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Available Open Courses

Learn practical tools that you can use in real-life situations.
  • Communicate with more confidence
  • Better manage your time and tasks
  • Set and achieve your goals
  • Develop superior self-confidence and self-control
  • Handle difficult people more assertively
  • Properly use humour, appreciation and praise
  • Use the Ultimate Success Formula
Learn in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere with people who are facing similar situations.

Personal Effectiveness Training - Two day open course

Course Pricing and Availability

Also Available:- In House Training

This course is also available as a bespoke in house group training course in the UK and worldwide. We can tailor the content to fit your specific needs.
Group training costs from £1,850 +VAT per day for up to 20 delegates (international training price varies).
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Two day open course: £850 +VAT per delegate.
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11 - 12 October
£850 +VAT
16 - 17 October
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18 - 19 October
London - Central
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We currently offer training courses in: London, Birmingham, Manchester, Heathrow, Central London, Oxford, Swindon, Bristol, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, Leeds, Nottingham, Southampton, Glasgow, Scotland, Dubai, UAE.

Please note all our training courses include three months additional FREE telephone coaching.

Course Timings: Start 09:00 - Finish 16:30. Lunch at 13:00, Tea Breaks at 11:00 and 15:00, giving you an opportunity to check emails and make calls.
12 trainer-led hours, additional 2-3 via post-course portal independent learning

About the Course

Personal effectiveness is a measure of how well you perform and how well you can get others to perform for you.
Nobody is paid purely for the amount of effort they exert.
Instead, you are paid primarily for your ability to achieve your goals in the minimum amount of time, money and effort.
And you are paid partially on how well you can gain the cooperative assistance of others.

If you want to learn how to get the best performance from yourself and more cooperation from others, then you will really like this course.

The course was professionally presented and well paced, with materials that made the learning easier. Excellent! The trainer was professional and knowledgeable about the subject material. Responsive to questions and scenarios and also helpful.

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Course Overview

Day One - Morning

  • How can you get the best from yourself and others?
  • The six key qualities of personal effectiveness
  • Become a Goal focused individual
  • Improve your communication skills
  • Improve your confidence
  • Become the best version of "You" possible

Day One - Afternoon

  • Conflict is inevitable
  • When in conflict, don’t get emotional
  • When in conflict manage the situation rationally
  • How to be assertive
  • Find the solutions to the conflict
  • Use praise and appreciation to rebuild the relationship

Day Two - Morning

  • Manage your time and tasks
  • Make priority decisions
  • Manage the people who would waste your time
  • Manage your own bad habits
  • Use the 80-20 rule
  • Focus your mind on the task at hand
  • Handle interruptions

Day Two - Afternoon

  • Develop more self-control; self-confidence, self-motivation
  • Create and sustain a positive mental attitude
  • Thought control: control your mind
  • Conversation control: Control your language
  • Use the Ultimate Success Formula
  • Purpose, plan, action, feedback, change
  • Putting the right ideas to work

The course content was interesting, could be applied in business environment, but also in general life. I like the wrong box / right box! The trainer's presentation was very dynamic and directive. Knowledgeable. Good use of examples which helps.

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Personal Effectiveness Course Content

Personal Effectiveness Training - Day One - AM

We need to answer this question:How do you get the best from yourself and others?

You need to get the best performance from other people. But the only way to do that is to first, get the best performance from yourself.

How can you get the best performance from yourself? Develop the key skills of personal effectiveness.

How to get the best performance from yourself and others?

The six key skills of personal effectiveness

  1. Setting realistic goals
  2. To clearly and accurately communicate your message
  3. To be able to write good plans
  4. To handle conflict assertively but fairly and calmly
  5. To self-inspire and develop self confidence
  6. To inspire confidence and motivation in others around you.

