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Management Training News: w/c 14th October 2012

Management Training Resources: w/c 14th October 2012

This week, we start by taking a look at the Management Guru Hall of Fame. This is our selection of the 18 management gurus who have changed the way we think, feel, and act as managers. See if you agree with our selection in the first item below.

Other items in this week's "Management Training Resources" include the 18th in our MTL Motivators series on "Recruitment and Selection"; a quiz on delegation and empowerment; why the core and periphery model always fills our training room with people; and our spotlight on the MTL Influencing and Negotiating Skills Mini-Series.


Who's Your Favourite Management Guru?

gurus02_142 Last week, we paid tribute to Steve Jobs who died a year ago. We think that the technology genius who was responsible for so many of today's must-have products was more than a dynamic entrepreneur. His 2005 speech to the graduates of Stanford university marks him out as an inspirational leader and a guru for today's generation of aspiring managers. But where would you put Jobs in the pantheon of management gurus? Why not take a more detailed look at all the management thinkers and writers that we've showcased in our weekly Management Training Resources and see what you think?... more


Free Management Training Materials: "Recruitment and Selection" Motivators

14rands_142 We're now moving towards the last files in our MTL Motivators collection of free management training materials. This week, we bring you 100 motivating quotes on "Recruitment and Selection". This is one of our favourite collections because it brings together some of the best advice from business leaders like Jack Welch, Bill Gates, and Guy Kawasaki on how to select the best people for your team. As in our previous collections, we also give you a free training room exercise with which to use these quotes. It's called, "2 Quotes and a Lie" and you can get both the exercise and Powerpoint file at this link... more


This Week's Quiz: About Delegation and Empowerment

questiondice_142 Do you know the principles that underlie empowerment and delegation? Is empowerment a logical conclusion of effectively managing people? What is the difference between old styles of managing and new? What do people most want from work? And what are the benefits to managers of moving towards more delegation and empowerment? All of these and more are in this week's quiz on About Delegation and Empowerment. It's free to enter and you could win a prize. For fun and learning, try this week's quiz here... more


Management Training Models: the Inverted Doughnut or the Core and Periphery Model

doughnut_142 Now and again, along comes a model of management that is just so mind-blowing that it hits you like a thunderbolt from the blue. For me, this was the case with the concept of Professor Charles Handy's "inverted doughnut". Having studied it at length, and applied it to different workplace situations, we at ManageTrainLearn added it to our Change Management programmes where it is now a firm and favoured fixture. Because it is so original, so fresh, and so interesting, the topic is one of the most enjoyed and well-attended feature of these courses. This week, we've added it to our management training resources so that you can add it to your own library of materials too... more


Management Training Products: The MTL "Influencing and Negotiating Skills" Mini-Courses

44_142 The "Influencing and Negotiating Skills Mini-Courses" are a set of Flash-based training courses that will give you a bird's-eye view of the key points of making better deals with others. The pack contains 6 targetted courses: "Influence Others"; "Push and Pull Arguments"; "Preparing for Negotiations"; "Working with Conflict"; "Power Negotiations"and "Gambits". Each programme is easy to use and navigate and will give you valuable lessons that you can apply at any time in the workplace. Why not download a free sampler if you haven't yet experienced MTL Mini-Courses or buy a corporate pack of all 80 mini-courses in the series with our discounted Bumper Bundles?... more