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Training Video: Inspirational Quotes

Training Video: Inspirational Quotes
Training Articles, Coaching, Motivation, Personal Impact, Self-esteem

Article Rating:::: 126 Ratings :::: Monday, April 2, 2012

We have created the following motivational video containing many inspiring and famous quotes that we like very much and like to share with you.

You can also use the video as a training resource during your courses when you need to make people pause and think about the meaning of life, their goals and what they want to achieve.

Give us feedback and let us know what you think.

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Praise Everyone Everywhere All the Time

Praise Everyone Everywhere All the Time
Training Articles, Coaching, Productivity, Motivation, Giving Feedback

Article Rating:::: 32 Ratings :::: Monday, March 19, 2012

When was the last time you praised someone? If you have to think to answer this question, then you are not doing enough. People are extremely praise-deprived. They long for praise from anyone all the time. We never seem to get enough praise.

This article explores what stops us from praising others and provides a number of techniques that act as a reminder to praise others and therefore systematically improve their performances. These techniques are ideal for those in management roles who can significantly benefit from the positive effects of praise both for themselves and for their organisations.

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Team Building Exercise: Shared Problem Solving

Team Building Exercise: Shared Problem Solving
Exercises, Team Building, Coaching, Motivation, Giving Feedback, Appraisal

Article Rating:::: 17 Ratings :::: Monday, July 11, 2011

This activity allows people to help each other anonymously. Sometimes we may feel stuck or wonder what we could do to improve our behaviour or skills. We may however not feel comfortable to directly ask others about them. This exercise sets the scene for people to open up and help each other without fear of being wrong or obvious.

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Team Building Exercise: Someone is a...

Team Building Exercise: Someone is a...
Exercises, Team Building, Coaching, Giving Feedback, Appraisal

Article Rating:::: 7 Ratings :::: Monday, April 11, 2011

This is a suitable exercise for getting people in a team to express their feelings about each other but in a very indirect and controlled way. It also gives delegates a chance to see how others think of them. It also helps them to discover how much they know about other people’s view of them. This exercise is suitable for a group of delegates who know each other.

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Motivation Exercise: My Heroes

Motivation Exercise: My Heroes
Exercises, Coaching, Motivation, Goal Setting, Personal Impact

Article Rating:::: 27 Ratings :::: Monday, August 16, 2010

Research shows that people with specific and defined goals are more likely to succeed in life than those without. One of the great ways to find these goals is to get inspired by your favourite heroes and personalities in history. This exercise systematically helps delegates to formulate their goals using this approach.

This exercise has several parts though you don’t have to go through all of them. Pick and choose based on your objective, your time and your delegates.

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Tree of Life

Tree of Life
Exercises, Coaching, Motivation, Goal Setting, Appraisal

Article Rating:::: 104 Ratings :::: Monday, August 31, 2009

This is a great exercise to get the delegates to pay attention to where they are in life and perhaps where they want to go. It is a good eye opener, so it is ideal when you want to talk about motivation or want to energise team members. It is also ideal for use in coaching sessions.

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Team Evaluation Self-Test

Team Evaluation Self-Test
Exercises, Team Building, Coaching, Motivation, Goal Setting

Article Rating:::: 18 Ratings :::: Friday, April 17, 2009

This is an ideal exercise which enables participants to find out more about themselves. It is highly effective in bringing up lots of hidden issues that could be present in the team and causes conflicts. This self-probation can be used for coaching where team members can clearly see various points of view and based on those take steps to move the team forward towards its ideal state. This is effectively a self-coaching exercise where only the team members’ views are used to evaluate the group. This activity is as opposed to using 360 degree questionnaires or other elaborate formal feedback mechanisms used in some organisations. Indeed, since team members know more about their own team more than anyone else, their self-analysis will be more useful and accurate than many other methods.

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Is it Better to Go for Knowledge or for Money?

Is it Better to Go for Knowledge or for Money?
Exercises, Coaching, Motivation, Goal Setting

Article Rating:::: 8 Ratings :::: Tuesday, April 7, 2009

In certain countries, writing an essay on “Money or Knowledge” is a classic school activity. Sometimes the essay writing activity is so classic, it is dismissed as routine and is not paid as much attention as it deserves. Worst still, the question is ignored for later stages of life where the question actually becomes far more applicable.

This training exercise helps professionals to explore this subject once again, “Is it better to go for knowledge or for money?” Like all grand questions, the answer is far from trivial and you can have endless debates about the merits and pitfall of each direction. Nevertheless, the direction taken comes to define your individuality and will also explain a lot about your economic prosperity, your social and academic skills as well as your general knowledge about the world.

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Coaching Exercise: To Tell or Not to Tell

Coaching Exercise: To Tell or Not to Tell
Exercises, Communication Skills, Coaching, Body Language, Giving Feedback

Article Rating:::: 139 Ratings :::: Monday, February 9, 2009

This is an energizing exercise designed to show the difference between direct instructions and feedback. In other words, it shows that shaping seems to be a lot more effective than telling.This is an ideal exercise for coaching  as it clearly demonstrates the effect of indirect feedback.

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Communication Skills Exercise: Coaching

Communication Skills Exercise: Coaching
Exercises, Team Building, Communication Skills, Coaching, Giving Feedback

Article Rating:::: 27 Ratings :::: Saturday, September 13, 2008

The aim of this exercise is to increase individual’s confidence in their own capabilities and talents. Participants are encouraged to share their knowledge and experience with others in a constructive and structured way.

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