The first principle of personal effectiveness: Goal Setting

Decide your "direction of travel". You must know what it is that you want. Set your goals.
Decide how you wish to be perceived by others at work, and then resolve to act accordingly.
Set your short term goals, which will get you moving in the right direction, today

Second principle of personal effectiveness: Clear communication

There is a need for accurate language

You need to know:

  • How to think, speak and write more clearly
  • How to explain exactly what it is that you mean
  • How you can get the true meaning from those people who are having trouble explaining their ideas to you
  • How to distinguish between "proper critical thinking" and "improper complaining"
  • How to avoid rookie mistakes such as the misuse use of humour
  • Have a sense of humour, but don't act the clown

Practical exercises for the delegates to learn skills

Personal Effectiveness Training - Day One - PM

Conflict Management Training

Upset and conflict is bound to happen, because people don't share the same ideas. Conflict is inevitable. And conflict can be beneficial. But conflict can be destructive if it is mismanaged. Conflict can be constructive ONLY IF it is well managed.

How can you well manage conflict situations?

Proper conflict management requires that you:

  • Let them save face. Don't make your criticism sound like an insult
  • Use factual language, not emotive language. Make your criticism sound like help
  • Give them the way out: Ask them to change their behaviour. Suggest the solution
  • Be clear about what you want. Be clear about the solution that would best resolve the problem
  • Separate reasons from excuses. Reasons are good. Excuses are no good
  • Know when to give ground, and to stand firm
  • Give ground to people who give your good reasons
  • Stand firm to those people who give you only excuses
  • Use your body language correctly
  • Use your voice tone to be assertive, but not aggressive
  • Practice exercises and notes

Practical exercises for the delegates to learn skills

Action Planning

Personal Effectiveness Training - Day Two - AM

Time Planning and Personal management

Time management is the art of doing, at any given moment, the most valuable thing. Ask yourself this question: "What is the best (most valuable) use of my time, right now?"

Use the concepts of: "Urgency: Deadline pressure" and "Importance: value" are key indicators. Distinguish between being "busy", and being "productive".

Recognise that your dreaded enemy is: the BUSY but NON productive day

Having too many busy but non productive days means that you are working hard, but not making much progress

Ask yourself: Who wastes my time? Who and what causes me to be busy; but not productive

The three time wasters

  1. Other people that you work with
  2. Yourself on a bad day - Your bad habits and errors
  3. Poor systems

How to delegate your lower value tasks

Delegation is good for

  1. Training and developing others
  2. Sharing the load
  3. Getting the job done

How to prioritise

Prioritisation is the art of doing things in the right order, put things in order of value.

How to make accurate decisions

Don't dither- Decide!

How to handle interruptions

Interruptions break your concentration and steal your time.
Apply the Pareto principle: The 80/20 rule to interruptions. 80% of the value of the interruption will be in 20% what they actually say.

Problem solving

Mental mapping of your problems so as to find their causes and solutions - it is important to think on paper.

Personal Effectiveness - Day Two - PM

Manage your own conversation

You are profoundly affected by how you feel:
If you feel strong, then you work well. If you feel weak, then you don't work well

Question: How can you make yourself feel strong, even when the situation is bad?
You need to create your own Self-confidence, self-motivation and personal initiative
You need to know how to create and sustain a positive mental attitude

How your attitude is self-fulfilling

Your attitude is the sum total of your thoughts, feelings and beliefs about any issue.
Your attitudes are important because they affect how you act, in any situation.
You need to create and sustain a "Positive mental attitude".
Question: What exactly constitutes a "positive attitude" and how do you get one?

Manage your thoughts and you will manage your feelings

Manage your thoughts and you will manage your language. When the demands are high:

Manage your own conversation

Don't allow yourself to say anything! Edit out some of the complaining and fear, from your own speech patterns

Manage their negative conversation

Don't listen to anything. Stand guard at the doors of your mind!

