Monday 23rd September 02:28

Management Training News: w/c 3rd July 2011

Management Training Resources: w/c 3rd July 2011

This week, we have a new free email course for you to add to your 10-Day E-Course library. It's "Stress Management" and you can subscribe right now by following the link in the first item below.

Other items in this week's "Management Training Resources" include a free download of Professor Phil Race's "Workshops that Work" e-book; why the Conscious-Competence Ladder is an essential tool for trainers; the magic of indirect influence in managing your boss; and our spotlight on one of our all-time favourite teambuilders, "The Perfect Leader".

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New Free E-Course on "Stress Management"

stressmanagement_142 We're adding to our hugely popular series of 10-day Email Courses this week with a new programme that will teach you how to effectively manage your stress at work and home. The e-course is "Stress Management" and it's completely free for you to take while we are building up the series. In this 2-week-long course, you'll get daily emails giving you the very best tips and techniques from our award-winning management training courses on turning stress into super-health. Learn how to transform your life with these simple but powerful techniques now... more

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Free E-Book: "Workshops that Work"

workshops_142 In 2005, some time after it had completed its print run in the McGraw-Hill Training Series, writer Phil Race decided to make his book of 100 training event ideas available for free as an e-book. And here is that book. Along with co-authors, Tom Bourner and Vivien Martin, this is one of the most thorough, straightforward, and practical books you'll ever find to help you create popular workshops. In its 171 pages, it covers everything you'll possibly need to know before, during and after running a workshop. Get it free now and use it to design outstanding training events... more

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The Conscious-Competence Ladder

consciouscompetence_142 The Conscious-Competence Ladder is a model of learning that was first developed by Noel Burch of the Gordon Training International organisation in the 1970's. It shows how we all move through 4 stages of learning a new skill from a state of not knowing that we don't know how to do something right through to not knowing that we do know it. The model describes the process of skill development and awareness and is a valuable tool to use in understanding the stages an individual is at in their learning and how to adjust your coaching or instruction to take this into account... more

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How to Manage Your Boss with Indirect Influence

indirectinfluence_142 One of the principles of working successfully with your boss is to make sure that you don't outshine him or her. This is simple boss-subordinate pyschology: you are there to find solutions and your boss is there to take the credit. Understanding this key aspect of the relationship is the secret to both of you getting on. That means that when you want your boss to do something you care about, you must find subtle ways to put your case. One of the most important techniques of doing this is Indirect Influence and here is a story that shows you how to do it... more

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Spotlight on the MTL Teambuilder, "The Perfect Leader"

theperfectleader_142 “The Perfect Leader" is an ideal training team exercise for developing team decision-making skills. Using research into the top 10 characteristics of the "perfect" leader, the group has to decide the correct order of characteristics and is given 3 rounds to reach a consensus and a decision. The exercise helps to teach teams how to reach consensus, how to listen to each other, and how to come to team decisions. A valuable exercise in looking at team conflict and ways to resolve it... more

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