Message of the Week
Concordia mmm 20 April 2015 – 1 May 2017
This is the last Message of the Week.
After two years and more than a hundred Messages of the Week this column comes to an end. In case you were pleased with it, you can read the quotes and stories collected and grouped by topics later on our website.
Concordia mmm – 24 April 2017
The seven wonders of the world
A group of American school children were asked to list what they thought were the present "Seven Wonders Of The World."
Concordia mmm – 17 April 2017
People are like sticks of dynamite. The power is on the inside, but nothing happens until the fuse gets lit.” Mac Anderson
Concordia mmm – 10 April 2017
„Before you begin scrambling up the ladder of success, make sure
Concordia mmm – 3 April 2017
The Kid and the Wolf
A Kid standing on the roof of a house, out of harm's way, saw a Wolf passing by and immediately began to taunt and revile him.
Concordia mmm – 27 March 2017
"When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often
Concordia mmm – 20 March 2017
A frog asked two geese to take him south with them. At first they resisted; they didn’t see how it could be done.
Concordia mmm – 13 March 2017
“Leaders approach conflict with an eye for resolution. When handled effectively, successful confrontations raise team performance. To manage conflict effectively,
Concordia mmm – 6 March 2017
“The greatest challenge in life is discovering who you are.
Concordia mmm – 27 February 2017
The Panhandler's Box
Once there was a panhandler who sat on a street corner begging for spare change from passersby. Every day he sat on the curb with a ripped and tattered cardboard sign on which he had scrawled "Help. Please."
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"Considering the situation I am in now, I could not have picked a more useful training. What I really liked about it was the great balance between theory and practice, which meant I learnt about a good deal of specific things that I had not paid attention to, at least not consciously. I am definitely going to change that. I warmly recommend this training to everyone.
It was a well-constructed training with solid proportions giving ample emphasis to both a theoretical basis and practical applications. I think it would be useful for those about to embark on leadership tasks, as well as for practising leaders. The three days we spent together were also beneficial for team cohesion.
I have recently participated in Leadership Training 2 which was hugely helpful in developing my leadership thinking, and gave me ideas about how important it was to organise coaching meetings aimed at developing my colleagues, as well as about how to construct these meetings. My primary takeaway from the training was processing the opinion my subordinates formulated about my managerial efforts, as well as the coaching talk situational game, the learnings from which I can incorporate into actual trainings I conduct for my colleagues. I had a great time at the training, not the least because we had a highly competent and professional trainer (Mr. Tamás Szilágyi) who made sure everyone was actively participating all the time.
I learnt several techniques at Concordia’s training. The program has allowed me to be more assertive and more open when speaking to an audience. Me and my colleagues have gotten much closer together during the group activities, often our presence alone could help the others complete the tasks. The training has sown new seeds in me, awakened new thoughts and put me into a different perspective. All in all, the training provided by Tamás worked perfectly both as team building and as a personality building program. I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone because you need to leave your comfort zone to allow for your personal development.
Feedback from Participants
As an HR specialist and supporter of participants in various career and talent management programs, over the last few years I have had the privilege of participating in several management trainings provided by Concordia, mostly facilitated by Tamás Szilágyi. It has been a highly positive experience going through the training with various groups, because while the topics were similar, the discussion of an abundance of real life situations and the sharing of personal experiences made these programs highly varied. At the beginning of our cooperation we developed the topics and structure of the trainings together with Tamás, and as feedback were received we kept fine tuning the content and the structure over the years. The flexibility and professionalism of Tamás made working together easy; he was very receptive to reactions from participants during the trainings. It is good to see how much of the learnings and lessons former participants have incorporated in their daily operations."