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The Future of Work™ Generations in the Workplace
Each generation brings its own unique work styles and expectations to the workplace, based on common experiences many of them share. Generational influences - like parenting styles, the pandemic, war, the economy, global impacts, popular culture and other defining moments or events - contribute to generational characteristics that are brought into the workplace. To have an inclusive workplace, you have to be intentional and willing to listen to others, gain perspectives, and make adjustments, with the ultimate goal of staying connected… across generations.
Peer Today, Boss Tomorrow™: Action Steps for Success
World-Wide Best Seller! Making the leap from peer to boss is never easy. In addition to dramatic change, new managers frequently struggle to balance their old coworker relationships with their new management responsibilities. Designed to help participants make a successful transition from “coworker” to “manager” or “supervisor,” Peer Today, Boss Tomorrow presents four proven strategies that will help new supervisors navigate changing relationships and prepare for the most difficult situations they’re likely to encounter as they assume their new role.
It's the Law™: The Legal Side of Management
Managers today are expected to do more than just supervise daily work activity. They are also legally obligated to understand and enforce company employment policies and procedures to reduce the chance of discrimination and lawsuits. It's the Law™ uses a variety of workplace scenarios to illustrate that taking critical precautions and having a clear understanding of the law will minimize employment discrimination and maximize equal employment opportunity.
More Than a Gut Feeling™ IV
World-Wide Best-Seller! Interviewers are more apt to select the best person for the job when they use this Behavior-Based Interviewing (BBI) strategy developed by Paul C. Green, PhD. Now in its 4th edition, More Than a Gut Feeling provides practical, easy to use instruction that helps organizations significantly enhance recruiting and hiring efforts, improve employee retention and equip managers (and others) with proven behavioral interviewing skills.
Discussion Card: Using FOSA™
When an employee isn't doing what is needed or expected, progressive discipline is an essential way to get them back on track. FOSA™ is an easy-to-implement approach to positively address employee discipline issues. These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (F.O.S.A.) along with simple reminders to effectively tackle tough workplace discipline issues. These cards are great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
Everyday Leadership™ (The Complete Series)
If we're really honest with ourselves, we understand that leading and managing (even supervising) is not an easy task. There are all sorts of "gotchas" that wait for you in the workplace daily. Everyday Leadership™ was developed to help you, the leader/manager/supervisor, in your daily effort to foster better employee connections, communication and community within your organization - all the while working together toward one shared goal or vision.
Let's T.A.L.K.™ Navigating Difficult Workplace Discussions
Tackling difficult conversations is hard for just about everyone… especially when it comes to the trickier workplace issues that seem to pop up when you least expect it. Let's T.A.L.K.™ Navigating Difficult Workplace Discussions is designed to assist managers and supervisors in dealing with difficult workplace situations. The program provides several difficult scenarios that managers may face when dealing with employees and each scenario utilizes an easy-to- use, four-step process for working through the employee situation.
We all might have some preconceived ideas of what personal leadership might be. This short video explores the concept of personal (and effective) leadership and the impact it can have within our organization by asking these key questions: What is leadership? What are some of the characteristics of someone who exhibits personal leadership? What is it they say and do that demonstrates personal leadership? Why is personal leadership important to our organization/department/team?
Discussion Card: Workplace Bullying for Managers
Are you a bully boss? Does your management style promote a respectful workplace... or create fear and animosity? These easy-to-use cards provide a quick overview along with thought-provoking definitions and questions on effective ways to address and prevent workplace bullying. These cards are great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
FOSA™ Documenting Discipline
What do you do with employees who are not living up to expectations? Do you fire them on the spot? Do you give them another chance? How many chances do you give them before you terminate them? These questions and many more are being asked every day by supervisors and managers. This powerful program answers many questions supervisors have about handling performance problems with their employees and documenting the progressive discipline process.
Accurate Communication - A Quick Conversation
In New York, taxi means a “black and yellow,” in India a “rickshaw,” in Thailand a “tuk tuk,” and in Haiti a “tap tap.” Travelers in foreign countries can be very surprised by another culture’s definition of taxi. Therefore, even with the most common of words, understanding the context in which that word is used is critical to understanding the significance behind what is being said, whether communicating across the world or across the hall.
