Member Since: 2nd Nov 1999
Management Development Cons. FBS Consultancy
My discussion replies
7th Nov 2006
20 people and only one hour! Could be a tall order but there are loads of activities around that could probably work.
I've got 2 that might fit, 'The Great Balloon Disaster' and 'The Pennine Walk'. I might have some others that could be better. If you are interested send me an email link to [email protected] and I'll send you these two and any others that I think could work.
17th May 2006
The debate on this has raged for years. See the academic literature for facinating but unresolved answers.
I've been both teaching and training in it for years and to be honest there is no clear cut answer.
I like to summarise it by saying that management is more about organising resources to achieve objectives (old hands will recognize the weakness here!)whilst leadership is more about encouraging others to go in a certain direction (again obvious weaknesses).
There are lots of definitions around from all sorts including various 'gurus' so try a search on the Internet. If you have the time to look at the 'thousands' of hits you will find some good stuff.
If you want to contact me direct I might be able to help you further.
10th Apr 2006
The course you are talking about is a motivational drivers/behavioural workshop based on the Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI). I see that some of the other contributors have given the web site for the inventory publisher so I won't repeat that. If you want names for delivers of the SDI well I unashamedly name myself! If you want more information on the SDI and me (especially prices) please contact me direct or have alook at the web site www.fbsconsultancy.co.uk, and I'll be delighted to discuss your needs.
3rd Apr 2006
Your questions cover just about every element of the subject and I think that it is too big to do justice to here.
You could visit the BPS web site where there is information on the subject.
Like everything else I think that it comes down to the effort that is put into it. There is no doubt that AC/DCs work very well if the time, effort and resources are put into the design and delivery. So for 'key' workers (whoever they may be!), providing the centre is put together properly I think that they are a good tool. But if they are not put together properly then I believe they can be an expensive disaster. I have worked on some where senior management paid lip service to the idea and ended up recruiting people they 'liked the look of'. So doing it right is key.
Because of the investment involved I think that there are more cost effective methods for more 'junior' workers.
I have some interesting statistics on the effectiveness of various recruitment & selection/development methods. Contact me direct if you would like to see them.
If you want to discuss this further contact me direct, I'll be happy ot share my experiences with you.