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TrainingZONE Newswire #357 – Feature: The Three Pillars of Strategic Leadership


TrainingZONE Newswire - Issue 357
9 May 2005

1. Feature: The Three Pillars of Strategic Leadership
2. New Series: Introducing Innovation Tools
3. Parkin Space: Venture Beyond the Smile Sheets
4. Brain Bath?! Training Nightmares
5. The Way I See It... Bosses are to Blame for Soaring Absence

Editor's note
Picture the scene: the ice-breakers got everyone talking, the
exercises got everyone thinking, the delegates hung on your
every word and the smile sheets couldn't get any happier.
Another average day at the office for most of you, but what
happens when things aren't quite so perfect? The Brain Bath?!
team have been sharing their training nightmares, and we'd love
to hear yours:

Plus we've a new series starting tomorrow on TrainingZONE that
will show you tools, tips and tricks to help you become an
expert problem solver. Find out more about our Innovation


Claire Savage
Editor, TrainingZONE
mailto:[email protected]

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Feature: The Three Pillars of Strategic Leadership
Godfrey Owen talks to Air Chief Marshal Sir Brian Burridge,
Commander-in-Chief of Strike Command, about whether the skills
of an inspirational leader in the boardroom are the same as
those required on the battlefield.

Introducing Innovation Tools
Want to think more strategically or simply become more adept at
solving problems? Find out how our new series will help.
Get set for a new series for TrainingZONE on innovation tools.

Parkin Space: Venture Beyond the Smile Sheet
Godfrey Parkin challenges trainers to re-evaluate the way and
reason they evaluate.

The Way I See It... Bosses are to Blame for Soaring Absence
Gerry Baxter argues that organisations are as much to blame for
sky-high absence as work shy employees.

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learning and training opportunities are available to others
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Microsoft Hosts IT Skills Conference
Leading training specialists get set to share their experiences
of tackling IT development within their own organisations.

The Learning and Skills Council (LSC)launches new website
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The Brain Bath?! Training Nightmares
Who would be a trainer? The Brain Bath?! shares some of those
dark moments in training we would all prefer to forget.

Resources: Managing Change Exercises
A self-assessment exercise designed by Dr Richard Hale to enable
individuals to explore and understand a number of issues related
to the subject of thought processes and to identify ways in
which such processes can be improved. The exercise is
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Any Answers
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Andrew Appleby can't think of any good energisers, can you?

Adriana Ferguson needs a problem solving case study for a
critical thinking and problem solving training programme.

Michelle Thomas is looking for ideas for an internal trainer
accreditation programme for trainers.

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