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More Than a Gut Feeling™ IV

World-Wide Best-Seller! Interviewers are more apt to select the best person for the job when they use this Behavior-Based Interviewing (BBI) strategy developed by Paul C. Green, PhD. More Than a Gut Feeling provides practical, easy to use instruction that helps organizations significantly enhance recruiting and hiring efforts, improve employee retention and equip managers (and others) with proven behavioral interviewing skills.

Topic: Hiring & Recruiting Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Off-The-Shelf Video Program (ILT) Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Interpersonal Skills, Effective (& Legal) Interviewing, Successfully Leading Others, Management Closed Captioned

Communication Essentials™ Promoting Professionalism in the Workplace

Telly Award Winner! Effective communication is the cornerstone of any successful organization. Whether you're interacting with colleagues, clients, or stakeholders, the way you communicate can make or break the outcome of your interactions. Why maximize your workplace communication? Simply put, doing so helps you avoid common pitfalls associated with bad communication including: misunderstandings, low morale, conflict, missed deadlines, poor decision making, customer dissatisfaction, lack of innovation, employee turnover and legal issues. Addressing these pitfalls through improved communication strategies can significantly enhance organizational effectiveness and employee satisfaction.

Topic: Communication Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Off-The-Shelf Video Program (ILT) Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Psychological Safety, Coaching & Mentoring, Communication & Influencing, Professionalism Closed Captioned

Avoiding the Scam! Understanding Your Role in Cybersecurity™

Cybersecurity is serious business. Millions of dollars are lost each day to cyber crime. Sometimes you hear about it in the news… most of the time you don’t. The four dramatic situations (and information) presented in Avoiding the Scam! tackle the most common gap companies often face in the war against cyber-attacks... the human factor.

Topic: Cybersecurity Learning Paths: Ethics & Compliance, Personal Performance Type: Off-The-Shelf Video Program (ILT) Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Learning Reinforcement, Workplace Safety & Awareness Closed Captioned

Bad Connection (from Communication Essentials)

Telly Award Winner! The fast-paced nature of today's work environment often leads to multitasking, which, while seen as a productivity tool, can become a barrier to effective communication and mutual respect within teams. This situation highlights the common yet overlooked issue of divided attention during meetings, emphasizing the importance of being present and fully engaged in conversations. The interaction sheds light on the detrimental effects of multitasking on communication and respect within the workplace.

Topic: Communication Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Video Vignettes Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Communication & Influencing, Professionalism Closed Captioned

Couches and Slouches (from Communication Essentials)

Telly Award Winner! In an era where workplace flexibility is increasingly valued, maintaining a professional demeanor and engagement during meetings remains crucial. This situation delves into the fine line between comfort and complacency, highlighting how non-verbal cues can significantly impact team dynamics and perceptions of commitment. The interaction between co-workers serves as a reminder of the significant role non-verbal communication plays in shaping team perceptions and dynamics.

Topic: Communication Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Video Vignettes Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Communication & Influencing, Professionalism Closed Captioned

End of Day (from Communication Essentials)

Telly Award Winner! Misinterpretations in digital communication, especially emails, can lead to unnecessary concerns and misunderstandings in the workplace. This situation illustrates a common scenario where misinterpretation of the tone of an email highlights the importance of clarifying communication and setting clear expectations. The exchange underscores the challenges and nuances of digital communication in the workplace. It emphasizes the need for both parties to practice empathy, seek clarity, and maintain open lines of communication to foster a positive and productive work environment.

Topic: Communication Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Video Vignettes Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Communication & Influencing, Professionalism Closed Captioned

I Can Make That Work (from Communication Essentials)

Telly Award Winner! Professional appearance in the workplace is more than just a dress code—it's about conveying respect for the job, colleagues, and oneself. This situation explores the dialogue between two co-workers, focusing on the importance of presenting oneself appropriately, even in non-client-facing roles, and the impact it has on workplace perception and team dynamics. The interaction highlights the crucial role that professional appearance plays in the workplace, underscoring the need for employees to present themselves in a manner that reflects their commitment and respect for their role, colleagues, and the organization.