How to sustain your energy

Energy and vitality are a part of your routine

Operate according to the EDISON success formula

Purpose plan action feedback change

The Edison formula is a five word formula for success:

  1. Purpose: Name the goal
  2. Plan: Formulate a detailed plan of action
  3. Action: Implement the plan
  4. Feedback: Find out what is working and what is not working
  5. Change: Change whatever is not working. Improve the plan and repeat

What happens if you reverse this formula? You get failure

Failure is the opposite formula:

  1. No purpose - drifter - no goals
  2. No plan- wing it - no idea
  3. No action- lazy - no progress
  4. Argue with the feedback - no learning
  5. Refuse to change- stubbornness - no evolution

Notice any elements of the failure formula in yourself and others.

Take action against the failure formula.

The Six Success Formula Questions

Every day ask yourself the following six questions, and come up with six plausible answers.

  1. What are your major definite goals for this coming week (month, year)?
  2. Where are your 'detailed, written plans of action' that describe exactly how you intend to achieve your goals?
  3. What have you been doing lately, in terms of achieving your 'major definite goals' and acting on your 'plans of action'?
  4. What have been the recent feedback results: What has been going well for you lately?
  5. What has not been going so well for you?
  6. In respect of what has not been going well, tell me, what specifically do we need to adapt, improve or change, in order to get things back on track? Please give me the details.

In order to condition your own mind, and the minds of every member of the team to act in harmony with the requirements of the success formula, every day, use these six questions to trigger success formula thoughts, feelings, actions and results.

Practical exercises for the delegates to learn skills


Final action planning

The Training Method

The training method follows this general pattern - the training is very interactive and interesting:

  1. The trainer gives a clear explanation of the point in question with specific examples.
  2. Then, the delegates practice by doing an exercise with each other.
  3. The delegates practice by doing an exercise with the trainer.
  4. All points are supported with full written notes to take away.
  5. Delegates are asked to write down an associated action, for each point made.
    (At the end of the day, we have about twenty such actions, from which the delegates choose six which are the most personally meaningful).

Note: we do not believe in placing people in any situation of embarrassment by demanding that they 'perform' in front of the whole group. So you can relax: come on this course and be at ease; ready to learn new skills!

Training course had a productive outcome with structure which went a long way to meet Leyton’s specific needs. Good balance between detail and overview. The trainer's presentation was clear and enabled development of team's input. Good communication with audience. Kept our attention.

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Price for open training course

You are able to book this course online today.

The open training course costs only £850 +VAT per delegate . For this price we provide:

  • Two Full Days quality training
  • Tea, coffee and cakes
  • Lunch
  • Full colour course notes
  • Written action plan
  • Certificate
  • Additional training material by means of monthly updates
  • Access to the Post Course Portal

Plus 3 months free telephone coaching

To answer any on-going questions, you will also receive email and telephone support from your trainer after you have attended the course. Whilst you are implementing what you have learned we will be there to help you if you need us for advice, guidance and coaching.

After the course, how can you to keep the training-momentum going?

We understand that it is important to keep the momentum of the training going, in the weeks after the course. The ideas and methods that you learnt during the course need to be implemented, not just for the two weeks after the course, but for all time!

In order to make that happen, we will give you continued, on-going support after the training course has finished. The support comes in the form of the Post Course Portal.

The Post Course Portal is a web page that contains a review of all the course material, plus the following:

  • Newsletters containing training blogs and articles, which will provide you with ongoing training and good ideas, whenever you need them.
  • Fun questionnaires that are designed to tease out your strengths and weaknesses and then give you ideas as to how you might improve your performance.
  • Decision matrices that will allow you to make decisions and prioritise tasks into the correct order.
  • Summary diagrams and mind maps from the course.
  • Conflict scripts that give you examples of how the conflict method can be used, in real life situations.
  • Free eBook the effective leader manager.

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Price for in house training course

In House Course: from £1,850 +VAT per day (international training price varies) for up to 20 delegates (download in-house prospectus)

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