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Here's a treat for any trainer: the FREE sampler of the Maximising Your Potential E-Manual from ManageTrainLearn....

Here's a treat for any trainer: the FREE sampler of the Maximising Your Potential E-Manual from ManageTrainLearn.

Just look at what you get:
* all A to E entries in the A to Z of Maximising Your Potential. That's 20 information-packed topics.
* 80 Quizzes from the Quiz section;
* 10 Classroom-ready Exercises, including "My Life and Times", "This Is Me", and "The Limits Dartboard";
* 7 specially-created Worksheets, including "My Talents, My Genius", "Overcoming the Odds", and "The Route to a Goal";
* 20 Quotes - for that little touch of class.

Even with this collection, you could create new and information-rich courses. Just imagine what you could do with the full version!

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  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential MTL Maximising Your Potential: The E-Manual Sampler www.managetrainlearn.com Page 1 of 57 ManageTrainLearn Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential All rights reserved. No part of this publication shall be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted by any other means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without written permission from the publisher. This publication is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information with regard to the subject matter covered. It is published with the understanding that the author and the publisher are not engaged in rendering legal, accounting, or other professional advice. If legal advice or other professional assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought. Eric Garner, KSA Training Ltd, individually or corporately, does not accept any responsibility for any liabilities resulting from the actions of any parties involved. ManageTrainLearn, KSA Training Ltd, 113, Main Street, Spittal, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 1RP United Kingdom www.managetrainlearn.com Page 2 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 THE A TO Z OF MAXIMISING YOUR POTENTIAL............ 6 1. Action, signposts to.................................................... 7 2. Aerobic Exercise ........................................................ 7 3. Affirmations .............................................................. 7 4. Artistry ..................................................................... 8 5. As-if Practice ............................................................. 8 6. Behavioural Goals ...................................................... 9 7. Body Proportions ....................................................... 9 8. Brain, functions of the ................................................ 9 9. Brain, size of the ..................................................... 10 10. Brain, the conscious ................................................. 10 11. Brain, the subconscious ............................................ 11 12. Brains, left and right ................................................ 11 13. Breakthrough .......................................................... 12 14. Celebration ............................................................. 12 15. Chains of the Past .................................................... 12 16. Commitment ........................................................... 13 17. Deep Breathing ....................................................... 13 18. Determinism ........................................................... 14 19. Diet ....................................................................... 14 20. Excusitis ................................................................. 14 2 THE QUIZZES ............................................................. 16 www.managetrainlearn.com Page 3 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential 2.1 Definitely Definitions I ................................................. 17 2.2 Definitely Definitions II ................................................ 18 2.3 Fill In The Blank Quiz I ................................................ 19 2.4 Fill In The Blank Quiz II ............................................... 20 2.5 The Numbers Game .................................................... 21 2.6 True Or False? Quiz I ................................................... 22 2.7 True Or False? Quiz II ................................................. 23 2.8 Donkeys’ Tails Quiz I ................................................... 24 2.9 Donkeys’ Tails Quiz II .................................................. 25 3 THE EXERCISES .......................................................... 26 3.1 The Definition Contest ................................................. 27 3.2 My Life and Times ....................................................... 28 3.3 Mingle and Match ........................................................ 29 3.4 Quote Success Unquote ............................................... 30 3.5 The Donkey's Tail........................................................ 31 3.6 If They Can Do It... ..................................................... 32 3.7 A Few Of My Favourite Things ....................................... 33 3.8 This Is Me .................................................................. 34 3.9 The Limits Dartboard ................................................... 35 3.10 Group Balance .......................................................... 36 4 THE WORKSHEETS ..................................................... 37 4.1 What Is Potential? ....................................................... 38 4.2 My Talents, My Genius ................................................. 39 www.managetrainlearn.com Page 4 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential 4.3 From Survival To Growth ............................................. 40 4.4 Who We Are ............................................................... 41 4.5 Potential In Situations ................................................. 42 4.6 Overcoming The Odds ................................................. 43 4.7 The Route To A Goal ................................................... 44 5 THE QUOTES .............................................................. 45 6 THE QUIZ ANSWERS .................................................. 50 6.1 Answers To Quiz Questions 01 ...................................... 51 7 THE EXERCISE WORKSHEETS ..................................... 52 7.1 Success ..................................................................... 53 7.2 The Donkey’s Tail........................................................ 54 7.3 Group Balance ............................................................ 