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Laughter in the Workplace!

By |August 31st, 2020|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

 As a manager, you can set the tone by implementing simple techniques to provide employees with a bit of fun and enjoyment. But why? Laughter is an important part of being human. Who doesn't love laughing!? We all need to laugh! Especially now in these hard times, where we can sometimes forget to laugh. Here is some information on the importance of laughter! Laughter heals William Fry Jr, the 'Doctor of Humour', has researched the power of humour for over thirty years. He is convinced that laughter is a total body experience, an 'internal massage' that embraces all the body's systems - muscles, brain, nerves, digestion. Following stimulation and exercise caused by laughter, the body relaxes. Indeed, claims Fry, like jogging, laughter is a good aerobic exercise. It aerates the lungs, relaxes the muscles, nerves and heart, expands breathing and circulation, and enhances oxygen intake and expenditure. He says that [...]

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How To Choose The Right Course To Study

By |February 26th, 2020|Leadership, Qualifications, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Training|

Advancement in most professions these days requires continuing self-development through formal coursework at recognised educational institutions. Such courses can be very expensive - sometimes running into tens of thousands of dollars. They are also very demanding in terms of your hopes, energy, and time. Drop-out rates can be as high as 30 percent. Many students persevere even though they admit they made the wrong choice. Further study is a major investment, so you would be wise to consider the following advice before choosing your program...   1. Focus on your own qualities. Consider first your personal motivations and hopes. Are you the type of individual who finds formal study hard work, or do you get enjoyment from such activity? Are you seeking specific understanding and skills to boost your future employment prospects, or will study be simply a way of keeping youself up to date, giving you a chance [...]

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What Everyone Ought to Know About How to Conduct a Successful Meeting

By |June 10th, 2015|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

Every manager needs to master the skill of chairing a meeting. Participants will leave a meeting chaired effectively with a sense of accomplishment and a clear understanding of future directions and tasks. If you want to chair successful meetings, follow these important steps... 1. Start on time. When you wait for latecomers, you penalise those who have arrived on time - and you inadvertently reward those who come late. Before long, everyone will arrive late. So how do you get people to your meetings on time? By starting on time! Always. 2. Get the meeting off to a business-like start. Welcome and introduce yourself and the other participants and, if necessary, explain their roles. Clarify the objectives of the meeting, ensuring that each member understands the task at hand and is aware of the expertise available in the group. Be brisk and businesslike. 3. Preview and confirm the agenda. Check [...]

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Effective Personal Achievement Lists’

By |February 11th, 2015|Leadership, Online Short Courses, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Short Courses, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Training|

Too often managers modestly, and often unjustly or even unwittingly, hide their success from others - and indeed from themselves. They fail to understand that the simple strategy of recording personal successes can motivate, increase self-productivity, and support career advancement. The compilation of a personal achievement list can have a considerable effect on a manager's professional life... 1. Acknowledge your achievements to date. Most managers see themselves as 'modest achievers'. They're so accustomed to doing what they do and what is expected of them that they rarely, if ever, class any of their accomplishments as 'achievements'. Indeed, when people are impressed with something they've done - something that perhaps seems rather ordinary to them - they're surprised. As a manager, you can use your past achievements more positively to motivate you to greater heights. To shrug off those achievements modestly, as most professionals are prone to do, or to forget [...]

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Finding the Right People for the Job

By |December 8th, 2014|Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Leadership, School of Management, Schools, Training|

If you are a manager, one of the most stressful aspects of your job is finding good people to fill available positions in your company. Whether you work in a small business or for a large corporation, hiring new personnel can be a hard process to manage. There are many things to consider when you are reviewing resumes and arranging interviews, but if you attention to some key factors, you will typically find a successful match for your needs. The first step toward finding good people to fill positions is the advertising process. You can put in ads in local newspapers and make postings on Internet job sites. Be sure to word your ad in such a way that it adequately describes the most important skills needed for the job. If the available position calls for certain communication or technical skills be sure to list those clearly, and if applicants [...]