Topic: Communication Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Video Vignettes Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Coaching & Mentoring, Communication & Influencing, Professionalism Closed Captioned

I Kinda Got Stuck (from Communication Essentials)

Telly Award Winner! In the workplace, addressing delays and misunderstandings early is key to maintaining project timelines and team morale. This situation underscores the importance of open communication and the need to create an environment where employees feel comfortable seeking assistance when they encounter obstacles. The dialogue between these co-workers highlights the critical role of communication in navigating project challenges. It emphasizes the necessity for leaders to cultivate an environment where asking for help is normalized and supported.

Topic: Communication Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Video Vignettes Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Communication & Influencing, Professionalism Closed Captioned

Isn't It Obvious? (from Communication Essentials)

Telly Award Winner! Effective communication is a cornerstone of successful project management, especially when conveying project expectations to new team members. This situation delves into a common workplace scenario where an employee's lack of clear communication about project requirements leads to frustration and misunderstanding, highlighting the importance of explicit instructions and the pitfalls of assumptions in teamwork.

Topic: Communication Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Video Vignettes Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Communication & Influencing, Professionalism Closed Captioned

Keep Things Moving (from Communication Essentials)

Telly Award Winner! Effective communication is paramount to success in today's fast-paced workplace. This situation highlights the challenges of miscommunication and the importance of adapting to technological changes to enhance workplace efficiency. Great communication is a cornerstone of professional success, requiring both technological adaptability and a commitment to open, clear dialogue. By addressing the challenges of miscommunication and embracing solutions that cater to diverse needs, teams can enhance collaboration and productivity.

Topic: Communication Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Video Vignettes Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Communication & Influencing, Professionalism Closed Captioned

Make Your Presentation a Present (from Communication Essentials)

Telly Award Winner! Effective presentation skills are crucial in conveying ideas, results, and strategies compellingly and confidently within the workplace. This situation highlights the common challenges faced by team members, who struggle with presentation anxiety and emphasizes the importance of delivery and engagement over mere content recitation. Effective communication is not just about what is said, but how it is said, and the importance of engaging the audience through dynamic delivery and preparation.

Topic: Communication Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Video Vignettes Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Conflict Resolution, Professionalism Closed Captioned

Who Owns This? (from Communication Essentials)

Telly Award Winner! Accountability and open communication are pivotal in managing errors and maintaining trust within a team. This situation explores the consequences of not owning up to mistakes and the importance of transparency for both personal growth and organizational integrity. It's important to understand the significance of personal accountability and transparent communication in managing mistakes. It highlights the need for a supportive environment that encourages openness, fosters trust, and promotes a culture of continuous improvement.

Topic: Communication Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Video Vignettes Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Psychological Safety, Conflict Resolution Closed Captioned

You Call That Feedback? (from Communication Essentials)

Telly Award Winner! Effective feedback is crucial for personal and professional growth, particularly when it comes to improving presentation skills. This video situation highlights the challenges an employee faces in obtaining constructive feedback from a co-worker, emphasizing the importance of direct and actionable feedback for skill development. There is a critical need for direct and constructive feedback in professional growth - underscoring the necessity for feedback providers to be clear, specific, and supportive, enabling recipients to make meaningful improvements in their skills and performance.

Topic: Communication Learning Path: Personal Performance Type: Video Vignettes Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Conflict Resolution, Professionalism Closed Captioned

No Problem! Serving Others with Respect™

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.

Topic: Customer Service Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Off-The-Shelf Video Program (ILT) Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Communication, Onboarding, Sales & Service Closed Captioned

Conflict Clock: Taking T.I.M.E. to Resolve Conflict in the Workplace™

Handle workplace conflict effectively with this new program! Conflict Clock™ presents four proven strategies that will help participants break old and negative response habits. Conflict with another person can create stress – the kind of stress that can lead to a response that makes the problem worse, rather than better. Our bodies naturally gravitate toward a Fight, a Flight, or a Freeze response when we feel threatened or upset. This program is designed to help all employees identify and change our responses - better dealing with the conflict at hand.