Acknowledge Vulnerabilities - A Quick Conversation
Hermit Crabs live in empty seashells. As they grow they have to find larger shells to move into. In the search for a new shell, the crab is particularly vulnerable to predators. When organizations undergo growth and change, such as becoming more diverse, it often challenges employees to grow in new ways. Just as the crab feels vulnerable when it changes shells, employees in this time of transition may feel particularly susceptible.
Adapt to Encourage Growth - A Quick Conversation
Whales possess the ability to adapt what they hear and then make it their own. Adaptive communication is a skill that is also critical to organizational growth. Keeping something the same just “because this is the way we have always done it” hinders an organization from innovating and progressing.
Adversity Creates Inspiration - A Quick Conversation
When diverse teams come together, there can be conflict if there is a lack of understanding and trust among team members. When there is a lack of trust, the team is fighting its differences instead of embracing them. When teams embrace the challenges that come with differences, the differences can be leveraged for inspiration and growth.
Build a Foundation for Growth - A Quick Conversation
Navel oranges are neither native to Florida nor a natural tree. Navels are a graft of two citrus trees, the root stock and the bud wood. Both these parts contribute different, but essential resources that are necessary in order to produce sweet oranges. Oftentimes, behind the scenes tasks are overlooked as being nonessential; however, they are a vital component to the health and productivity of the team.
Build On The Collective Effort - A Quick Conversation
The survival of a hive of honeybees is dependent upon the collaborative and collective efforts of every bee. The work of the hive is divided into specific tasks, each with designated worker bees. Only when every bee is doing its work can the hive stockpile the honey needed to survive the cold winter. A company is like a beehive that depends upon the collective effort of all of its employees. It is critical that each employee understands their role and how it contributes to the success and of the company.
Challenge What Needs To Be Changed - A Quick Conversation
There are times when faced with the choice of following the rules or fighting for a principal such as equality, that a fight against the rules is the right action to take. When working in a diverse environment, pay attention for opportunities to fight for the principal of inclusion instead of following the unspoken rule of “that is the way it has always been done.”
Craft Your Message With Purpose - A Quick Conversation
An enduring whimsical tradition that many people are familiar with is the act of placing a written message in a bottle and tossing it into the sea. The composer of the message has no idea who is going to receive the message or when they might get it -or if anyone will at all. Not knowing the end recipient of the message limits the ability to communicate with intention. Communication across differences is often done in a similar fashion.
Create Structure to Help Bridge Barriers - A Quick Conversation
Foosball is a tabletop soccer game featuring players that are fixed in position, meaning that each player can only cover a predetermined area. Flexibility, adapting, or helping out are all out of the question. This lack of flexibility is similar in some ways to teams that are spread out over multiple locations or across borders, as their interactions are also limited in a predetermined way. The lack of face-to-face interaction can reduce the team’s ability to adjust and adapt as quickly as a team that is located all at one site.
Create Your Own Opportunities - A Quick Conversation
When working on diverse teams, sometimes you have to create your own opportunities by putting forth new ideas, proposing collaborations, and building networks that will help accomplish your goals.
Cultural Quick Tips - A Quick Conversation
Work forces around the world are diversifying daily. Understanding the implications of a diversified workplace or marketplace is critical for any organization. A company that lacks the ability to attract and retain diverse employees risks dulling its competitive edge. Being proactive about assessing and understanding demographic trends allows an employer to prepare for change rather than react to a trend after the fact.
Differences Create Insights - A Quick Conversation
When working on teams, having a different point of view can provide powerful insight, if people feel respected enough to share that idea. If the team lacks respect for individuals then great ideas won’t be shared. Being respectful of others’ points of view is the first step to developing powerful teams.
Encourage Greatness - A Quick Conversation
Ziauddin Yousafzai is a Pakistani educator who broke tradition when his daughter was born, by adding his daughter’s name to the family tree – the first girl in 300 years. The impact of Ziauddin’s choice to break tradition and educate girls had a global impact many years later when his daughter became the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. Like the rearing of a world famous daughter, creating powerful teams with high impact does not happen in a single day.