55 www.managetrainlearn.com Page 5 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential 1. The A to Z of Maximising Your Potential 1 THE APleaseOF MAXIMISING YOUR POTENTIAL TO Z note that, in this sampler, we are only showing the entries for A, B, C, D and E. Download the full version of your E- Manual to see the complete set of A to Z entries. www.managetrainlearn.com Page 6 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential 1. Action, signposts to There are eight signposts of effective action which point us to our goals. They are: 1. preparation, which includes tuning in, warming up and concentrating on what we need to do 2. focusing, which includes single-minded immersion on the desired goal 3. commitment to the end result, which means no unnecessary U-turns 4. patience while things fall into place and come to maturity 5. persistence, which means not giving up when things look their worst 6. learning, which means reflecting on experiences and drawing useful conclusions for the next steps 7. breakthrough, which means reaching the moment when things are more easy than hard 8. serendipity, which means finding things on our way that we never expected. 2. Aerobic Exercise Aerobic exercise can have beneficial effects on all parts of the body: · on the lungs Aerobic exercise draws replenishing oxygen into the capillaries of the lungs and helps to eliminate waste · on the heart A healthy heart beats less per minute than an unhealthy heart. This means that it has less work to do and so is more efficient. · on the brain 40% of our blood supply goes to the brain and feeds it oxygen. The more blood we produce as a result of aerobic fitness, the more productive are our brains. · on the muscles The muscles become leaner, finer and longer. When they are strong, they also act as mini-pumps for the heart. · other effects Other effects of aerobic fitness are that the digestive system is massaged and cleansed; we sleep better; and we feel psychologically better. 3. Affirmations Affirmations are written or spoken declarations of your goals used to keep your target in front of your eyes. They can be your own personal reminder of your goal and are valuable when you www.managetrainlearn.com Page 7 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential feel dejected or need a boost to your self-confidence. To bring affirmations to life, they should be: · realistic and balanced · personal: you can't write affirmations for others · exciting: use words like "I love to..."; "I enjoy..." · positive: positive affirmations paint the picture of what goals you're going for · described in the present tense. Even though your goal may not be achieved until some point in the future, you need to find a present link, eg My goal is to become fit. My affirmation: I am a person who feels great each day as I see myself bounding with health and energy. 4. Artistry When we grow and develop, we do not simply acquire new and improved skills. We gain a depth of understanding that changes who we are and how we see life: we reach artistry. The apprentice knows the rules. The craftsman knows the rules and performs the skills. The master knows the rules, performs the skills, and sees the point. The artist knows the rules, performs the skills, sees the point and understands the deeper meaning. We can all be artists. In "The Search for Meaning", Charles Handy quotes a businessman who is awestruck by the performance of a group of "ordinary people" in the French circus troupe, Cirque Plume and wonders: "Why do we have to bribe our people with so much money to work as well as this? Are we missing something?" 5. As-if Practice "As-if" practice sessions are rehearsals, no-hit batting practice, dry runs. They are like fire drills which we run through regularly to prepare us for the real thing. · an entrepreneur who dreamt of owning a big house when he was struggling drove to the gates of his dream house each day as if he already lived there · a supervisor who sought promotion to his boss's job when his boss retired, dressed like the boss, studied problems like the boss and treated staff like his boss did www.managetrainlearn.com Page 8 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential · an apprentice aiming to qualify as an engineer practiced daily the steps that he had observed the qualified men doing when stripping down machines. 6. Behavioural Goals When we set goals for ourselves, they should be expressed in behavioural terms, rather than in terms of status, rewards or position. Behaviour is something that is fully within our power; status, rewards and position are not. Not: Billy wants to play for United when he leaves school. But: Billy wants to be a top-class goal-scorer when he leaves school. Formulating goals in behavioural terms also means we present a strong model of behaviour to our brains. We see it, hear it and feel it. The brain, not knowing the difference between real and imagined experiences, seeks to act in accordance with the presented behavioural image. When a discrepancy occurs between real and imagined behaviour, the brain tries to close the gap. 7. Body Proportions In the early twentieth century, psychiatrist Wilhelm Reich suggested that our personalities were reflected in our body shapes. This is because the way we come to terms with the world around us is the way we use body language. There are five basic body proportions: · right and left A strong left side suggests a passive defence; a strong right side an aggressive defence. · head and body A large head shows an intellectual tendency; a large body shows an emotional tendency. · front and back The front is the conscious you; the back the hidden, secretive you. · limbs and body Short arms indicate a fear of contact; thin legs can mean you are not willing to take a stand. · top and bottom A well-developed upper half shows an outgoing life; a well-developed bottom half, a more private life. 8. Brain, functions of the The way the human brain has developed means that we are able to perform four key functions with our brains: www.managetrainlearn.com Page 9 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential · thinking Unique among the creatures of the world, we have the ability to have thoughts about the present, past and future. · storing The huge size of the brain combined with our thinking ability, means we can store every experience that has ever happened to us. · behaviour All our learned behaviour, - habits, automatic responses, and copied behaviour, - can be stored in our brains and replayed without conscious thought. We can also change old habits for new ones. · applications The vast store of information in our brains plus our ability to think means that we can use our brains to be creative, control our environment and make changes in our lives for the better. 