Topic: Conflict Resolution Learning Path: Personal Performance Type: Off-The-Shelf Video Program (ILT) Suggested Industry Usage: Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Government Other Topics: Communication, Interpersonal Skills, Professionalism Closed Captioned

That Was the Most Bizarre Meeting! (from The Future of Work™)

Ageism has to do with people being discounted because of their age… being seen as too young or too old. Treating people differently in employment based on things like age can be unlawful. Bias based on age is a reality. Examples of age-related bias are coded comments such as someone is “set in their ways,” or “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” Being passed over for opportunity - assumptions such as older workers don’t understand technology and that younger workers are immature - are all examples of bias at work.

Topic: Generational Challenges Learning Paths: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, Personal Performance Type: Video Vignettes Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Communication, Diversity Dynamics, Micro-Inequities/Micro-Aggressions Closed Captioned

I’m Calling My Therapist! (from The Future of Work™)

Wellbeing is important to the overall quality of life and research has shown that it’s a higher priority than ever before as Millennials and Generation Z become the majority of the workforce. Some work habits, while commonly accepted, are not sustainable and often lead to burnout and other serious health consequences. Employee wellbeing contributes to organizational wellbeing and operational effectiveness. It has become a priority for many employers.

Topic: Mental Wellness & Health Learning Paths: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, Personal Performance Type: Video Vignettes Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Communication, Generational Challenges, Inclusion / Equity / Belonging Closed Captioned

Ask Open-Ended Questions (from More Than a Gut Feeling™ IV)

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One of the steps in the behavior-based interview process, asking open-ended questions is essential in getting your interview questions answered... effectively. This video provides some tips on the importance of asking the right questions - in the right way - to get the most accurate information from interviewees.

Topic: Hiring & Recruiting Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Video Vignettes Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Interpersonal Skills, Effective (& Legal) Interviewing, Successfully Leading Others, Management Closed Captioned

Ask for Contrary Evidence (from More Than a Gut Feeling™ IV)

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One of the steps in the behavior-based interview process, asking for contrary evidence is essential in getting your interview questions answered... effectively. This video provides some tips on the importance of asking the right questions to get the most accurate information from interviewees.

Topic: Hiring & Recruiting Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Video Vignettes Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Interpersonal Skills, Effective (& Legal) Interviewing, Successfully Leading Others, Management Closed Captioned

Implementing Behavior-Based Interviewing (from More Than a Gut Feeling™ IV)

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Behavior-based interviewing is a powerful tool for interviewing and hiring the best people for the job. This video gives a quick overview of how to implement/use the behavior-based process within an organization.

Topic: Hiring & Recruiting Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Video Vignettes Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Interpersonal Skills, Effective (& Legal) Interviewing, Successfully Leading Others, Management Closed Captioned

Control the Interview (from More Than a Gut Feeling™ IV)

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One of the steps in the behavior-based interview process, controlling the interview is essential in getting your interview questions answered... effectively. This video provides some tips on the importance of controlling the interview.

Topic: Hiring & Recruiting Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Video Vignettes Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Interpersonal Skills, Effective (& Legal) Interviewing, Successfully Leading Others, Management Closed Captioned

Reviewing the Process (from More Than a Gut Feeling™ IV)

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After learning about the importance of behavior-based interviewing, this video reviews the essential components of the process for effective interviewing and hiring.

Topic: Hiring & Recruiting Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Video Vignettes Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Interpersonal Skills, Effective (& Legal) Interviewing, Successfully Leading Others, Management Closed Captioned

Ask Probing Questions (from More Than a Gut Feeling™ IV)

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One of the steps in the behavior-based interview process, asking probing questions is essential in getting your interview questions answered... effectively. This video provides some tips on the importance of asking the right questions to get the most accurate information from interviewees.