Explore Unchartered Territories - A Quick Conversation
America’s best-known Colorado River explorer was John Powell, who lost his right arm in the Civil War at the Battle of Shiloh. In 1869, he started with 10 men to explore the length of the Colorado River. Three months later, six would complete their journey after some harrowing experiences. Powell returned in 1871, to map the river and to conduct geological studies. Powell inspired courage and belief in the men that he led and he never put any limitations on his abilities. While not battling white water rapids, working on diverse teams with divergent points of view, creates opportunities for a different kind of courage.
Find the Missing Ingredient - A Quick Conversation
On the surface, a desert appears sparse and desolate. The harsh conditions do not seem conducive to growth. Yet, on the rare occasions that rain soaks the desert, it becomes a plethora of color and life - often overnight. Sometimes team projects seem like a desert, as if all of the efforts are providing little visible signs of growth. And yet, when the right ingredient arrives, the program flourishes and ‘flowers’ on cue.
Focus on Communication - A Quick Conversation
A referee’s job requires them to be an impartial expert on the game, clear headed, and capable of fairly applying the rules. During games, it would be impossible for coaches, players, and fans to make unbiased calls without a referee. Similarly, in high-pressure work environments, differences between colleagues may lead to disputes that make it impossible for them to see past their biases, resulting in a conflict or stalemate.
Gauge Opportunities - A Quick Conversation
Like the surfer selecting the right wave, people encounter endless opportunities for growth and must decide whether the opportunity is worth the inherent risks involved. Some opportunities may involve moving to a new country, working with colleagues with different backgrounds, or taking on a new role.
Invest Your Time for Others - A Quick Conversation
On teams, it is important to be willing to invest time into the lives of other team members. We do this by learning about what they need and what obstacles they face and by then offering our assistance. This investment pays off in greater team cohesion, inclusion, and trust, as well as the removal of obstacles that stand in the way.
Link Different Points of View - A Quick Conversation
The U.S. railroad was started in 1862 during the Civil War. President Lincoln and Congress understood both the symbolism of connecting the country and also the need to think long term, even while the country fought within itself. The railroad removed geographic barriers, spread ideas, and introduced a new way of life – a fresh start that was badly needed. Building a railroad symbolically within a team can mean bridging together two divergent points of view, bringing new insight into a situation.
Move From Conflict to Growth - A Quick Conversation
Unlike other pine trees that shed their pine cones and seeds annually, the pine cones of the jack pine will hold on to their seeds indefinitely until exposed to intense heat. In the charred wake of a forest fire, jack pine seedlings take root and begin the forest’s rebirth. Like a fire, a conflict between colleagues with different work styles and backgrounds can cause short pain and intense emotions.
Overcome Obstacles - A Quick Conversation
Tree limbs grow so that the leaves can absorb sunlight, the energy needed to sustain and create growth. Obstacles never stop a tree from finding the sunshine. Limbs bend around buildings, grow over street signs, and through abandoned structures. In the same way that trees need to be flexible and persistent in their quest to find sunlight, diversity projects need to grow under, through, or around any obstacles that block their path moving forward.
Pay Attention To Nonverbal Communication - A Quick Conversation
While your colleagues in the workplace communicate both verbally and non-verbally, understanding how to interpret their nonverbal communication can be a great advantage. Keep in mind that the meaning behind body language and facial expressions may vary from culture to culture, so it is always good to check for understanding.
See Potential Contributions, Not Limitations - A Quick Conversation
When working on teams, it is important not to look at limitations but instead at the potential contribution that each person can make – regardless of what kind of package that contribution comes in. This will allow you to maximize the skills and abilities of all team members.
Seek Transformation - A Quick Conversation
For weeks after birth, a caterpillar eats continuously; growing nearly 100 times its initial size before it spins itself into a chrysalis. Within the chrysalis, the caterpillar’s robust body completely breaks down into a DNA soup, where it takes several more weeks to reform into a beautiful, adult butterfly. Like the foraging caterpillar, a team spends time nourishing their group culture in order to prosper. However, in order to evolve even further, there comes a time when even the strongest teams need to break down and transform their fundamental team roles, structure, processes, goals, and vision in order to grow.
