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What Does it Really Mean to Look into the Future

What Does it Really Mean to Look into the Future
Training Articles, Train the Trainer, Goal Setting, Questioning Skills, Planning

Article Rating:::: 65 Ratings :::: Wednesday, April 10, 2013

We all do this, think about our future and asking ourselves how we can improve it. That is a fair question and indeed makes perfect sense for a forward looking progressive society.

Unfortunately, it can also be a source of confusion and misguidance. The way the question is asked can easily focus attention in the wrong direction. When it comes to training or self-analysis, this is indeed something that you want to avoid.

Here, you will be presented with these kinds of questions and will learn how to formulate them correctly to get the most from them.

First, consider the following questions.

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6 Critical Areas to Consider before Running any Training Exercise

6 Critical Areas to Consider before Running any Training Exercise
Training Articles, Train the Trainer, Planning

Article Rating:::: 104 Ratings :::: Tuesday, March 19, 2013

To run a successful face-to-face training course, you will need to go through several training exercises. These exercises can be critical in making the training more effective.

Unfortunately, many trainers underestimate the power of training exercises and most of their focus is on the content of the course or knowledge transfer. Usually, this means that they are unprepared for training exercises or simply do not think about them at the right level.

There are 6 critical areas that you need to explore to make sure that your exercises are useful and enhance learning. Missing even one of these areas can significantly affect your performance in that specific part or even the rest of the training course. Hence, it pays to know these 6 areas by heart and always consider them for every single training exercise you run.

These 6 areas are as follows...

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Top 5 Time Management Guidelines on Avoiding Procrastination and Increasing Productivity

Top 5 Time Management Guidelines on Avoiding Procrastination and Increasing Productivity
Training Articles, Productivity, Motivation, Goal Setting, Planning

Article Rating:::: 261 Ratings :::: Monday, September 17, 2012

We all tend to procrastinate when it comes to certain tasks. Procrastination is about leaving a task for a later time and instead focusing on something less important. Sometimes, you may not feel like doing something because you think it takes a long time to do it properly. You therefore put the task aside for a more suitable time later on. In chronic procrastination, that suitable time may never come!

As part of an effective time management system, you need to consider strategies in overcoming procrastination. To tackle this, you can apply tertiary prevention on procrastination. Using a variety of techniques to streamline your workflow and using carefully planned shortcuts can help you avoid behaviours that are known to add to the likelihood of procrastination. Here, you will learn about a number of strategies on task management and prioritisation.

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Change Management: From Past to Present

Change Management: From Past to Present
Leadership, Exercises, Goal Setting, Planning, Change Management, Resource Management

Article Rating:::: 79 Ratings :::: Monday, June 11, 2012

This exercise helps the delegates to examine our changing world and provides an opportunity to discuss what it means for future. You can use this as part of a change management course or to run it for staff who are subjected to a change management programme.

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Why Are We Afraid of Delegating and What Can We Do About it

Why Are We Afraid of Delegating and What Can We Do About it
Training Articles, Productivity, Planning, Delegation Skills, Resource Management

Article Rating:::: 103 Ratings :::: Monday, August 29, 2011

People are afraid of delegation. It is epidemic! Ask your colleagues how good they are in delegation and you are bound to hear something similar to these:

  • “I am terrible at it”
  • “I like to be better”
  • “I wish I could do more”
  • “I never feel comfortable when I delegate to someone”
  • “I don’t have anyone to delegate to”
  • “They can never do a good job”

If this sounds familiar, then read on as this article explores our fears of delegation and suggests a few simple productivity techniques that can improve your delegation skills.

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Cooperative Teamwork Exercise: Sort the Cards

Cooperative Teamwork Exercise: Sort the Cards
Games, Exercises, Team Building, Exercises for Kids, Problem Solving, Planning

Article Rating:::: 1013 Ratings :::: Monday, May 9, 2011

You can use this exercise to explore teamwork, leadership and the ability to work under pressure and cooperatively to solve a problem.

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Team Priorities

Team Priorities
Exercises, Productivity, Goal Setting, Planning

Article Rating:::: 68 Ratings :::: Monday, December 7, 2009

By looking closer at their main tasks and goals as a team, this exercise enables delegates to examine and prioritise their team’s efficiency and direction towards its objectives. This activity is most suitable for smaller groups of people who usually work as part of a team.

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How to Deal with Procrastination

How to Deal with Procrastination
Training Articles, Productivity, Motivation, Planning

Article Rating:::: 139 Ratings :::: Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Procrastination is what we do when avoiding doing important things. We defer our decision or action to a different time. Procrastination is a mechanism for coping with anxiety associated with starting or completing an action. Procrastination also means that we overestimate difficulties associated with doing something or making a decision. As a result, we postpone our tasks hoping that at some point in the future we will find a better environment to deal with those difficulties. This error of judgement often proves costly as procrastination becomes a habit and this causes regret for the decision maker. Fear of failure, perfectionism, weak prioritisation, inability to make important decisions or emotional mood swings are other factors preventing individuals from doing what they should be doing at a suitable time.

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