Topic: Hiring & Recruiting Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Video Vignettes Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Interpersonal Skills, Effective (& Legal) Interviewing, Successfully Leading Others, Management Closed Captioned

Preparing for the Interview (from More Than a Gut Feeling™ IV)

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When it comes to effective interviewing... preparation is essential. This video walks you through the preparation needed for conducting a behavior-based interview.

Topic: Hiring & Recruiting Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Video Vignettes Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Interpersonal Skills, Effective (& Legal) Interviewing, Successfully Leading Others, Management Closed Captioned

The Interview Sequence (from More Than a Gut Feeling™ IV)

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There is a process when it comes to behavior-based interviewing. This video gives you look into the powerful interview process based on the world's best-selling interviewing program.

Topic: Hiring & Recruiting Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Video Vignettes Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Interpersonal Skills, Effective (& Legal) Interviewing, Successfully Leading Others, Management Closed Captioned

Understanding Behavior-Based Interviewing (from More Than a Gut Feeling™ IV)

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The key to effective interviewing is having a plan.. a plan that's grounded in behavior-based interviewing principles. This video gives you an introduction to the behavior-based interviewing concept.

Topic: Hiring & Recruiting Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Video Vignettes Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Interpersonal Skills, Effective (& Legal) Interviewing, Successfully Leading Others, Management Closed Captioned

Intro / Turnover is Costly (from More Than a Gut Feeling™ IV)

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We all know that turnover is costly. And that is what generally happens when we hire the wrong people. This video sets up the behavior-based approach - hitting on the true costs of turnover.

Topic: Hiring & Recruiting Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Video Vignettes Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Interpersonal Skills, Effective (& Legal) Interviewing, Successfully Leading Others, Management Closed Captioned
Maximized Leadership™ Helping Employees Feel They Belong

Maximized Leadership™ Helping Employees Feel They Belong

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Everyone needs and wants to feel accepted, included, heard… and be a part of something bigger than themselves. It’s a basic human need - as important to us as food… clothing… or shelter. Helping others feel like they belong is the cornerstone of inclusive leadership. Part of how we define ourselves depends on what types of groups to which we belong: family units, social groups, religious affiliations, and common interest groups such as fitness, music or hobbies. The need to feel like we belong doesn’t end when we enter our place of work.

Topic: Effective Leadership Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: TrainingBytes® Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Emotional Intelligence, Inclusion / Equity / Belonging, Interpersonal Skills, Successfully Leading Others, Respect / Respectfulness, Workplace Civility Closed Captioned
Maximized Leadership™ Understanding Empathy

Maximized Leadership™ Understanding Empathy

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Empathy is the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within their frame of reference, that is, the capacity to place oneself in another person's position. It’s a powerful tool to build and maintain relationships – both inside and outside the workplace!

Topic: Effective Leadership Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: TrainingBytes® Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Communication, Discussion Trigger, Interpersonal Skills, Mental Wellness & Health, Workplace Civility Closed Captioned

TrainingBytes® Preparing for the Post-Pandemic Workplace™

Due to the recent pandemic, organizations are navigating a broad range of issues that span from keeping their employees and customers safe to re-configuring business operations and getting things to a 'new' normal. This short video program is a great introduction to what employees might see in the post-pandemic workplace.

Topic: Communication Learning Path: Personal Performance Type: TrainingBytes® Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Onboarding, Reducing Stress (Work & Life) Closed Captioned

TrainingBytes® Stressed Out? Tips to Get Relief

Stress is the body's reaction to any change that requires an adjustment or response. The body reacts to these changes with physical, mental, and emotional responses. In simple terms, stress occurs when something is impacting us… mostly based on the fear of the unknown. Stress is a part of life – both at work and at home. Tackling it head-on is the best way to overcome the negative results of stress!

