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Management Training News: w/c 3rd June 2012

Management Training Resources: w/c 3rd June 2012

This week, we take a look at the magic of story-telling through the eyes of one of the giants of 20th century corporate life, Thomas Watson.

Other items in this week's "Management Training Resources" include training exercises that will appeal to everyone; a quiz on Mission, Vision and Values; our step-by-step guide to buying an MTL management training product; and our spotlight on John Penberthy's"To Bee or Not to Bee".


Thomas Watson and the Magic of Story-Telling

storytelling_142 Thomas Watson is regarded as one of the greatest business leaders of the 20th century. He turned a small company producing weighing machines, International Business Machines, into the giant of the computer industry, IBM. Watson achieved this extraordinary success by an evangelical belief in what the company stood for and how everyone in it should behave. In short, he created a culture and became its role model. He also believed in creating a mythology about the organisation through story-telling. Discover how Watson used stories to spread the corporate word... more


How to Turn On Everyone to Your Courses

multipleintelligenceexercises_142 If you want to run training exercises that will appeal to every person on your course, then you can easily do it by creating icebreakers and energisers that use each of the 7 multiple intelligences. The multiple intelligences are the 7 ways in which we each like to work, play, and learn. They are: the linguistic; the interpersonal; the intrapersonal; the visual; the kinaesthetic; the auditory; and the mathematical. If you can devise short training exercises around each of these styles, then you will reach out to every one of your trainees. Let's show you how... more


Management Training Quiz: Mission, Vision, and Values

questions_142_01 Do you know what the hallmark of top leaders is? Do you know Jonathan Swift's definition of "vision"? Can you spot which corporate mission statement belongs to which business? Do you know the difference between goals and visions? And do you know what leaders see in people that the rest of us miss? All of these and more are in this week's management training quiz on Mission, Vision, and Values. It's free to enter and you could win a prize. For fun and learning, try this week's quiz here... more


Management Training Products: How to Buy with Confidence

onlinepurchase_175 In response to your requests, here is our step-by-step guide to making a purchase of any management training products at MTL. Whatever your purchase, whether one of our one-page SkillBoosters at a couple of pounds or a Bumper Bundle for a few hundred, the system is the same: secure, quick, and easy. At every stage you know where you are and what your options are. Then when your purchase is complete, we've arranged for you to access your products immediately so that your downloads really are instant. See the full steps here... more


Spotlight on "To Bee or Not to Bee" by John Penberthy

tobeeornottobee_142 "To Bee or Not to Bee" is a simple but profound fable on the meaning of life. Written by American MBA marketeer-turned spiritual explorer, John Penberthy, it tells of a young bee called Buzz who becomes tired of the endless tedium and chaos of his honeybee hive. Against his own will, he is dragged kicking and screaming into a journey that is part spiritual and part self-discovery. Although the story takes place in a world of bees, this magical book, like many other modern fables such as "Jonathan Livingstone Seagull", is really all about us... more