Planning

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Planning

Having a plan will always increase your chances success, the trick is making sure you notice what needs to be noticed. Planning on its own will not deliver success, but plan will give you something to work with and towards.

Planning - Joan of Ark - graphic drawn by Martin Richardson of ARTMART

Creative thinking

– explore new ways of thinking outside of the box

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Why is this important?

Leaders need to encourage creative thinking in themselves and others to push beyond average performance, come up with innovative solutions to issues and to encourage continuous improvement.

What will I get from this HIT?

You will…

• Understand what creativity is and how everyone can become more creative
• Learn a process to use for creative thinking
• Learn and experience techniques for creative thinking
• Consider how you can improve your own creative thinking
• Consider how you can use the techniques with your team

Other HITs that may be beneficial

  • Thinking strategies
  • Creating superteams
  • Running effective meetings
  • Setting direction and engaging the team
  • Leadership through change

Thinking strategies

– learn to think outside your usual thinking style

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Why is this important?

This is a simple but powerful technique that can help leaders make better decisions and more robust plans. It can assist leaders to identify good reasons not to follow a course of action before they commit to it. This will help to save time and produce better results. This technique can help you to reduce conflict and build rapport within your team and stakeholder group.

What will I get from this HIT?

You will…

  • Understand and feel confident to use the 6 Thinking Hats technique
  • Identify your own and other thinking styles
  • Consider different applications of the 6 Thinking Hats technique
  • Discuss other thinking tools available

Other HITs that may be beneficial

  • Managing and cascading information
  • Creative thinking
  • Building rapport
  • Setting direction and engaging the team

Highly effective time management

– learn how to prioritise your time

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Why is this important?

Good time management is a basic skill that impacts upon all other area of performance.  It is essential that leaders are able to manage their time effectively to achieve the competing requirements of their role.

What will I get from this HIT?

You will…

  • Understand what prevents you managing your time effectively
  • Experience a range of tools to help you with your time management
  • Identify what you need to do following the session to become an effective time manager

Other HITs that may be beneficial

  • Coaching
  • Successful delegation
  • Situational leadership
  • Motivating your team

What’s missing in your decision making?

– developing techniques for improved decision making

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Why is this important?

Effective problem solving and decision making are critical to the success of every organisation. By developing an understanding of your natural approach to problem solving you can explore what is missing and develop techniques to become more effective in making decisions and solving problems.

What will I get from this HIT?

You will…

  • Understand your approach to decision making and the impact of your MBTI type
  • Review what is missing from your current approach
  • To develop strategies to enhance your decision making
  • To learn a technique for better decision making

Other HITs that may be beneficial

  • Handling conflict
  • Understanding your personal brand
  • Understanding individual responses to change
  • Situational leadership
  • Assertive communication
  • Enhancing your communications

Stakeholder Management

– take a structured approach to identifying and managing stakeholders

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Why is this important?

Stakeholder management is critical in getting things done in every organisation. By engaging the right people in the right way in your deliverables, you can make a big difference to your success.  These people can be strong supporters or blockers.

What will I get from this HIT?

You will…

  • Understand why stakeholder management is so important.
  • Perform a stakeholder analysis.
  • Complete a stakeholder communication plan

Other HITs that may be beneficial

  • Leading with emotional intelligence
  • Assertive communication
  • Written communication
  • Networking
  • Building rapport

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