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Management Training News: w/c 11th September 2011

Management Training Resources: w/c 11th September 2011

This week, we start with one of the earliest and most influential models of management from John Adair. Find out what it is in the first item below.

Other items in this week's "Management Training Resources" include the second in our series of "21st century learning", this time on Training Skills; our spotlight on the MTL SkillBooster, "The Manager as Coach"; how to use behavioural questions in selection interviews; and one of the most important thinking skills you can learn, keeping an open mind.

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Is This the Most Influential Leadership Model of our Times?

adairsthreecircles_142 John Adair is one of the world's leading authorities on leadership. His Action-Centred Leadership programme is one of the top management training products in the world. He became the first ever Professor of Leadership Studies in 1979 at the University of Surrey near London and in 2009, he was appointed Chair of Leadership Studies at the UN Staff College in Turin. Adair is best known for his model of the three connecting circles which represent the three concerns of managers for Task, Team, and Individuals. Find out why the model was one of the most influential and groundbreaking management training materials of our times... more

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Hints and Links: Training Skills

hintsandlinkstrainingskills_175 Last week, we brought you the first in our new series of Hints and Links - what we call "21st century learning". All you do is read a key hint on a management skill and then click a link to a set of online management training materials that will let you explore the tip further. With expert articles, step-by-step instructions, e-learning courses, downloadable manuals, Powerpoint slideshows, questionnaires, and more, this is the best way to uncover the wealth of free management training materials on the Internet. In doing so, your knowledge and skills will develop rapidly. In this week's "Hints and Links" feature, we look at Training Skills... more

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Spotlight on the MTL SkillBooster, "The Manager as Coach"

themanagerascoach_142 Of all the management training products on the ManageTrainLearn site, one of the most popular series is our collection of MTL SkillBoosters. In the spotlight this week, we're highlighting "The Manager as Coach". On just one page, you'll be able to see the difference between coaching your staff and telling them what to do and you'll also get instant memory aides on two of the best-known coaching models, GROW and STEER. Like all SkillBoosters, "The Manager as Coach" is ideal as a handout, flashcard, or training room poster. Better still, keep it in your desk drawer for a learning boost whenever you have a spare minute. Collect 5 free SkillBoosters or download all 250 at a discount... more

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The Best Questions to Use in Selection

behaviouralquestions_142 Behavioural Questions are one of the most valuable sets of questions that you can use in a selection interview. The replies will quickly show you what level of knowledge candidates have about a skill, how they did or would perform, and their thinking behind their actions. In this feature, you'll also get instant access to the biggest collection of behavioural questions you'll ever come across. Another priceless example of free management training materials from ManageTrainLearn... more

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Take the Blinkers Off Your Life Experiences

keepinganopenmind_175 From our earliest age, we are taught to judge what happens to us. By the time we reach maturity, we are trained to interpret every experience in terms of a duality: is this something I like or dislike, want or don't want, feel good about or bad about? Putting our life experiences into black or white terms doesn't, however, serve us in enjoying the fullness of what life has to offer. The following story, "This Is Good", reminds us that, whether a situation looks good or bad, it is only our limiting interpretation that says it is. In reality, each moment has an unlimited number of possibilities... more

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