Exercises & Activities

Tips & advice to help you improve your performance

 

Conflict Management Exercises and Activities To Use With Your Team

As a manager you should certainly be able to handle conflict. Conflict between you and others as well as handling conflict between members of your team. The truth, however, is that every member of your team should be able to do the same thing because…

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3 Brainstorming Techniques For Unearthing Better Ideas From Your Team

Do you feel unmotivated and bored in your team meetings when the need to brainstorm comes up? This is a pretty common attitude held by leaders worldwide; they feel like their employees simply cannot or do not want to contribute creative new ideas, thereby leaving…

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10 Ways To Break The Ice Before A Training Session

Running a training session? Maybe you want an energiser to get them going and ready for your training. (more…)

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3 Quick Exercises You Can Do At Your Desk

People around the world are working more than ever< . This leaves very little time to spend on personal needs, such as fitness. (more…)

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How Our Perceptions Become Reality At Work

The saying goes “perception is reality”. Well, it is, as far as humans are concerned. What we perceive is real to us. As a manager, it would be appropriate to see how your team’s perceptions could be enhanced every day. (more…)

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How To Improve Your Team’s Observation Skills

This exercise shows how difficult it is to really take notice of things we see every day. Use it with your team in your next meeting, just to see how observant they are. Pick someone who has a lot of confidence. Make sure they are…

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Time Management Exercise: The Entrepreneur

Here’s a brief time management exercise to get your juices flowing as you prepare to wrap up your week and enjoy the weekend. Imagine you are preparing to open your own business (selling whatever you wish) in a local shopping mall. Despite having no business…

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Developing Management Skills: A Technical Exercise

Here’s a little something to think about over the weekend before we dive into next week’s conversations. Imagine your organisation was preparing to go into a joint venture with two other companies, each from a different country – we’ll say India and China. As part…

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Are Your Employees Happy?

Here’s a little something to get you started this morning. We’ve talked about the different types of skills a manager should have, including conceptual (thinking in an abstract manner) and diagnostic (being able to respond to a situation). Apply these skills to the following situation:…

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A Simple Time Management Exercise

Today I’d like you to spend a few minutes on another quick exercise that will help you to enhance your personal time management skills. The better you are able to organise your time, the less stress you’ll feel on a daily basis. Start by making…

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Quick: Make a Decision

Let’s start the week off with a quick exercise. Now that you recognize that making a decision is not a simple one-two process, you’ll need to formulate a personal plan for handling the major decisions that will come across your desk from time to time.…

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What Time Is It?

It’s been a long week and I’m sure most of you are as happy about the upcoming weekend as I am. I thought we’d spend a few minutes today working on our communication skills. (more…)

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