Tell Stories to Build a Strong Community - A Quick Conversation
Across the globe, cave drawings thousands of years old have preserved the remnants of ancient civilizations. While the drawings may be scattered over great distances and originate from different cultures, they all have one aspect in common: they tell stories. The drawings recount stories about successes, hunts, trials, and daily life. Storytelling is at the heart of what makes us human and is a universal tool used by groups of people to explain who they are and the experiences that shaped their history. While we might not use cave drawings anymore, we still use storytelling to capture collective histories and lessons learned.
Understand Preconceived Notions - A Quick Conversation
Hear the word flour and what comes to mind is probably baking, bread, and pizza crust. The preconceived notion that flour is only found in baked goods can lead to surprise when it is discovered that it can also be an ingredient in: pasta sauce, hot dogs, salad dressing, soup, taco sauce, and even dog food. Having preconceived notions about other people is like assuming that you know all of the ingredients of an item of food just by looking at it.
Understand Your Significance - A Quick Conversation
Both captains and lighthouse keepers have roles that, although different, are important to the navigation of ships. Likewise, each position within a company plays an important role in helping the company to navigate the global marketplace. When employees understand how their role contributes to team success, they are able to take pride in doing their job well and in contributing to the overall progress of the company.
Understanding Context - A Quick Conversation
When a rubber band is stretched taut it has potential energy. This potential energy is only important if the rubber band is released and the band moves towards a target. A diverse team can also have incredible intrinsic potential. However, if team members do not feel comfortable contributing their unique ideas, they will not release their great potential energy towards the target of innovation.
Understanding From Experience - A Quick Conversation
A documentary about life in the sea will provide knowledge about ocean life. However, that knowledge is enhanced when it is combined with the experience of scuba diving. The combined knowledge and experience deepens your understanding of the sea exponentially. Scuba diving augments book knowledge with a visceral experience. The act of learning about people with different cultural backgrounds can be viewed in a similar way. Learning about a culture by reading a book or talking to people from that culture gives you a base of knowledge.
Understanding Hidden Beauty - A Quick Conversation
The majority of the time, a male peacock looks ordinary and small. However, when given an opportunity to showcase himself, he becomes a world-renown beauty. While he has the beauty every day, it is only when he feels duty-bound to be his best, that it is displayed and appreciated. People can be like peacocks. When they are not given opportunities to shine, they don’t let their true beauty show.
Understanding Impact - A Quick Conversation
A single drop of water splashing against a rock may not seem to have an erosive impact. However, there is power in water drops, for over time water has the strength to wear down stone. The Colorado River, which began millions of years ago as a drop of water, carved the Grand Canyon. Positive every day actions are like water drops. While each act may not seem to have much impact, over time, the cumulative impact of many drops of water can wear down fear, negativity, and resistance to help forge a new path ahead.
Understanding Passion - A Quick Conversation
The energy of a “match on the pitch” comes from a group of people sharing in their common passion. Being in the midst of your passion is an energizing experience. It is obvious when people are in their passion: their eyes light up, excitement fills their voice, and they are “in the zone.” Inquiring about a co-worker’s passion is a great way to gain insight into a person that you work with. Demonstrating a desire to understand a co-worker’s passion enables you to build connections and begin to create common ground.
Understanding Perceived Value - A Quick Conversation
During the Revolutionary War, lobster was considered such inferior food that it was used to feed the British prisoners, and even they revolted against it. With the advent of railroads, trains brought lobster to the Midwesterners, who had no cultural bias, and found it to be a delicacy. Gradually, New Englanders came to the same conclusion. Often it takes an outside perspective to realize the inherent value that is already on your team and within your company.
Understanding the Fear - A Quick Conversation
Jumping out of an airplane might seem insane to some people, while to others it is an exhilarating and often repeated experience. What makes one person deeply afraid may not be at all scary to another person. Much of what causes people to react with fear to a situation are perceptions and assumptions about what that situation will be like. After facing their fears, people often realize that the perception of the experience created more fear than the experience itself.
