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Management Training News: w/c 24th June 2012

Management Training Resources: w/c 24th June 2012

This week, we start with our review of one of the oldest and most fascinating training sites on the web. Find out what it is at the first link below.

Other items in this week's "Management Training Resources" include the Sigmoid Curve management model;a quiz on the applications of assertiveness; the 11th in our series of hints and links on Delegation and Empowerment; and our spotlight on the Team Wall teambuilder.


Website Review: Big Dog and Little Dog

bigdog03_175 This week, in our look at some of the best online management training materials on the web, we review one of the longest-running websites that's still producing original and interesting material, Big Dog and Little Dog's Bowl of Biscuits. Despite the odd-sounding title, this site is packed with some great resources on performance, learning, leadership and knowledge. We'll take you on a whistle-stop tour, let you know what our favourite features are, and tell you where that unusual title comes from... more


Management Models: "The Sigmoid Curve"

sigmoidcurve03_142 Of all the different types of management training resources that we publish, one of our favourite sets of materials are Management Models. A good management model has to be 3 things. It has to be memorable so that you can see it instantly in your mind's eye. It has to be true to life so that it clicks with our experience. And it has to be interesting enough to be studied again and again. Charles Handy's model of the Sigmoid Curve meets all 3 of these requirements and more. Learn more about this gem of a model here... more


Management Training Quiz: Applications of Assertiveness

quiz_142 Do you know how to respond to criticism in an assertive way? Can you own up to a mistake in an assertive manner? Do you know how to respond to compliments without becoming self-conscious? Can you select the best way to say No to someone? And do you know how to appear spontaneous in conversation? All of these and more are in this week's quiz on Applications of Assertiveness. It's free to enter and you could win a prize. For fun and learning, try this week's quiz here... more


One-Line Hints and One-Click Links on Delegation and Empowerment

delegation_larg_175 The best management training materials are the simplest. And nothing could be simpler than the Hints and Links series from ManageTrainLearn. We give you a one-line hint and then a one-line click to our choice of the best online management training resources and websites. The click is like a key to a door of learning where you can explore the topic to your heart's content. This week we reach number 11 in the series and it's on Delegation and Empowerment. Don't miss our 16 hints and clicks here... more


Management Training Products: "The Team Wall" Teambuilder

teambuilder_142 We are sometimes asked what makes an outstanding management training resource. The answer is, an exercise that fully involves the participants, helps them learn something new, and builds rapport between those taking part. "The Team Wall" is a team exercise that fits all of these criteria. You can use it to get people to introduce themselves. You can use it to build trust and sharing. And you can use it to have some fun on your course. Take a more detailed look at one of the best teambuilders in our collection... more