9. Brain, size of the The estimated interconnections a brain cell can make are: 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000000,000,00 0,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000000,000,000,000,000,0 00,000,000,000,000,000,000000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,00 0,000000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000000,0 00,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000000,000,00. (ie 1 followed by 271 0's) 10. Brain, the conscious The conscious brain is that part of our brains that deals with what we call "reality". It uses the senses to interpret the world around us. These are predominantly sight, touch, hearing, taste and smell but include super-senses that we know less about such as intuition and instinct. The conscious brain has four functions: · perception by which we interpret data received · association by which we compare new data to old data stored in the subconscious brain · evaluation by which we compare new data to our values and priorities · decision-taking by which we consciously use data in order to act. www.managetrainlearn.com Page 10 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential It is thought that the conscious brain has limited power of its own. We can for example only hold about seven or eight thoughts in our head at any one time. 11. Brain, the subconscious As well as looking after all our stored thoughts and automatic functions, the sub-conscious brain also has a creative function. This has three features: · the self-image If you present your sub-conscious with the image of the you you want to be and believe you are, the sub- conscious will filter all the mass of information it holds and which daily enters it so that it confirms the image. You are what you think about each day. · the problem-solver The creative sub-conscious hates dissonance. When it is presented with a problem, it works hard to find a solution which will restore its balance. · drive and energy The sub-conscious has a momentum all of its own. When it is presented with a goal - either an image of the you you want to be or a problem to solve - it has its own drive and energy to get there. 12. Brains, left and right The left hemisphere of the human brain is the seat of: speech; logic; mathematics; linearity; detail; sequences; intellectual thinking; control; domination; worldly things; activity; analysis; reading, writing and naming; and order. The right hemisphere of the human brain is the seat of the way we think about: music; space; symbols; artistry; holistic thinking; things happening simultaneously; intuition; emotions; minor events; spirituality; receptivity; synthesis; recognition; and abstract thoughts. Some people see the left brain as a symbol of Western thinking and the right brain as a symbol of Eastern or Oriental thinking. Western thinking prizes logic, analysis and linearity; Eastern thinking prizes symbolism and holistic thought. Combined, the two can become a strong global kind of thinking. www.managetrainlearn.com Page 11 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential 13. Breakthrough Somewhere on the route to your goals, after the initial blip of excitement, the disappointments of failure and the arid plateau of learning, comes breakthrough. "A time comes when you reach a breakthrough point; when enough things are going right in your world. You are delighted to be doing your work, yet like everyone else you still face obstacles; but whereas before you tried to avoid them now they no longer oppress you. They are part of the grist for the mill of your life and you no longer need to fight them. They are simply situations to be dealt with...no more and no less. You have used the strategies that seemed appropriate...perhaps you have suffered...and perhaps you have tasted success. From now on, your satisfaction is not measured in terms of favourable or unfavourable circumstances: your work has become a natural part of being alive." (Charles Cameron and Suzanne Elusorr) 14. Celebration Celebration at achieving our goals is right and proper. For hundreds of years, men and women have worked for six days and then stopped on the seventh to give thanks and celebrate. · celebration marks important milestones on the journey to our goals. · celebration marks life transitions, such as birth and beginning, endings and change. · celebration is a sacred rite and ritual. · celebration is a way of sharing goal achievement with those who have made it possible. · celebration is where work meets fun. "There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want and after that to enjoy it. Many achieve the first; only the wisest of mankind ever achieve the second." (Logan Smith) 15. Chains of the Past Three chains of the past that deprive us of mental energy are scotomas, habits and musts: · scotomas A scotoma is a blind spot on the eye due to a disease of the retina. It comes from the Greek word "scotos" meaning "darkness". When we have scotomas, we have blind spots in the way we see ourselves and others. www.managetrainlearn.com Page 12 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential "He thinks he's too young to be Chief Executive."; "She thinks they won't accept a coloured person for the job." · habits Many beliefs we have about ourselves are the result of habit. If we habitually put ourselves down, despite our real capabilities, we are likely to get stuck in unproductive ways of thinking and acting. · musts The "musts" in our lives are the beliefs imposed by others on us. They are the views expressed with the words "must", "should" and "ought". "I must do things right."; "I must work harder." "I must please others." 16. Commitment If faith is a mental belief that we will achieve our goals, no matter what the evidence suggests, commitment is the physical act that confirms our faith. Many people get to faith - a belief they could do it - but hesitate when it comes to commitment. They prefer to keep a way out in case it all goes wrong. When you truly commit yourself - possibly in money, materials, time, energy, and certainly yourself - you take a leap in the dark. It is only when you fully commit that you create powerful forces to help you. "All epochs which are ruled by belief are brilliant, heart-stirring and fruitful for their own and future generations. All epochs on the other hand in which unbelief claims a miserable victory disappear." (Goethe) 17. Deep Breathing Deep breathing is essential in creating a healthy bloodstream, the foundation of all good health. Breathing controls the flow of lymph fluid in our bodies. Lymph fluid is vital in keeping our cells healthy by taking oxygen from the blood and excretring toxins in return. Without this exchange, blood proteins and excess fluid around the lymph cells would kill us inside 24 hours. Deep breathing, particularly from the diaphragm activates the lymph system - which has no movement of its own - and the system works like a vacuum cleaner or sewage system oxygenating each cell and removing waste. www.managetrainlearn.com Page 13 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential 18. Determinism Philosophers and thinkers