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Management Training News: w/c 6th February 2011

Management Training Resources: February 6th 2011

This week sees the launch of our sixth training manual for the iPad, "Counselling Skills". Discover how our mobile training partners, Intersog, use their revolutionary learning system, Combobook, to bring it to you.

Other items in this week's "Management Training Resources" include a great technique for discovering what is important to your job candidates; part 3 in our prize-giving number-and-answer quiz; a 9-step mnemonic for creative innovation; and the top ten tips in performance management.


Counselling Skills on the iPad

counsellingskills_175 Continuing our collaboration with top mobile training publisher, Intersog, we're delighted to announce the launch of the sixth in our series of training manuals for the iPad. The new publication is Counselling Skills and, like all the previous manuals, Counselling Skills makes use of the revolutionary learning system called Combobook. Using this system, Counselling Skills will show you exactly how to handle people problems at work, whether they are performance problems, personal problems, or interpersonal problems.


Hiring for Success: the Click-Down Technique

clickdown_175 The Click-Down technique is a technique from Dave Logan for discovering a person's values at selection interview. Dave, who co-wrote the groundbreaking management book, "Tribal Leadership", says that most managers tend to concentrate their candidate searches on two things only: whether a person can do the job, competence, and whether a person will fit in, look and feel. But the reason why most people fail to succeed in their jobs isn't about competence and appearance; it's about whether their deepest values are a fit for the team and the organisation.


Quizzitch Part 3

quizjpg_175 We have a new set of questions for your this week in our Quizzitch quiz game. We give you a random selection of 10 questions based on 10 numbers between 1 and 1000. The number is in the quiz question. All you have to do is pick the right answer. Quizzitch is currently looking for a publisher to put it to market, so if you're in that business, then here's a great opportunity for fun and profit. Anyhow, have a go and see how you score. 10 MTL SkillBoosters of their choice for the first top score out of the hat.


SCAMMPERR: 9 Techniques for Innovative Ideas

innovationandteamwork_175 SCAMMPERR is a mnemonic for 9 innovation techniques that will help you find new ways to improve your business. Whether it is a new product, a new service, or a new method of working, or simply adaptations of what you are already doing, the 9 techniques will enable you to think creatively about how to do things differently and in ways you'd never thought of before. The technique was first suggested by Alex Osborn, the marketing man who is credited with developing the use of brainstorming, and developed by Bob Eberle into the SCAMMPERR checklist.


Top Ten Tips for Superior Performance Management

doneit_175 Most of us know and practise the basics of performance management such as giving feedback and doing our bit in the organisation's appraisal system. But here are 10 top tips that will skyrocket you and your organisation into the top elite of people management companies, helping you achieve better performance, retain key talent, and attract a waiting list of people who want to join you.