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Management Training News: w/c 6th May 2012

Management Training Resources: w/c 6th May 2012

This week, we want to give you a wonderful free book that we have put together called "The Art of Leadership". It's published by bookboon and you can get it right now at the first link below.

Other items in this week's "Management Training Resources" include a great creativity exercise that you can use on any course; a quiz on the nature of stress; Stephen Covey's story of "The Turn of the Tide"; and our spotlight on the "Survival" Teambuilder.


Get "The Art of Leadership" book FREE!

artofleadership_142 In this free e-book from ManageTrainLearn and bookboon, you’ll find 500 quotes on the Art of Leadership. They range from quotes by Confucius in around 500 BC and the I Ching in 1000 BC to Burt Reynolds and Paul McCartney in the 20th century. Some of the oldest quotes will surprise you with their relevance to today’s methods of leadership. You’ll discover insights into how to manage change, how to be a facilitative leader, how to get others to follow you, how to light the magic spark inside people, and what turns ordinary groups into extraordinary teams... more


"Brainstorming on Steroids"

brainwiring01_142 When we find a management training exercise that we can use on practically any course we run, that builds teams as well as personal creativity, and that can result in valuable solutions to chronic workplace problems, we naturally want to shout about it from the rooftops. Well, we think that one exercise meets this bill better than almost any other. It's Brainwriting, a variation on the better-known technique of Brainstorming, but in many ways much better and more effective. When you get to know Brainwriting yourself, you'll wonder how you ever managed without it... more


Management Training Quiz: The Nature of Stress

quiz_142 Do you know where the word, "stress", comes from? Do you know what the difference between modern-day threats and threats from long-ago are? Can you say whether stress is necessary or not? Do you know what effect an adrenaline rush has on you? And do you know which stress-inducing chemical creates high blood pressure in your body? All of these and more are in this week's management training quiz on The Nature of Stress. It's free to enter and you could win a prize. For fun and learning, try this week's quiz here... more


Let the Tide Wash Away Your Worries

turnofthetide_142 Stephen Covey is one of our favourite writers. One of his techniques is to turn personal experiences, stories, and anecdotes into valuable management training materials. In his best-selling book, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People", Covey tells a little-known story by Arthur Gordon, called "The Turn of the Tide" about a man beset by overwhelming anxieties and worries. Although written back in 1974, it is just as relevant in today's world as then. Read it once and you'll find it can become your instant guide to stress relief and management... more


Management Training Products: The "Survival" Teambuilder

survival_175 "Survival" is a scenario-based game in which teams have to overcome a series of daily obstacles in their struggle to survive a plane crash. Each day presents them with a "life-or-death" challenge and failure on any day means that the chosen leader does not survive. The aim of the exercise is to give everyone in the team practice of using leadership skills. This is one of our most enjoyed teambuilders and comes with additional management training materials including 19 worksheets and a feature on Self-Managing Teams... more