NLP Techniques - Timeline
Timeline is a way of displaying a list of events in chronological order. It is a way of exploring challenges and opportunities from different perspectives of time.
It can be easier to come up with a plan to meet a challenge or opportunity from a perspective in the future when it has already been solved. It can be easier to resolve an issue which happened in the past from the perspective of going back to that time.
In business, timelines are incredibly important as different scenarios must be planned for in advance to ensure operations will run as smoothly as possible.
At Stevie Kidd People, we very much believe that “Failure to plan is planning to fail!” Timelines help us to plan for the future and make us more aware of the timescales involved – at present, tomorrow, next week, next month, next year or in 5 years!
It is also important to set goals for yourself and this can be achieved using timelines. Visualise your goal - when do you expect to achieve this? How long do you have to make this happen?
Visualising your goal on a timeline will help you to imagine the feeling when you achieve it and the milestones on your journey to get there and in turn, gathering useful experience and learning; bringing it all back and integrating it into the present day.
We all ultimately learn from our experiences in the past, enabling us to make changes for the future. By using timelines, we can visualise these experiences and map them onto our lifelong timeline - separating the significant experiences that will stay with us forever, to those we have learned from and left behind us.
“In my own timeline I have now conditioned my mind to focus on a 80/20 split on my timeline, 80 being focus on tomorrow’s agenda and 20 on today’s, my mistakes from the past float beside me unconsciously and when we reach a map reference of a previous timeline it comes to my focus so I never make same mistake again.” – Stevie Kidd
Posted by Lynsey Mackay on 31 October 2011 in : KDS Training, Personal Enhancement, Training corporate, Training employability
The youth of today are tomorrow’s entrepreneurs
Very often life’s greatest lessons are learnt in our youth. Some of these lessons can be harsh and painful; others can be inspiring and heartening. These lessons undoubtedly leave an imprint on us and may shape us into the adults we become. As a young person it is important to be open to all that life has to teach us but to be wise in how we apply those lessons. My lesson was that it is not the circumstances of my life which determine my success but my attitude.
To ensure success tomorrow we need to invest today. The leaders of tomorrow are the young people of today and this is where our effort must focus. Young people need to learn the lessons which will set them up to be the successes of the future. We need establishments and programmes which nurture entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity. If our young people are inheriting something that is not working then surely we must look at new solutions and new ways of being, doing and thinking.
Very often all that a young person needs is an insight, a role model or a conversation to enable them to see the limitless opportunities at their disposal. At KDS Group that is what we do…and we don’t merely deliver theories or vague and impossible concepts. We deliver bottom line, tangible results. We commit, we build relationships and we provide opportunity. At KDS Group our learning programmes ask some tough questions but they equip youngsters for the future. We change mindsets, and attitudes. We create dreams and futures. We create a world without limitation.
Why do we do what we do? Take a look at the list below. It is an excerpt from The UK Rich List.
Jamie Oliver, Delia Smith, Sir Alex Ferguson, Eric Clapton, Sir Sean Connery and Billy Connolly.
Many left school with no qualifications but went on to show that degrees and academic success are not the only route to riches. Some are still involved with the industry where they gained their original qualification and they are all self-made success stories.
Ordinary people achieving extraordinary things. We may wonder who were their role models in the early days, who were the people who devoted their time to them or gave words of encouragement.
As a company we are proud to invest in the next generation of success stories and we would urge other businesses, enterprises and learning establishments to do likewise. Investing in young people, our future workforce, is not a national luxury or a national choice. It's a national necessity George Bernard Shaw rather cynically but comically said ‘Youth is wasted on the young’. However I prefer the following less well known but much more generous quote: ‘Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind’~ Samuel Ulman.
Youth is a time for adventure, for dreams, for risk taking, for thinking big. Who knows who will feature in The UK Rich List ten years from now?
Posted by Stevie Kidd on 25 October 2011 in : KDS Youth Training, Personal Enhancement, Training employability
Stirling stars shine!
13 candidates graduated in style at the Stirling Highland Hotel this afternoon. 7 of whom had only just finished their final exam to pass the challenging IOSH certificate. This final week of the Stirling Retail Academy has stretched, frazzled and pushed candidates further than they ever thought they could go. Some were on work placements, others completing the IOSH health & safety course. However it all ended in exchanged numbers, smiles and a celebration of just how far each one had come. Certificates were presented and photographs taken, and a recognition that this was the start of a new chapter, despite being sad the course was complete.
