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When a new team comes together, or an existing team deals with change in function or membership, it can be a while before things settle down. Differences of opinion, arguments and power plays are part of the natural process and often involve emotionally charged and difficult conversations. It’s the predictable ‘stormin and normin’ phase of team development. Many teams grow through it to become smooth running productive units. Relationships become trusting and respectful; conversations are rational and constructive. Other teams get stuck in the process and sometimes never reach their full potential.
In the corporate world and in society generally, we show great unwillingness - and great inability – to hold people to account for what they should be doing and for what they said they would do. The consequence is that at work we allow people to underperform for decades, while they collect full salaries. We accept that they attend costly training and development programs but don’t apply their learning afterwards. We tolerate those whose toxic behaviour causes widespread stress and unhappiness. In our personal relationships we put up with abusive, inconsiderate and unreliable behaviour in many forms. We’re surrounded by…
Our personal histories are full of diet plans that haven’t made us thin and gym memberships that haven’t made us fitter. The corporate world is strewn with failed change initiatives: each crisis brings a new organisation structure, but people carry on behaving as they’ve always done. We’re not good at changing our behaviour. Extensive social science evidence supports a methodology that brings the factors known to influence behaviour change together, into a cohesive strategy.* Applying the methodology increases your ability to influence behaviour change tenfold… and to keep it changed. If you’re serious about changing your own behaviour, or that…
If you are unable to handle conversations about sensitive topics, with difficult people, in circumstances where the stakes are high, it is likely that your career and the quality of your relationships are suffering. Straight Talk is a one and half day skills development process in which people at all levels learn to handle the conversations that can make or break careers and personal relationships: confronting inappropriate behaviour, handling disagreement and conflict, managing sensitive topics and emotional people, speaking up to a superior and negotiating personal boundaries. Each workshop includes: generic principles for handling conversations in which the stakes are…
There are some fields where a lack of skill is virtually guaranteed to slow you down and limit your career. You know you need to develop skills in these areas, but there simply aren’t enough hours in the day. Quick Coach is designed for you. It is a series of four hour workshops designed for four people. Each workshop provides a wealth of practical tools and tips on topics of immediate importance. Quick Coach workshops are currently available on the following subjects: 1. How to give a confident and persuasive presentation2. How to run meetings that stay on point, make…