January 2021
Issue 118

This month's theme -
Kick Start your Management Development Programme

From the team at Syd Strike Training, we wish all our readers a happy and prosperous new year.

In this Issue:

Kick Start your Management Development Programme Remotely
Leadership Styles to get your MDP started
360 Degree Feedback: On line tool to add a powerful dimension to your Management Development Programme
FREE Tutorials on managing remotely
•  Training in Action: Syd Strike Management Development across the UK and Ireland (and a dip into China! and the USA)
•  FREE Management Training Activities
•  Offer of the Month: Senior Management Away Day
•  Quote of the Month: Jack Welch
The Light Touch: A positive attitude!!!
Next month's theme
  Kick Start your Management Development Programme - Remotely

Remote training is now a tried and tested medium for delivering training, and when delivered well with a learner centred and engaging approach can bring powerful and lasting results.

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See what Tom Peters and Richard Branson have to say about training


Leadership Styles

Leadership Styles is an important topic to include in your management development programmes and works well during the early part of your MDP modules.

One leadership style is restricting and less effective than being flexible and able to move from tough to kind, kind to tough, controlling to empowering and at the same time maintaining stability and productivity.

There are numerous versions of leadership styles ranging from the Douglas McGregor Theory X and Theory Y contrasting models, the Goleman Six Leadership Styles and Situational Leadership.

It is worth exploring what will work best for your managers. When we design modules for our customers, we always explore which models will work best.

While you are exploring the options available do look at the Syd Strike Questionnaire and Video along with our current Special Offer

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 Three Sixty Degree Feedback to add a Powerful Dimension

Providing Three Sixty feedback to your managers is a must. Managers are usually apprehensive when asked to participate but when completed say it was a worthwhile and helpful exercise, see what managers have to say about their experience.

Learn more about 360-degree feedback

Training in Action – Syd Strike Management Development across the UK and Ireland (and a dip into China! and the USA)


Syd and his team have designed and delivered numerous management development programmes across the UK and Ireland, as well dipping into some training in China and the USA!

We tailor all courses to our client needs and build in a blend of our self-assessment tools such as 360 degree feedback, leadership styles, team roles, motivation tools etc which come free as part of the package. There are also other tools that may be suited to achieve the course objectives and long term goals.

These include Belbin Team Roles, Situational Leadership, personality questionnaires change management models and more.

We weave in leadership styles with focused leadership, loyalty, the ability to follow as well as lead, self-awareness and emotional intelligence with 360-degree feedback.

And now these engaging, practical, and work-related modules are available as remote training modules and as flexible training modules.

We have produced a short video: youtube.com/watch?v=3T6gbhAkjDk to help capture some of what we do … but remember it’s just a small part.

Do ask us for more details.



  Management Training Activities


Take a look at our Trainer Treasure Chest for a host of resources free to use – there’s some new activities on leadership and management to help you

(See terms and conditions)



Please ask us about:


More interesting topics for you to consider:

»Manging remotely
»Motivating Remote teams
»Five Leadership Styles
»More than remote learning
»Managing bad leadership styles
»The first hurdle in leadership
»Are you prepared for the new paradigm of work?
»Changing the way we think





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- Offer of the month -
Senior Management
Away Day

This month we are recommending an "Away Day" for your senior management team with one of our experienced facilitators.

Take some time out as a management team (remotely or at a venue when the situation is right) to take a fresh look at your culture and consider the changing paradigms in management due to the present global pandemic.

Enjoy the benefits of exploring:

•  New ways of working
•  What balance you need of flexibility and control
•  How best to handle remote working when life gets back to some "‘normality"
•  How best to keep your teams motivated and productive
•  What will be the best balance of leadership styles for your organisation as you move forward

And we promise we will work with you for a package and a fee that suits your needs.

It’s what we do …

Bisham Abbey: Team Building Retreat

"Just a quick note to thank you on behalf of the Education team for your excellent facilitation of the above course.
As we both detected during the 2 days a real buzz was generated both during the formal and informal aspects of the retreat.
You are aware from your feedback how successful everyone rated both the course content and your delivery. "

Brian Whaley Head of Community Facilities (Education) Sport England

Take a look a the short video on culture and changing paradigms: Three Thinking Clouds

Contact us for more information

Terms and conditions apply



Quote of the Month

“We build great people who then build great products and services”

Jack Welch #quotes


The Light Touch

“A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort”

Herm Albright





Tips and Ideas for Trainers




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