Roger, KDS Trainer for the Retail Academy summed it up, "This course hasn't been about changing one big thing, but getting better at improving lots of small things." Now it's up to the canidates to pursue their next step."
Posted by Roger McGeachin on 14 October 2011 in : KDS Training, Personal Enhancement, Training employability
Training Teen’s Edinburgh: Youth, enthusiasm and reaching greater heights!
What image does it conjure up when you hear the words young people and vocational training? Be really honest with yourself and hold onto that image.
Does your image include young people...
• Who want to own their own business?
• Who have left school with several Highers and chose not to go to university but to pursue vocational training options?
• Who rise to meet every challenge they are given and exceed their own expectations?
• Who can make a brilliant and positive first impression on anyone they meet?
• Who can set their own goals and remain focused on meeting these goals to achieve their dreams?
It didn’t? Well it should! Training Teens: Reaching greater heights (technically the JHP Pathways to Apprenticeship programme but that didn’t sound inspiring or set out what they were all going to achieve so we changed that!!) in Edinburgh were all of the above and more and after 6 days of Training KDS Style they all realised the potential that they had!
Covering Skills identification, introductions to Retail and Hospitality Sectors, Health & Safety, Manual Handling, First Aid, communication, understanding emotions and behaviours, Personal Enhancement, a session with Stevie Kidd, Identifying skills and the legendary Mind Over Matter day all in 6 days! They bonded further as a team to be reckoned with and quickly realised they had all achieved more than they thought they would with the support of this team! They got a first hand experience of the range of emotions that you go through when you are having a good, and a very hard, day at work and importance of recognising how to do deal with these in a positive way rather than resorting to negative coping strategies. This group showed that there was no challenge they couldn’t rise to and that everything is easier when you work as part of a supportive team! What a fantastic team they became – from the 15 quiet (ish!!) individuals that came into the training on day one they blossomed into a team to be reckoned with! Individuals that were confident to set their own goals, opinions and directions in life and were not afraid to express these, take on board the input of others and communicate assertively their needs!
When this group and I hear the Bon Jovi song “It’s my life” (well they will all remember it as it became their theme tune!) and are singing along to the lines “I ain’t gonna be just a face in the crowd” and “it’s my life, it’s now or never” I can say without doubt that they will all reach greater heights and will never just be a face in the crowd!!
Posted by Kate Sutherland on 09 October 2011 in : KDS Training, KDS Youth Training, Training employability
TRAINING TEENS - Rising to Greater Heights!!
AMAZING and OUTSTANDING would be the words best used to describe Thursday and Friday last week in Edinburgh! Yes there was a blue sky and sunshine but the words above are describing the Pathways to Apprenticeship group that are undertaking employability training the KDS way! (in partnership with JHP Training) SHINING examples of young people who, given the right opportunities and support, will go on to achieve great things! The world of Retail and Hospitality better be ready for the burst of positivity, ability, confidence and determination to progress when these 15 young people hit their work placements and subsequent employment!
Having looked at both the sectors, their skills, their goals, their communication styles, who they are, their lifestyle, the opportunities that are open to them and what employers want this group have quickly taken on board all the learning’s and have quickly come together into one supportive team!
Discussions around assumptions we make about ourselves and assumptions people can make about young people in general and young people entering employment led us to re-brand this team (complete with mission statement tagline) to show the world they were dedicated to progressing in employment, had a plan for the future and were going to be a knowledgeable workforce who would rise to the top of their chosen career areas!
World meet TRAINING TEENS Edinburgh - Rising to Greater Heights!! Newly re-branded and impressing the world!! A BRILLIANT, FANTASTIC, ENTHUSIASTIC, OUTGOING, SPARKLING, AWESOME, INSPIRING group of young people with a POSITIVITY and FOCUS to ensure that they FLY!
This coming week see’s them rise to the challenge of Workplace First Aid, Health and Safety, Manual Handling and also rising to the next level of looking at their own lives and planning the next steps with a day of life coaching and the LEGENDARY Mind over Matter day! All of this and a visit from Stevie Kidd – It’s going to be a PHENOMENAL week for this team!!
Posted by Kate Sutherland on 02 October 2011 in : KDS Training, KDS Youth Training, Training employability