Topic: Reducing Stress (Work & Life) Learning Path: Personal Performance Type: TrainingBytes® Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Employee Wellness, Mental Wellness & Health Closed Captioned

TrainingBytes® A Good State of Mind!

Get to the bottom of what good mental health means! Good mental health is what should be desired in life – both at work and at home. Tackling it head-on is the best way to overcome and have a life worth living! This short, information-packed video is a fantastic follow-up to the popular TrainingBytes® Stressed Out? Tips to Get Relief program featuring Bob Monserrate (Stress & Mental Health Counselor).

Topic: Mental Wellness & Health Learning Path: Personal Performance Type: TrainingBytes® Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Employee Wellness, Reducing Stress (Work & Life) Closed Captioned
TrainingBytes® Who Are You?™

TrainingBytes® Who Are You?™

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“Who are you?” That’s been asked by the greatest minds over the centuries. We’re not going to attempt to answer that universal question, but…we CAN address it as it relates to ourselves at work. We can choose to be a person with purpose. We can choose to be a person of respect. We can choose to look for the positive in others and bring out their best. When you think about what your alternatives are, it can help in making that choice….who you want to be.

Topic: Professionalism Learning Paths: Ethics & Compliance, Personal Performance Type: TrainingBytes® Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Compliance, Discussion Trigger, Emotional Intelligence, Ethics & Integrity, Interpersonal Skills, Learning Reinforcement, Motivation Closed Captioned

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.

Topic: Coaching & Mentoring Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Off-The-Shelf Video Program (ILT) Suggested Industry Usage: Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Communication, Interpersonal Skills, Effective Leadership, Professionalism Closed Captioned
Beyond the Box - Activity Package

Beyond the Box - Activity Package

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Make a big impact in your organization in a short amount of time by using Beyond The Box: Smart Activities to Enhance Learning, a companion guide Sollah's discussion/meeting opener video collection. Whether you are looking for ways to promote your culture, trigger meaningful discussion, assess individual or team development areas, or reinforce organizational priorities and philosophies, you will find the combination of using short videos mixed with fun activities a powerful means to help achieve your goals.

Topic: Training Activities Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Trainer Resource Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Team Builder or Retention Aid, Training Ideas, Training Support
Training Activities Package

Training Activities Package

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A package of over twenty activities designed to encourage longevity of skills. Use this activity bundle to support skill development and to help turn appropriate actions into habits for maximum long-term impact.

Topic: Training Activities Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Activities Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Team Builder or Retention Aid, Training Activities, Training Ideas

TrainingBytes® Telecommuting Tips & Tricks

Working from home is great on so many levels. But there are a whole new set of challenges, too. How do you keep from getting distracted when domestic duties call? How do you handle a family member who stops by unannounced in the middle of the day? How do you get anything done if you have kids around? This video provides a few quick tips for successfully navigating the pitfalls of telecommuting.

Topic: Personal Improvement Learning Path: Personal Performance Type: TrainingBytes® Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Communication, Interpersonal Skills Closed Captioned

Interviewing: More Than a Gut Feeling™ (How-To Book)

World-Wide Best-Seller! Now you can take the guesswork out of hiring by relying on fair, logical ways to identify the best candidate for a job. This excellent how-to book will help you learn how to use the behavior-based approach to interviewing. By asking questions that probe for past behavior, you will be able to identify the candidate best suited for the job. You’ll also discover tips on how to save an uncomfortable interviewing situation. This How-To Book™ is 96 pages.

Topic: Effective (& Legal) Interviewing Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: How-To Books Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Hiring & Recruiting, Management

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.

Topic: Effective Leadership Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Off-The-Shelf Video Program (ILT) Suggested Industry Usage: Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Coaching & Mentoring, Communication, Emotional Intelligence, Management, Personal Improvement Closed Captioned

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.

Topic: Effective Leadership Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Off-The-Shelf Video Program (ILT) Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Government Other Topics: Coaching & Mentoring, Communication, Emotional Intelligence, Management, Personal Improvement Closed Captioned

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.

