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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2 Ways You Engage Your Team When Telling Them A Story

When trying to get a message across to your team, there is no better way of doing so than to tell them a story. Storytelling captures your audience’s attention and emotions, leaving them feeling motivated. (more…)

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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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The Words You Use Mean More Than You Think

Three channels of information continually hit our brains with information. These channels are through our ears, eyes and the rest of our bodies. (more…)

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An Exercise To Improve Trust In The Team

Many managers tell me that the level of trust that exists in the team could be better. They often quote some of the main behaviours that reduce trust within a team, which include: * Sending mixed messages of inconsistency * Being more concerned about their…

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How To Think Outside The Box In Business

As a manager, we are often asked to think ‘outside the box’ to find answers to questions that stump us. The question I often ask is ‘how do I think outside the box?’ Well, I came across an interesting study recently by Hudson (1967), who…

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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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Decision Making 101: Practice Makes Perfect

I haven’t challenged you with an activity in quite a while so I thought I might do so today. Every once in a while we are faced with a decision that seems more difficult than it needs to be. In these situations the key to…

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