have for centuries puzzled over the extent to which our lives are in our own hands and the extent to which they are pre-ordained. Their theories give rise to three views: · grandfather's genes This view says that we are who we are as a result of inherited characteristics from parents, grandparents, great grandparents and so on. · mother's upbringing This view says that we are who we are because of where, when and how we were brought up. The influences of environment, teaching, culture and customs determine how we think, feel and behave. · self-determinism This view says that we have enough free will to determine our own lives. Within the limitations of inherited genes and environment - you cannot be US President if you aren't a US citizen - you can become anything you truly want to be. 19. Diet The quality, quantity and type of food you eat makes a significant difference to your health and fitness and so to your energy levels. Put simply, you are what you eat. A number of dietary principles have been established for years as being the basis of good health. The first two are: · eat fresh food as often as possible Top of the list of nutritious food are fruit and vegetables grown by you or at least locally and eaten with little processing such as raw or lightly steamed. Next on this list is any food such as fish which is found naturally close to you. · eat a diet that is varied Varying the diet avoids the risk of clogging up your digestive system with excessive amounts of one kind of food or of depleting it because of the lack of essential nutrients. 20. Excusitis Finding reasons for not pursuing our goals is one of the chief blocks to mental energy. It is the disease of excusitis. Excusitis may be the result of the following blocks: · fear of failure www.managetrainlearn.com Page 14 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential · excessive concern for what's going on here and now and little focus on the future · blaming others · unresolved business tying you to the past · your excuse that you don't have enough information to act · the excuse that you don't have permission to act · being too busy doing other less important things · lack of forward planning · idleness "Success comes in cans, not cannots." www.managetrainlearn.com Page 15 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential 2. The Quizzes 2 THE QUIZZES Please note that, in this sampler, we are only showing the entries for Quizzes 1 to 9. Download the full version of your E- Manual to see the complete set of 21 Quizzes. www.managetrainlearn.com Page 16 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential 2.1 Definitely Definitions I Put the following definitions against the right boxes below: Ecological goals, The reticular activating system, Potential, Scotoma, Igniters, Soft focus, Synchronicity, Serendipity, Chloroforms, Tithing. 1. The possibilities we all have inside us to perform to a maximum level of effectiveness. 2. Goals that fit in with all areas of our life and work. 3. A blind spot that limits the way we see ourselves. 4. Tapping into a collective consciousness or tuning in to others. 5. The expansion of awareness to include your whole environment. 6. Stumbling on unexpected discoveries while looking for something else. 7. A natural filtering device in the brain that lets in only personally profitable information. 8. Words and phrases that ignite our enthusiasm. 9. Words and phrases that deaden our enthusiasm. 10. Giving away a tenth of what you earn to invest in others' development. www.managetrainlearn.com Page 17 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential 2.2 Definitely Definitions II Put the following definitions against the right boxes below: Immaturity, As-if practice, Zero-point arousal, A repertory grid, The reptilian brain, Mental cinema, Teleological growth, Maturity, Excusitis, Affirmations. 1. The behaviour of individuals who are self- aware, independent, and active. 2. Working towards a target using a self-correcting mechanism. 3. A system of recording key incidents in your work and how you perform. 4. Written or spoken declarations of your goals, usually in the present tense. 5. The behaviour of individuals who are passive, dependent, and lack self-awareness. 6. Rehearsing our goal behaviour. 7. Viewing the image of ourselves succeeding in our mind's eye. 8. Finding reasons for not pursuing difficult goals. 9. Focusing on our goals to the exclusion of everything else. 10. The part of our brain responsible for our most basic survival instincts. www.managetrainlearn.com Page 18 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential 2.3 Fill In The Blank Quiz I Try these fill in the blank quiz questions and find out how much you know about maximizing your potential. Missing words: pace; serendipity; discontent; drive; focus; Teleological; repeat; faith; talents; result. 1. Opportunity, _____ and self-belief go with talent and personality to make up a person's potential. 2. Until we discover and nurture them, our _______ lie hidden. 3. _____________ growth means locking onto a target like a rocket and adjusting course as you go. 4. Three key mental attitudes needed to attain goals are security, _____ and hope. 5. The more you _____ on a goal, the more opportunities seem to appear to help you. 6. A state of positive __________ arises when we set ourselves a new goal. 7. When you visualise your goals, you familiarise yourself with what the final ______ will be. 8. The more times we ______ our goals, the more we programme our brains. 9. The discovery of unexpected surprises on the route to our goals is known as _____________. 10. When we learn to be patient, we discover the natural ____ of a piece of work. www.managetrainlearn.com Page 19 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential 2.4 Fill In The Blank Quiz II Your second chance to try some fill in the blank quiz questions on maximizing your potential. Missing words: prophecy; association; experience; filter; chloroforms; instinctive; igniters; mystery; unparalleled; image. 11. The huge size of the brain allows us to store every __________ we've ever had. 12. Because of the vast store of experiences, the brain is an ____________ problem-solving mechanism. 13. The reptilian brain accounts for our ___________ actions and reactions. 14. The conscious brain deals with perception, ___________ and decision-taking. 15. The creative sub-conscious brain confirms the _____ of yourself that you want to be. 16. The reticular activating system is a group of brain cells which ______ information. 17. The belief that you get what you expect is known as the self-fulfilling ________. 18. Upbeat words and phrases are known as ________ because they set people alight. 19. Downbeat words and phrases are known as ___________ because they smother any spark. 