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Say Something Positive Today (from Maximized Leadership™ The Power Of Positivity)
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.
Everyday Leadership™ It's a Respect Thing
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.
Everyday Leadership™ She Earned That
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.
It's Not My Fault
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 They Just Don't Care
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.
Everyday Leadership™ There's More We Can Do
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.
Discussion Card: Peer Today, Boss Tomorrow™
Help newly promoted managers, supervisors and leaders navigate their changing roles and have immediate impact! These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model along with thought-provoking questions on better understanding what it takes to truly and successfully lead others. These cards are great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
Taking the Step Up to Supervisor (How-To Book)
Becoming a supervisor is your first step in the challenging and rewarding field of management. You have earned a new level of responsibility and authority because of your technical skills, attitude, and potential. Now you must master different skills to help you continue to advance and grow. This book will help you do that.
Whale Done!: The Power of Positive Relationships™
Best-selling author Ken Blanchard shows how to improve workplace relationships and productivity by using the Whale Done!™ approach. Based on behavior-changing strategies developed at SeaWorld, Whale Done!™ offers a compelling message and memorable workshop tasks that will have an immediate and positive impact on your workplace.
Get the Whole Picture™: Asking Probing Questions in a Behavior-Based Interview
Discover an interviewing approach that will help your organization prevent high turnover, eliminate unnecessary training and avoid damaging lawsuits. Dr. Paul Green, industrial psychologist and behavioral-based interviewing expert, delivers this advanced workshop designed to improve candidate evaluation. Five probing strategies and a proven assessment tool ensure that your organization’s interviewers “get the whole picture” every time.
The Extraordinary Leader: Going from Good to Great™
Although the distance from good to great can seem far, extraordinary leaders share certain traits and competencies that can be learned and applied to drive exceptional results in any organization. This program shows what separates extraordinary leaders from average ones. Exploring five characteristics of extraordinary leaders, it demystifies the journey from good to great and provides insights that will benefit all levels of management.
Insight: Build on Strengths (Not Fixing Weaknesses)
The notion that to become a great leader one must build strengths rather than fix weaknesses.
Insight: Combinations of Strengths Produce Exponential Results
The notion that it is a combination of strengths that produces results and leads to extraordinary leadership
Insight: Five Clusters of Strengths That Really Matter
The perspective that all leadership competencies are not equal; there are five key strengths that matter most
Insight: The Fastest Way Isn't Always a Straight Line
The perspective that leadership skills do not have to be developed in a linear fashion
Not About Bad to Good, But Good to Great!
The notion that to become a great leader one must focus not on going from bad to good,but from good to great.
Probe for a Negative Example (Interviewing Tip)
Another follow-up strategy is to seek contrary evidence. This is a fairly advanced technique for gaining representative skill information. When using the skill, ask for a negative example after you hear a positive answer. And vice versa ask for a positive example after you hear a negative answer. Seeking contrary evidence is simply about looking for representative information on skills ...successes and failures, positives and negatives, achievements and disappointments. Look for a well-rounded picture of the candidate's skills.
Probe for a Positive Example (Interviewing Tip)
A final follow-up strategy is to seek contrary evidence. This is a fairly advanced technique for gaining representative skill information. When using the skill, ask for a negative example after you hear a positive answer. And vice versa ask for a positive example after you hear a negative answer. Seeking contrary evidence is simply about looking for representative information on skills ...successes and failures, positives and negatives, achievements and disappointments. Look for a well-rounded picture of the candidate's skills.
Probe for Actions Taken (Interviewing Tip)
Example of interview question and candidate response to prompt probing question. Interviewee is asked to describe a time when they did a market research that was a meaningful influence on product sales.
Probe for Causes (Interviewing Tip)
Another follow-up strategy involves Clarifying Actions And Outcomes. Sometimes a candidate's answer will refer to what "we" did or what the "team" accomplished. With these types of responses probe for the specific actions taken by the candidate. You'll also hear answers with outcomes that were caused by the economy, a new product, or a financial commitment. You can then ask a follow-up probe to identify the specific causes of the outcomes.