Discussion Card: The Power of Recovering
When we say (or do) something that negatively impacts a co-worker, it's often hard to know what to do to mend the relationship. Recovering a relationship is important to moving past the issue(s). These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (R.E.C.O.V.E.R.) along with thought-provoking questions on effective ways to tackle the tough discussions with grace and respect. These cards are great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
Maximized Leadership™ The Power Of Positivity
This exciting new program is designed to teach people how to improve their relationships at work in order to become more productive and to achieve better results. We have to rely on and work with others in order to be productive and achieve results. The problem is that many work environments are not conducive to positive relationships. Instead, they are focused on the mistake, leading us to inadvertently reinforcing what we don’t want to happen - the negative behavior. This program shows learners how to improve workplace relationships and productivity by using the Positivity Approach.
Ask for Contrary Evidence (from More Than a Gut Feeling™ IV)
One of the steps in the behavior-based interview process, asking for contrary evidence is essential in getting your interview questions answered... effectively. This video provides some tips on the importance of asking the right questions to get the most accurate information from interviewees.
Ask Open-Ended Questions (from More Than a Gut Feeling™ IV)
One of the steps in the behavior-based interview process, asking open-ended questions is essential in getting your interview questions answered... effectively. This video provides some tips on the importance of asking the right questions - in the right way - to get the most accurate information from interviewees.
Ask Probing Questions (from More Than a Gut Feeling™ IV)
One of the steps in the behavior-based interview process, asking probing questions is essential in getting your interview questions answered... effectively. This video provides some tips on the importance of asking the right questions to get the most accurate information from interviewees.
Control the Interview (from More Than a Gut Feeling™ IV)
One of the steps in the behavior-based interview process, controlling the interview is essential in getting your interview questions answered... effectively. This video provides some tips on the importance of controlling the interview.
Implementing Behavior-Based Interviewing (from More Than a Gut Feeling™ IV)
Behavior-based interviewing is a powerful tool for interviewing and hiring the best people for the job. This video gives a quick overview of how to implement/use the behavior-based process within an organization.
Intro / Turnover is Costly (from More Than a Gut Feeling™ IV)
We all know that turnover is costly. And that is what generally happens when we hire the wrong people. This video sets up the behavior-based approach - hitting on the true costs of turnover.
Preparing for the Interview (from More Than a Gut Feeling™ IV)
When it comes to effective interviewing... preparation is essential. This video walks you through the preparation needed for conducting a behavior-based interview.
Reviewing the Process (from More Than a Gut Feeling™ IV)
After learning about the importance of behavior-based interviewing, this video reviews the essential components of the process for effective interviewing and hiring.
The Interview Sequence (from More Than a Gut Feeling™ IV)
There is a process when it comes to behavior-based interviewing. This video gives you look into the powerful interview process based on the world's best-selling interviewing program.
Understanding Behavior-Based Interviewing (from More Than a Gut Feeling™ IV)
The key to effective interviewing is having a plan.. a plan that's grounded in behavior-based interviewing principles. This video gives you an introduction to the behavior-based interviewing concept.
Maximized Leadership™ Helping Employees Feel They Belong
Everyone needs and wants to feel accepted, included, heard… and be a part of something bigger than themselves. It’s a basic human need - as important to us as food… clothing… or shelter. Helping others feel like they belong is the cornerstone of inclusive leadership. Part of how we define ourselves depends on what types of groups to which we belong: family units, social groups, religious affiliations, and common interest groups such as fitness, music or hobbies. The need to feel like we belong doesn’t end when we enter our place of work.
Maximized Leadership™ Understanding & Beating Bias
Bias is something we all have, and by itself, it’s neither good nor bad. It’s a conscious or unconscious judgment we make based on information we have learned from our own experiences or by what we have been taught by others. To further enhance our skills as a leader we must tackle any biases that create negative relationships or impede an inclusive workplace.
Discussion Card: Unconscious Bias
A colorful and right-to-the-point reminder card that provides a simple model (H.I.D.D.E.N.) for understanding unconscious bias as well as providing questions to address hidden bias in the workplace. These cards can be printed and distributed for a quick reminder or conversation starter.
