Thursday 19th September 04:05

Management Training News: w/c 19th August 2012

Management Training Resources: w/c 19th August 2012

This week, we have a new newsletter for you. It's called, "The Point is to Labour". You'll find it a fascinating take on the financial crisis and the role of company leaders. Read it at the first link below.

Other items in this week's "Management Training Resources" include a lesson from our Leadership Skills programme, called "People Builders"; a quiz on 3D thinking; a personal development anecdote that will make you smile and make you think; and our spotlight on the Teambuilding Mini-course series.

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New Newsletter: "The Point is to Labour"

pointistolabour_175 When we run management training courses at ManageTrainLearn, we always devote a full morning or afternoon session to what we call, "Mission, Vision, and Values". After discussing the meaning of these terms, we often run exercises in which our leadership trainees have to create personal and organisational mission statements and set personal and organisational visions. We then get them to rank their personal and organisational values, a task that many would-be leaders sometimes find hard to do. One of the management training materials that we find helpful in explaining what values are is an anecdote about Mother Teresa of Calcutta which you'll find in this newsletter... more

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Leadership Skills: "People Builders"

peoplebuilders_175 There is a difference between true and false leaders. False leaders are those who acquire positions of power for their own glory. History is littered with such people from Genghis Khan to Josef Stalin and Saddam Hussein. Their legacy is nil. True leaders, on the other hand, are not leaders for themselves. Instead of personal gain, true leaders seek to bring out the best in others. They make others realize their own greatness. They are people-builders and their legacy is incalculable. Find out how to become a true leader by practising these 7 acts of people-building... more

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This Week's Quiz: 3D Thinking: Memory, Concentration, and Visualisation

quiz04_175 Do you know what kind of events stay in our memories longest? Can you tell the difference between analytical thinking and free-flow thinking? Is it better to let go of thoughts or hold on to them when we need to concentrate? Do you know the name for associating events with sensations? And do you know what stops us remembering events? All of these and more are in this week's management training quiz on 3D Thinking: Memory, Concentration and Visualisation. It's free to enter and you could win a prize. For fun and learning, try this week's quiz here... more

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Coaching Anecdote: "The Mexican Fisherman"

themexicanfisherman Over the years, we have collected some of the best online management training materials around and here we add to them with an insightful coaching anecdote called "The Mexican Fisherman". This anecdote has a number of coaching lessons on goal-setting and goal-achievement. It's almost certain that, once you have read your way through this story, you'll have a smile on your face. Enjoy this tale, its message, and its ending and find out how to get more management training materials in the same vein... more

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Management Training Products: the Teambuilding Mini-Course series

teambuildingminicourse_142 This week we turn our spotlight onto one of our best-loved and feature-rich sets of management training products in the MTL Mini-Course series: the 4 programmes in the Teambuilding collection. If you don't yet know this series, the mini-courses are a set of Flash-based courses that give you a precise, practical, and productive look at the key points of a key management and development skill. Attractively designed and easy-to-navigate, these mini-courses are ideal for those who want to develop their skills in a quick, inexpensive and effective way. Learn more about the "Teambuilding" set and download your set of free samplers now... more

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