The Secrets of Success

Who wouldn’t want to know the secrets of success?

Whether it’s the art of winning an argument, the subtleties of effective communication, the key to understanding people, the need for prioritisation, the simple genius of lateral thinking, the often overlooked requirement for good preparation, or the importance of persistence, all can be powerful allies in your battle to get ahead in life.

Former BBC News Correspondent and author Simon Hall takes you through the insights he’s learnt in his career, from both his own experiences and those of the famous and successful people he’s met. 

The Secrets of Success is from our Professional Development Skills series. At the Civil Service College, we tailor our courses to each attendee’s role and organisations, ensuring that each delegate gets the most out of the training. Our courses and trainers are continuously updated and evaluated to ensure that we are always delivering the best service possible.

Key Training Features

Who Can Attend

Learning Outcomes

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Key Training Features:

  • Making the best use of your time and thriving under pressure, featuring lessons from one of the most pressured professions, journalism.
  • The secrets of how successful people get on in life.
  • The power of words in persuading others of the strength of your argument.
  • The importance of preparation in maximising your chances of success.
  • Tips from the writing world about how to understand people, and ways to use that to your advantage.
  • The advantages of defining and visualising clear goals.
  • How lateral thinking can make the impossible possible.
  • The importance of persistence, with a tour through the way some very well known people dealt with rejection.
  • Finally, we reveal the single simple golden secret to success

Who Can Attend:

This course is targeted at anyone, at any level, who wants to fulfil their potential in whatever their chosen field. 

Learning Outcomes:

At the conclusion of the workshop delegates will be better able to:

  • Explore success in a range of different fields, from sport to warfare, and the arts to the sciences.
  • Understand the common themes that emerge, and the practical lessons of how they can be applied to their own working lives. 

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