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All we have to do is look into a mirror. I know. It isn’t pleasant to consider that we could be responsible for our lack of success, but there it is. If we have not convinced someone, the onus is still on us to do so. It is not the decision maker’s job to convince him or herself of the idea’s merit.
How communication styles differ within cultures and impact decision making and working relationships.
Just say "NO" to boring and unproductive meetings. Turn your meeting leaders into Fearless Facilitators! They’ll learn how to bring a laser-like focus to every agenda, handle disruptions with ease and condense a week’s worth of meetings into a single session. Fearless Facilitators expertly foster participation and make any group session more productive.
Rarely does an entire team agree on everything - especially during a time of stress. The video demonstrates the power of consensus building and making decisions that net the largest benefit to the team and organization.
Differences of opinion, if not managed effectively, sometimes cause participants to behave in less than desirable ways. Whatever the causes of disruptive behaviors, they need to be managed or your meeting will spin out of control.
Responding to disparaging remarks during a training session
Adapting to a restructure change within the workplace.
How to best prepare to communicate effectively. Follow a process for getting ready to communicate with others.
Managing pervasive disruptions
Having a crucial discussion with coworkers and/or employees could mean the difference between resolving an issue or disrupting a relationship. These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (S.O.R.T. O.U.T.) along with thought-provoking questions on better understanding & addressing conflict. Great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
Dealing with team conflict
Dealing with a coworker who discloses company information through a personal blog
People who lead and manage others might consider the productivity and morale impact when others have to spend time around victims. Years ago a VP at a company I worked for fired someone who did exceptional work. I asked him why he let such a strong performer go. He said no matter how good the work, it didn’t balance out the individual’s destructive behavior on the rest of the staff.
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.
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.
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.
These days, when most people pick up the phone or walk into an office or a store, they pretty much expect the service they're going to get is indifferent at best, and most of the time is going to be plain awful. It doesn't have to be that way! The truth is... we all make the difference in how a customer feels about our organization; not a policy, not a manager... It's us. Period. If you can help move a customer issue or complaint to a “no problem", then you're going to feel great about doing what you do. And, your customers are going to go away feeling like you treated them right.
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.
Leadership is important to your company because it causes managers to make an emotional commitment to their jobs, not just a financial or intellectual commitment. When your job becomes a source of personal value fulfillment for you, you’re going to protect that source by making your company successful. But that’s not why you should be a leader. As a manager your most important responsibility is to your company. As a leader your most important responsibility is to yourself. This is the single most supportive corporate action you can take. That’s why people become leaders, to fulfill their personal values. After all it’s not easy being a leader!
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.