Topic: Coaching & Mentoring Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Off-The-Shelf Video Program (ILT) Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Change, Collaboration, Interpersonal Skills, Effective Leadership, Professionalism Closed Captioned

TrainingBytes® Telecommuting Tips & Tricks (Employee Interview)

There is a really great upside about working from home. But it can get crazy! You need to have a plan of action and some preparation when working remotely. This short video gives you some tips and tricks from an employee perspective. Learn how, as an employee, you can prepare and successfully (and productively) work from home.

Topic: Personal Improvement Learning Path: Personal Performance Type: TrainingBytes® Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Communication, Interpersonal Skills Closed Captioned

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.

Topic: Coaching & Mentoring Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: How-To Books Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Interpersonal Skills, Successfully Leading Others

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.

Topic: Coaching & Mentoring Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Off-The-Shelf Video Program (ILT) Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Change, Collaboration, Interpersonal Skills, Effective Leadership, Professionalism Closed Captioned
Listen Up! Is That What This Is... A Discussion?

Listen Up! Is That What This Is... A Discussion?

An important part of communication excellence is your ability to get your point across effectively by speaking clearly and confidently. In some situations, it’s not always easy to speak up. The situation may be tense, or you may lack confidence in our ability to get our point across effectively. When you want to get your point across, you need to plan for four aspects of your communication.

Topic: Effective Leadership Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Video Vignettes Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Communication, Successfully Leading Others, Professionalism Closed Captioned
TrainingBytes® Lunch is On Me!

TrainingBytes® Lunch is On Me!

Each of us has a moral code. Sometimes that code is very clear to us. We may know we wouldn’t steal a jacket from a store or that we wouldn’t violently harm someone else. Sometimes, though, we aren’t quite as clear about how we’ll respond, especially when we’re caught off-guard and don’t have a lot of time to think about our response. We may want to please the other person, or we may think the other person won’t like us if we don’t do as asked.

Topic: Ethics & Integrity Learning Paths: Ethics & Compliance, Personal Performance Type: TrainingBytes® Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Compliance, Culture Commitment, Discussion Trigger, Onboarding Closed Captioned

Johnny the Bagger® A True Story of Customer Service™

Inspire your workforce to deliver service from the heart. Based on the work of noted author and speaker, Barbara Glanz, this inspiring, best-selling program features the true story of "Johnny," a young man who made a positive choice about his personal responsibility to provide from-the-heart service and changed the culture of an entire organization. Use Johnny the Bagger to empower and excite all employees about bringing their best service to the front-line of business.

Topic: Customer Service Learning Path: Personal Performance Type: Off-The-Shelf Video Program (ILT) Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Communication, Interpersonal Skills, Motivation Closed Captioned

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.

Topic: Coaching & Mentoring Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Video Summary Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Change, Collaboration, Interpersonal Skills, Effective Leadership, Professionalism Closed Captioned

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.

Topic: Coaching & Mentoring Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Video Vignettes Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Change, Collaboration, Interpersonal Skills, Effective Leadership, Professionalism Closed Captioned

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.

Topic: Coaching & Mentoring Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Video Vignettes Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Change, Collaboration, Interpersonal Skills, Effective Leadership, Professionalism Closed Captioned
Seek Transformation - A Quick Conversation

Seek Transformation - A Quick Conversation

For weeks after birth, a caterpillar eats continuously; growing nearly 100 times its initial size before it spins itself into a chrysalis. Within the chrysalis, the caterpillar’s robust body completely breaks down into a DNA soup, where it takes several more weeks to reform into a beautiful, adult butterfly. Like the foraging caterpillar, a team spends time nourishing their group culture in order to prosper. However, in order to evolve even further, there comes a time when even the strongest teams need to break down and transform their fundamental team roles, structure, processes, goals, and vision in order to grow.

