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What does your training need in 2011?

...2010 has certainly been an interesting year. At one end of the scale some organisations have faced the 'slash and burn' approach to their budgets with cuts of up to 80% in learning and development expenditure. Their ongoing commitment to developing their staff has been severely tested, and some L & [...]

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Everyday Influence: Tips for Making a Difference in Your Everyday Interactions

Influence is a 24-7-365 occupation. Whether at home, work or school, we are all attempting to influence others as well as being the objects of others’ attempted influence.We are asked for our support, our opinion, our cooperation, our input, our attention, our compliance. And we try to get others to support our projects, give us [...]

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Three Ways Mentoring Adds Value

There has never been a better time to invest in people development. An aging workforce, young talent with high expectations and mobility, the need for leadership and the imminent skills shortage makes it imperative. You need to nurture those you want to keep and grow their capability. Mentoring is a vital strategy for people development.Mentoring [...]

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Good leadership is good for your health

This may not come as a surprise, but poor leadership is bad for people's health.A 2009 Swedish study of more than 3,000 men revealed that lower leadership ratings - particularly in the areas of providing clear work objectives, providing sufficient information and providing sufficient power in relation to employee responsibilities - were directly related to higher [...]

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EISA Self Assessment (Free Extract!)

 [caption id="attachment_1582" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="*Available in Store*"][/caption] Download a FREE extract.The EISA: Self is a 50-item assessment that measures EI on 5 scales: Perceiving, Managing, Decision Making, Achieving, and Influencing.  It will help you better understand how emotional and social skills impact your performance and how you can strengthen your effectiveness by using these skills successfully.It [...]

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Unforgettable Experiential Activities: An Active Training Resource (Free Extract!)

[caption id="attachment_1572" align="alignleft" width="100" caption="*Available in Store*"][/caption] Click here to download your free extract!Table of ContentsBased on Silberman's Active Training program, this book provides 75 original activities, that help trainers at all levels engage the learner in active, experiential learning. Additionally, there are introductions to each activity that provide tips and techniques that will ensure success [...]

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Leading With New Eyes

A little while ago I was told I'd "reached a certain age" - an age that meant my eyesight had detoriated to the point I needed glasses for close work like reading. Although I resisted for a while (denial, vanity?) I eventually gave in - and was shocked at the things I started seeing!Not only [...]

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Effective Group Coaching (Free Extract!)

[caption id="attachment_1565" align="alignleft" width="100" caption="*Available in Store*"][/caption] Click here to download your FREE extract!Group coaching is rapidly becoming the preferred coaching option for businesses and individuals. Effective Group Coaching is a practical, resource rich, hands-on guide for the group coaching facilitator in one of the fastest growing new disciplines.Both new and seasoned coaches will find the [...]

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3 Types of Leadership Awareness

How aware are you of your leadership?How aware are you of your effectiveness, your style, your impact, and your influence? Because here's the thing: everyone around you is acutely aware of these things. And sometimes - and maybe more often than we'd like - they wonder if you see what they see ...Let's take a quick look [...]

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Generations & Mentoring

The MC at a recent conference joked about generational issues in the workplace: "Gen Y, shut up ... it's not your turn to lead ... Baby Boomers ... why don't you just retire and let us get on with it!" It sounded to me like a Gen Xer with classic middle child syndrome and an [...]

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