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'20-80 Tasters'

'20 - 80 Tasters'

Our psychology affects everything we do - our mood, our relationships, our behaviour and performance. And yet few of us are taught how to get the best from it. Many of us spend more time learning to use our mobile phone and PC than we do learning how we ourselves 'tick'.

All of these affect not just our personal lives, but also how we do our jobs. People issues at work have a major impact on how the job gets done. Resilient, motivated staff who get on, are well managed, and approach the task efficiently will do a significantly better job than people who are stressed, falling out, demoralised, and unfocused.

20 - 80 Training has been developed to share easy to understand, practical approaches that help us make better sense of the way we 'tick', think, communicate and perform, improving our feelings, relationships, and behaviour, so we can be more at our best more of the time. The courses are designed for use individually, or by managers, teams and organisations wanting a cost effective approach to development.

'20 -80 Tasters' offers a sample of models, techniques and approaches that can really help with the 'soft skills' of work. Excerpts are included from a variety of courses including :-

  • Making Sense of the World of Work with the Organisational Iceberg introduces the notion that success at work involves clarity about the task, and also attention to the 'human process', the people side of work, that turns the task into a reality.
  • The Mercedes Model (from 'Managing Yourself'), offers a simple framework for understanding and changing our 'state'
  • Internal - External referencing (from 'Working with Others'), gives an insight into why some people pay attention to others opinions, and others don't, and ways of working with those who don't.
  • Getting the present in proportion (from 'Increasing Effectiveness'), shares a simple conversational way of turning mountains back into molehills. And Blame Frame or Outcome Frame offers a chance to experience the impact of the sorts of questions we ask around a 'problem' or issue.
  • Core and Choice at Work (from 'Managing People'), describes the science and art of good management, and how to make sure people know what to do, (and what not do), and to manage in a way they want to do it, and maybe more.
  • Change vs Transitions (from 'Working through Change'), helps us to understanding the difference between the two, and how to work with transitions, so that we can accelerate the process of adapting to change.

We hope you enjoy these tasters. For more tried and tested approaches and techniques that can make a real difference, have a look at the specific programmes.


Your Instructor


Chris Grimsley
Chris Grimsley

Chris has been fascinated by people, what makes us 'tick', get on with each other (or not) , and what affects our behaviour and performance, since his teenage years. He has spent 40 plus years enthusiastically exploring and studying individual and organisational effectiveness, wellbeing, resilience, relationships. With over 25 years experience in management training, consultancy, personal development and coaching, Chris has looked for the 'difference that makes the difference' to find simple models and effective techniques and strategies that are easily learnt, and work in practice.

Chris has qualifications in organisational analysis & behaviour, psychology and social work, and is a certified NLP trainer and Master Practitioner. He lives in Lancashire, UK, with his wife Glenda, who is equally passionate about people, learning and wellbeing.


Course Curriculum


  About 20 - 80 Training
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  Introducing 20-80 Tasters
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  The Mercedes Model (extract from 'Managing Yourself')
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  Internal - External Reference (extract from 'Working with Others')
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  Getting Problems in Perspective (extract from 'Increasing Effectiveness')
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  Core and Choice at Work (extract from 'Managing People')
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  Change versus Transition (extract from 'Working through Change')
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  What next
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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