20. The ultimate stage of personal development is not just mastery but _______. www.managetrainlearn.com Page 20 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential 2.5 The Numbers Game Put the following numbers against the right boxes below: 100, 3, 30, 40, 80, 90, 10, 250, 25, 12. 1. What % of people when surveyed say they could do much better than they do? 2. What % of people, when surveyed, were so unhappy with the products they made that they wouldn't use them themselves? 3. What is the maximum number of items that most people can hold in their conscious brains at any one time? 4. How many thousands of years ago did the thinking brain develop in human beings? 5. How many million years ago did the reptilian brain in human beings develop? 6. What are the number of nerve cells in trillions in the human brain? 7. How much does the human brain weigh in pounds? 8. How many bits of information can the human brain process every second in billions? 9. What % of the time was the Apollo 11 moon mission off target but managed to land correctly by self- correcting? 10. How many thousand other brain cells can each human brain cell connect with? www.managetrainlearn.com Page 21 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential 2.6 True Or False? Quiz I Try these true or false? quiz questions and find out how much you know about maximizing your potential. 1. Every single one of us possesses talents which nobody else has. True or False? 2. Our potential is largely the result of what we inherit from our parents. True or False? 3. The driving force behind fulfilling our potential is the right mental attitude. True or False? 4. All true successes have to pass through failure first. True or False? 5. A strength is characterised by rapid learning that lasts a lifetime. True or False? 6. A weakness is an area that with proper attention can be turned into a strength. True or False? 7. People are generally happier when their jobs allow them to use their strengths. True or False? 8. All goals should be given precise deadlines and timescales. True or False? 9. It is the brain's need to restore its equilibrium that drives us to achieve a goal. True or False? 10. Excessive concern for reaching our goal is likely to make us miss it. True or False? www.managetrainlearn.com Page 22 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential 2.7 True Or False? Quiz II Your second chance to try some true or false? quiz questions on maximizing your potential. 11. Many of the limiting beliefs we have about ourselves come from other people. True or False? 12. You cannot root out limiting beliefs simply by rationalising them. True or False? 13. According to research, most managers spend most of their time on their top goals. True or False? 14. True commitment means keeping a door open in case anything goes wrong. True or False? 15. It is the imagined image that determines who we are, not the actual image. True or False? 16. All lasting change starts on the inside and works its way out. True or False? 17. We can only achieve positively-expressed goals not negatively-expressed ones. True or False? 18. The brain is no more than a very powerful calculator. True or False? 19. The left part of the brain dealing with logic and information is more important than the right True or False? side. 20. There is no such thing as a spiritual dimension to work. True or False? www.managetrainlearn.com Page 23 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential 2.8 Donkeys’ Tails Quiz I To do the Donkeys’ Tails quiz, match the correct “tail” on the right to the correct “donkey” on the left. 1. Life shrinks or A...and sings while it is expands... still dark. (Scandinavian proverb) 2. A diamond is a piece B...that finished what it of coal... started. (Anon) 3. Faith is like a bird C...but what you may that feels dawn become. (Miguel de breaking... Cervantes) 4. Love not what you D...in proportion to one's are... courage. (Anais Nin) 5. I can't believe that E...to be ordinary. (Lou God put us on this Holtz) earth... www.managetrainlearn.com Page 24 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential 2.9 Donkeys’ Tails Quiz II To do the Donkeys’ Tails quiz, match the correct “tail” on the right to the correct “donkey” on the left. 6. The greatest efforts in F...when the mind is as sport come… still as a glass lake. (Timothy Gallwey) 7. Perseverance is not a G...it is many short long race... races one after another. (Walter Elliot) 8. It is not because H...you make a life from things are difficult that what you give. (Arthur we do not dare... Ashe) 9. In your heart, keep I...it's because we do one still secret spot... not dare that they are difficult. (Seneca) 10. You make a living J...where dreams may from what you get;… go and shelter so they may thrive and grow. (Louise Driscoll) www.managetrainlearn.com Page 25 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential 3. The Exercises 3 THE EXERCISES Please note that, in this sampler, we are only showing the entries for Exercises 1 to 10. Download the full version of your E- Manual to see the complete set of 37 Exercises. www.managetrainlearn.com Page 26 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential 3.1 The Definition Contest This exercise gets trainees to think about different definitions of the word "potential". Preparation Time: 5 minutes Running Time: 15 minutes Exercise Style: Definition-setting Materials: Post-it notes; flipcharts; pens Steps: 1. Go into paired discussion mode. 2. Ask teams to discuss what they understand by potential. When they have reached agreement, ask them to put their definition on a flipchart. 3. Ask teams to place their flipcharts on the walls of the room. 4. Give each team 3 post-it notes and ask them to write "10", "5" and "2" on the notes. 5. Ask teams to go round the room and read each chart with its definition. When they have read all the charts, each team must award points of 10, 5, and 2 to the definitions they like best. 6. Re-convene and announce the winner. Alternatives and variations: For more fun, the point scoring can be carried out as a secret ballot. www.managetrainlearn.com Page 27 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential 3.2 My Life and Times This exercise gets trainees to think about the way they want to be remembered for the things they have done in their life. Preparation Time: 5 minutes Running Time: 20 minutes Exercise Style: Personal exercise Materials: Paper; pens Steps: 1. Relate the following to the group: 2. Imagine that, after a long, fulfilled and happy life, you are invisibly present at a commemoration service in your honour. 