Change Management Toolkit

A toolkit course designed to help you navigate change in your organisation.

We’ll look at some useful tools for managing change, how to develop a change strategy, and how to get a buy in for your planned change from your team.

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Introduction: The Nature of Change

Change is a key part of life, and it’s certainly a key part of business. It’s a constant, and the only thing you can be certain of is that it’s going to happen. The way you deal with change is important if you’re going to make that change a success. We’ve done a lot of work looking at different ideas around change and have come up with a process that works really well. In this chapter, we’ll introduce you to that process.

Chapter 2: Developing a Change Strategy

In this chapter we’ll look at developing a strategy for change, and what you need to consider when implementing change in an organisation. What’s the impact the change is going to have on your organisation? What’s the purpose of the change and what are you hoping to achieve? We’ll answer these questions, along with lots more, in this session.

Chapter 3: Getting a Buy-In to Your Change

Once you’ve got a strategy in place, you need to sell this change to your team and get them to buy in. If they’re bought in, implementing this change will be easy – if they’re not, you’ll struggle and you likely won’t achieve everything you’re hoping to. In this chapter we’ll look at ensuring your team is on board, and your change is a success.

Here are some useful sessions on effective communication that will help you get your organisation on-side.

Next steps

Now that you’ve learned effective ways to manage change, why not try another of our Toolkit courses?

For more support dealing with change on a business and personal level, have a look at our Evolve or Die course. It’ll walk you through the process of taking your life or business to the next level and give you useful exercises and a fail-safe timeline for achieving your goals.

The Difference Between Managers and Leaders

A 10-minute focused microlearning course designed to help you develop your leadership skills as a manager.

Are you a manager or a leader? In this short microlearning course, we’ll look at the difference between management and leadership, why it matters, and how to become a successful leader.

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The Difference Between Managers and Leaders

Got 10 minutes? This microlearning course is designed to fit into your down-time. We’ll look at the difference between management and leadership, why it matters, and how to become a successful leader.

Next steps

Now that you’ve learned the difference between managers and leaders, why not try another of our microlearning courses?

If you’re starting a new venture like a podcast or coaching business, have a look at our Evolve or Die course, which will walk you through the planning process and give you useful exercises and a fail-safe timeline for achieving your goals.

Welcome to the Mentor’s Toolkit

A short, focused course designed to help you become a great mentor.

What does it mean to be a good mentor? In this`Toolkit course, we’ll answer that question, and give you a solid framework for becoming a really good mentor, along with some essential mentoring skills.

If you enjoy this course and would like to learn more on a related topic, try our Professional Coach Course.

Introduction

Thanks for joining me on The Mentor’s Toolkit. In the introduction we’ll look at what being a mentor really means, the difference between being a coach, counsellor and mentor, and some processes to help you become a more effective mentor.

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Active Listening

In this chapter, we’ll look at the difference between active and passive listening, and how you can use active listening to help you become a supportive mentor.

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Question Types

One of the best ways of getting information from people is asking questions. In this chapter, we’ll learn how to use questions effectively, in the right situations, to help the person you’re mentoring.

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Goal Setting

As a mentor, you’ll often be required to help the person you’re mentoring set and achieve goals. In this session, we’ll look at some useful processes for goal setting.

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Building Rapport

Establishing a good connection between yourself and the person you’re mentoring will help you – and them – get the most out of the work you do together. That’s where rapport comes in: in this session, we’ll look at the importance of rapport and how to build it effectively.

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Giving and Receiving Feedback

Lots of people find giving feedback difficult, and often we tend to give more negative feedback than positive. In this chapter, we’ll look at how to deliver feedback in a structured way.

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Using Metaphor

Telling stories is a really effective way to get your point across, or to lead someone you’re mentoring to a conclusion without being too direct. In this chapter we’ll look at using metaphor, or story-telling, to make you a more effective mentor.

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Next steps

Now that you’ve learned how to become a great mentor, you might like to try our Professional Coach Course.

If you’d like to go more in-depth and learn to change your behaviour to get the most out of your life, or work towards big personal or professional goals, have a look at the NLP Business Practitioner course. The Business Practitioner is a group course that runs over 10 two-hour sessions, and will help you understand the way you and others think and behave, so you can get the most out of every interaction.

How to Give and Receive Feedback

A 10-minute focused microlearning course designed to help you give and receive feedback effectively and constructively.

Feedback is crucial to helping people and relationships develop. In this microlearning course you’ll learn how to give and receive feedback in a non-judgemental, objective way (possibly the most important thing you will learn).

Have a look at our other Microlearning courses here.

Giving and Receiving Feedback

Got 10 minutes? This microlearning course is designed to fit into your down-time. It’s designed to give you practical methods for delivering and receiving feedback in a way that ensures both sides come out of the discussion happy: essential for workplace conversations and really useful for personal conversations too.

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Next steps

Now that you’ve learned how to give and receive feedback effectively, why not try another of our microlearning courses?

If you’d like to get better at what you do, have a look at our NLP Business Practitioner course. It’s designed to give you presenting, goal-setting, selling, negotiating and communication skills that you can put into practice in any career. Many of our delegates find that the course has a positive effect in their personal lives too, and that after completing the course they’ve made real steps towards achieving the lifestyle they really want to live.

How to Prioritise Your Workload

A 10-minute focused microlearning course designed to help you prioritise your workload.

This short microlearning course will give you a real time, visual prioritisation tool based on the Eisenhower matrix. It’ll help you work out what’s important, what’s urgent, how to tell the difference and how to put that into practice so you’ve got an organised, prioritised to-do list.

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Prioritising Your Time With the Evolution Task Manager

Got 10 minutes? This microlearning course is designed to fit into your down-time. We’ll look at a useful exercise for prioritising your workload, and you’ll finish the 10-minute video with a plan you can put into action right away.

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Next steps

Now that you’ve learned how to prioritise your workload, why not try another of our microlearning courses?

If you’re starting a new venture like a podcast or coaching business, have a look at our Evolve or Die course, which will walk you through the planning process and give you useful exercises and a fail-safe timeline for achieving your goals.

How to Edit Sound for Video and Podcast

A 10-minute focused microlearning course designed to help you edit sound for video and podcast.

In this short microlearning course, I’ll show you how to use Audacity to edit recorded audio for use in video or podcasts.

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Using Audacity

If you create videos, audio recording or podcasts, knowing how to edit your audio so that it sounds clear and professional is essential. Perhaps you’re thinking about starting a business, beginning a podcast or becoming a coach: video and audio recordings can be a useful tool for lots of professions and in this video I’ll show you how to ensure your audio sounds great.

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Next steps

Now that you’ve learned how to edit great audio, why not try another of our microlearning courses? [LINK]

If you’re starting a new venture like a podcast or coaching business, have a look at our Evolve or Die course [LINK], which will walk you through the planning process and give you useful exercises and a fail-safe timeline for achieving your goals.