Archives: September 2019

  1. training - are you guilty of delivering training like this?

    training - are you guilty of delivering training like this?
    Recently,  I was in Manchester and my fellow trainer Bryan was in Birmingham where we were simultaneously delivering our PTT Train the Trainer course. Interestingly, one of Bryan’s delegates raised an excellent point while the same day, I was dealing with a question that highlighted the same point; “Why it’s so important to stand while delivering Training”.  This made me immediately...
  2. management - the art of delegation stage 1

    management - the art of delegation stage 1
    Ok, last management blog we looked at why we delegate and this week we are going to focus on the first stage, the selection of individuals who we are going to delegate to and the actual job we are going to delegate.  Thinking through this process will aid the developmental process significantly.    An important thing to remember in all...
  3. coaching - why managers should know coaching skills too

    coaching - why managers should know coaching skills too
    As a trainer and coach, I am very fortunate enough to meet some fantastic people.  Brilliant people who are keen to learn skills and techniques to be a better manager.  We deliver numerous management development programmes and a key to the programme are essential management skills that focus on motivation and effective communication skills.  Sometimes this involves difficult and challenging behaviour and of...
  4. training - 5 things to improve your introductions

    training - 5 things to improve your introductions
    All trainers need to understand the importance of introductions in a training environment.  As a delegate, we make our mind up very quickly on the trainer and the subject matter, so we have a limited time to capture their attention.  An effective introduction motivates the group and encourages participation.   Five things you can do to improve your training introductions: Be...
  5. management - 5 reasons why we delegate

    management - 5 reasons why we delegate
    One of the key areas managers attending our courses are keen to know is how to delegate.  Many managers don’t know how to delegate effectively and we cover this in detail on our management courses.  However, it’s really important that before we know how to delegate we must first understand why. Managers that don't delegate run the risk of poor...
  6. coaching - tools in coaching, using G.R.O.W.

    coaching - tools in coaching, using G.R.O.W.
    There are so many techniques you can use in coaching and the common one and a very popular the first technique that is taught and it is GROW this is - Goal, Realistic, Options and Will. Everyone talks about this technique which is absolutely fantastic for setting goals, which are inspiring and challenging. These promote motivation and confidence which in turn...
  7. training - why off the shelf powerpoint doesn't really work

    training - why off the shelf powerpoint doesn't really work
    We often get asked what we mean by ‘off the shelf type presentations’ when delegates are about to attend our PTT Train the Trainer course so I’d like to share an excellent example of what it is and why we tell people never to bring them, especially PowerPoint ones! So, what do we mean by ‘Off the shelf type presentations’...
  8. management - use conflict as a lever for change

    management - use conflict as a lever for change
    Conflict in the workplace is inevitable.  In fact, I would suggest that organisations that say they have no conflict are not being honest with themselves. Moreover, when this happens, it is likely that the conflict is hidden.  What happens then is artificial harmony, in other words, conflict is going on but it is just hidden under the surface.  I believe this is which...
  9. coaching - how do you prepare for a coaching session?

    coaching - how do you prepare for a coaching session?
    What is preparation?  We ‘all’ in our busy lives tend to rush through the day, not always giving ourselves time to prepare thoroughly for a coaching session.  Which brings me into asking ‘you’ to think about how do you prepare? What do you actually do? I have found through experience the best way to prepare is to sit for ten...

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