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Management Training News: w/c 2nd December 2012

Management Training Resources: w/c 2nd December 2012

This week, we start with details of our MTL News birthday discount of 15% on all our products. Get the code from the first item below and use it now for discounts on all your training purchases.

Other items in this week's "Management Training Resources" include 8 negotiating gambits that will keep you ahead of the game; a new quiz on Communications Strategies; a new newsletter that will show you how to motivate anyone in your team; and why "Toxic Waste" is our most popular teambuilder.

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15% Off Discount to Celebrate the 2nd Anniversary of MTL News!

1503_175 We've just marked the 2nd anniversary of our weekly series of MTL News. Since late November 2010, we've been bringing you free management training materials every week to help you become a better manager, trainer and learner. So, to celebrate, we're running a special discount of 15% off any products that you buy from now until December 14th 2012. Simply use the discount code "mtlbirthday" when you order and you can enjoy big savings on all your management training products. Browse our MTL Store on this link... more

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8 Negotiating Gambits that Will Keep You Ahead of the Game


preparingfornegotiations03_142 Sometimes people tell us that the value of our management training materials is priceless, particularly when the skills pay off in an important sales, ordering, or negotiation deal. This is true with all influencing and negotiating skills but nowhere more so than in learning the tactics of staying ahead of the other side. In this article, we'll give you 8 of the most effective gambits you can use to stay ahead. Learn them and use them and we guarantee negotiating success... more

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This Week's Quiz: Communications Strategies

quiz04_175 Do you know what two factors determine your communications strategy? Could you say what % of managers never set aside time to talk to their staff? Is it better in business to always tell the truth or not? Are formal channels of communication better than informal ones? And should you give everyone in your team the same message or change it according to who you're talking to? All of these and more are in this week's quiz on Communications Strategies and is one of the management training resources featured in our online Communications programmes. The quiz is free to enter and you could win a prize. For fun and learning, try this week's quiz here... more

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New Newsletter: "The Real Secret to Motivation"

motivation_175 Business gurus often call "motivation", the holy grail of management and for many years in the 1940's and 50's it was the object of many psychologists' search for the secret to management success. For, it was reasoned, if you could find the answer to getting anyone to work for you, to do whatever you wanted, then you had cracked the mystery of work, productivity, and performance. As it turned out, nobody found the one secret formula. But as we show you in this new newsletter, perhaps the secret isn't so difficult to find after all... more

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Spotlight on the MTL Teambuilder, "Toxic Waste"

16._toxic_waste_142 "Toxic Waste" is one of the most popular management training products in our MTL Teambuilders series. It's a great game if you want your team to practise planning, organizing, or working in a competitive team. The object of the game is simple. Each team has to work out how to dispose of a bucket of toxic material in a set time, with set materials, and with restrictions on how near they can approach the poisonous waste. You'll get everything you need to run this game as the centrepiece of a seminar or away-day, with notes, worksheets, and feedback instructions. A great team game that requires tests and teaches a wide range of teambuilding and leadership skills... more

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