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Management Training News: w/c 18th December 2011

Management Training Resources: w/c 18th December 2011

This week, with seven days to go before Christmas, we bring you "A Christmas Story" from our good friend Paulo Coelho. It has a message for anyone who values the mystery of human talents. Read it from the first link below.

Other items in this week's "Management Training Resources" include the second in our free new MTL Motivators collection of quotes; our look at the work of motivational expert Douglas McGregor; two approaches to recruitment and selection; and our spotlight on the 3 course plans in the MTL "Delegation and Empowerment" series.


"A Christmas Tale" by Paulo Coelho

01christmastale_142 Most of the management training materials that we bring you every week are aimed at helping you directly with a skill at work. This week, with just one week to go before Christmas, we're not going to do that. Instead, we're starting our Management Training Resources with a simple magical Christmas story from our good friend Paulo Coelho. It's a delightful old tale that will touch your heart. But it also has a profound message for anyone who has doubts about what they can offer in this world. We hope you will enjoy it as our Christmas gift to each and every one of you... more


MTL Motivators: Maximising Your Potential

02maxpotmotivators_142 Our reputation for bringing you free management training materials continues unabated. Here in the second of our new series of MTL Motivators, we give you another great slideshow collection of the very best quotes on Maximising Your Potential. This is a great series to collect if you're a trainer or learner and want a set of online management training materials to browse on your computer or show on a training programme. We guarantee that this collection will inspire anyone who wants a boost in confidence at any time, day or night... more


Management Gurus: Douglas McGregor

03douglasmcgregor02_142 In previous features of these online management training materials, we've looked at Abraham Maslow and Frederick Herzberg. This week, we complete the three big names of the mid-20th century motivation movement with a look at the life and work of Douglas McGregor. Just as Maslow is known for his Hierarchy of Needs, and Herzberg for his hygiene-motivational theory, so McGregor is universally known for his Theory X and Theory Y assumptions about people. McGregor's theory was published in 1960 in his book, "The Human Side of Enterprise" but his ideas started a long time before as he was growing up in Detroit... more


Approaches to Recruitment: The Peacock and the Magpie

04recruitment_175 Your approaches to recruitment lie on a spectrum that, at one end, is the "personal choice" approach and, at the other, is the "systematic" approach. In the first, you choose who you want and how you want with no regard to procedure. In the second, you choose according to a defined, step-by-step, and inflexible procedure. While the first approach is the way most of us would like to select our employees, the second approach is the way that is fair, efficient, and gives you results, as Aesop's fable, "The Peacock and the Magpie" reminds us... more


Spotlight on the MTL Delegation and Empowerment One-Day Course Plans

19_new_142 This year the number of management training products on the MTL site topped 642 giving you the best choice on the Internet of management and personal effectiveness materials. Near the top of the popularity list is our series of MTL One-day Course Plans. This series continues to be a hit with trainers because they offer instant solutions for those who need to run courses where time is short and with well-tried management training materials. This week, we spotlight the 3 packages in the Delegation and Empowerment series of one-day course plans. Follow the link to learn about the first in the series... more