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Hi

I am delivering a 1/2 day session on self development as part of a management course.

I have the usual stuff like learning styles, but I wondered if there is anything out there that you would not mind sharing.

I have some info, but would love an exercise or two to help break up the afternoon.

Any ideas most welcome....HELP!!!

cheers
Ginny Roberts

2 Responses

  1. Exercise for self development
    Ginny
    I have a comprehensive TNA questionnaire focussing on core managerial competencies such as personal effectiveness; commercial accumen; leadership; planning and organising etc. Your delegates could complete (takes about 10 mins) then split into syndicate groups to debate exactly how they were going to close any skill gaps highlighted from questionnaire.

    I’m very happy to email you (or anyone else) a copy. Let me know at [email protected]
    Happy Days!
    Bryan

  2. learn or earn
    Ginny
    Simplistic though it is I used a little exercise once based around the word L-EARN.

    Managers often like to look at the value of activities; the EARN bit, so often if it went well we see what we EARNED and look no further.

    Similarly if it went badly we see that we didn’t EARN from it and so we sweep it under the carpet.

    The exercise was simply an overcomplicated process which the group were asked to “improve”.

    They put in process changes and at each stage were asked to assess the EARNING improvement (be it income, margin, time saved, material saved, improvement in quality, output etc).

    Then they were asked to assess what had been LEARNED from the outcome of the change and the process by which it came about.
    They usually found the latter tougher to do at first but soon got the hang of it.
    At the end of the course they were all given a little sticker of an “L” plate to use as a momento/aide memoire.

    It was very effective

    The reason that I mention this is that it works for groups and individuals, so it becomes a self coaching philosophy….
    I hope that helps
    Rus

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