Is your team heading in the same direction?

This is a really quick and powerful energiser to use at the start of a team meeting, focus session etc. This brief activity is called ‘true north’ and helps to highlight the importance of having shared direction. How to run ‘true north’ 1.  Invite participants to stand up and move to a spot where they […]

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Finance for Non-financial Managers

Asking non-financial managers to produce a financial plan is likely to make most managers feel a degree of anxiety. The necessity for commercially savvy managers has become essential for driven organisa-tions and is no longer a bonus but is something organisations are looking for as an essential management skill. Managers can’t ignore finance. But finance […]

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Can you mind-map?

Mind Maps are useful at both work and home. They were devel-oped in the late 1960’s by Tony Buzan as a way of helping students take and make notes for easier recall and learning. So, how do you mind map; where do you start? ‘Making a circle in the centre of your ‘map’ Start in […]

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Strategic Planning for Managers

Strategic planning is essential for managers and organisations in order to decide a direction to follow. Decisions may need to be made in order to allocate resources to pursue this strategy. It is necessary to understand the current position of the organisation first in order to determine the potential course of action and future direction. […]

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Using Appreciative Inquiry

“Appreciative Inquiry” was pioneered by David Cooperrider in the mid 1980’s. This is often used in the context of problem solving and continuous improvement and represents a fantastic and versatile tool to use during team meetings, blue-sky discussions, training sessions etc.” To understand ‘Appreciative Inquiry’ it is useful to look at the meaning of two […]

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