Monday 23rd September 02:50

Management Training News: w/c 4th December 2011

Management Training Resources: w/c 4th December 2011

This week, we start our round-up of new management training materials with a feature on asking "Go and No Go" questions at selection interviews. Read it in the first link below.

Other items include another in our series of Hints and Links, this week on Counselling Skills; a look at the free management training materials in our e-course series; the "Occam's Razor" problem-solving model; and our spotlight on the MTL Teambuilder, "Toxic Waste".

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Go and No Go Questions

goandnogoquestions_142 Whenever you ask a question in a selection interview, it is either a "No go" question or a "Go" one. "No go" questions are those that either give you no real information because they are poorly asked or are unfair, irrelevant, and discriminatory. Don't ever ask these type of questions. They aren't clever. They are disrespectful to the candidates. And if you manage to find a candidate that you like by using this type of question, there's a very good chance that he or she will turn you down because of your rude and incompetent questioning. Instead, use only the following 5 types of "Go" questions.... more

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Hints and Links on Counselling Skills

counsellingskills_175_01 Here is the seventh in our new series that we call, "21st century learning". The idea is simple. First, we'll give you some one-liners on how to perform one of the key skills in management. Then after the tip, we'll give you a website link that will take you to more online management trainng materials. This can become your starting point for an Internet adventure that will take you wherever you want to go. It might be an article, a video, a podcast, a pdf, a Powerpoint slideshow, or something else. You get to choose how far you want to go and how far you want to learn. This week, we look at hints and links on Counselling Skills... more

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Our E-Courses are Now Complete!

ecourses_142 Last week we brought you the last in our series of e-courses with Training Skills. You can now re-visit the whole collection of 20 courses from our Free 10-Day E-Courses page. Starting with Appraisal Skills, Assertiveness, and Change Management, you can progress right through to Thinking Skills, Time Management, and Training Skills. With many more in between. This collection of free management training materials is ideal for both learners and trainers and a unique addition to our collection of management training products... more

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Management Model: Occam's Razor

occamsrazor_175 Dissecting a problem into its barest essentials, razor-like, was a method advocated as far back as the 14th century by the Engish logician and Franciscan friar, William of Occam. William lived from around 1285 to 1349 and the term "razor" comes from the idea that when you are looking at two competing theories, you should "shave away" any unnecessary assumptions in order to keep things as simple as possible. An example of Occam's razor is that, if you see four hoof-prints in the dust, you should start with the assumption that they were made by one horse, rather than two standing on their hind legs... more

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Spotlight on the MTL Teambuilder, "Toxic Waste"

16._toxic_waste_142 MTL Teambuilders is one of our most popular management training products and one of the best teambuilding games in the collection is "Toxic Waste". This game gives teams practice in planning, organizing, and competitive teamworking. The object of the game is for teams to work out how to dispose of a bucketful of toxic material in a set time, with set materials, and with restrictions on how near they can approach the poison. Everything you need to run this game as the centrepiece of a seminar or away-day is included in your pack. A great team game that requires imagination, action, fantasy, and risk... more

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