Are You a Trained Person Mechanic?
According to one professional body, we all need a sympathetic ear at some time in our working lives to help us with a personal problem. It could be about work and working relationships or career choices or problems on the job or health or it could be about a home problem that affects work. Whatever it is, if you're a manager and it affects your people, it affects their work. And that means it affects you. So you just can't ignore it. But, if you don't have the right skills, your intervention could make matters worse. And a little problem becomes a big problem. That's why, to keep your people functioning healthily, you need the people maintenance skills of counselling.
Are You Competent in "Counselling Skills"?
There are a number of key skills that you need to master in order to be competent in counselling skills. These include:
· understanding what the counselling approach to people problems is
· knowing how to identify people problems and address them
· being able to set up and run a successful counselling meeting
· being skilled in showing empathy to others
· knowing how to confront problems
· having the skills to help others find their own solutions
· following up on plans of action.
"Counselling Skills" and ManageTrainLearn
On this website, you'll discover a wide range of resources that will help you master counselling skills. If you are learning these skills primarily for yourself, the Step by Step to Skillful Counselling Skills is an ideal place to start. If you are learning these skills in order to teach them to others, then the MTL 1DayCoursePlans and MTL E-Manuals will provide you with an inexhaustible reservoir of material.
Other "Counselling Skills" Products and Resources
In addition to these products, you can also access free modern management materials on this site. For those of you who are interested in building a corporate library, look for products on modern management in our Bumper Bundle and Skills Collections for large reductions over catalogue prices.
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