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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.
The Courage to Coach (for Retail)
Effective coaching is the single most important factor in employee development today. The Courage to Coach for Retail turns common sense into common practice with a four-step process that can be applied to any employee performance situation.
Coaching Is Being Specific
Coaching an employee with the right answers but the wrong attitude - especially when it comes to internal customers.
Coaching is rewarding… but it takes work. Coaches help develop skills and abilities of others, but being a great coach takes courage. This thought-provoking, powerful short video uses impactful imagery, video and music to inform and encourage discussion on the power of coaching others.
Coaching to Support Success
When it comes to coaching, open-ended questions are usually the best questions. This simple tool lists open-ended questions you can ask to bring out the best in your employees.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Program Introduction (from Mentoring 201™)
A mentor is one of any organization’s greatest resources. They fulfill that crucial role of helping newer associates & team members learn about their new role – and their new organization. But this vital mentor-mentee relationship goes well beyond the initial first few days on the new job. In fact, it’s a relationship that can last throughout the respective careers of both participants.
How Do You Measure Success? (from Mentoring 201™)
So, you’ve had a lot of conversation with your mentee. You’ve listened. You’ve heard their goals. You’ve shared your feedback. But how successful has it all been? This video provides some other questions that can help to uncover the true underlying value of what you’ve achieved together.
You're Doing a Great Job, But...
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.
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.
Managing Essentials™ Needs Motivation
You have an employee who seems disinterested, apathetic, or just isn’t putting forth the effort. What do you do? This type of behavior could impact the entire team. This video scenario provides the just-in-time information and tools needed to help a manager address the situation while maintaining a respectful workplace.
Must Do's As a Mentor
There are some "must do’s” that will help you be a successful mentor. Having an open communication channel between you and your mentee is a must!
A Real Team Player. Not!
When someone on the team is a hold out, their LACK of involvement stands out like a bad actor in a good movie. Everybody sees it. It affects the whole team's attitude. That isn’t good.
Change Is Not in My Vocabulary (Healthcare)
When you're dealing with someone who has the flexibility of a fence post, we're talking about deep-rooted feelings. And sometimes, the most we can do is offer a new perspective. You know, give them something to think about and then hope for the best.
Change Is Not in My Vocabulary...
Every once in a while, you'll run into someone who thinks change is a four-letter word. They get so wrapped up in their own way of doing things that they can't - or won't - see that there might be a better way.
Courage 2 Coach™ - Coaching is Positive
We've all done our share of avoiding and hoping employees would just work things out on their own. Yeah, right! The only thing that works is having the courage to coach. This scenario helps a coach keep things positive.
Courage 2 Coach™ - Coaching to Empower
One of the things it seems like we have to do more often these days is to ask people who are already doing a good job to - well - crank it up a notch. We just need a little more. This short video gives an example of empowering others to do more.
Courage 2 Coach™ - Coaching to Motivate
When you've got one of those "problem child" situations, coaching's always the best option. It's best to use the same process. "This is the situation and this is what I expect." This video helps reinforce the way to coach and motivate.
Courage 2 Coach™ - Coaching to Specific Issues
Attitude problem. How do we deal with someone who's going 100 miles an hour in the right direction, doing a good job, while royally ticking off co-workers or customers in the process? Coaching of course! Here's a powerful short video on making the most of motivating a good employee.
I Quit! (from FOSA™ Documenting Discipline)
Sometimes things just don't work out. You've used progressive discipline to help bring issues to the forefront. With FOSA™, you gave ample opportunities for improvement. It's up to the employee to make those changes stick.
The “Whatever” Co-Worker…
Getting people to care about things they think are "no big deal" can be a challenge. But when everybody understands how important their own contribution is – progress it what happens. More work gets done right the first time, and everybody feels good about putting the effort.
What Does a Mentor Do?
When an employee is new to the company, or even new to their role, there’s no substitute for the conversations and support that a mentor provides. Let’s face it, every job has a certain number of rules, processes, must dos and unwritten “ways of things” that, without you, your mentee would have to learn through experience.
What is Mentoring?
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.
Who Benefits from Mentoring?
The advice and tips a mentor gives has a direct impact. Mentees benefit from the mentors experience. With a mentor on their side, they can learn the things that can help them get the new chapter in their career started on the right foot.
