Monday 23rd September 02:29

Management Training News: w/c 9th October 2011

Management Training Resources: w/c 9th October 2011

This week, we start with our tribute to Steve Jobs who died last week. We remember not just his impact on technology but his impact as an inspirational leader. Read it in item 1 below.

Other items in this week's "Management Training Resources" include learning to learn like dolphins; the 5th in our series of Hints and Links on Time Management; how to spot a leader in the making; and our focus on the MTL Teambuilder, "Problems, Problems".

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Steve Jobs' Secret to Living

stevejobssecrettoliving_175 Steve Jobs died last week at the age of 56. His obituaries and eulogies record his most notable achievements such as his founding of the Apple Computer, the invention of computer peripherals such as the mouse, his transformation of movie graphics at Pixar Animation Studios, and, of course, his creation of the phenomenally successful iPhone and iPad products. Though these are remarkable achievements on their own, they would probably not be enough to accord Jobs the distinction of being the outstanding self-development guru of our times. For that, we have to look at one simple but generation-changing speech... more

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How to Become an Expert Learner

batesonsdolphin_175 In an age when technology, innovation, and information changes at the speed of light, the need to learn new knowledge, skills, and attitudes has become essential for personal and business success. In this age, the most important skill to keep you up-to-date is not a specialist skill or an IT skill or even a people skill. It is the skill of learning itself. Learning how to learn gives you the right mindset for the 21st century. It opens the door to all the information and skills you need. And it enables you to drop outdated learning and acquire new learning with accomplished ease... more

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Hints and Links: Time Management

hintsandlinkstimemanagement_175 Here is the fifth in our brand new series that we call, "21st century learning". This series takes advantage of the wealth of material on the Internet to help you learn the key skills of management and personal effectiveness. We give you a one-liner on one of the key skills. That's what we call the Hint. Then we point you in the direction of a web page or web site which expands on the hint, enabling you to learn the skill in more detail. That's what we call the Link. It means you can learn as much or as little as you want, in your own time, in your own way. This week, we bring you Hints and Links on Time Management... more

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Can You Spot a Leader in the Making?

makingofleaders_175 There is a mystery about how leaders become leaders. Some people are born with all the right qualifications but don’t make it. Others are born into very lowly positions and attract followers in their thousands. How then do leaders become leaders? Is it something that some are pre-destined to become from birth or something people can become through sheer force of will? Maybe there is no simple answer. Maybe there is a mystery surrounding the art of leadership where there is no one-size-fits-all route and where leadership is a complex mix of variables. Here we look at 7 of those variables... more

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Spotlight on the MTL Teambuilder, "Problems, Problems"

36._problems_problems_142 "Problems, Problems" is a problem-solving masterclass that will help you and your team improve the way you approach and manage the challenges in your business. Using 3 mind-stretching problems, you and your team will learn to apply the classical approach to problem-solving as well as right-brain and creative approaches. This is a highly practical, hands-on exercise that, with all the worksheets and materials provided, can become the centrepiece for an effective and memorable training seminar... more

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