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Management Training News: w/c 8th April 2012

Management Training Resources: w/c 8th April 2012

This week, we come clean on last week's newsletter, "Worker Dead at Desk for Five Days", by revealing all. Find out if you were April-Fooled in the first feature below.

Other items in this week's "Management Training Resources" include a new newsletter that celebrates Spring and Easter; the 9th in our MTL Motivators series, "Stress Management"; a new quiz on writing Person Specifications for better hiring; and the free management training materials that are the Daily Management Tips.


Were You April-Fooled Last Week?

01aprilfoolsday_142 In last week's newsletter, "Worker Dead at Desk for Five Days", (read it again here), we brought you a story about George Turklebaum, who reportedly suffered a heart attack at work without anyone noticing for 5 days. Some of you wrote in to say that the story was insensitive, others that it was the sort of thing that could happen in their own place of work. Most of you realised that, with the date set at April 1st, this was an April Fool's Day hoax. In case you didn't see the link to our explanation of the spoof, here is the page where we reveal all... more


"The Flowers of Spring and the Richness of Life"

01flowersofspring01_142 For our Easter newsletter, we start by describing a picture of a crowd of people dressed in white pointed hoods and ask who they are. Most people would say they were members of the Ku Klux Klan, the notorious anti-racist sect in America in the last century. In fact, they are the opposite. They are penitent Spaniards who wear white hoods in the Week leading to Easter to confess their sins and hide their humility. This image reminds us how easy it is to be prejudiced by what we see and why the diverse sights around us at Easter and springtime should be a reminder of the richness of life... more


The Free Online Management Training Materials Just Keep Coming!

03stressmotivators_142 Hundreds of you have now downloaded the series of free management training materials that make up the MTL Motivators series. They're the ideal way to get insights into the key skills of management and personal development. They're simple to store, easy to access, and full of wisdom. They're also our way of saying "thanks" to you for your support for ManageTrainLearn over the years. This week, we add the 9th in the series on "Stress Management". This collection of Powerpoint slides is the perfect way to relax when you are feeling tired or overwhelmed. Download your free copy now... more


Management Training Quiz: The Person Specification

quiz_142 Do you know what the role of the person specification is in recruitment? Would you say that the person specification was the same as the job description? Can you pick out what a specific and measurable person specification requirement looks like? Do you know the difference between an essential and a desirable requirement? And do you know which category you should always include in a person specification? All of these and more are in this week's management training quiz on "The Person Specification". It's free to enter and you could win a prize. For fun and learning, try this week's quiz here... more


Spotlight on... the Daily Management Tips from ManageTrainLearn

05dailytips_142 The Free Daily Management Tips are a series of daily management tips that are delivered via email to your inbox every day for 13 weeks. These emails will enable you to start your working day with an amusing, engaging and interesting set of tips that will take only a minute to read but will build into a great collection of valuable information. Choose any series you like from the collection of 7 tips... more