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Management Training News: w/c 22nd May 2011

Management Training Resources: w/c 22nd May 2011

This week, we put the spotlight on one of our most popular management training products, the MTL 1DayCoursePlans. Take a look at them in the first link below and get a full course plan for free.

Other items in this week's "Management Training Resources" include a new look at Tannenbaum and Schmidt's Continuum in our models of management series; round 6 of our Quizzitch quiz game; 3 inspiring tips for leaders who run meetings; and how to disentangle yourself from false life programmes.

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Deliver Training Straight from the Box!

personaldevelopment_175 The MTL 1daycourseplans are a collection of one-day course plans that will enable you to train your staff in 60 key management and personal development skills. Each plan consists of a set of fully illustrated Powerpoint slides taking you minute by minute through the day's training. You'll also get full Notes on each slide with clear instructions on how to deliver each topic, exercise, worksheet, and quiz, plus an accompanying Facilitator's Guide with all the resources you need for the day's training. The Powerpoint slides are editable allowing you to customise the programme to your needs... more

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The Tannenbaum and Schmidt Leadership Continuum

tannenbaumandschmidt_175 In 1957, Robert Tannenbaum and Warren Schmidt published a model of leadership explaining the different ways that leaders interact with their followers. The model is a continuum that showed that, at one end of the spectrum, a leader can have nearly total freedom to decide while, at the other end of the spectrum, the team can have nearly total freedom to decide. In-between these two extremes, Tannenbaum and Schmidt identified 7 types of leadership style. Knowing these styles and being able to apply them to a workplace situation correctly is the secret of effective leadership... more

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Quizzitch Round 6

questiondice_142 We have a new set of questions for your this week in our 6th Quizzitch quiz game. We give you a random selection of 10 questions based on 10 numbers between 1 and 1000. The number of the quiz is featured 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... more

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Good News, Bad News, No News

teammeetings_175 There is a lot of advice given on how to run successful team meetings. A lot of it is procedural, covering the responsibilities of chairperson, secretaries, and participants. Needless to say, good meetings require all of these people to be prepared, efficient, and committed. Other advice deals with the interactive skills of good meetings: the willingness to listen well, to drop your agendas and engage in dialogue with others. But here are 3 tips that are specifically designed for team leaders which you may not have come across before... more

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Disentangle Yourself from False Life Programmes

fighting_142 Most of the troubles in your life are caused by your thinking brain coming into your life as a toddler and gradually taking you over. The thinking brain, or ego, is taught from an early age that the world is dangerous and that, therefore, you must defend yourself against it. The natural assertiveness that you have up to the age of about 2 or 3 is then sacrificed for the aggressive and passive-based strategies of your ego. There are 5 main programmes that your ego convinces you are necessary for a successful life. It's only when you recognise these as false programmes that you can unlearn your compulsive and unassertive behaviour and reclaim your assertive birthright. Here are the programmes... more

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