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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!
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.
Just as we instill courage when we “en-courage,” we develop power when we “em-power.” Empowerment relies upon the willingness of employees at all levels of an organization to accept the responsibilities that accompany authority. Empowerment is a kind of democracy in the workplace. Like democracy, empowerment frees us to make decisions and take action. And like democracy, empowerment requires that we recognize and establish boundaries within which effective decisions and actions can occur.
Most accomplished leaders would agree that delegation is one of the most important skills in their repertoire. Why? Imagine your own situation: Are you a manager or supervisor who comes in early, stays late, and gives 110 percent? Then delegation will help you improve your results while decreasing the time you spend at work. Do you wish your employees were more loyal to you or the organization? When you delegate well, your employees widen their horizons, develop new skills, and enjoy a new level of authority. That usually leads to an impressive increase in loyalty and commitment.
We've all faced a difficult employee. Tackling tough situations often means taking a step back and thinking through the issue. Remember, conflict can be reduced and misunderstandings addressed or prevented when we take the time to deal with a bad attitude . These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (A.T.T.I.T.U.D.E.) along with thought-provoking questions to create a respectful flow of communication - helping leaders, managers and supervisors address individual or team attitude issues. These cards are great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
Credibility is being aware of how we impact others. Building trusting relationships. Meeting deadlines...being responsive...having integrity. This thought-provoking, powerful short video uses impactful imagery, video and music to encourage discussion on the importance of credibility in the workplace.
Employee engagement is a workplace approach resulting in the right conditions for all members of an organization to give of their best each day, committed to their organization’s goals and values, motivated to contribute to organizational success, with an enhanced sense of their own well-being. This thought-provoking, powerful short video uses impactful imagery, video and music to encourage discussion on the importance of engaging your employees.
Are you leveraging the true power of leadership within you team? With your employees? Being a good leader isn't rocket science, but it takes skill... and patience... and practice. These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (L.E.A.D.E.R.) along with thought-provoking questions on better understanding what it takes to truly lead. These cards are great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
We often do this dumb thing in corporations. We want to recognize employees who do brilliant technical work, so we reward them with our plum management jobs. Sure, sometimes these people are brilliant managers, too. Far too often they end up cutting a destructive Tasmanian Devil-like swath through the organization as they spin their way up the corporate ladder.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.