Management Training Resources
You are encouraged to use these resources – books, articles, videos – to broaden your knowledge, explore new ideas, and improve your management skills.
Some people might think books are a bit ‘old fashioned’. But they are still a great way to convey information. The links below are to print versions of each book, and there is usually a digital/Kindle version available too. I give links to Amazon due to their stock holding and speedy delivery. If you’d like to access the books via an Australian-based supplier I recommend you try Fishpond.com.au.
Online To-Do Tool
I’ve been using TeuxDeux for many months and find it helpful to track the daily/weekly to-do items. Online account is free. Small charge for iPhone app.
Management Education Websites
Stanford University’s Entrepreneurship Corner (eCorner)
Contains a wide variety of talks by business and management experts presented in short video segments of 2 to 5 minutes. The topics are directed to entrepreneurs, but I suggest they are relevant for most managers. Free email subscription for updates.
Knowledge@Wharton from University of Pennslyvania
An interesting range of current articles from Wharton Business School, one of the worlds largest business school faculties. Free email subscription for updates.
Video on Giving Presentations
Author of Presentation Zen blog and best selling book, Garr Reynolds, talking @Google about various aspects of effective presentations, particularly about using slides. Includes some inspirational tips on planning and delivering presentations. Duration 1hr+ and well worth watching for his style as well as his content – especially the audience questions in the final 15 minutes. (In a hurry? Skip to the 16:00 mark and watch from there.)
Other Useful Websites
Blog written by Stuart Ayling providing thought provoking and informative commentary on a variety of areas related to being more effective in business and management. You can follow the blog via email or RSS.
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design conference. The annual conference now brings together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes).
Helpful free resources and tips on public speaking. Great tools to develop your confidence when speaking to small or large groups.
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