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Marketing Your Skills Successfully

This one day course is designed to help employees exiting your business to begin their job search confidently.  It is run along workshop lines allowing all participants to bring along their existing job search collateral so they can work on it in real time with active support.  The workshop encourages further networking between the participants… Read More »

Managing Winning Relationships

This highly interactive management training course helps people develop more productive working relationships. Great emphasis is placed on the development of self-awareness. The tone of the course is always constructive and supportive. By the end of the course, participants will have achieved greater self-awareness coupled with the ability to maximise results gained through improving their interpersonal skills. Who Should… Read More »

Tips For Managing The Appraisal Interview

This practical management training course will provide participants with the key skills needed to manage an effective appraisal interview. It will look at the role of managers within the appraisal process and provide clear understanding of their responsibilities in developing the effectiveness of their people. Who Should Attend Managers who, as part of their job roles, carry out… Read More »

Tips For Managing Discipline, Grievance And Dismissal

Handling discipline, grievance and dismissal issues needs to be done professionally and confidently and is one part of the manager’s role which can cause the most concern. If the issues are handled effectively they can aid employee motivation but handled incorrectly can create an unhelpful atmosphere and company culture. This management training course will provide managers with practical ways of dealing effectively with… Read More »

Management Communication Skills

A manager/team leader/supervisor cannot succeed without effective communication skills. Technical knowledge and industry knowledge cannot be used effectively in a management position without effective communication skills. Managers/team leaders/supervisors must communicate with staff, colleagues and customers. Customer problems occur when there is poor communication. Staff problems are often caused by poor communication. Management tasks such as… Read More »

From Management To Leadership

Managers need more than ever to add value, not only in their conventional role of team management, but also in the wider role of personal leadership. This leadership training course focuses on how to balance the local issues of managing performance with the challenges of offering genuine leadership and vision to the team. Who Should Attend Experienced… Read More »

Start From Here

Performance Management is a hot topic in many organisations as they struggle to define themselves as high performing businesses. The difficulty many face is that the organisation holds many different views about what performance management means and different parts of the business deliver performance management differently. This can mean that more time is spent discussing… Read More »

A Flood Of Talent

Here in the middle of England we’ve been experiencing bizarre weather conditions. Flood waters have affected everyone, whether to an extreme degree or simple inconvenience. Everyone has a view on what’s causing the weather, or what should be done about it, yet how this is expressed and what people are doing varies: There’s the angry… Read More »

What We’re Reading – The Leadership Pipeline: How to Build the Leadership Powered Company

Title: The Leadership Pipeline: How to Build the Leadership Powered CompanyAuthor: Ram Charan, Stephen Drotter, James NoelPublisher: Jossey Bass Wiley (16 Jan 2001)ISBN: 0787951722Price: £11.89Reviewer: Claudine McClean A re-read this month of a modern leadership classic. The Leadership Pipeline looks at how successful companies work to create their own leaders from within the business. Yet… Read More »

Management Development

Most organisations recognise that their success is dependent on having a pro-active, value adding management population. However fewer organisations are actually able to translate that aspiration into a really effective management development programme. What will a Structured Training Management Development programme deliver for you? Strategically aligned performance improvement An operationally effective and results driven management… Read More »

How Can I Make Thoughts Visible?

Preparing And Presenting PowerPoint SlidesPreparationPreparing a PowerPoint presentation is all about the purpose. All of the audience must be able to recognise and read the information easily. Glamorous works of art are not necessary. The following points are important: The pitch must be large enough, do not use ‘normal’ pitch (up to 14) Use capital… Read More »

Connecting With The C-Suite

Are you capable of having a C-Suite conversation? Anybody with the word Chief in their job title; be it with Executive, Financial, Technology, or Information these are the people that lead businesses. Salespeople that can hold a credible conversation in the C-suite will open up more opportunities for themselves and the products/services they sell. What… Read More »