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About Mind Tools

Helping you to learn the essential management, leadership, and personal effectiveness skills that you need to build a happy and successful career.

About Mind Tools

Helping you to learn the essential management, leadership, and personal effectiveness skills that you need to build a happy and successful career.

Mind Tools is one of the world’s most popular digital, on-demand career and management learning solutions, helping more than 24 million* people each year.

Our wide range of high-quality, practical, on-demand resources can help you to become an effective and inspirational manager and leader – whether you're new to the job or have years of experience.

22 years

20+ years

experience

resources

2,400+ resources

with something new every week

users

17,000+

Club Members

newsletter

940,000+

newsletter subscribers

*Source: Google Analytics Annual User Count, based on average performance for years 2017 to 2019. Count of users deduped by GA User ID.

Where We Started

 

In 1996, James Manktelow was working as a developer in financial software when he became responsible for his first small team. Advice and support for managers was hard to find. Within a month, husband and wife team, James Manktelow and Rachel Thompson, set up MindTools.com, a website where people could learn what it takes to become a successful and effective leader - and the rest is history!

James Manktelow
Co-Founder

Rachel Thompson
Co-Founder

What Happened Next?

What Happened Next?

What We Offer

 

Mind Tools provides access to 2,400+ resources, including articles, podcasts, videos, infographics, quizzes, Book Insights, Expert Interviews, and more. Our in-house Content team update or produce a new resource every working day using academic research, credible sources and expert advice.

According to our learner survey, Mind Tools has helped...

%

of learners to learn new skills and knowledge.

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of learners to continuously improve their skills.

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of learners to develop skills to achieve their personal goals.

Explore our extensive collection of career skills on our website and discover useful management and strategy techniques every week by subscribing to our free newsletter.

You can explore articles, blogs and infographics at any time, and you can also access videos, podcasts and workbooks if you sign up.

You'll need just 2, 10, 30, or 60 minutes to consume our range of formats. So, whether you’re on your commute, between meetings, or relaxing at home, you can make career development a consistent part of your life.

By becoming a Mind Tools Club member, you'll gain full, uninterrupted access to our tools and resources, as well as support from our Coaching Clinic and active Community Forum.

Award-Winning Resources

 

Before we joined Emerald Works, Mind Tools received the following awards:

Queen's Award

A Queen's Award is often regarded as a "knighthood" for a business, and is the highest official U.K. award for British business. Mind Tools was recognized in both 2012 and 2017 with a Queen's Award for Enterprise, for outstanding achievement in international trade.

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Learning Technologies Awards

As a company, we were always looking for ways to improve, innovate and grow. As a result, in 2018, Mind Tools was shortlisted for the Learning Technologies Awards in the highly competitive category, "Learning Technologies Company of the Year." And in 2019, Mind Tools was nominated for "Learning Technologies Organization of the Year."

Training Industry’s Top 20 Training Companies

 

Training Industry prepares Top 20 and Watch List reports on critical sectors of the training marketplace as part of its mission to continually monitor the market for the best providers of training services and technologies.

Mind Tools made Watch Lists for one of Training Industry's award categories in 2017, two in 2018, and two more in 2019. We were then selected for the full Top 20 Online Learning Library Companies List in 2018, and again in 2019.

Training Industry commented, “The companies included in the Top 20 Online Learning Library Companies List have demonstrated their value to professionals and their employers. Learners now expect access to the best content, from anywhere in the world, on their schedule, and these companies are exceeding expectations.”

In August 2019, we were also selected as a 2019 Training Delivery Top 20 Company.

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Award-Winning Resources

 

Before we joined Emerald Works, Mind Tools received the following awards:

Queen's Award

 

A Queen's Award is often regarded as a "knighthood" for a business, and is the highest official U.K. award for British business. Mind Tools was recognized in both 2012 and 2017 with a Queen's Award for Enterprise, for outstanding achievement in international trade.

queens-award

Learning Technologies Awards

 

As a company, we were always looking for ways to improve, innovate and grow. As a result, in 2018, Mind Tools was shortlisted for the Learning Technologies Awards in the highly competitive category, "Learning Technologies Company of the Year." And in 2019, Mind Tools was also nominated for "Learning Technologies Organization of the Year."

learn_tech_awards_logo

Training Industry’s Top 20 Training Companies

Training Industry prepares Top 20 and Watch List reports on critical sectors of the training marketplace as part of its mission to continually monitor the market for the best providers of training services and technologies.

Mind Tools made Watch Lists for one of Training Industry's award categories in 2017, two in 2018, and two more in 2019. We were then selected for the full Top 20 Online Learning Library Companies List in 2018, and again in 2019.

Training Industry commented, “The companies included in the Top 20 Online Learning Library Companies List have demonstrated their value to professionals and their employers. Learners now expect access to the best content, from anywhere in the world, on their schedule, and these companies are exceeding expectations.”

In August 2019, we were also selected as a 2019 Training Delivery Top 20 Company.

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Proud to Be Part of Emerald

On March 14, 2019, Mind Tools became a part of Emerald Group, the global provider of research and learning resources.

Emerald is a leader in learning and performance development and our two businesses have grown around a shared ethos of delivering research-led learning solutions supported by a firm evidence base. As such, Emerald is the perfect home for our team and service offering to grow as one business.

As of January 2020, Mind Tools merged with two other learning organizations, Towards Maturity and GoodPractice, to form a new organization called Emerald Works. The Mind Tools Toolkit forms part of this corporate offering.

Proud to Be Part of Emerald

On March 14, 2019, Mind Tools became a part of Emerald Group, the global provider of research and learning resources.

Emerald is a leader in learning and performance development and our two businesses have grown around a shared ethos of delivering research-led learning solutions supported by a firm evidence base. As such, Emerald is the perfect home for our team and service offering to grow as one business.

As of January 2020, Mind Tools merged with two other learning organizations, Towards Maturity and GoodPractice, to form a new organization called Emerald Works. The Mind Tools Toolkit forms part of this corporate offering.

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Our Content

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About Emerald Works

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Careers at Emerald Works

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Our Content

Learn more about our resources and how we develop our content.

About Emerald Works

Read more about Emerald Works and how we came together.

Careers at Emerald Works

Find out more about working at Emerald Works.