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Management Training News: w/c 14th August 2011

Management Training Resources: w/c 14th August 2011

This week, we start with an inspirational anecdote on the meaning of "generativity". It's called "The Acorn Planter" and you'll find it on the first link below.

Other items in this week's "Management Training Resources" include our review of one of the best collections of online management training materials on the web; our spotlight on the "Leadership Skills" E-Manual; a wonderful selection of quotes from "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People"; and another in our series of great icebreakers with "The Proust Questionnaire".

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Personal Development Anecdote: "The Acorn Planter"

acorn_175 Generativity is one of the qualities that is often talked about in connection with personal development. It means the power to generate and produce things for the good of others. It means reaching a stage in your own growth where you are able to use your gifts in the service of others. One of the ways that we like to explain these types of qualities is through anecdotes, or "stories that coach" and here we explain "generativity" with the inspirational story of "The Acorn Planter"... more

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Management Training Materials: the Business Balls Website

businessballs_142 Businessballs is one of the most astonishing collections of free management training materials that you'll find on the Internet. Founded by Alan Chapman as "a free ethical learning and development website", businessballs.com has been building its collection since 1999. It is now used by about a million people every month. In this review, we'll give you a taste of why we love this site so much and what you can expect to get from it. Like us, you might become addicted!... more

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Our Spotlight on the "Leadership Skills" E-Manual

lead_142 The Leadership Skills E-Manual is a comprehensive management training manual that will give you everything you need to train your team and organisation to develop their leadership and management skills. With an easy-to-use interface, there are literally hundreds of useable features in this E-Manual that you can use straight from the page, mixed or matched with other resources, or adapted for your own needs. This e-manual is one of the most sought-after of our management training products... more

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Selected Quotes from "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People"

7habits02_142 One of the most popular of the management training materials that we offer on this site is "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" by Stephen Covey. To date, the e-book has been downloaded by nearly 3000 of you. For those of you who have yet to read it, or for those of you who have read it and want a reminder, here is our collection of some of the best quotes from the book on the themes of Communications, Wisdom, Management, Actions and Habits, and Personal Values... more

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Self-Assessment Icebreaker: The Proust Questionnaire

proustquestionnaire_142 If you run training groups or team seminars, then it's always a good idea to have a set of self-assessment icebreakers up your sleeve. These are questionnaires in which participants pick answers to a series of "What is your favourite object?" type questions. They are particularly popular on social Internet sites. In the training room, self-assessment icebreakers can help people become more self-aware. One of the oldest self-assessment questionnaires is the Proust Questionnaire which you can learn about and take right here... more

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