Improving Work and Personal Relationships

By: Better Life Toolkit  06-Dec-2011

People Skills - Two day highly participative workshop with a follow up day giving you new skills to apply immediately.

Personal Branding - Two day highly participative workshop with a follow up day giving you new skills to apply immediately.

Knowing Your Brand - It is now critical that we look very carefully at how we develop and maintain our value as a person in all aspects of our lives. This workshop will help you assess your current value position and determine the action that you need to take to develop a `brand’ that will enable you to achieve in the future.

Making Relationships Work - There is so much joy to be gained from having relationships that are soundly based on mutual trust. This workshop will explore the ways you go about developing relationships.

Handling Difficult People - It is important to know what makes you and others difficult people. This workshop explores eight different types of difficult behaviour and you will be able to assess the degree to which you and colleagues you depend on may demonstrate these behaviours.

Your Life, Your Choice - This workshop will help you discover your preferred behavioural styles and how these assist or negate you in achieving your goals. Once aware of your preferred styles this workshop will help you to determine what you need to do to enable you to make the choices that will help shape your future life.

Thinking About Thinking - Knowing the thinking approaches that you use can assist you to determine the most effective way of dealing with others. This workshop will explore the way you gather information, how you make sense of it and how you use it when dealing with situations and relationships. This will put you in a powerful position to extract the optimum results in these changing times.

Freedom to Act - This workshop explores the impact your work environment is having on your life. You will receive feedback that will help you identify the degree of control you have over your life plans. From this feedback you will be able to identify the level of control you need to achieve your life plans,develop strategies and learn techniques you can apply to re-take control of your life.

Enabling Leadership by Tom Jaap
Gower Publishing Group, Hard Cover, 235pages

In a world of constant change and ever increasing competition, where people are more and more demanding a say in the factors that affect their working lives, what is the more effective way to lead? This is the question Tom Jaap confronts in this trail-blazing book. By way of an answer he offers a framework and a set of practical ideas that will help leaders to create organisations that motivate people to achieve.

Enabling leadership is an empowering process that harnesses the energy and commitment of the individuals that make up the organisation. By actively involving people in shaping their working environment, by securing commitment to agreed standards of performance and by relating reward directly to output, leaders can replace control by self discipline and individual responsibility. The result is improved productivity and cooperation at all levels.

The Steps to Self Development by Tom Jaap
HRA Publications, Hard Cover, 166pages

Have you recently said to yourself "I'd like to do .." or "If only I had the chance .." or "Given the opportunity I could have ..". We all have dreams and ambitions which never seem to be fulfilled. Many reasons are stated for this inaction, but the most likely is procrastination with its paralysing effects.

You have a tremendous source of untapped potential wrapped up within you just waiting to be released. This book will help you develop a kit of tools to enable you to break the chains of proscrastination, or any other limiting factor.

The easy to follow self-help projects will assist you in prioritising goals and selecting the best route to your goals.The chapter on 'Making' Time will provide you with plenty of ideas for finding the time to make life much more rewarding.

By following the steps to self-development you will learn how to unlock and use the wonderful resources you already have at your disposal. You will be surprised and delighted by what you can accomplish if you really put your mind to it.

How to Realize your Potential by Tom Jaap and Sheila Hampshire
Institute of Personnel Management, Soft Cover, 145 pages

Realizing potential is about the future; it is about striving for dreams and ambitions of where we want to be and what we want to do, and of preparing our lives in such a way that we are motivated towards realizing our objectives.

The major problem is in defining our dreams and ambitions and in translating these into achievement and fulfilment. This book provides the means which will help you turn your ambitions into reality. It will also be of value to all those wishing to realize their hidden potential and achieve fulfilment, whether they be young people at school or in college, people at work or out of work, or those in retirement.

Our on-line coaching process is designed to assist those who have used one of our diagnostic behavioural questionnaires or attended one of our workshops and have the desire to continue the development journey. On-line coaching is very convenient in that it enables a person to work at his or her own speed, in a location of their choice, at a time that suits them. Therefore it puts the development process fully within the individuals control.