Monthly Archives: April 2014

How good are your presentation skills?

“The secret of being tiresome is in telling everything.” VoltaireContinue Reading

Six magic training phrases

In this article on “Trainer Talk“, Bob Pike¬†(remember we posted the link to an article of his in February?) talks about six magic training phrases that can help us improve our training and performance. What is your favourite magic phrase? He also reminds us that we need to close a training programme with the ‘ClosingContinue Reading

No drugstores in England!

The very Best of British offers a wonderful list of words and expressions that differ in British and American English. It’s lovely to read. You’ll find out that the British have afters, aubergines, crisps and bangers and mash. While the Americans have dessert, eggplants, chips and sausages with mashed potatoes. And, of course, a lotContinue Reading

Building teams

Try this team-building activity in your next workshop. NUMBERS Time: 30 minutes Participants: 6 or more Goal: To help participants to realise the benefits of leadership, trust and communication. Props: Blindfold, large area Instructions: Give each participant a piece of paper with a number on it and a blindfold. Once blindfolded, they must arrange themselvesContinue Reading

The difficulty of leading people

Here’s a nice quotation which you can use in a leadership development programme or on your own website if you’re a leadership coach: “It is a terrible thing to look over your shoulder when you are trying to lead – and find no one there.” Franklin D. RooseveltContinue Reading