More Than a Gut Feeling™ Interviewing Essentials
Have you used More Than a Gut Feeling™ to maximize your interviewing process/system in the past? Here's the next step in reinforcing those behavior-based interviewing skills! Developed from and based on the world’s best-selling interviewing skills program, this new program leverages what was learned by showing specific examples and identifying and targeting the most common interviewing mistakes. It shows managers and other interviewers the most effective interviewing actions for hiring top-notch people-every time!
Maximized Leadership™ Leveraging Positive Reinforcement
Leaders and managers today are going at full speed - all the time. So, a lot of them think, "When do I have extra time to worry about redirecting employees?" Well, you can't afford not to redirect them! Positive redirection comes into play when you first notice that something's not right, it might not be completely wrong, but it's not in the direction you want. So…you redirect it.
Maximized Leadership™ Understanding Empathy
Empathy is the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within their frame of reference, that is, the capacity to place oneself in another person's position. It’s a powerful tool to build and maintain relationships – both inside and outside the workplace!
More Than a Gut Feeling™ Interviewing Essentials (Sample Interview)
Designed to be used in conjunction with More Than a Gut Feeling™ Interviewing Essentials or as a stand-alone training tool and refresher. It features a correct interviewing scene highlighting the essentials of a proper behavior-based interview.
TrainingBytes® Please Call Me Jessica, Not Bill™
Transitioning to a different gender is a deeply personal decision. There are many unknowns and the added stress of how the workplace will accept the transitioning employee is very real. When discussing with and supporting (being an ally) an employee or co-worker going through the transition, the bottom line and key to personal and team success is simple... it all comes down to respect. This powerful video captures the emotion and fears of a transitioning employee.
Courage 2 Coach™
Let's face it. Being a manager these days is tough. We've all got a lot on our plate, and there are days when some of the people we manage seem to have a hard time with the concept of "common sense." And, as competitive as the job market is these days…it’s difficult to attract and retain good people. The only thing that works is having the courage to coach.
Beyond the Box - Activity Package
Make a big impact in your organization in a short amount of time by using Beyond The Box: Smart Activities to Enhance Learning, a companion guide Sollah's discussion/meeting opener video collection. Whether you are looking for ways to promote your culture, trigger meaningful discussion, assess individual or team development areas, or reinforce organizational priorities and philosophies, you will find the combination of using short videos mixed with fun activities a powerful means to help achieve your goals.
Training Activities Package
A package of over twenty activities designed to encourage longevity of skills. Use this activity bundle to support skill development and to help turn appropriate actions into habits for maximum long-term impact.
Interviewing: More Than a Gut Feeling™ (How-To Book)
World-Wide Best-Seller! Now you can take the guesswork out of hiring by relying on fair, logical ways to identify the best candidate for a job. This excellent how-to book will help you learn how to use the behavior-based approach to interviewing. By asking questions that probe for past behavior, you will be able to identify the candidate best suited for the job. You’ll also discover tips on how to save an uncomfortable interviewing situation. This How-To Book™ is 96 pages.
You Be the Judge™ II
National Best-Seller! Managers within your organization may well understand the importance of avoiding obvious discriminatory interview questions. But what if a manager asks a discriminatory question unintentionally? The principles of legal and effective interviewing are presented in this Law & Order-style program, find out the interview no-no's, side-step the legal landmines, and conduct a fair and effective interview.
The Sid Story™
Digitally Remastered! As a manager, are you concentrating on the negative aspects of your employees performances? After watching this video, you’ll discover that even difficult employees perform better with frequent positive feedback and occasional constructive criticism. Skeptical workers with “who cares" attitudes can be motivated!
Documenting Discipline (How-To Book)
Managers can protect themselves and their organization against legal action - if they get incidents properly documented. This best-selling resource provides steps to ensure solid, consistent documentation procedures throughout the entire organization. You will also learn how to correct performance problems with progressive discipline.
ATTITUDE!™ Resolving Difficult Situations in the Workplace
Powerful tools to fix everyday workplace issues! Let's be honest, nobody likes to deal with a difficult attitude... In fact, most of us would rather sit in a dentist's chair before we'd confront one of those bad apples who are making our lives miserable at work. But did you ever stop to think about what kind of price we're paying for that self-imposed misery? This program helps employees and leaders use emotional intelligence skills to recognize the characteristics of difficult attitudes in today’s diverse workforce and sort out the problems when they arise.
