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Communication Exercise: Do You Trust Others?

Communication Exercise: Do You Trust Others?
Exercises, Communication Skills, Difficult People, Personal Impact, Appraisal

Article Rating:::: 126 Ratings :::: Monday, October 25, 2010

We all have different levels of trust in different situations. Sometimes the variation is not much and sometimes it is too high. We seem to be defensive and on guard while others feel comfortable. This is usually to do with our previous experiences as we derive our grand rules from our life experience. It pays to know how others feel in certain situations, so you can become aware of your trust level and how you compare with others.

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Motivation Exercise: Look Back From the Future

Motivation Exercise: Look Back From the Future
Leadership, Exercises, Motivation, Goal Setting, Appraisal

Article Rating:::: 80 Ratings :::: Monday, September 13, 2010

Being a good person or a leader requires a good vision, persistence, definite plans and an ability to reflect on your current state so you can see what you need to do next to get there. This exercise helps delegates to think about themselves from a point of view placed in the future so they can better see what they want to get and if they are going in a wrong direction.

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Leadership Skills Exercise: How Controlling Are You?

Leadership Skills Exercise: How Controlling Are You?
Leadership, Exercises, Personal Impact, Emotional Intelligence, Appraisal

Article Rating:::: 83 Ratings :::: Monday, September 6, 2010

Some leaders seem to be too controlling. They want to exert their power and position on others to get them do what they want. On the other hand, some leaders seem to understand others and are much friendlier and open to new ideas. They seem to be much more logical and are viewed much more positively than those who are too controlling.

Research shows that those who are too controlling of others and their environment are usually insecure. Their insecurity is expressed by forcing others to comply and they see this as the only way to bring balance to their world.

This exercise helps delegates to become more aware of this concept and learn how to ask questions from themselves on how they treat others.

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Team Building: Here is the Star Candidate...

Team Building: Here is the Star Candidate...
Exercises, Icebreakers, Team Building, Personal Impact, Appraisal

Article Rating:::: 66 Ratings :::: Monday, December 14, 2009

This activity allows delegates to find more information about their colleagues and represent them as a potential model employee for their company. This exercise encourages team building by recognising and respecting team mate’s knowledge and expertise and help to build better team relationships. This activity can be used for people who already work with each other since it emphasises their good qualities. The exercise can also be used as an icebreaker to get people to know more about each other.

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Team Building: Positive-Negative Flipchart

Team Building: Positive-Negative Flipchart
Exercises, Team Building, Communication Skills, Personal Impact, Appraisal

Article Rating:::: 101 Ratings :::: Thursday, November 5, 2009

This exercise has been designed for people who work in the same team. It is very effective in discovering strengths and weaknesses of teams, in particular those of newly formed teams. This activity allows team members to share their views on positive and negative aspects of their team and therefore seek ways to improve them.

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Tree of Life

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

Article Rating:::: 179 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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Peak Performance: Minimise Stress for Everyone

Peak Performance: Minimise Stress for Everyone
Training Articles, Productivity, Motivation, Stress Management, Appraisal

Article Rating:::: 192 Ratings :::: Monday, July 13, 2009

Deadlines are a fact of modern life and professionals in just about any role need to be able to efficiently deal with them. However, people deal with deadlines in different ways based on their personality. Deadlines can be stressful and the way people deal with this stress usually comes to define their success and subsequently the success of the team, especially when things go wrong. This article shows why everyone, team members or managers, must be aware of these differences and make decisions based on this knowledge.

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Performance Appraisal

Performance Appraisal
Leadership, Training Articles, Appraisal

Article Rating:::: 261 Ratings :::: Sunday, August 31, 2008

What process should you follow when delivering an appraisal? Which areas are critical? Should you focus on objectives, on personality or on group adaptability? This article explores the concept, ideas and tasks an appraiser should consider when promoting an employee.

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