3. In the front row are three people who have been asked to say a few words about you and your life. One is a close relative; one is someone from your working life; and the other person is someone from your social life. 4. Since you only have a limited service, even though people want to say so much about you, you can only choose one speaker. Decide who this will be and jot down what you would like to hear them saying about you. Alternatives and variations: Imagine a "This is Your Life"-style television programme about you. What would it be about? Who would appear? What would they say? www.managetrainlearn.com Page 28 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential 3.3 Mingle and Match This exercise requires teams to match a quality of genius on one card with its definition on another. Preparation Time: 30 minutes Running Time: 10 minutes Exercise Style: Matching game Materials: Sets of cards Steps: 1. Write on one set of cards the qualities of genius, eg "vision"; "desire"; commitment"; "intuition" and so on. 2. Write on a separate set of cards the definitions of each of the qualities, eg "the ability to see yourself succeeding in your goals"; "an all-consuming passion for the goal". 3. Divide the group into two teams. 4. Hand one set of cards to one team and the other set of cards to the other team. Instruct the teams to mingle with each other and find matching cards. 5. Re-convene and feed back. Alternatives and variations: Ask teams to read out their matching cards to the rest of the group. www.managetrainlearn.com Page 29 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential 3.4 Quote Success Unquote This exercise gets trainees to think about the meaning of the word "success". Preparation Time: 20 minutes Running Time: 10 minutes Exercise Style: Poster reading Materials: Worksheet with a series of Success quotes; flipcharts; blu-tack Steps: 1. Use the worksheet “Success” to write out a series of success quotes on flipcharts, eg "To know how to wait is the great secret of success"; "Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success". 2. During a break, place the flipcharts around the room. When trainees return, ask them to wander around the room and read the charts. Tell them to add any comments they feel like to the charts. 3. Ask trainees to stand in front of the chart they like most. Ask them to explain their reasons. 4. Re-convene. Alternatives and variations: Go into small team mode and ask the teams to devise their own definitions of success. www.managetrainlearn.com Page 30 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential 3.5 The Donkey's Tail This exercise gets teams to put together the two halves of quotations from the programme. Preparation Time: 10 minutes Running Time: 15 minutes Exercise Style: Matching game Materials: Worksheet; cards; pens Steps: 1. Use worksheet, "The Donkey's Tail", to copy onto card the first halves of quotations on fulfilling potential, eg "You make a living by what you get;... Then copy onto card the second halves of each quotation, eg "...you make a life by what you give." 2. Split the group into two teams, A and B. Hand out one set of cards to the A team and the other set to the B team. 3. Tell teams that they have 5 minutes to mingle with one another, read each others' cards and find matching pairs. Paired trainees should then sit together. 4. Re-convene and invite the pairs to read out their cards. Alternatives and variations: Just for fun hand out cards containing the names of the quote authors, eg "Napoleon Bonaparte". Challenge the group to put the correct names to the correct quotes. www.managetrainlearn.com Page 31 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential 3.6 If They Can Do It... This exercise gets teams to draw the key moments in the lives of people who overcame great setbacks and survived. Preparation Time: 5 minutes Running Time: 30 minutes Exercise Style: Cartoon drawing Materials: Paper; pens; flipchart; markers; publications Steps: 1. Ask trainees to think about stories they've come across of people achieving superhuman achievements against the odds, such as people like jockey Bob Champion fighting life-threatening diseases; blind deaf and dumb writer Helen Keller; and Nazi war- camp survivor Viktor Frankl. Tell them to jot down these stories. 2. Go into paired discussion mode and tell trainees to compare their stories. 3. Ask pairs to use a flipchart to draw cartoon steps in the stories of these people. Place the charts on the wall to give inspiration to others. Alternatives and variations: Hand out publications such as the Big Issue and the Readers' Digest and ask teams to find uplifting human interest stories. Ask teams to draw any of the stories in a series of cartoon steps showing the key challenges and how they were overcome. www.managetrainlearn.com Page 32 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential 3.7 A Few Of My Favourite Things This exercise gets trainees to list some of their favourite things and the words associated with them. Preparation Time: 5 minutes Running Time: 20 minutes Exercise Style: Personal preferences Materials: Paper; pens Steps: 1. Ask trainees to jot down their favourite colour and then beside it to add three words they associate with it, eg yellow: sunny; happy; friendly. 2. Next ask trainees to jot down their favourite animal and then beside it to add three words they associate with it, eg lion: strong; sleek; self-assured. 3. Finally, ask trainees to jot down their favourite city and three words associated with it, eg Edinburgh: cultured; sedate; solid. 4. Now ask trainees to go into paired discussion mode and share their favourite things. Tell them to use the discussion to learn about their personal preferences. 5. Re-convene and feed back. Alternatives and variations: Use any other favourite object or activity to encourage trainees to think about their personal preferences, eg a favourite place to relax, a favourite book or film, a favourite way to spend a weekend. www.managetrainlearn.com Page 33 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential 3.8 This Is Me This exercise gets trainees to draw their profile on paper and record some of the things they like about themselves. Preparation Time: 10 minutes Running Time: 20 minutes Exercise Style: Profile drawing Materials: A1 paper; markers Steps: 1. Give each trainee a page of large A1 flipchart paper. 2. Go into paired discussion mode and ask each person to draw on their partner's paper an outline of them. If preferred, trainees can lie their upper half on the paper and let their partners draw around them. 3. Now tell each person to indicate on the chart: three physical attributes that they like about themselves; three personality characteristics that they like about themselves; and three talents or skills that they believe they possess. 4. Tell each person to share their charts with others. Alternatives and variations: If the group know each other well and are supportive, ask them to jot down on other people's charts the physical features, skills and personality traits they like about them. www.managetrainlearn.com Page 34 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential 3.9 The Limits Dartboard This exercise gets trainees to draw the different things they would like to do in their lives on the model of a dartboard. Preparation Time: 5 minutes Running Time: 15 minutes Exercise Style: Poster design Materials: Flipchart; markers Steps: 1. Ask each trainee to draw a dartboard on a flipchart. They can model it on a real dartboard. 