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Online Study Tips!

By |October 27th, 2014|Leadership, Online Short Courses, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Training|

Have you just started studying online? Are you part way through your course and struggling to maintain the discipline to get it done? Maybe it's been such a long time since you studied that you don't remember how to sit in one place and work for too long! Studying online can be really difficult and it's important to know what YOU need to make your study time valuable. Here are some important study tips for those who are studying online. Be clear about the reason that you decided to do your online course. Write down why you are doing it and display this where you will see it regularly.If you have a clear vision about WHY you are studying then you will feel more motivated to push through when it gets tiring or stressful. Nothing valuable is ever easy, so don't allow yourself to become discouraged. Always keep your eye [...]

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Never Give Up: Part 2

By |October 24th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Business, School of Corporate Governance, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

In this blog, we are continuing along the theme of success by 'Never Giving Up'. This concept is often easier said than done, however, it is vital for your success. If it doesn’t work These are basic principles that you can apply in business any time you feel it’s not worth going on. Remember - Never giving up doesn’t mean keeping on doing the same thing when it doesn’t work. It means keeping on working towards your goal no matter what and learning from your failures and getting smarter and better each time. So, if you are in business remember to shake it off and step up out of the “well” that we find ourselves in sometimes, whether business or financial. Don’t repeat mistakes We need to stop beating up on ourselves. Everyone has a past that they would like to change but that can’t be done so it should [...]

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Continuing Your Education and Career

By |October 17th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

Do you ever feel like your career has stalled out? Do you see other people getting promoted while you're always passed by?  Maybe continuing education can help you jump-start your career. By taking additional courses and investing time and energy in your skills, you can show your employer how serious you are about your future. One of the wonderful things about continuing education is that everyone can profit from it. Learning additional skills and mastering new knowledge helps everyone. Employees who feel left behind in their careers can especially profit from learning skills that will make them infinitely more "promotable." Upper management often looks at continuing education classes as a sign that the employee is interested in his or her future. So if you want to get your career moving, consider your continuing education options. First, analyze the state of your career. What goals do you have for yourself? What [...]

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A Career Built on Character

By |October 1st, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

"Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open." ~Elmer G. Letterman "The best job goes to the person who can get the job done without coming up with excuses or passing the buck" ~Napolean Hill In today's world, strong character is a rare find. Integrity, honesty, loyalty and hard work are some some traits that result in a strong character. Employer's value character and those who are known to be trustworthy and reliable are often the ones who will succeed. What About Politics? Political Astuteness is something that you may not learn in school; however, it plays a significant role in success in business. "Man is by nature a political animal." ~Aristotle Take Control It's important to keep in mind that you are responsible for your own career. Don't Expect the Human Resources Department to plan your career. In fact, don't expect anyone else to be concerned [...]

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Choosing a Career for Your Personality

By |September 22nd, 2014|Qualifications, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Training|

Choosing a career path is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make—but how do you decide what is right for you? You may take a career path that uses the skills you have or the education you’ve gotten. You may even choose a career based on what you think you “should” do—because of what your parents or teachers have told you is right for you.  But you may not know that you are naturally more suited for some careers than for others. Why? Each of us has an individual personality type that affects how much we’ll like a job. Think, for instance, about a carpenter versus a counselor. A carpenter works with concrete objects, according to specified procedures, and has a tangible result. A counselor works with people and their feelings; she has to judge success and the results of her work based on abstract concepts. Which of [...]

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Management + Fun…it works!

