Back to Back Issues Page Newsletter #30– Silk Purses and Sow’s Ears - May 26 2007
May 26, 2007

May - Management for the Rest of Us

"Argue enough for your limitations and sure enough they're yours" Richard Bach, author.

Having just re-read Bach's Jonathan Livingstone Seagull, I was transported to when I read it first. Many moons ago, I was a 21 year old graduate fresh out of uni and fresh into real work, and petrified of being "found out" that my high academic achievements didn't match my other skills in the real world. I had to learn a lot, fast, and somehow I managed to learn, bit by bit, how to be an effective manager.

My confidence would have benefited from knowing more about Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligence Tests. Going beyond the narrow boundaries of the classic IQ test, Gardner has defined 7 wider, more useful intelligence types, and created a framework where everyone is "good" at something. Find out how Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligence Test can bust false notions of being "thick" and make you "bright".

Talent is irrelevant to success.

Ponder that awhile and you will find another reason to get off your backside and do something to stretch and develop your potential. Overnight success can take 10 years (!) and nothing can replace hard graft when it comes to achieving your dreams and ambitions. Find more inspiration to get going on your personal development with "Personal Growth and Development Barriers; What It Takes to Be Great".

Usually I assume best intentions, but sometimes it pays to listen to your inner management cynic and allow your suspicions and prejudices to have some air time. These 10 Common Employee Problems and How To Avoid Them is a practical introduction to management challenges you will face in your working life.

Skilled managers and leaders know plenty advanced communication skills. These 9 tips provide plenty scope for toning your management muscle and getting the best from yourself and your people.

With enough belief and a little hard work, you can turn a sow's ear into a silk purse!

Warm Regards
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Lyndsay Swinton

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1. Beyond IQ Tests: Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligence Test
Want to reach your potential? Then ditch the stifling notion of the classic IQ test and embrace Howard Gardner's multiple intelligence test.

2. Personal Growth and Development Barriers; What It Takes To Be Great
A common personal growth and development barrier is believing talent is the only key to success. Here's the belief-buster - talent is irrelevant to great success. Find out how to break down personal growth and development barriers…

3. Effective Management: A Practical Introduction - 10 Common Employee Problems and How To Avoid Them
Many workplace problems can be avoided with effective management. A practical introduction to 9 common employee problems and how to avoid them can save you the hassle and heartache of learning the management ropes. Read on and learn how to become an effective manager.

4. Advanced Communication Skill: 9 Verbal Communication Tips To Make You An Effective Communicator
Advanced Communication Skills - where do I get some of those please?!! Right here, right now, you can learn 7 advanced communication techniques to move you into the premier league of effective communicators.


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