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Management Training News: w/c 12th August 2012

Management Training Resources: w/c 12th August 2012

This week, we start with a lesson from our Time Management e-course called "Sharpening the Saw" and we ask, is personal effectiveness the secret to real time management?

Other items in this week's "Management Training Resources" include another great e-book to add to your collection of free management training materials; your weekly quiz on Focused Relaxation; why "Spending the Windfall" is one of our best negotiating skills exercises; and why you should buy the Bumper Bundle collection of 40 "Teambuilders" for nearly a third off their normal price.


Smart Learning Lessons: "Sharpening the Saw"

sharpeningthesaw_175 When people come on our Time Management courses, they often do so with the idea of getting more output from less input. They are often busy executives and professionals who are under pressure to deliver more in a limited time span wth limited financial and other resources. That's why many of them are sent to us to find the magic formula of getting more from less. We don't always meet their expectations but we do point them in the right direction which is to become personally more effective. One of the sessions on these courses is called "Sharpening the Saw". Here we reproduce its secrets in full... more


Management Training Products: "Developing Facilitation Skills"

facilitationskills_142 One of the things we love doing in preparation for our weekly sets of "Management Training Resources" is to trawl the Internet in search of valuable and free management training products. There is such a wealth of free online management training materials out there that it is sometimes hard to make a choice about what to bring you. This week, though, that choice is easy. It's a free e-book called "Developing Facilitation Skills" that should be in the library of every forward-thinking business and every professional people-developer. It's full of excellent material that will transform the way you work with others. There's one copy here with your name on it. Get it now... more


This Week's Quiz: Focused Relaxation

quiz04_175 Do you know which of the brain waves puts you into a state of focused relaxation? Can you describe the body language of a deeply relaxed person? Is it better to take short shallow breaths or long deep ones? Do you know the number of breaths you take a day? And do you know what natural drug is produced by your body when you relax completely? All of these and more are in this week's management training quiz on Focused Relaxation. It's free to enter and you could win a prize. For fun and learning, try this week's quiz here... more


Negotiating Skills Training Exercise: "Spending the Windfall"

windfall_175 One of the management training models that we like to use on our courses is to put together an exercise that gets trainees to practise the skills of the course and then follow it up with a relevant and useful input. It's a great way to give people skill experience followed by thoughtful reflection, two of the key ways in which we learn. To show you what we mean, here is an exercise that we regularly use on our Negotiating skills courses, called "Spending the Windfall". Feel free to use it on your own management training courses or adapt it as you wish... more


Spotlight on... MTL Teambuilders Bumper Bundle

teambuilder_142 In the Bumper Bundle collection of "Teambuilders", we've put together all 40 titles of our best-selling series of team-building games. In each of these games, you'll find step-by-step instructions on how to put the game at the heart of your training course experience. We'll show you how to prepare for the exercise, how to introduce it, how to run it, how to facilitate it, how to debrief and how to lead a post-exercise discussion to draw out the key lessons. In addition, we'll give you scores of worksheets to use in delivering the game, the rationales, and the background material. Whether you need a 2-hour teambuilder or a 20-minute one, you'll find what you need here... more