Topic: Teamwork Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Activities Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Change, Collaboration, Discussion Trigger

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.

Topic: Coaching & Mentoring Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Video Vignettes Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Change, Collaboration, Interpersonal Skills, Effective Leadership, Professionalism Closed Captioned
Listen Up! I'm Pushing Them All the Time

Listen Up! I'm Pushing Them All the Time

Listening is the most used aspect of communication, and the way we listen determines what we hear. The most common type of communication is passive listening - when you hear what someone else is saying, but you’re not really actively engaging in the communication process, getting involved with what the other person is saying or telling you, or trying to understand the communication. We need to become active listeners!

Topic: Effective Leadership Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Video Vignettes Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Communication, Professionalism Closed Captioned

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.

Topic: Coaching & Mentoring Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Video Vignettes Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Change, Collaboration, Interpersonal Skills, Effective Leadership, Professionalism Closed Captioned
Are You Going to Get That? (from No Problem!)

Are You Going to Get That? (from No Problem!)

Being interrupted by a ringing phone when you're dealing with a face-to-face customer can be a real challenge. It's like you're being pulled in two different directions at the same time. So, what do you do? Well, in most cases, the best approach is to focus on making sure the customer you're dealing with face-to-face takes priority. To do that, ask the customer for permission to put the caller on hold and wait for their response. Then, ask the caller to hold. And finally, thank the customer for waiting and finish up.

Topic: Customer Service Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Video Vignettes Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Sales & Service Closed Captioned
Let Me Make Myself Perfectly Clear! (from No Problem!)

Let Me Make Myself Perfectly Clear! (from No Problem!)

Like it or not, you're going to deal with angry customers from time to time. And no matter how much they might test your patience, it's really important to keep a mindset that there’s “no problem” to big that can’t be solved. First, start by just letting the customer vent and acknowledge their emotions. Let them know you're listening by restating or agreeing with something they've said. If necessary, gently confront the angry customer to help gain control of the situation. And then, when you feel it's appropriate, begin to move the customer toward a solution.

Topic: Customer Service Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Video Vignettes Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Sales & Service Closed Captioned
Discussion Card: Understanding Intent vs. Impact

Discussion Card: Understanding Intent vs. Impact

Having the tough workplace discussions are never easy. Opening up the proper lines of communication (getting your intent and impact across) to discuss the 'not-so-easy' stuff is essential to properly address them. These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (I.M.P.A.C.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.

Topic: Communication Learning Paths: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, Personal Performance Type: Discussion Cards Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Communication & Influencing, Conflict Resolution, Discussion Trigger, Inclusion / Equity / Belonging, Professionalism, Respect / Respectfulness

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.

Topic: Coaching & Mentoring Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Video Introduction Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Change, Collaboration, Interpersonal Skills, Effective Leadership, Professionalism Closed Captioned
This Needs to Go Out Today! (from No Problem!)

This Needs to Go Out Today! (from No Problem!)

It can be easy to forget that our internal customers are just as important as our external customers. Sometimes, we tend to take the people we work with for granted. But that's no excuse for not caring; or drawing other employees into the situation. Instead, you should focus on fixing the problem. Look for alternative solutions. And be sure to follow up to make sure things are taken care of.

Topic: Customer Service Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Video Vignettes Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Sales & Service Closed Captioned
You’re The Third Person I’ve Talked To! (from No Problem!)

You’re The Third Person I’ve Talked To! (from No Problem!)

Being on the receiving end of a caller that has been transferred a lot of times - especially when the people they've talked to before haven't been very helpful - can really test your customer service skills. There are a couple of things you can do. Be sure to empathize with the caller. Assure the customer that you can help. And, finally, if it's absolutely necessary to send the call to a manager, ask the customer for enough information to make sure that you can direct the call to the right place. And then explain what actions you're going to take to fix the problem.

Topic: Customer Service Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Video Vignettes Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Sales & Service Closed Captioned
You Promised It Would Be Here Today! (from No Problem!)

