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Leading Change: John Kotter's 8 Step Model

Kotter says that organisations frequently make the same mistakes when trying to bring about change. According to him, these failures can be avoided by following these 8 specific steps.

5 Problems and Solutions for Leading a Virtual Team

Solutions to common problems in managing a virtual team

Give Great Feedback with the E2C2 model

Use this simple, powerful way to give feedback

How to Make a Business Case for Training

How to ask for and get the training you need

Managing Career Conversations - 7 Top Tips

Why do managers often avoid having conversations about career aspirations with their team?

What Are the Benefits of In-House Training?

In-house training is an excellent way for managers to gain information and relevant skills needed for their job role.

Top 10 most stressful jobs UK vs US

US and UK have very different ideas about their most stressful jobs.

GROW Model Coaching Questions

Powerful questions and a structured approach

Five Principles of Organisational Culture Change

5 things you can do right now to change your organisational culture.

6 Surprising Facts about Workplace Bullying

Who gets bullied? Who does the bullying? What can you do about it?

Management Skills: Turning Around Dysfunctional Teams

Managing a difficult or dysfunctional team can be challenging as a manager. With the correct management skills, you can recognise the issues and help your team perform at their best..

Strategic Thinking Simplified

There are many books written about Strategic Thinking but, to many people, what this means is still unclear. So, how do you demystify the concept in a short blog?

Why Your Organisational Culture Matters

And how to change it once you've admitted that it's not yet right

There's still time to book a course in December

There's still time to book a place on any of these management training courses

5 Management Skills Needed for Remote Team Managers

Management training is a great way to ensure that those managing remote teams have all the necessary skills required to perform their role effectively.

Manchester PA Network Event

Fun evening with the Manchester PA Network

Is your boss a bully?

7 signs that mean your boss might be a bully

Workplace Bullying Resources

Guidance and resources for HR and other managers tackling bullying at work

The Difference Between Coaching and Mentoring

Both mentoring and coaching have their roles in a business. As a first-class training company in the UK, we explain the difference between the two.

The Skill Will Matrix

A practical tool from our management skills training courses. This will help you motivate and develop everyone on your team.

Why do People Resist Change?

Why people resist change, and what to do about it

Are you Assertive Enough at Meetings?

4 signs that you might not be assertive enough

Management Courses led by David Cotton

Full list of all the management training and personal development courses led by David Cotton

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