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Myers-Briggs® – The Feel Good Factor

Did anyone hear Mariella Frostrup’s programme on BBC4 radio last night (30th March 2010), entitled “How Myers-Briggs® conquered the office”?

If not you can listen to it here for the next 7 days: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00rmst0

If you missed it, and your company hasn’t caught the Myers-Briggs® bug yet, here’s an overview of what it’s all about. more…

Posted by Aimee,
31st March 2010, 2:27pm

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Wendie's Weekly Diary - Executive Coaching

Executive Coaching

Santa Claus isn’t real. He’s a bloke called Keith.

I know. I was as surprised as you are. I would have mentioned it sooner but my sister has only just posted a picture of him on Facebook (she’s not that organised) so I’ve only just found out myself.

more…

Posted by Wendie,
29th March 2010, 12:22pm

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Wendie’s Weekly Diary – Effective Communication Skills

Effective Communication Skills

BAN INTER-DEPARTMENT EMAIL NOW!!!

Without speaking to any of the people concerned last week, I learned that:

•    My brother had lost his last 35,000 bhats in an ill-judged midnight swim in Kho Samui
•    My cousin had eaten bran flakes for breakfast all week
•    My friend had given birth to a baby grill

This is all well and good.

•    I mean, I was delighted to know that Billy had chosen me to bail him out (or ‘Birry’ as he now refers to himself on Facebook, on account of being in Thailand);
•    I’m glad my cousin is getting some daily fibre, it’s important;
•    And although I suspect my friend’s husband might have meant girl, I’ll take her some steak when I visit, just on the off chance… more…

Posted by Wendie,
22nd March 2010, 1:59pm

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4 simple steps to dramatically improve your company’s sales performance

Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it?

At Think, we have produced some seriously impressive results from each business we have been involved with. How?

Listen to the podcast for the 4 basic principles that have been the bedrock of our success.

If your particular department isn’t sales related, we think you will still be able to apply the principles to get the results you’re looking for. more…

Posted by Gavin,
17th March 2010, 12:47pm

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Wendie’s Weekly Diary – Sales Skills

Good Sales Skills

Marks out of 10 for Rob Trainee at PC World: 11

Went shopping at the weekend, in preparation for a holiday I have just booked. Suncream? Shades? Sandals? No, what I wanted was ….a netbook.

It could be argued that I don’t need any more computers in my life but my iMac won’t fit in my suitcase (I’ve tried) and a girl needs to know what’s going on back home when she is away. Even if it is only for a week. Besides…they’re really dinky, they do them in all sorts of lovely colours these days and you can get cute little bags to put them in. I know. I am such a techie! more…

Posted by Wendie,
15th March 2010, 10:50am

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Wendie’s Weekly Diary – Staff Motivation

Staff Motivation

Thought for the week: Moods are contagious.

If you don’t believe me, try locking yourself in a room with a load of miserable people for a few hours. See if this prompts a burning desire to skip, whoop with joy and / or turn cartwheels.  I’m guessing…no.

If you’re a manager, staff motivation is not hard to achieve, but it starts with you – not them.

Some people radiate natural positive energy; just standing next to them makes you feel warm and sunny. Others seem to exist solely to drain the life out of you (you know who they are). more…

Posted by Wendie,
8th March 2010, 10:44am

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I’m Not Crazy… I’m Just Not You

Many organisational conflicts arise from personality clashes. In fact, one of the most common reasons that people give for leaving the company they are working for is that they don’t like their boss or their colleagues.

If you feel more like a referee than a manager most days, the chances are that your team has not yet found a way to pool their resources and use their differences to best effect.
Myers-Briggs® Personality Type is a popular psychological profiling tool that can be used to help people understand how they impact on each other. It explores how different people are energised, how they take in information, make decisions and organise their lives. For example: more…

Posted by Matt,
4th March 2010, 2:32pm

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Myers-Briggs® – Thinking & Feeling, Judging & Perceiving

This podcast is the last in a series of 3 which explore the personality type theory of Myers-Briggs®.

This one looks at:

  • How people prefer to make decisions –Logic and objectivity or values and relationships?
  • How people live their lives – Planned and organised or spontaneous and adaptable?

It will give you some clues as to:

  • Why some people want to be recognised for their achievements while others need to be appreciated for their efforts.
  • Why some people love to start things off…while others love to finish them!

If you’d like to know more about your personality type or those of your team members, check out our Myers-Briggs® courses, run by qualified Myers-Briggs® practitioners. Special Offers apply.

Posted by Gavin,
3rd March 2010, 10:03am

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Wendie’s Weekly Diary - Effective Communication Skills

Effective Communication Skills

Last week, I did some training with a group of schoolteachers… on the terminology used in financial services.

As well as knowing your subject, good Communication Skills are paramount when you are training, developing or coaching others. There are many aspects to this, but here is one simple example.

When I asked which terminology they particularly wanted to discuss, a lady put up her hand and said that she couldn’t quite see how ‘Market Value Reductions’ worked. (There is something strangely satisfying about having teachers put up their hands to ask you a question….but I digress.) more…

Posted by Wendie,
1st March 2010, 2:57pm

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