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Personal Effectiveness

Learn the process of improving your personal productivity, so you get more done, with less effort, and maybe less stress!

Two tall buildings with a glass facades and the sun shining through the glassy windows

A half-day course

Enhancing Personal Effectiveness and KASH – what we are learning.

  • Defining personal effectiveness skills
  • Cause and effect – how KASH can drive your personal communication
  • What causes us to be less effective in personal productivity and how do we avoid doing so
  • Play-Pen projects
  • Having a good day – in advance
  • Dealing with the inevitable “difficult day” more effectively

Quick Question – Where do we most need to improve?

Important &/or Urgent?

  • Your To-Do List
  • Prioritising – how to do so – using a bit of science
  • Defining your important work
  • Reacting to being reactive
  • What are your priorities – what should they be
  • When you are truly overwhelmed, how to manage the fall out in advance
  • The multitasking paradox
  • Delegating where possible

Exercise: What do you need to work on first, and second?

Technology handling

  • The principles behind your decision making.
  • Email/Message handling tips
  • Zoom & Teams
  • Working from home or remotely
  • Using technology as a useful tool, not a fearful driving force
  • The curse of the BCC
  • How to use technology more effectively

Quick Case study-based question: What does your list look like?

Time bandits – confront or cooperate?

  • Handling interruptions
  • Dealing with clients & colleagues
  • Avoiding “play pen” or other pleasant but less critical tasks, more effectively
  • Managing competing and equally “urgent” requests
  • The power of focus
  • Remember the CBE (can’t be everywhere!)
  • How your personal communication effectiveness can improve effectiveness
  • Quick tips to stay focused

Exercise: You & Your “To Do List”: what changes can you make?

Managing yourself and your day

  • Managing your energy
  • Dealing with a “bad day”
  • How to fit work into life, and life into work
  • Being your best self

Exercise: You & Your KASH – what now?

A highly successful, long and varied “fast track” career in Lloyds Bank, led him to very senior management at an early age. He was then “head hunted” to join a merchant bank at the main board director level. He now has over 40 years of experience in the UK banking and financial services sector.

Redcliffe’s personal effectiveness course expert has been a freelance soft skills training consultant since retiring and is currently an external Master Trainer at both HSBC and Bank of China where he has delivered soft skills training on a wide range of topics. At HSBC he helped screen and assess both prospective and existing trainers for soft skills capabilities and has delivered train-the-trainer programmes. At the Bank of China, he has designed and successfully delivered a comprehensive presentation skills programme. Mark has created and delivered soft skills training to a vast range of clients, from global giants to small firms and partnerships.

Our personal effectiveness training course is suitable for professionals working in both financial services and other industries.

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe time use in terms of Knowledge, Attitude, Skills and Habits (KASH)
  • Define principles of effective decision-making in deciphering what is important and urgent.
  • Consider how mental well-being can influence personal effectiveness at work.
  • Demonstrate the fallacy of multi-tasking and how to develop task focus.
  • Practice developing personal effectiveness habits.

  • The use of personal productivity methods or tools you can customise to your personal work environment.
  • Combining the application of the basic techniques ensures everything is covered, with more advanced personal effectiveness skills to develop your financial ability.
  • The opportunity to consider how you can improve personal effectiveness in everyday situations.

This is such a crucial skill, arguably “everyone” would benefit but specifically, this personal effectiveness course is a “must know” for:

  • Any staff in a management, team leadership or oversight role.
  • Anyone working in a team or who is required to use initiative to “get things done” effectively.
  • Anyone in either a leadership or team role, no matter how junior.
  • Senior, middle and line managers who need to “make things happen”.
  • Personnel staff.
  • Anyone wishing to refresh or enhance their existing skills with a professional productivity course.

“I don’t have the time” is a well-used excuse and is sometimes true. When it isn’t, spending time on making yourself more effective is the best way to achieve the most productive use of your time management and personal effectiveness and although it involves some effort, it is a skill that can be easily learned. This 3-hour personal effectiveness training course (including a break!) will show you the principles of improving your personal productivity activities, so you get more done, with less effort, and maybe less stress.

You will never get 25 hours a day, but you can keep improving your personal productivity and your output with our personal effectiveness and time management skills course. To do this, we will look at how our mental capacity can be managed and we examine some misconceptions about time. We consider how to handle distractions and interruptions, and how to approach an ever-increasing list of tasks in a stress-reduced manner. We also consider the best responses when you really “don’t have the time”!


Have this course presented In-House

  • On a date, time and in a location of your choice
  • Topics expanded or deleted to your bespoke requirements

Have this course pre-recorded

  • Full course recording edited exclusively for your company
  • Files converted to enable housing on your LMS
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