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Managing difficult behaviours in training can sometimes be more challenging than learning the subject matter or getting the timing right. Often classroom management is not covered in trainer preparation courses (or undergraduate teaching degrees for that matter) and as such we are often ill prepared to deal effectively with distracting, negative or counter-productive behaviour. Below are four techniques to assist trainers in getting that control back:

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I have spent the last few days in Dallas for the ASTD International Conference. As part of this event, I was privileged to be present for Sir Ken Robinson’s Keynote Address. As usual, he was funny, articulate and above all, inspirational. He mused on why we do certain things as human beings. He suggested that talent alone was not the catalyst for happiness. Moreover, he would say that that someone isn’t in their element unless they have a passion for what they do. During his address, Sir Ken stressed that people should find what they’re passionate about—both in work and in life.

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