Author Archives: Michael Brown Training

About Michael Brown Training

I'm a business skills trainer, facilitator and coach. I've been helping people to learn for 16 years, working all around the world on topics such as Negotiation, Conflict Handling, Sales, Leadership, Consulting and Personal Effectiveness. I'm an ENFP, constantly looking for new and inspiring things to do. I love my job for its variety and the stimulation I get from it, and spend most of my time seeing how far we can go with the subjects we work on in the training room. I've recently started a new venture in making video on how NOT to do things, which you can find at www.hownot2.com

Remember that conflict last week? Which were you displaying: habit, preference or good old Amygdala Hijack?

It’s the end of January, and many of us are struggling to honour the resolutions we boldly made as part of the New Year celebrations.  If you still have a clean sheet and haven’t reverted to your previous (probably bad) … Continue reading

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How to use Myers Briggs to help you influence people

Last year I took part in some research carried out by CPP into the way Myers Briggs preferences impact the way we influence and are influenced.  I’ve blogged before about various aspects of Myers Briggs, but until now never had … Continue reading

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Can you coach? No, seriously. Can you coach?

If you were to ask a sample of managers how important coaching is to success in their role, what do you think their answer would be? I’ve worked with thousands of them over the years on Leadership and Management skills … Continue reading

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“One of the finest and most uplifting speeches of all time.” How Chaplin still speaks to us.

75 years ago, with America on the brink of joining in the Second World War, Charlie Chaplin made his film “The Great Dictator.”  It is a satirical political comedy-drama designed to confront Hitler, Mussolini, fascism, anti-semitism and the Nazis.  It … Continue reading

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The Wisdom Of Crowds. Really? Are you sure?

In 1906 Francis Galton carried out an impromptu experiment at a country fair near Plymouth.  There was a “Guess the weight of the ox” competition, in which 800 people tried their luck.  It was a tricky one to get right, … Continue reading

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The dreaded Annual Appraisal. Is the writing finally on the wall?

At last!  Could the end finally be in sight for that annual ritual dreaded by both managers and staff:  the Annual Appraisal? You know the one:  the meeting you both hope will be over quickly, in which the manager loads … Continue reading

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