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Management Training News: w/c 31st March 2013

Management Training Resources: w/c 31st March 2013

This week, to coincide with Easter and the coming of Spring in many parts of the world, we have a newsletter on why diversity isn't just another training fad. Read it in the first feature below.

Other items in this week's "Management Training Resources" include the last week of our 40% off sale; a quiz on where some of the greatest minds got their ideas from; a profound management anecdote on the Tao of Business; and our round-up of the best of March 2013's management training materials.

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New Newsletter: "The Diverse Flowers of Spring"

In the Christian world, the past week has been Holy Week ending in Easter Sunday. Just as Christmas ties in with the darkest time of the year in the Northern hemisphere, so Easter ties in with the coming of Spring and the most creative time of the year. In this newsletter, we celebrate the idea of the newness of Spring and quote Gene Griessman's wonderful description of diversity. It is a reminder that diversity isn't about political correctness or meeting quotas or creating level playing fields but about the richness and wonder of life... more

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Last Week of Our 40% Budget-Busting Savings on Hundreds of Products!

Our end-of-financial-year sale is now in its last week. We started the "40% Off!" sale on all of our Bumper Bundle products two weeks ago and many of you have taken up this great offer to add hundreds of products to your personal and corporate training libraries. But hurry! This special offer only lasts up to the end of the 2012-13 financial year so it must end in a week's time. Don't miss out on this once-a-year offer. Put in your orders now and guarantee a successful training year ahead... more

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Management Training Quiz: Inventive Thinking

Do you know what experience led Henry Ford to find a way to mass-produce his cars? Was the inspiration for the six-shooter a ship's wheel or a game of dice? Is it true that the stethoscope was invented by Dr. Rene Laennec after he saw Indians listening for sounds on the ground? Did the design of the diesel engine come from a Leonardo da Vinci drawing or a typewriter? And where did John Dunlop get the idea for his rubber tyres from? All of these and more are in this week's quiz on "Inventive Thinking". This quiz is one of the set of management training materials that come with our Thinking Skills programmes... more

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Management Anecdote: "The Tao of Business"

We love stories about the art of leadership. On this site, you've probably seen many of the stories that we've written to illustrate some of the most profound and complex features of management and working with others. Most of these come from our own management workshops or from the 300 stories we compiled for our "Stories that Coach" books. But, recently we discovered a brand new story from Derek Lin that perfectly encapsulates the mystery of leadership in a story that we call "The Tao of Business". If it has the same effect on you as it does on us, then you're going to love it too... more

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Our Round-Up of March's Management Training Resources

It's end-of-the-month time again and here's our pick of some of the outstanding features of March 2013's management training resources. First off, we ran our annual 40% discount on our Bumper Bundle collections in March (and you've still time to catch it!). We also brought you some outstanding new management material including Robert Dilts' "5 Levels of Learning", the qualities of Optimism and Initiative; the Walt Disney approach to creativity; and this week's delightful anecdote on the tao of business. We also brought you two brand new quizzes, two new newsletters, and spotlights on some of our most popular products. See the full archive here... more

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