Our articles cover a wide range of management skills and techniques, training how-to's, specific strategies and tips on making more effective presentations, and more. We readily utilize a selection of these materials also as handouts for participants attending our programs and as reading assignments between sessions.
General School For Managers Program:
Listen Up: We spend nearly half of our communication time listening, but most of us still consider listening a passive process. The key to good communication is being aware of active listening techniques. Learn how to evaluate and improve these necessary skills for both yourself and your employees.
Group Decision Making: By breaking down the stages of the decision making process one can meet challenges head-on, as they appear, and learn to avoid counterproductive techniques. Rediscover the effectiveness of such techniques as brainstorming.
The Why, What and To Whom of Delegating: Why do it yourself when someone else can do it just as well or better? If you really want everything finished by the end of the day, don't do everything yourself. Delegation works, but it takes a willing and resourceful manager. Discover the simple techniques of delegation and create more time for yourself to expand and refurbish.
GOAL SETTING: PLANNING FOR SUCCESS FROM THE WORD GO: By overlooking the simple but valuable process of goal setting even the best of managers miss out on important opportunities. Learn how to establish realistic goals and commit to maintaining and reviewing them, and you too can plan for and achieve success.
Managing to Be a Leader: Learn to use the "tool-box approach" in order to become an effective leader. Easy to follow steps which help you to fulfill a difficult job. A must for all those clamoring to become successful leaders in this competitive world.
Motivational Techniques That Work: How can you motivate your employees? Motivation is an art, dependent on the understanding of human behavior. Here we provide a comprehensive understanding of motivational elements that will help you become a more effective leader of others in the work place. Take advantage of this valuable information!
Creative Group Discussion Brainstorming Techniques: BRAINSTORMING: WHEN SOME GOOD IDEAS ARE NEEDED FAST! Brainstorm, rainstorm, what's the difference? Both yield a large quantity of necessary elements! Learn that quantity over results generates quality when you brainstorm. Learn the necessity of free expression in a brainstorming session.
Dealing with Dreaded Deadlines: Dealing with Dreaded Deadlines: No one feels good about procrastinating, yet everyone procrastinates about something sometime. Learn how to recognize behavior patterns that lead you to waste time, and discover ways to break these patterns leading you to satisfaction, self-esteem, and success.
Time Management: GET YOUR TIME UNDER CONTROL: Twelve areas where you can turn the tide of battle against the elusive forces of time. A thorough analysis of common habits in time-related situations helps managers overcome problems and build strategies against time robbers.
Time Management Tips: THE GOSPEL OF TIME - ON THE TAMING OF TIME: Learn the do's and don'ts of managing time within the office which could translate to increased productivity, less stress, and added hours of leisure time. Read 16 ways to utilize your time more productively.
Advanced School For Managers Program:
How to Handle Conflict: CONFLICT IN THE WORKPLACE: By understanding conflict as a natural part of any relationship and by recognizing the symptoms of conflict, one can learn to avoid negative confrontations. Learn the five methods of handling conflict and make the next confrontation a constructive one.
Don't Get Mad, Get Understood: Communication and Conflict Resolution: Verbiage is as good as garbage. The trick to real communication can be found in the four essential points that will make you an expert in conflict resolution.
The How-To's of Effective Performance Appraisals: REVIEWS THAT WORK: A task feared by employers and employees alike, performance evaluations can be invaluable tools if handled properly. This step-by-step process helps managers make the most of evaluations by focusing on the key aspects of the process including strategies to help control employee problems.
A Performance Work and Development Plan: An organization must have a structured plan for all job classifications to achieve maximum employee growth and pro-ductivity. Learn the advantages and essentials for creating work and development plans.
Managing the Marginal Performer: Nip the problem in the bud and put those employees inside the margins of your company. Find out easy ways to spot the marginal performer in your office, and get a sub-standard performer to become an achiever!
Team Building - Middle Management: CHOOSING A TEAM LEADER: Teamwork among employees is hard to achieve, but with the right interpersonal skills, a middle manager can assemble and lead a team through the toughest of challenges. Who must the team leader recognize to maintain that balance?