By |August 20th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

He who laughs, lasts! Zig Zigler In our last blog post we discussed some simple steps for you to start incorporating humour and fun into your role as manager. Humour and good fun can help shape the culture of a workplace. By giving people the permission to have some healthy fun will often improve their desire to be at work. Here are few extra tips and possible tidbits for you to save for future meetings/memos or newsletter! Here's an idea Fun is a simple phenomenon - anyone can participate. It doesn’t require special training, it won’t necessarily cost money, and the benefits are infinite. Plus - it can have a positive impact on the lives of the people you work with every day. Which is why Dave Hemsath and Leslie Yerkes in '301 Ways to Have Fun at Work' propose the following 12-step program for workplace fun. They suggest you [...]

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How to put some FUN into your role as Manager!

By |August 18th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

Just because you're a manager, you don’t have to be all buttoned-down and grim. In fact, bringing a little levity to your role as a manager can make you and those around you more relaxed and effective. The best managers in any organisation aren't afraid to show the world that they have a sense of humour they enjoy using. Nor should you be. Humour is good for your career and for your health... 1. Know the value of humour to your own well-being. Many managers often underestimate the value of humour. Research has shown that it not only offers a most effective tool for engaging and relating to staff, but can also relieve stress, defuse a situation, promote trust and team bonding, restore our equilibrium, deflate our pomposity, reveal our essential humanity, offer us new perspectives, and help us to soar above the mundane in our job. It has been shown [...]

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Effectively Dealing with Confrontation

By |July 30th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

"By bringing conflicts out into the open and overcoming them, we develop honest, forthright, and loving relationships with ourselves and others. We turn heat into light." Robert Bramson, 'Blaming isn't changing', in Jimmy Calano & Jeff Slazman, CareerTracking, Gower, Aldershot, 1988. Here's an idea During a confrontation, if you reach an impasse, consider calling in a third party, depending on the seriousness of the conflict: Experts are neutral third parties. Their responsibility is simple: to provide data, facts, and information that may help the involved parties improve their understanding of the objective issues in a dispute. Mediation is a process in which a third person helps the parties in conflict to collaborate. Mediators do this by listening, asking questions, and creating a supportive and constructive environment. Arbitration rulings may be binding or voluntary. You get an answer but since the involved parties don’t participate in the solution, they may be less [...]

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How to Say ‘No’

By |July 21st, 2014|Leadership, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Management, School of Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

In difficult times, managers are often called on to exercise their powers of veto. Saying 'yes' is so much easier - it's certainly so much less confrontationalist and unpleasant. But managers often have to say 'no' - to proposed expenditures, to the call for extra staff, and to new ideas and other proposals from staff. There is a right way to say 'no' and to minimise the rejection or disappointment that may result... 1. Know when to say no. No is a powerful word. Here's when you might want to use it, suggests motivational writer John Milne: Say No to allow you to define your priorities. Consider international speaker Dr James Dobson. He had to say no to hundreds of speaking invitations that were taking him away from his family. Say No to take control of your time. Control this precious resource by saying a selective, definite no to those meetings and invitations that consume your valuable [...]

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Video Conferencing 101

By |July 16th, 2014|Leadership, School of Business, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

In our last blog post we discussed some important tips to ensure your video conference runs smoothly and effectively. We have compiled a few more fun facts, tips and interesting points about video conferencing for you to mull over and enjoy. For more information about subjects such as these visit our website.  "Video conferencing is a marvellous means of improving corporate communication, if it is used well. Video conferencing is dramatically cost effective, when groups of staff from distant locations are able to use the medium to plan, take decisions, and solve problems." John Mitchell, Australian Videoconferencing Summit, 1997. It's a fact Video conferencing has become an increasingly attractive alternative to time-consuming and expensive travel. The technology has become cheaper, more robust, easier to use. Broadband is becoming more widely available. More people are teleworking. PC/Web-based video conferencing has certainly developed - and diminishing travel budgets make it even more [...]

