Management and Leadership

Why Nutshell Learning….

Personalise your learning - Choose up to four 90 minute sessions from a huge range of bite-sized learning sessions to run over one day.

No travelling expenses -We deliver these over the course of one day at your venue

Flexible - Your delegates may attend as many or as few sessions as they wish during the day

Value for money - Up to 15 delegates per session.


The keys to motivating people

What to know why money doesn’t always make people work harder or the threat of punishment prevent unwanted behaviours? Need to know how to get the best out of your teams or motivate yourself? The keys to motivation have long been known and yet many organisations still fail to adopt them. This session draws on the latest developments in psychology and neuroscience to enable you to bring out the best in your team and truly engage your staff.

Code: NSM0.25KMP


Meetings – no agenda, no actions, no point!

“If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be 'meetings'” - Dave Barry. Learn why meetings are so often a waste of time; the right way to respond to invitations; and how to conduct meetings that result in decisions and actions. Oh and a few amusing thoughts on virtual meetings too.

Code: NSM0.25MTG


Authentic leadership – finding your true north

What do Nelson Mandela and Howard Schultz (Starbucks founder and CEO) have in common? Quite a lot it turns out, despite the obvious differences. But what does authenticity mean in a leadership context? It’s about knowing yourself; living a life that is true to your values and principles; and having a true sense of purpose. This interactive and self-reflective session will start you on the road to leading with your heart and not just your head.

Code: NSM0.25ALE


The art of delegation

Delegation is a manager’s greatest tool of leverage and delegation should be quite straightforward; after all it’s not rocket science is it? (There I said it). So what prevents us from delegating then? And why when we finally do pluck up the courage to do it are we so often disappointed with the results? Tackling the limiting beliefs that lie beneath our behaviours and examining the myriad of benefits that come from effective delegating, this is a punchy session that addresses one of management’s greatest challenges.

Code: NSM0.25AOD


Storytelling for inspiring leadership

“To hell with facts! We need stories!” - Ken Kesey. Whether you are try to connect with people and engage employees, instil your values, explain the need to change or inspire action, storytelling can be a powerful tool. Think about it: when you arrive home from work, do you regale your partner with the data from your latest KPI spreadsheet or say “You’ll never guess what happened today?”, before launching into your amusing and surprising tale of office politics and corporate bureaucracy. Learn the power of stories in business and how
to craft an engaging tale to make your point in this practical hands on session.

Code: NSM0.25SIL


The eight steps to successful change

We know you’ve heard it before but clichés become so because of the truth at the heart of them and the phrase “the only constant is change” is heard on a daily basis from almost every executive in the country and yet it is said that over 70% of change initiatives are deemed failures. Using Kotter’s famous model and bringing it to life using real life examples and compelling exercises, this succinct session will provide you with the boost you need to start thinking about

Code: NSM0.25SSC


Using coaching to develop your team

Research from Henley Business School has found that coaching is the top leadership development tool. And coaching’s most popular tool is the ubiquitous GROW model. A deceptively simple yet stunningly effective technique that you can apply to yourself or use with your team. Get to grips with one of the most useful techniques for instigating personal change in this practical session aimed at managers who wish to develop their team and help them flourish.

Code: NSM0.25CDT


Decisions, decisions

“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” Theodore Roosevelt. This punchy session will introduce you to a model of rational decision-making, identify your individual decision-making approach and shed light on the cognitive biases we succumb to that often lead to poor decisions. A must-have for anyone in a management position.

Code: NSM0.25DEC


Lean - Eliminating the seven wastes

Muda, Mura and Muri. “Pardon?” I hear you ask. Well, Muda is the Japanese word for waste and let’s face it nobody likes wasting their time or money. Then there’s Andon, Gemba, Kanban and 5S. Find out what all these wonderful words mean and start to plan to make your operations leaner, more efficient and all whilst improving the quality of your outputs, with our snappy introduction to Lean principles.

Code: NSM0.25ESW


Create a compelling future for your team

Vision statements, mission statements, big hairy audacious goals (yes, that is a thing, really!) might all sound like corporate jargon but creating a compelling future vision for your team, department or organisation can inspire your employees and customers and focus your team’s efforts. Fed up with ‘pushing’ your team? Learn how to ‘pull’ them towards an inspiring future and become a transformational leader in this hands on bite-sized workshop.

Code: NSM0.25CFT


Why not mix and match these sessions with other Management Development modules such as CommunicationCreativity and InnovationPersonal EffectivenessThe ‘Happier’ sessions (Positive Psychology and wellbeing)Team Work and Business, Finance and Strategy.

For further information or to make a booking please call us 0800 018 5597.

Please note that these Nutshell sessions cannot be mixed and matched with our Project Management Portfolio.