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Management Training News: w/c 19th June 2011

Management Training Resources: w/c 19th June 2011

This week, we have a new free handbook on Time Management for you. Like all the handbooks in our E-book section, this is one of the best manuals we've seen on this subject for a long long time.

Other items in this week's "Management Training Resources" include a look at why brainwriting out-performs brainstorming; 5 kinds of question to ask at selection interviews; our spotlight on the "Qualities of Leadership" one-day course plan; and William Ouchi's Theory Z of management.

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"Handbook on Time Management Skills"

handbookontimemtskills_142 This excellent free-to-download handbook comes from the Centre for Good Governance of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It draws on existing best practice from around the world and presents a range of ideas on achieving better time management in an attractive, informative, and lively way. This is one of the best handbooks we've seen on Time Management for a long long time... more

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Is Brainwriting a Better Technique than Brainstorming?

brainwiring01_142 Brainwriting is a relatively little-known technique that can vastly improve on the amount of ideas you get when running a brainstorming session. Brainwriting has a number of advantages over brainstorming. It is quicker, can easily generate twice the number of ideas in the same time, and is preferred by more participants. Why not find out whether you shouldn't use it instead of brainstorming as well?.. more

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Spotlight on...the MTL One-Day Course Plan, "The Qualities of Leadership"

qualitiesofleadership_142 "The Qualities of Leadership" One-Day Course Plan is a fully-researched trainer's resource pack that will enable you to show your trainees how to develop the qualities of outstanding leaders and draw people to them like a magnet. The resource pack consists of a course-ready Powerpoint file and a detailed Facilitator's Guide. Together, these two resources will enable you to deliver quality training to your team or organisation with minimum preparation, minimum research, and minimum cost... more

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5 Kinds of Question to Ask at Interview

selection01_142 With the interview at the heart of the selection process, it is the questions you ask that determine how successful the interview is likely to be. Poor questions are likely to lead to poor answers and hence poor information about the candidate. They may also create mistrust and even be illegal. However, when questions are fair, carefully thought out and sensibly put, they can provide you with all the information you need to make well-judged decisions about people. Here are 5 kinds of questions you can always ask... more

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Management Gurus: William Ouichi and Theory Z

z_142 William Ouchi is an American professor of business management who first came to prominence in 1981 for his work on bridging the gap between American management, then under pressure, and Japanese management, then riding a boom. His belief that American business could learn from the management beliefs of Japanese industry led to his idea of Theory Z and his first book, "Theory Z: How American Management Can Beat the Japanese Challenge". The book became a New York Times best-seller and today ranks as the 7th most widely-read business book in all US libraries. Discover why here... more

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