ATTITUDE!™ - Resolving Difficult Situations in the Workplace (Healthcare Version)
When it comes to working with others, there are always going to be people who don't have the same way of looking at things that we do. That's reality. The question is - how do we deal with them so that we get done what we need to get done... and keep our sanity at the same time? This program helps employees and leaders use emotional intelligence skills to recognize the characteristics of difficult attitudes in today’s diverse workforce and sort out the problems when they arise.
Mentoring 201™ - The Next Steps for Success
A mentor is one of any organization’s greatest resources. Having a committed mentor is a key factor to improving employee engagement - and we know that good engagement means employees will stay longer and their contributions increase. Mentoring 201 takes a closer look at some key elements of the mentor/mentee relationship that includes: planning for a successful discussion, setting goals, identifying career paths and establishing development needs.
Legal Issues for Managers (How-To Book)
Employment practices in the United States are governed by a wide variety of federal, state, and local laws. As a manager or supervisor, you must understand these laws so that you can make objective, consistent, and legal decisions. You do not have to be an expert on every aspect of every employment law, but you do have to know enough to recognize when you need to seek help from a human resources professional or legal counsel.
Mentoring For Success (How-To Book)
In order for businesses to survive and remain competitive, they must respond to this changing environment. As Tom Peters observes in Thriving on Chaos, “Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence—only in constant improvement and constant change.” As part of their response to change, successful organizations seek ways to support and foster employee growth and development. Managers are developing skills to facilitate this process. They are acting as mentors to their employees. Coworkers and other employees with company experience and skills are also offering their services as mentors to less-experienced employees.
Mentoring 101™ - The Basics
When you’re a mentor, you’re really like a coach… someone who can speak from experience… a resource that can give insight, even tips - that will help someone else be successful at what they’re doing. Some organizations have official mentors while others have an informal approach to mentoring. No matter how it happens, as a mentor, you’re filling a vital role to the on-going success of your organization.
L.E.A.D. with Integrity™: Promoting a Culture of Ethical Conduct and Compliance
Digitally Re-Mastered in HD Format! Help managers and supervisors step up to the daily task of promoting ethical conduct and ensuring compliance. Using the L.E.A.D. model your managers, directors, supervisors and team leaders will develop the skills needed to foster, influence and sustain a culture of ethics and compliance.
Five Completely Sane People
It's sometimes tough bringing a group of diverse and free-thinking individuals together on a team - and expect them to immediately gel. This video demonstrates the work needed to get the best from a multi-generational team. Includes varying views of appropriate business etiquette.
Most of us would agree that one of the biggest challenges is dealing with conflict… whether at work or at home. Unfortunately, most of us don't have the tools to resolve conflict in a healthy way. We end up damaging relationships, we lose trust… the list goes on and on. Conflict 101™ is a new micro-learning program packed with conflict resolution tips and tools.
Conflict Clock: Taking T.I.M.E. to Resolve Conflict in the Workplace™ (Managers)
As a supervisor or manager, your role is vital to the success of the organization. You can impact morale, teamwork, collaboration, respect, inclusion, innovation, quality…and the list goes on. Sometimes we forget this in the heat of conflict. Conflict Clock™ for managers will give you a quick reinforcement and a model for successfully resolving workplace conflict.
Establishing Development Needs (from Mentoring 201™)
Up until now, you’ve covered overall goals and career path options with your mentee. How did they get there? That’s where an important topic for discussion comes into play … namely, development options. These are the strategies and tactics that your mentee can draw upon to help them grow and develop so that they can make their goals a reality.
Identifying Career Paths (from Mentoring 201™)
Another key part of your conversation with your mentee involves diving more deeply into their future career paths. By this time, you’ve already looked at the big picture of where your mentee would like to be in the years ahead. Now it’s time to come up with some options for them to consider as they take their next steps ahead.
Planning for a Successful Discussion (from Mentoring 201™)
Just like any important conversation you’re planning, you need to do your prep work. Think about your mentee and his or her strengths and weaknesses. That will help you ask the right questions to guide the conversation in the way that’s right for your mentee. In fact, it’s a good idea to prepare these questions in advance.
