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The process of cutting dulls the blade. How to keep your saw sharp.

All those involved in Talent Management recognise the need to identify, understand and develop others. This involves skills that can always be developed further and it is part of any professional’s responsibility to demonstrate that they are keeping up-to-date. To meet this need, Team Focus offer a range of courses designed to increase your skills and stimulate your thinking.

Keeping you saw sharp. If you’re wondering why we mention saws, ‘sharpen the saw’ is the seventh ‘habit’ in Steve Covey’s phenomenal best-seller, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. He uses the analogy of a woodcutter who saws for several days but becomes less and less productive. That’s because the process of cutting dulls the blade. So what he needs to do is to periodically sharpen the saw…

  • Diploma in Coaching
  • Coaching Skills for Managers
  • Interview Skills for Recruiter
  • Assessment & Development Centres
  • Working with 360-Degree Feedback
  • Positive Negotiating Skills

Coaching brings it all together

We all get stuck in our ways, but one of the best methods of breaking free is to develop an effective overview, to re-vitalise those skills we may already possess, and to evolve a more integrated approach to human resource issues. We believe that the best way to do this is through the ‘emotionally intelligent’ application of coaching. Our Coaching for Change course, recognised by the Association of Coaching, is designed to do just this. It helps you directly improve individual and organisational performance and has already proved a winner with our public sector clients. In a strategic sense it can also form the spine of a complete training programme, as coaching skills are clearly relevant to the sensitive use of all psychometric tools.

Our other courses, which also include a Coaching for Change taster course, are aimed at those who want to freshen up their recruitment and feedback skills. The courses concentrate on competency-based interviewing, designing effective Assessment or Development Centres, and integrating 3600 feedback in development programmes; as well as the truly essential, but often neglected skill, of negotiation.