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

Can’t write, can’t spell, can’t count. (My gadget does it for me.)

Last week I learnt that yet another nail has been banged into the coffin of human society as we currently know it.  The thin end of a very big wedge has just been inserted into the way we communicate.  Old … Continue reading

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Greek debt negotiations: how not to do it?

The Greek government has until Wednesday night to approve a set of measures which appear to this simple non-financier outsider to be wholly unreasonable and unworkable, otherwise it gets shown the Grexit door and European unity is a thing of … Continue reading

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Why performing open heart surgery on yourself can be a good idea.

Reader reassurance:  this article is NOT about IT or any other technical issue.  There are several other people on the planet better placed to write about that than I.  I know my limits. On Friday I fired up my laptop … Continue reading

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Why were you born? And what if you haven’t worked that out yet?

“The two most important days of your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Thank you Mark Twain, that has to be the best quote I have heard this year. Looking back at … Continue reading

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Why it’s so hard to lead when you’re scared

I was recently working with a group of senior leaders on a leadership programme.  On the first day they came across as on message, did well in the various activities and we had plenty of lively debate. But something was … Continue reading

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Leading through storytelling

I was running a Leadership workshop a couple of weeks ago with a bunch of Innovation leaders in a European Telecoms company.  We were working in their Innovation Centre, a closely guarded environment in the bowels of the building.  It … Continue reading

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