Positive Redirection with a Co-Worker (from Maximized Leadership™ The Power Of Positivity)
A positive redirection response will work in 99% of the cases where you might be tempted to use a negative "gotcha" response on someone. And giving someone a redirection response can be done very quickly - often times in a minute or less. Here's an example of positive redirection with a co-worker.
Positive Redirection with a Team Member (from Maximized Leadership™ The Power Of Positivity)
A positive redirection response will work in 99% of the cases where you might be tempted to use a negative "gottcha" response on someone. And giving someone a redirection response can be done very quickly - often times in a minute or less. Here's an example of positive redirection with a team member.
Positive Redirection with an Employee (from Maximized Leadership™ The Power Of Positivity)
A positive redirection response will work in 99% of the cases where you might be tempted to use a negative "gotcha" response on someone. And giving someone a redirection response can be done very quickly - often times in a minute or less. Here's an example of positive redirection with an employee.
Responding to Mistakes (from Maximized Leadership™ The Power Of Positivity)
There's always a better way to deal with the inevitable mistakes that happen in the workplace. And that's where positive redirection comes in. The purpose of redirection is to refocus energy and attention either back to what someone is supposed to do; or, if necessary, on to something else.
Setting Short-Term & Long-Term Goals (from Mentoring 201™)
A key part of the conversation you’ll have with your mentee over time is about their short and long-term goals. As part of this, it’s important to ask your mentee to discuss their strengths and weaknesses - both interpersonal and job-related skills.
The Positive Response (from Maximized Leadership™ The Power Of Positivity)
A positive response is a way to let an employee or team member know that not only are they doing a good job; but that you care about them as a person and appreciate their contribution. We've all gotten the little pats on the back before; the "nice goings" and the "good jobs." And there's nothing wrong with those. But a positive response is more than that.
Transition to Boss Is...™
Stimulate discussion about new managers/supervisors accepting their new role, establishing clear boundaries, communicating and taking action. This thought-provoking, powerful short video uses impactful imagery, video and music to inspire and stimulate discussion about new supervisors within your organization.
Understand How To Use Your Skills - A Quick Conversation
A guitar in the hands of a novice is simply an object to hold. In the hands of a master, that same guitar becomes an instrument that makes beautiful music. The guitar itself does not change; it just requires well-developed skills to unlock its musical potential. With effective instructions, open communication, and management support, employees are able to unlock and cultivate their natural talents and interests into skills that add to the strength of their team.
Discussion Card: Creating a Civil Workplace
Being civil means interacting and responding courteously and respectfully. These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (C.I.V.I.L.) along with thought-provoking questions on being polite towards others. These cards are great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
Discussion Card: Inclusive Workplaces
These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (I.N.C.L.U.D.E.) along with thought-provoking questions on creating inclusiveness in the workplace. These cards are great for a quick training reminder or conversation starter.
Discussion Card: Micro-Affirmations
These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (I.N.V.O.L.V.E.) along with thought-provoking questions on small actions that include people. These cards are great for a quick training reminder or conversation starter.
Discussion Card: Micro-inequities
These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (I.G.N.O.R.E.) along with thought-provoking questions on small actions that tend to exclude people. These cards are great for a quick training reminder or conversation starter.
Discussion Card: Multicultural Interactions
These easy-to-use cards provide a model (C.U.L.T.U.R.E.) and questions to address common issues in the multicultural workplace. These cards are great for a quick training reminder or conversation starter.
Discussion Card: Resolving Conflict
When it comes to resolving conflict, we all know it can be tough - especially if you don't have a plan! These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (R.E.S.O.L.V.E.) along with thought-provoking questions on better understanding & addressing conflict. Great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
Discussion Card: Starting Conversations
When it comes to having a tough conversation, just starting is often the most difficult part. These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (S.P.E.A.K.) along with thought-provoking questions to create a respectful flow of communication. These cards are great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator for all employees and managers.
Discussion Card: Working Across Gender
These colorful, easy-to-use cards provide a working across gender model (G.E.N.D.E.R.) and questions to address common gender-specific issues in the workplace. These cards are great for a quick training reminder or conversation starter.