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The Development Games Manual

Improving Your Communication Skills, 1st Edition

By Peter Gerrickens


128 pages

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Loose-leaf: 9780566084034
pub: 2000-12-14
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Peter Gerrickens’ The Development Game is the follow-up to his hugely successful The Feedback Game, which has sold over 20000 copies in 7 languages. Self-awareness is a prerequisite of any planned process of personal development. The good news is that most people leap at the chance to find out the answer to questions about themselves such as: 'How good am I at explaining what I want?', 'What do other people think of me when I talk to them?', or 'How successful am I as a teambuilder?'. The Development Game gives people a means of asking and answering these (and other) questions and of discovering whether they possess the skills they need to communicate and relate effectively to others. The Game helps you to: ¢ identify skills you think are important ¢ determine how far you have mastered these skills ¢ be aware of how others assess these skills ¢ realize your weaker skills which need better command. Overall, it provides you with a springboard for prioritizing and planning your own development. The Development Games Manual provides 30 different versions of The Development Game. These include: ¢ Group exercises for: - raising self-awareness - creating a personal skills profile - receiving and giving feedback on your own (and other people’s) skills ¢ Team exercises for: - generating team feedback - exploring the skills balance within a team - creating a team skills profile ¢ Icebreakers for introducing skills ¢ One-on-one Exercises for performance review and much more.


'A simple, yet effective, addition to Gower's development tools.' Rapport, Summer 2001 ’Overall, I think this is an excellent pack for trainers who work with a wide variety of groups.’ The Leadership and Organization Development Journal

Table of Contents

General introduction to the game; Methods of play. Appendices: List of skills; Acquire and apply skills; Skills, strengths and weaknesses; List of skills for 'Happy Families'; Solution to method 26 for 'Happy Families'; Overview of methods of play; Notes and references.

About the Author

Peter Gerrickens is a consultant and communications trainer, specializing in human relations training. He originally self-published a Dutch edition of The Feedback Game, Kwaliteitenspel, when he was unable to find a publisher. Since its first publication, his ideas and the Game which contains them, have become one of the most influential development tools inside every organization in the Netherlands.

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