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Top Ten Tips for Teachers and FE Managers

Top Ten Tips for Teachers and FE Managers

Author: Arnie Skelton

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In the seventh episode of his podcast Top Ten Tips for Teachers and FE Managers, Arnie Skelton discusses NEGOTIATION SKILLS.This is part 1 of a 2-part podcast. In this week’s podcast Arnie covers the topic of Negotiation Skills.In it Arnie offers his definition of negotiation, and how it differs from haggling! He discusses the importance of variables, and how to move through three key positions in your negotiation strategy by exchanging variables: “if you can offer me X on variable A, then I can offer you Z on variable B.” Though intended primarily for managers who may have to negotiate, it contains useful principles for reaching agreement between any two parties – which might include working with students, and of course, be helpful for students themselves.Arnie has spent the last 30 years working in a wide range of organisations, and all his tips are totally practical, and can be implemented by anyone, any time, at no financial cost.To hear more from Arnie subscribe to this podcast series or visit his Newsroom on FE News.
In the sixth episode of his podcast Top Ten Tips for Teachers and FE Managers, Arnie Skelton discusses INFLUENCING SKILLS.In this podcast Arnie talks through his top ten tips for successfully influencing others.He makes the point that influence is inevitable, so two key questions are:Is it an important part of your work, to influence others?And if it is - how do you do it?Among many other things, Arnie talks about currencies, reciprocity, and how to make yourself likeable!Arnie has spent the last 30 years working in a wide range of organisations, and all his tips are totally practical, and can be implemented by anyone, any time, at no financial cost.To hear more from Arnie subscribe to this podcast series or visit his Newsroom on FE News.
In the fifth episode of his podcast Top Ten Tips for Teachers and FE Managers, Arnie Skelton discusses MOTIVATION.In this week’s podcast Arnie covers the topic of motivation.He clarifies who is responsible for motivation, and what the manager or teacher’ role is.He then talks about the 6 factors that are essential for successful motivation, and the four classic constraints that are most likely to get in the way of successful motivation.Arnie has spent the last 30 years working in a wide range of organisations, and all his tips are totally practical, and can be implemented by anyone, any time, at no financial cost.To hear more from Arnie subscribe to this podcast series or visit his Newsroom on FE News.
Top Ten Tips for Teachers and #FE ManagersIn the fourth episode of his podcast Top Ten Tips for Teachers and FE Managers, Arnie Skelton discusses THE FORMULA FOR SUCCESS. In this podcast Arnie discusses the 5 key factors that, for him, constitute the magic formula for success.They won’t guarantee success but without them all, success is almost impossible.And the good news is, all 5 factors are down to you.All 5 can be owned and carried out, successfully, by you.So however you define success, and whatever you want to become successful, or more successful with, this podcast will almost certainly help.Arnie has spent the last 30 years working in a wide range of organisations, and all his tips are totally practical, and can be implemented by anyone, any time, at no financial cost.To hear more from Arnie subscribe to this podcast series or visit his Newsroom on FE News.
In the third episode of his podcast Top Ten Tips for Teachers and FE Managers, Arnie Skelton discusses CHALLENGING CONVERSATIONS.In this podcast Arnie looks at ways in which you can prepare for, then conduct, a challenging conversation to minimize or prevent typical difficulties faced by both parties.His top ten tips include how to prepare effectively, including being clear as to what the meeting is about, and logistical issues such as where and when to have the conversation, and how to structure such a meeting.As he says in the podcast, “it takes two to tango”, and he offers ways of making sure the other person is valued, and that their views are taken into account.He outlines 5 key skills that can have a significant positive impact on the conversation, and also discusses the role emotion plays in any meeting.Arnie has spent the last 30 years working in a wide range of organisations, and all his tips are totally practical, and can be implemented by anyone, any time, at no financial cost.To hear more from Arnie subscribe to this podcast series and visit his Newsroom on FE News.
In the second episode of his podcast Top Ten Tips for Teachers and FE Managers, Arnie Skelton discusses CHANGING HABITS.In this podcast Arnie looks at simple yet effective ways of changing and letting go of bad habits, and replacing them with ones that are far more effective.To begin with: do you actually know what some of your habits are? Are some of them unconscious? Where they come from? And why they persist? On the positive side, how do habits help you and others survive? Arnie will tell you why you would die without some habits. But by contrast, he will also explain why, if some habits are so unhelpful, they are also so difficult to break or change? Arnie will explain the four key factors that are likely to make changing habits more successful. And he will offer a number of specific strategies that can make all the difference. Having spent the last 30 years working in a wide range of organisations, all Arnie's tips are totally practical, and can be implemented by anyone, any time, at no financial cost.To hear more from Arnie subscribe to this podcast and visit his Newsroom on FE News.
In this first episode of his podcast Top Ten Tips for Teachers and FE Managers Arnie Skelton discusses TIME MANAGEMENT.This podcast outlines 10 top tips and ideas for managing that precious commodity, time, as well as you can.How much time do you actually have, and own? And, seriously, can you really manage time? Doesn’t time just manage itself? How can you make the best use of the time you have? How can you prevent, or at least effectively manage overload? What’s the significant difference between urgent and important, and what happens if you always prioritise by urgent. What’s meant by an opportunity cost – and why is it important in terms of time management? How can you better manage interruptions – the bane of many people’s working life? What’s the difference between a deadline and a duration, and how will that knowledge help you manage tasks much more effectively? And what are the 3 most frustrating things about emails – and how at a stroke, you can make them less onerous and time consuming. Arnie has spent the last 30 years working in a wide range of organisations, and all his tips are totally practical, and can be implemented by anyone, any time, at no financial cost.To hear more from Arnie subscribe to this podcast and visit his Newsroom on FE News.
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