2. Tell trainees to divide the dartboard into four concentric rings. Starting from the outside, these are: the things they can do now with ease (the easy); the things they can do now but haven't fully mastered (the difficult); the things they would like to do but have not yet attempted (the possible); and the things they would love to do but have never been brave enough to try (the impossible). 3. Tell each trainee to write examples of each category in each ring. 4. Go into paired discussion mode and tell trainees to share their dartboards. Alternatives and variations: For fun, place charts over a real dartboard. Hand out sets of darts and tell trainees to aim for their bullseye targets. www.managetrainlearn.com Page 35 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential 3.10 Group Balance This exercise gets trainees to assess their group at present using the Yin-Yang table of opposites. Preparation Time: 10 minutes Running Time: 20 minutes Exercise Style: Group assessment Materials: Worksheet Steps: 1. Hand out worksheet, "Group Balance". 2. Ask each trainee to look at the fifteen sets of opposites and to consider which one best describes the current training group, eg more masculine than feminine; more dominating than yielding; more expanding than contracting; and so on. 3. Re-convene the whole group and ask the group to collate each person's assessments and show the current balance of the group, eg a score of 120 on the Yang side and 80 on the Ying side. 4. Ask the group to suggest what this means for the group's growth and development needs. Alternatives and variations: Encourage trainees to use the chart when they feel the team is wrongly balanced throughout the course and use this to make adjustments. www.managetrainlearn.com Page 36 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential 4. The Worksheets 4 THE WORKSHEETS Please note that, in this sampler, we are only showing the entries for Worksheets 1 to 7. Download the full version of your E- Manual to see the complete set of 24 Worksheets. www.managetrainlearn.com Page 37 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential 4.1 What Is Potential? Instructions: Complete the six boxes below in turn. They will give you a full 360 degree insight into the meaning of potential. 1. What do you understand by 2. What picture does self- potential? development conjure up? 3. Describe someone you 4. What are the features of know who has achieved goals developing your potential? they set themselves. 5. Describe an occasion when 6. Jot down what other people you set and achieved personal think of potential and self- goals. development. www.managetrainlearn.com Page 38 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential 4.2 My Talents, My Genius Instructions: We all have talents and we all have genius. The chart below gives you an insight to where those talents lie and what you can accomplish with them. 1. What things do you believe you do better than most people around you? 2. What kind of things have you done which others have described as “outstanding”? 3. What kind of skills do you find come easily to you? 4. List past achievements of which you are particularly proud. 5. List future achievements you would be most proud of. www.managetrainlearn.com Page 39 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential 4.3 From Survival To Growth Instructions: Whether as individuals or as members of a team, we all experience periods when we are struggling to survive, periods when we can coast a bit and periods when we can grow. Jot down examples of such periods in your own life and your life as a team member. Personal examples: Team examples: Survival Maintenance Growth www.managetrainlearn.com Page 40 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential 4.4 Who We Are Instructions: Who we are is a mix of what we were born with, what we have learnt and what we have set our minds on becoming. Use the chart below to sort out what parts of your own skills and talents come from what parts of you. A. What characteristics of your make-up (eg talents, skills, cultural attitudes) do you believe you were born with? B. What characteristics of your make-up (eg talents, skills, cultural attitudes) do you believe are the result of your upbringing? C. What characteristics of your make-up (eg talents, skills, cultural attitudes) are the result of your own self-development? www.managetrainlearn.com Page 41 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential 4.5 Potential In Situations Instructions: All situations, even the blackest, have some potential in them. This means that every situation offers us the opportunity to learn, to grow or to turn it to some kind of advantage for ourselves and others. Use the chart to recall a difficult time and its potential. Then think about now and its potential. 1. Think of a time when you were up against it. Even in hard times, what positive opportunities did the situation present? 2. What are the positive opportunities presented by the situation you are living through at present? www.managetrainlearn.com Page 42 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential 4.6 Overcoming The Odds Instructions: Examples of individuals who have overcome huge setbacks to achieve goals and potential are regularly reported on television and in the press. Jot down below examples that you have come across; or use an example known to you personally. 1. Who has overcome great odds? 2. What was the situation? 3. Where and when? 4. What were the difficulties faced? 5. What was the outcome? www.managetrainlearn.com Page 43 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential 4.7 The Route To A Goal Instructions: The route to achieving a much-desired goal is rarely smooth. We encounter heartache and disappointment; failure and setback. But we need to keep going. Think about any time that you set yourself a challenging goal. Jot down what it felt like at each of the stages from initial blip to success. Steps: What was it like… 1. the initial blip of something new 2. disappointment of early setbacks 3. failure: more going wrong than right 4. thinking about ways forward 5. experimenting 6. the arid plateau of learning 7. dogged persistence 8. breakthrough 9. action and hard work www.managetrainlearn.com Page 44 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential 5. The Quotes 5 THE QUOTES Please note that, in this sampler, we are only showing the entries for Quotes 1 to 20. Download the full version of your E- Manual to see the complete set of over 100 Quotes. www.managetrainlearn.com Page 45 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." (Mark Twain 