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6 classes that'll earn you your next promotion

Nina Gordon
March 31, 2020

We analysed data from over 5000 of our students and found that students who took these classes were more likely to be promoted within 3 months of joining.

Top 6 jolt classes to prepare you for promotion:

Learn how to optimise creativity and set achievable yet ambitious goals while mitigating distractions. Using three new practices to prioritise your tasks more efficiently, reduce anxiety, and make meaningful progress in your work.

- To identify the obstacles to getting your best work done
- Which time management methods to use
- How to identify your most productive hours

Identify negotiation barriers, prepare effectively for salary negotiations and avoid common mistakes. Learn the process and tools for effective salary negotiations. Whether it's a new job or your existing role, become comfortable negotiating your salary and asking for what you deserve

- How to identify your negotiation barriers
- How to prepare effectively for salary negotiations
- How to avoid common mistakes

De-mystify what “storytelling” means and learn the best practices to make it the foundational backbone of your business life.
These practices can be applied across sectors and will elevate your marketing, B2B, consumer outreach, HR, hiring, networking, and more. You’ll develop skills in consistency, clear vision, clever communication, and audience-building.

- How to explain complex ideas
- How to adjust your story according to the audience
- How to adjust your story according to the platform (Email, conversation, presentation)

Whether you're presenting at a big conference or your team's daily standup, your goal is to make people remember what you say and do what you want them to do.

- How to formulate a message that captivates your audience
- How to structure the flow of the presentation like a story
- How to design slides to support your message

Learn perspectives, techniques, tools, and ideas that help you move forward with the career journey that is right for you. It's not about creating beautiful CVs or preparing to ace the interview. It’s about taking a step back from all that and working out what career success means to you and drilling down to really understand what your motivations and values are. It’s about acknowledging not only your skill set but also your personality when it comes to finding the right job for you. Then, it’s about taking actionable steps to develop your chosen career path.

- Why it’s so daunting figuring out what to do with your career
- What you can do to overcome this
- What career success looks like for you

Improve your meeting design and facilitation skills to become a more confident leader of meetings. You will also pick up techniques to hold yourself and others accountable, to ensure decisions made in meetings translate to real-world results.

- Why some meetings make a change and motivates us while others waste time and deflate us
- How to decide whether a meeting will help fulfill your goals, and how to eliminate useless meetings
- How to skillfully design, lead and follow up your meetings so they deliver exceptional results and strengthen relationships

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So why do so few of us have creative breaks?

Because almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes. Including you.

Charles Darwin took long walks around London. Kurt Vonnegut made listening to jazz a daily priority. Fiona Apple disappeared for 6 years after the release of her third album.

So why do so few of us have creative breaks?

I ask because I can often be found agonising over the "more". If only I posted on Instagram more, I'll think in the bath. I'd have more followers if I pitched to more publications. I need to post 2 more times a week, minimum. I could go on...

Between you and me, I've got frustrated with myself for browsing Facebook or watching too much TV more times than I can remember.

And I'm not alone. So many of us are terrified of taking a break, creatively speaking. We won't let a moment pass without listening to a podcast, consuming an article or sharing something.

The cognitive load is real, y'all.

But like Vitamin D, sleep and good food, it's not only ok to take a break, it's essential.

Living a successful life is also about knowing when not to work. For your best output, you need to focus on your input, too.

The world won't end if you disappear from the internet for a week or so. Your creativity won't suddenly stop. Your time is now, but your time was also then and it will be again.

Your dreams don't have an expiration date.

Many of us confuse being "busy" with being constructive. But you can only do your best work by taking breaks.

And science backs it up, too. The brain requires substantial downtime to do its most innovative thinking. The ideas you have while driving or in the shower aren't coincidental. They're a result of you taking a step back, whether you're aware of it or not.

Here's a challenge for you

Let yourself take a wonderful and indulgent break. Several breaks. Hell, get downright bored.

Put airplane mode on for a while. Sit down. Lie down. Be still. Do nothing. Observe. Listen to your mind. Let it do what it does without judging it.

Wallow in it. Don't be afraid of it. Push it as far as you can.

When you leave your laptop behind, something always happens. A new idea or a fresh perspective appears.


"A spark of inspiration needs an empty cave."

Take proper breaks, often. Completely clear your mind. Your next best idea depends on it.

Taken by over 18,500 people; Calibrated by 100s of tech employees

By taking this 10-min test I can set myself up for success

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