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Acrobat PDFMediation strategy from Harvard Business School
Mediation strategy from Harvard Business School?

Acrobat PDFStress management tools
Here are some ideas about sources of stress at work, followed by some tools for avoiding any personal stress. First decide your own definitions of success and then use the Setting Well Formed Outcomes form for making decisions...

Acrobat PDFSales tool - Socratic selling method
Socratic Method: A method of teaching or discussion, as used by Socrates, in which one asks a series of easily answered questions that inevitably lead the answerer to a logical conclusion?

Acrobat PDFSales tool - Questioning techniques from Sales on the Line
Sales tool - Questioning techniques from Sales on the Line...

Acrobat PDF Flash card - Do you really need me to make this decision?
Flash card - Do you really need me to make this decision?

Acrobat PDFFlash card - How do you feel about this?
Flash card - How do you feel about this?

Acrobat PDFFlash card - Lack of planning on your part...
Flash card - Lack of planning on your part...

htmlStory - The blue tit and the milk bottle
The United Kingdom has a long standing system of delivering milk in bottles to the door. At the beginning of the 20th century these milk bottles had no top. Birds had easy access to the cream which settled in the top of the bottle. Two different species of British garden birds, the blue tits and red robins, learned to siphon up cream from the bottles and tap this new, rich food source...

htmlStory - The hundredth monkey
There is a legend I'd like to tell you about. In its message may lie hope of a future for your organisation. Here is the story of the Hundredth Monkey...

HtmlStory - Something we can learn from geese
As each bird flaps its wings it creates an uplift for the bird following, by flying in a "V" formation; the whole flock has 71% greater flying range than if the bird flew alone. Many of us recognise that there is a lot I can do by myself, there is a lot I can do with a colleague or partner, but the power of what I can get done with a network group is quantum...

Html Story - The Mexican fisherman
An American investment banker was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellow fin tuna. The American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them...

Acrobat PDFStory - The dragon killers
Many years ago in the hills of Patagonia there was a village. Its inhabitants were starving. They lived in fear of a dragon that they had seen in their fields and they would not go to harvest their crops...

Acrobat PDF Story - Good luck, bad luck
A father and his son owned a farm. They did not have many animals, but they did own a horse. One day the horse ran away...

Acrobat PDF Story - Mahatma Gandhi and sugar
A lady brought her son to see Ghandhi and said he ate too much sugar. She wanted Gandhi to tell him to stop. Gandhi said to bring the child back the next week. The next week she brought the child and Gandhi said "Stop eating sugar child". And the child did...

Acrobat PDFStory - Shake it off and step up
Once upon a time there was a farmer who had an old mule. The mule fell into a deep dry well and began to cry loudly. Hearing his mule cry, the farmer came over and assessed the situation. The well was deep and the mule was heavy. He knew it would be difficult, if not impossible, to lift the animal out...

Acrobat PDFStory - Rocks and the meaning of life
A philosophy professor stood before his class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly he picked up a large empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with rocks, rocks about 2" in diameter. He then asked the students if the jar was full? They agreed that it was...

HtmlNLP - Use actions to create empowering beliefs
Every moment of your life is an opportunity to change completely. Your beliefs. Your life’s direction. Your destiny.

Acrobat PDFNLP - presuppositions
NLP provides us with a set of models of the world; they are called NLP presuppositions. Some of them are introduced below...

Acrobat PDF NLP - representational systems
Our senses are the doorways of our perception. All we know of the world we know through our senses. We have five main sensory modalities, or representation systems...

Acrobat PDF NLP - reframing
We experience events in our lives in different ways. What one person describes as exciting, another may think of as frightening...

HtmlNLP - meta model linguistic tools
The Meta Model was described by Grinder and Bandler in their book The Structure of Magic* (1975) as a result of studying change processes used by therapists. It develops previous work by Chomsky, Bateson and other transformational linguists. It was the first result of their co-opertion and represents the beginning of NeuroLiguistic Programming, which is an approach to modelling behaviour...

HtmlValues & Vision excercise
In this strategy, you reveal some of your values by the way you react to the characters in the story. Later on, in examining your reactions to the characters, you will become more aware of your own attitudes.

Html How to build your own board
By Cara Cunningham, from Red Herring, October 30, 2000
Ideally a board of directors operates independently from a company, but oversees it with the company's best interests in mind.

Html Grooming senior managers for the board
Forty per cent of the companies do not have a set of selection criteria/competences to identify top managers.

More progressive companies have developed competencies that go beyond the traditional approach of leadership style, decision-making and commercial awareness, and include multicultural awareness, risk management, networking and customer focus.

HtmlValues List
Have a look through this list to identify some of the things that are important to you. Can you think of any others? Please let us know, so that we can improve the list.

HtmlThe Stress-free Workplace in 50 years time
A poem written by pupils at Leechpool Lane School for Roffey Park Management Institute (in 1996)

HtmlCreating a Chaordic Organisation
Dee Hock rescued and built Visa as a 'chaordic' organisation. He then disappeared, to prove that the concept did not depend on an individual leader. This is a summary of his approach.

HtmlMotivational and thought provoking quotations
As consultants, trainers and coaches we collect and develop a wide range of resources for use with our clients. Here are some of our favourite quotations listed by author. Ideal for use in a speech, at a conference or to illustrate a report or workshop. Scroll through, dip in or use your browser's search facility to find a particular source.

HtmlStory – The wind and the sun compete
The wind and the sun argue about who is more powerful.

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