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Management Training News: w/c 25th September 2011

Management Training Resources: w/c 25th September 2011

This week, we give you the latest in our series of Free 10-day Email Courses with "Thinking Skills". Find out what's in it and how to sign up in the first item below.

Other items in this week's "Management Training Resources" include our look at the virtue of patience; round 10 of Quizzitch; the second in our new series on "What kind of manager are you?"; and our spotlight on the MTL SkillBooster, "People Builders".


New Free E-Course on "Thinking Skills"

thinkingskillsecourse_142 We're adding to our hugely popular series of 10-day Email Courses this week with a new programme that will show you how you and your team can maximise your brain power. The e-course is "Thinking Skills". Like the other free management training materials in this series, this e-course sends you expert tips and techniques straight into your inbox each day for 10 days. The emails are based on our award-winning management training courses and are designed to be short yet straight to the point. We give you the best management training material so that you can implement the ideas at once... more


For Greatness, Learn Patience

patience_142 For many people who have set themselves a goal that they passionately desire, accepting that everything takes its own proper time is a hard lesson to learn. They want to speed things up, hurry them along, get there quickly and move on. Patience teaches us that, to do things effortlessly, we must work with the pace rather than force it. A crew of oarsmen cannot win a boat race simply by rowing faster; they need to row in time with each other and this means rowing slower. That's why one of the ingredients to being a winner is to be patient. The following story shows how patience produced one of the greatest potters who ever lived... more


It's Round 10 of Quizzitch!

quiz_142 Here's a break from all those management training resources that we give you every week! Quizzitch is a coffee time quiz that will have you scratching your head for the right answers. We give you a random set of 10 questions from the numbers 1 to 1000 and you have to select the right answer from a set of 4. The numbers set the questions so you'll also learn some pretty cool facts. Have a go with  round 10 and see how you do... more


What Kind of Manager Are You?: Team Players

teamplayers_175 Last week, we brought you the first in a new series we call "What Kind of Manager Are You?". Each week, we'll show you how you can apply a knowledge of the Enneagram personality types to different management and workplace roles. Last time, we looked at Entrepreneurs and today we're looking at Team Players. In "Team Players", we'll describe 9 team roles that reflect the 9 personality types of the Enneagram. Almost certainly, you'll be able to go through each member of your team and identify these 9 types. You'll also be able to work out your own type. This knowledge is of immense importance for getting the right mix and balance in a team... more


Spotlight on the MTL SkillBooster, "People Builders"

peoplebuilders_142 MTL SkillBoosters are one of the most popular of our management training products. In case they're new to you, what we've done is taken 250 key management and development skills and distilled them down into attractively-designed one-page summaries. This means you can use them in all sorts of handy ways such as handouts on courses, memory-jogging flashcards, and posters for the office or training room. You can even tuck them away in a desk drawer and pull them out for a quick boost of skills whenever you have a spare minute. This week, the spotlight falls on the "People Builders" SkillBooster. Find out more about "People Builders" here... more