1835 - 1910) "A ship in the harbour is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for." (Source Unknown) “The Greeks didn’t write obituaries. They asked only one question when a man died. “Did he live with passion?” (Jeremy Piven in the film “Serendipity”) "Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be." (James Allen) "We are shaped and fashioned by what we love." (Goethe) "Whether one is twenty, forty, sixty, or eighty, whether one has succeeded, failed or just muddled along, life begins each morning. Life is a day, this day. All past days are gone beyond revisiting. All days that still may come are veiled in mystery. Each new day is Life and life begins anew with it. Each night of life is a wall between today and the past. The greatest fact in life is this, that it is never too late to start again. However www.managetrainlearn.com Page 46 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential discouraging your days may have been, keep this thought burning brightly in your mind: Life Begins Each Morning!." (L. M. Hodges) "To me a winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses those skills to accomplish his goals. Even when I lost, I learned what my weaknesses were and I went out the next day to turn those weaknesses into strengths." (Larry Bird) "I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be honourable, to be compassionate. It is after all, to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you have lived at all." (Leo C. Rosten) "As long as you’re going to think, you might as well think big." (Donald Trump) "A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles." (Christopher Reeve) "It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project." (Napoleon Hill) www.managetrainlearn.com Page 47 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential "You’ve got to think about big things while you’re doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction." (Alvin Toffler) "I skate where the puck is going to be not where it has been." (Wayne Gretzky) "You must begin to intrinsically think of yourself as a success in order to become more successful in the future. If you adopt a mindset that you cannot achieve something or are ultimately doomed to failure, you will fail. If you decide that you will find somehow or some way to achieve your goals, then you will move forward in your life and experience a large number of successes." (Linda Garrison) "Patience is power. With time and patience, the mulberry leaf becomes silk." (Chinese Proverb) "The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with some rain." (Dolly Parton) "If you want to take your mission in life to the next level, if you’re stuck and you don’t know how to rise, don’t look outside yourself. Look inside. Don’t let your fears keep you mired in the crowd. Abolish your fears and raise your commitment level to the point of no return, and I guarantee www.managetrainlearn.com Page 48 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential you that the Champion Within will burst forth to propel you to victory." (Bruce Jenner) "A failure is like fertilizer – it stinks to be sure, but it makes things grow faster in the future." (Dennis Waitley) "Success and failure. We think of them as opposites, but they’re really not. They’re companions – the hero and the sidekick." (Lawrence Shames) "God gives every bird its food, but he does not just throw it in the nest." (Source Unknown) "To reach your goals in life, you’ve got to bridge the 12 inch gaps between your head, your heart and your gut." (Grant M. Bright) "Consult not your fears but your hopes and dreams. Think not about your frustrations but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in but with what it is still possible for you to do." (Pope John XXIII) www.managetrainlearn.com Page 49 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential 6. The Quiz Answers 6 THE QUIZ ANSWERS Please note that, in this sampler, we are only showing one set of Quiz Answers. Download the full version of your E- Manual to see the complete set of quiz answers. www.managetrainlearn.com Page 50 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential 6.1 Answers To Quiz Questions 01 Here are the answers to Fill In The Blank Quiz I and II, True or False? Quiz I and II, Multiple Choice and Donkeys’ Tails. True or False True or False Fill in the Fill in the Donkeys’ Blank II Multiple Blank I Choice Tails II I 1 drive experience T T 1-b 1-D 2 talents unparalleled F F 2-c 2-B 3 teleological instinctive T F 3-d 3-A 4 faith associating T F 4-b 4-C 5 focus image T T 5-c 5-E 6 discontent filter F T 6-d 6-F 7 result prophecy T T 7-b 7-G 8 repeat igniters F F 8-d 8-I 9 serendipity chloroforms T F 9-b 9-J 10 pace mystery T F 10-a 10-H www.managetrainlearn.com Page 51 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential 7. The Exercise Worksheets 7 THE EXERCISE WORKSHEETS Please note that, in this sampler, we are only showing the first 3 Exercise Worksheets. Download the full version of your E- Manual to see the complete set of Exercise Worksheets. www.managetrainlearn.com Page 52 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential 7.1 Success Instructions: Use these quotes on Success to find out what people think the meaning of success is. 1. "To know how to wait is the great secret of success." (Joseph Marie de Maistre) 2. "Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success." (Joyce Brothers) 3. "Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you're doing, you will be a success." (Herbert Cain) 4. "Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit." (Conrad Hilton) 5. “We were born to succeed; not to fail.” (Henry David Thoreau) www.managetrainlearn.com Page 53 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential 7.2 The Donkey’s Tail Instructions: Split the six quotes below and use each half in "The Donkey's Tail" exercise. www.managetrainlearn.com Page 54 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential 7.3 Group Balance Instructions: Assess your chosen group's current balance by deciding which of the Yin-Yang characteristics below are most like the Group. www.managetrainlearn.com Page 55 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
  • The MTL E-Manual: Maximising Your Potential End of The MTL Maximising Your Potential E-Manual Sampler ------------------- Other Books In This Series Now that you’ve worked through this sampler, why not fully develop your team’s skills with this or other books in the MTL E-Manual Series? Order any individual manual to learn a specific skill, or order the full set. It could be the best investment you ever make in you and your team. To order any books in the E-Manual Series, contact any ManageTrainLearn re- seller, or visit http://www.managetrainlearn.com www.managetrainlearn.com Page 56 of 57 Get the MTL Experience!
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