environment that you're operating in.


Porter's Five Forces

This short video explores Porter's Five Forces. Find out how to use it to assess the balance of power in a business situation.


Mission and Vision Statements

Find out how to define your organization's true purpose, and inspire your people, with mission and vision statements.


SWOT Analysis

Possibly the best-known business tool of all, SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) can help you in a wide variety of situations from devising business strategy to planning your career.


The McKinsey 7S Framework

This video introduces you to the McKinsey 7S Framework. Find out how to use it to develop your strategy and align all parts of your organization.

Problem Solving


5 Whys

Find out how to use this simple problem-solving technique to help you get to the root of a problem quickly.


Flow Charts

This video shows you how to use flow charts to communicate how a process works.

Decision Making


Force Field Analysis

Learn how to use this technique to weigh up the pros and cons of a decision.


Six Thinking Hats

Learn how to use the Six Thinking Hats technique to look at decisions from different perspectives.


Decision Making

This short video explores a logical six-step process that you can use to make better decisions.


Impact Analysis

Find out how to carry out an Impact Analysis - a technique that identifies the "unexpected" negative consequences of a change.


Risk Analysis

Find out how to weigh up risks before you make a decision, by conducting a formal four-step risk analysis.

Project Management


Gantt Charts

Learn how to draw and use Gantt Charts to analyze and plan complex projects.

Time Management


Prioritization Skills

Find out how to prioritize your time effectively with this short video.


To-Do Lists

This short video looks at how to keep a prioritized, properly-structured To-Do List.


Overcoming Procrastination

If you are procrastinating, it means you're putting off things that you should be focusing on right now. The most common cause of procrastination is feeling overwhelmed by the task. Whatever the reason behind it, it must be recognized, dealt with and controlled before opportunities are missed or your career is derailed. We show you how to do this!


Personal Goal Setting

Effective goal setting is the single most important way of getting what you want from life. So start setting powerful goals here!

Stress Management


Thought Awareness, Rational Thinking and Positive Thinking

This three-step process for getting control of your thoughts will help you silence negative thinking, and develop a positive mindset.


Building Self-Confidence

Boost your confidence levels and prepare for success with this short video.

Communication Skills


Win-Win Negotiation

Learn about the basics of good negotiation with this short video.


Writing Skills

How well do you communicate in writing? Improve your writing skills with this video.


Active Listening

This video shows you how to use active listening to make a conscious effort to hear and understand what other people are saying.


Conflict Resolution

Find out how to resolve conflict effectively using the Interest-Based Relational Approach.


Communication Skills

Find out how to understand the communication process, and boost your communication skills, with this short video.


Writing Effective Email

Improve your emails, and get the response you want, by following these simple rules.


Emotional Intelligence

EI is the ability to recognize your emotions, understand them, and see how they affect those around you. Learn how to develop emotional intelligence with this video.


Ice Breakers

Introductory activities or "ice breakers" are useful in all sorts of situations. Use these approaches to get your meetings off to a great start!


Questioning Techniques

Asking the right questions is at the heart of good communication. Learn effective questioning techniques with this short video.

Creativity


Brainstorming

The phrase "Let's brainstorm a few ideas!" is probably heard almost every day in offices all over the world. But while much of the power in brainstorming comes from its simplicity, it often isn't done as effectively as it could be. Find out how to do it really well – and what the pitfalls are that you need to avoid.

Learning Skills


Learning Styles

Find out about different styles so that you can learn new skills and train people more effectively.


Speed Reading

This short video explores how you can improve your reading skills, and read faster.


Mind Mapping

Mind Maps are a powerful way of presenting information. As well as often being more compact than conventional notes, you can more easily show connections between different facts, and they're often much easier to memorize too!

Career Skills


Finding Career Direction

This video highlights a three-step process that you can use to identify and develop the career that's right for you.



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