management skills training

Five Coaching Skills to Boost Employee Performance

The complex and constantly changing world of work is fast paced and high pressured, and places increasingly tough demands on employees within organisations. A particularly powerful tool in the modern workplace is coaching. This has proven to be a highly effective way of developing individual and organisational performance by unlocking talent and capability.  The focus […]

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The Project Management Triangle

Cost. Quality. Time. In an ideal world, projects would come in on budget and would be completed on time to a high standard. However, this ideal is often unrealistic, and from time to time, we are forced to compromise on one or more of these 3 elements depending on which are the project imperatives. A […]

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Powerful tool to tackle negativity quickly

The Circle of Influence as featured in Stephen Covey’s book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a versatile, flexible tool to use during training sessions, team meetings and briefings with groups of people. This is particularly useful to help address negativity and concerns which can be a drain on productivity and morale. It […]

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The Manager’s influence on motivating staff.

Motivation is not something you can expect from your team, it is something you have to nurture and develop. It requires conscious effort and requires you to get to really know your staff; their values, what makes them tick. Some would argue that people are not unmotivated; it’s just that the right motivation triggers have […]

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Winner of Management Book of the Year

Richard Newon has won the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Management Book of the Year competition for his book: The Management Book: How to Manage Your Team to Deliver Outstanding Results. The book is structured in 36 short sections that you can dip into and read as an individual piece of advice. Focusing on the people […]

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Basic Management Skills Training – Top of the Agenda

The annual Management Agenda report launched 15th Feb 2013 and turned up some interesting – yet not surprising – findings that suggest managers are lacking in basic management skills. The report concluded that leadership development is the number one strategy organisations are adopting for the future, but the fundamental lesson here is getting the right […]

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Why the Line Manager is the key to successful training?

Learning and development is a shared responsibility which is becoming increasingly recognised and accepted. In our experience, the role of the line manager is fundamental in supporting learners to test out new skills and approaches. This level of local support often increases the willingness for learners to engage with the training and helps to promote […]

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Business training courses

Today sees the start of a series of featured articles regarding our business training courses. Over the coming months we will be focussing on specific courses and how they can benefit both you as an individual, and your organisation as a whole. Our business courses are delivered either in-house or at a venue of your […]

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Are nearly half of all UK line managers ineffective?

Nearly half of all UK line managers ‘are ineffective’… Yet new research reveals how management and leadership skills can drive up UK performance. 43% of managers consider their line managers to be ineffective, according to the largest ever in-depth study into the business benefits of management and leadership development, released recently by the Chartered Management […]

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Management in 10 Words

We’re big fans of Sir Terry Leahy’s new book, ‘Management in 10 words’. Sir Terry Leahy is a great example of what hard work and determination can achieve and provides inspiration in any management training course. As someone who started at Tesco stacking shelves; progressing at a pace to becoming Chief Executive 18 years later, […]

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Human Bingo

We used a great energiser recently during our Building a High Performance Team course called ‘Human Bingo’. This energiser follows ordinary bingo rules, except that the game is played while mingling in the classroom or at a party looking for specific “people” characteristics. The object of the game is to find individuals within the room […]

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