Discussion Card: Coaching Others
These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (C.O.A.C.H.) along with thought-provoking questions on effectively coaching others in the workplace and beyond. These cards are great for a quick training reminder, mentor support or conversation starter.
Discussion Card: Mentoring 101
These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (M.E.N.T.O.R.) along with thought-provoking questions on the power of effective mentoring. These cards are great for a quick training reminder, mentor support or conversation starter.
Courage 2 Coach™ - Program Introduction/Model
This engaging video lays out the Courage 2 Coach™ (C2C) model for effective coaching. A narrator/coach works through a high level coaching scenario using a dramatic situation.
Mentoring 101™ - The Basics: Program Introduction
Our lives are filled with changes, new opportunities. And when those come along, it helps to have someone who knows the ropes who can help you -- a mentor.
Courage 2 Coach™ - Program Conclusion / The Bottom Line
This quick video provides a quick summary of the C2C model and how it's simplicity is still a powerful way to get the most out of your employees. The bottom line... coaching works!
The High Performer
Coaching high-performers who have trouble getting along with their co-workers
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.
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.
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.
A Real Team Player. Not! (Healthcare)
Teams are great. Unless... you have somebody on the team who just doesn't get it. Or worse - they get it, they just don't care.
Follow-Up/Oral & Written Warning (from FOSA™ Documenting Discipline)
Progressive discipline - combined with the FOSA™ process - is a great way steer employees and direct reports back to what you (and the organization) expect from them. This video provides more details on the follow-up and written warning parts of the process.
FOSA™ Model at Work (from FOSA™ Documenting Discipline)
It's often tough knowing what to do when poor performance hits you day-in and day-out. The FOSA™ process is available to get people moving in the right direction by leveraging the power of progressive discipline.
FOSA™ Model Introduction (from FOSA™ Documenting Discipline)
This video introduces the FOSA™ process - facts, objectives, solutions and actions. This approach is paramount to a successful progressive discipline approach to tackling tough workplace performance.
I Need The Report Today (from FOSA™ Documenting Discipline)
Communicating your expectations are paramount for the basis of employee improvement. FOSA™ gives you a process for working through performance issues.
Incident Calendar – Max (from FOSA™ Documenting Discipline)
Recording performance issues is a key step in progressive discipline. In the FOSA™ process, managers and supervisors use the incident calendar to properly document performance/discipline steps.
I’d Like to Fire Them Both! (from FOSA™ Documenting Discipline)
When it comes to less-than-desired workplace productivity, you need to have a plan and process for tackling the tough stuff. Using the FOSA™ process gives you the tools to effectively leverage progressive discipline in everyday workplace situations.
Late Again? (from FOSA™ Documenting Discipline)
Deep in performance issues? Here's an example of the need to implement progressive discipline. Using the FOSA™ process, managers and supervisors have the tools to effectively tackle key workplace issues.
No Mistakes! (from FOSA™ Documenting Discipline)
Everybody makes mistakes. That's a true statement. But the expectation should be that we get all the work done and that it's 100% accurate. This video walks through setting accuracy/work expectations.
The New Max and Lorie (from FOSA™ Documenting Discipline)
Working through discipline issues can be tough. Working through the progressive discipline process using FOSA™ can help. Remember, you can only give your employees the advice and tools to help them... you can force them. This video is an example of how two employees respond to the FOSA™ approach.
The “Whatever” Co-Worker… (Healthcare)
Getting people to care about things they think are "no big deal" can be a dance. But when everybody gets on the same page - understands how important their own contribution is – it can be amazing what happens. More work gets done right the first time, and everybody feels good about making the effort.
Program Introduction (from FOSA™ Documenting Discipline)
Handling performance problems and disciplining employees are major parts of every manager's or supervisor’s job. And when you think about it, disciplining employees is one of the most difficult parts of a manager’s job. This video provides a quick introduction to the FOSA™ process.
Review/Summary (from FOSA™ Documenting Discipline)
This video provides a quick synopsis of effectively using the FOSA™ process to tackle tough workplace issues. From facts, objectives, solutions and actions, the entire process is reviewed - with examples.
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.