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How to Ensure Employability in the Coming Decades

By |May 30th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Training|

As managers continue to speculate about the challenges, opportunities, and uncertainties associated with the new millennium, thriving and surviving - even remaining relevant - will become a major concern for many. Maintaining your employability will continue to be an ongoing challenge - and it will be your responsibility. To prepare yourself for the uncertain times ahead, consider the following advice... 1. Try to understand what's coming. You'll have more control over your future if you stay at the cutting edge. Read all you can. Speak with others. Reflect. But be aware of emerging trends - such as these: Managers are likely to change their jobs several times during their careers. Technology will eliminate old jobs and create new ones. Computers and machines will become smarter - and people will need to do the same. Staff will have more flexible working arrangements. Companies will become 'virtual' through outsourcing, telecommuting, and staff working [...]

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Month of August Offer! LinkedIn Profile Critique!

By |May 22nd, 2014|Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Training|

Enrol in your Online Qualification this month to receive a FREE LinkedIn Profile Critique! LinkedIn. LinkedIn. LinkedIn… This professional networking site is just over 10 years old but one of the most important assets to have in order to gain the right job and advance your career. It doesn’t matter what industry you are in...Civil Construction, Business, Project Management, etc, it almost considered unprofessional not to have a LinkedIn Profile. If you feel as though you've been living under a rock for the last decade and LinkedIn feels unfamiliar to you, LinkedIn connects professionals to help you get to where you need to be. Simply put, it gives you access to advertised jobs, individuals in your industry, news and updates. So this month’s offer may be very important to you! Enrol today to get a LinkedIn Profile Critique worth over $297. This will set you on your way to a [...]

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Month of June Offer! 2 Years Access!

By |May 22nd, 2014|Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools|

Enrol in your Qualification in June and receive TWO YEARS ACCESS to your qualification! Are you one of those people that keep putting things off? What does your house look like? When is the last time you cleaned out your garage? How long since you visited your parents in law? Well if you are in this category believe it or not, you are not alone. Lots of people need a bit of extra time to finish off something worthwhile. So this month at Global Training Institute we are offering you the opportunity to complete your chosen qualification in 2 years instead of 18 months. This will ensure that you make it through and will give you the ability to take a couple of months off when work gets busy and things to pop up in your personal life (as they usually do). This can be especially beneficial to those of [...]

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How to Develop Emotional Intelligence

By |May 19th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Shortcourses, Soft Skills|

Our emotions provide us with valuable information about ourselves, others, and situations. From frustration to contentment, from anger to elation, we confront these varying emotions daily in the workplace. The key is to use our emotions intelligently - by being aware of their presence and intentionally using them to guide our behaviour to enhance our situation. This process comprises two elements, says Hendrie Weisinger in 'Emotional Intelligence at Work' - first (considered here), we need to understand our emotions and develop self-awareness and, second, we must know how to manage those emotions to best advantage in the workplace. 1. Understand the meaning of emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is ‘the ability to monitor one’s own and other people’s feelings and emotions, to discriminate among them, and to use this information to guide one’s thinking and action’. For example, if a client drives you crazy to the point of anger, do you shout [...]

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How to Handle Bullying in the Workplace.

By |May 12th, 2014|Leadership, Online Short Courses, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Leadership, School of Management, School of Project Managment, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Training|

NOTE: You can adapt the anti-bullying guidelines in this topic to deal with other forms of workplace harassment, including cyber-bullying. Bullying is the deliberate, hurtful, and repeated mistreatment of one person by another.The perpetrator’s desire to control the other person sometimes causes bullying, which not only undermines organisational peformance but can also destroy employees. In recent times, workplace legislation and media disclosure have revealed bullying as a significant issue in many organisations. If you have personally been the victim of bullying in your workplace, the following advice will prove helpful... 1. Be sure you are being bullied. Do not confuse bullying with the stresses and pressures of normal worklife. We must meet deadlines, do more than resources sometimes allow, deal with difficult colleagues, perform under adverse circumstances. From time to time, we all experience conflict, differences of opinion, perfectionist bosses, personal rejection, criticism, and personality clashes. Bullying goes beyond the strains [...]

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