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These easy-to-use, straight-to-the-point cards provide a simple model (R.E.S.P.E.C.T.) and questions to address common team issues and areas for improvement. These cards are great for a quick training reminder or conversation starter.
These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (I.N.T.E.G.R.I.T.Y.) along with thought-provoking questions on truth and honesty in the workplace. These cards are great for a quick training reminder or conversation starter.
What's the most common response you get when you do something right at work? If you said - nothing - you're right. People usually only pay attention to you when you make a mistake. The fact is a "gotcha" approach is what most people experience on the job. Which basically means they never hear from anyone until they mess up. And when they do hear from someone - it's usually to point fingers and make sure they know it's their fault.
Nothing can match the power of positive relationships to deliver results for ourselves and our organizations. To foster those relationships, we all need to wake up and say something positive... especially when things are going right. That's why using skills like redirection and giving people positive responses are so important.
This assessment tool is designed to help you create your own learning objectives on probing into a candidate’s answers in selection interviews. After completion of this workshop you will be able to identify the benefits of the informational probing style, explain five behavior-based probing strategies and demonstrate how to use behavior-based probing techniques.
Our workplace is full of employees from multiple generations. It is important to recognize and appreciate the knowledge, perspectives, and experiences that each generation brings to the table. Everyone has value, no matter their age. Creating a respectful workplace means leading others through biases and focusing on including others.
Decision-making is a daily occurrence in the workplace. Making ethical decisions is important not only to the organization, but to those who work for them and those they serve. We must ensure our team members are aware of the proper procedures for ethical decision-making and the numerous consequences that can occur if they are not followed. Big or small, an unethical decision can have a huge impact on the organization.
As leaders in our organization, we all get frustrated sometimes, but we need to be positive and professional in our interactions with our customers. Taking out our frustrations on a customer could cause them to seek services from a competitor instead. We need to make sure we are offering them the best experience. Without our customers, we wouldn’t have a business.
Relationships between different departments in an organization can sometimes be difficult. In fact, issues between departments may be detrimental to the organization as a whole if not resolved quickly and respectfully. Every department must be able to work together efficiently and effectively in order for the business to be successful.
Stereotyping and inappropriate comments are all-too-common problems in the world today and are absolutely unacceptable in our organization. We must listen to and validate our employees concerns and act on them. As leaders, we can address and help prevent stereotyping by listening, speaking up, and treating ALL employees fairly, regardless of race. We also must address performance problems - even when there are other issues at play.
Regardless of physical appearance and gender, we should treat each other with respect and dignity. We must acknowledge that each other’s achievements are due to nothing short of hard work and dedication, NOT appearance or sexuality. We are all on the same team.
Communication can make or break a project. Ensuring our team members are communicating effectively, efficiently, and timely is a key to success in the workplace. There will be times when we must have difficult conversations, but we need to confront and resolve these issues, not avoid them.
When an employee refuses to sign a performance evaluation, you might be tempted to just say - okay, fine. I'll just make a note that you refused to sign, and you do what you need to do. But the truth is, when an employee won't sign it generally means there's a lot more going on that really needs to be out on the table so you can deal with it. And the best way to make that happen is to take the time to T.A.L.K.™ about it.
When an employee refuses to take responsibility for their performance problems, there are a couple of things you need to make sure you do. A quarterly or annual review shouldn't be the first time the employee is hearing about the problem or problems. The best way to correct a problem is to deal with it immediately, and document your actions. Then, make sure you keep your focus on the employee's behavior and don't get sucked into an emotional discussion about attitudes.
When an employee doesn't seem to care about setting goals in their daily work, it's easy to make assumptions about why they're acting that way. The problem is... you could be way off base. And your actions can actually end up making the situation worse. So, when you find yourself in this kind of situation, take a step back, and use the T.A.L.K.™ model to help find out why... Because once I find out why... then I can usually help the employee figure out how to move forward.
There are two keys to working with an employee who thinks the information you're using in your discussion is biased; the first is to take extra time to really listen to the employee's perspective. And the second is to be specific about the information you're basing your evaluation on. The key is to use the T.A.L.K.™ model to help the employee identify areas that need improvement on their own.
A tough conversation with a top performer can be difficult, especially when you really do need to ask that person to step up and give you a little more. The key is to use the T.A.L.K.™ model to help the employee identify areas that need improvement on their own. Sometimes it takes a little longer, but the results are definitely worth it.
Our workplace is full of employees with valuable life experiences and ideas. It's important to recognize and appreciate the knowledge, perspectives, and experiences that team members of all ages bring to the table. Everyone has value, no matter their age.
Having active and respectful discussions are paramount to creating working relationships based on inclusive and trust. These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (R.A.P.P.O.R.T.) 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.
Having quality customer service is critical to any business. It's your job as a leader to set and maintain the organization's expectations when it comes to servicing customers. Those that are willing to go the extra mile for their customers will have customers for life. It is important to realize the consequences of our actions and know there is always more we can do.