When you consider how busy we have all become the need for real, applicable outcomes from a time constrained management training session has never been greater.
Whenever I run a bespoke management training session I always ask the group "have you done anything like this before?". I am nearly always faced with a sea of hands and a cacophony of every conceivable psychometric reporting tool in the marketplace. "What did you do with it?" I ask, "Nothing Really - someone talked at us for 4 hours" is the usual response. I run a lot of these sessions and I have to accept that there is a burden of responsibility on me to raise the bar and not to simply be another hand in the air at the next session.
SO WHAT? The sessions that I put together have the question SO WHAT? at their heart. If we can't collaborate to answer that question by applying a management tool to real world challenges that you're facing and coming up with a practical solution then save your money and spend the afternoon catching up with your emails.
Neil Cleaver - Lead Trainer, EML Team