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Management Training News: w/c 5th August 2012

Management Training Resources: w/c 5th August 2012

This week, we bring you a feature on what it takes to be an Olympian goal-getter. Follow our 7-step guide in the first item below.

Other items in this week's "Management Training Resources" include a delightful management training anecdote, called "Stone Soup"; a quiz on personal change; navigating your way through difficult conversations; and our spotlight on one of the best collections of management training products on our site.

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Dreams Can Come True Not Just for Olympians

goldmedal02_142 As we start the second week of the London 2012 Olympic Games, we hear a lot of talk about how sports champions achieve their remarkable goals, whether it's on the athletics track, in the gymnastics hall or elsewhere. Here, in a lesson taken from our 10-part "Maximising Your Potential" e-course, we show you how you can achieve the same kind of outstanding success by programming your goals into your thoughts, your feelings, and your actions... more

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Teambuilding Anecdote: "Stone Soup"

stonesoup_175 Of all the different kinds of management training materials that we bring you, one of our favourite techniques for learning is a good coaching story. Stories that coach are great ways to learn. When put together well, and communicated in a classic story-telling tradition, they are fun to listen to and easy to remember. And the best stories always bring a smile to people's faces and a glow to their hearts. If you want to see what I mean, read this story on teamwork and the company of those we care about. It's called "Stone Soup"... more

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Quiz for w/c 5th August 2012: Personal Change

quiz04_175 Do you know how Anita Brookner says we can win the favour of the gods? Can you say what you should do when a risk isn't working? Is it better to give yourself a route out of change or to burn all your bridges? Do you know the best way to change others? And do you know how Tom Peters defined the daily zeal to re-create yourself? All of these and more are in this week's management training quiz on Personal Change. Have a go and join the thousands of others who love to test themselves with these weekly sets of free management training materials... more

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How to Handle Difficult Conversations

communication_175 When asked what their most difficult task is, many managers say that it is dealing with staff whose personal habits affect their work. So difficult are these tasks that many managers avoid them. But help is at hand. In the 5 steps in this plan, we'll show you how you can safely navigate the tricky waters of sitting down and talking to staff with attitude problems and personal behaviour problems. These steps will give you the plan, the skills, and the confidence to face any similar issues in your own team and business... more

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Management Training Products: "Stories that Coach"

stories_that_coach_vol_1_175 The Stories that Coach series is a 3-volume set of 300 management training anecdotes that will add a touch of class to your learning. Each of the volumes gives you 100 well-chosen, well-crafted, and well-told stories that deliver a valuable learning point for you to use in your own learning or training. This series of tales will give you insights into important ways to work and manage others. To get a foretaste of the collection, download your sampler from our free management training materials section. For a 30% discount on the whole set, visit our Bumper Bundles page.. more
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