You Promised It Would Be Here Today! (from No Problem!)

There's going to be times when you (or someone in your organization) will have to deal with a customer whose expectations aren't being met - for whatever reason. Stay away from making excuses, grilling the customer, or questioning what a co-worker has promised. Instead, stay positive and keep your focus on what you can do to solve the customer's problem. To do that, thank the customer for calling. Do everything in your power to fix the problem. Offer the customer something extra. And be sure to leave things on a positive note by renewing the relationship.

Topic: Customer Service Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Video Vignettes Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Sales & Service Closed Captioned
It’s A Policy Thing (from No Problem!)

It’s A Policy Thing (from No Problem!)

Policies and procedures are good and necessary parts of doing business. But they can easily become an excuse for just telling the customer what you can't do... rather than letting them know what you can do. Obviously, every situation is different. But working to find a real win-win solution - even if that means getting approval to make an exception to a policy - is one of the best ways to ensure long-term customer loyalty. To do that, always be sure to empathize with your customer. Reassure the customer that you will do everything that you can to help. Then use your best judgment to make it right.

Topic: Customer Service Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Video Vignettes Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Sales & Service Closed Captioned

Conflict 101™

Most of us would agree that one of the biggest challenges is dealing with conflict… whether at work or at home. Unfortunately, most of us don't have the tools to resolve conflict in a healthy way. We end up damaging relationships, we lose trust… the list goes on and on. Conflict 101™ is a new micro-learning program packed with conflict resolution tips and tools.

Topic: Conflict Resolution Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Off-The-Shelf Video Program (ILT) Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Communication, Interpersonal Skills, Professionalism Closed Captioned

Being Cooperative and Respectful

How building rapport, sharing credit and keeping a manager informed creates cooperative and respectful behavior.

Topic: Professionalism Learning Path: Personal Performance Type: Video Vignettes Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Collaboration, Communication, Interpersonal Skills, Effective Leadership Closed Captioned
Why Did I Push All Those Buttons? (from No Problem!)

Why Did I Push All Those Buttons? (from No Problem!)

We all know that customers can get frustrated when dealing with automated phone systems, right? So, when you run into that kind of a situation, avoid making excuses or saying things like - "I know - I hate pushing all those buttons, too." Instead, thank the customer for waiting. Empathize with how frustrating it can be. Reassure the customer that you're willing to help. And be sure to keep your tone of voice and choice of words positive.

Topic: Customer Service Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Video Vignettes Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Sales & Service Closed Captioned
TrainingBytes® Understanding Suicide

TrainingBytes® Understanding Suicide

There were over 48,000 suicides in the United States - equal to about 132 suicides each day. Suicide is most often preventable. Most victims do not want to die. They have run out of options, see no way out or can see no end to the pain. Raise awareness and understanding about suicide.

Topic: Mental Wellness & Health Learning Path: Personal Performance Type: TrainingBytes® Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Employee Wellness, Reducing Stress (Work & Life) Closed Captioned
TrainingBytes® Understanding Trauma Recovery

TrainingBytes® Understanding Trauma Recovery

Trauma is a response to a terrible or negative event. It occurs when you feel emotionally or mentally hurt by something that has happened. Some examples of traumatic events can include the death of a family member or friend, major physical challenges, experiencing verbal or physical abuse, financial ruin, a plane or automobile crash, an extremely difficult relationship or breakup, or a natural disaster like a flood, tornado or hurricane. Most people will experience some form of trauma in their lives. We need to realize that there is always hope for recovery.

Topic: Mental Wellness & Health Learning Path: Personal Performance Type: TrainingBytes® Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Reducing Stress (Work & Life) Closed Captioned
TrainingBytes® Understanding Work-Life Balance

TrainingBytes® Understanding Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance is adjusting your day-to-day activities to achieve a sense of balance between work life and personal life. In many careers, it’s challenging to achieve that balance. The consequences of a poor work-life balance can be a real strain on your personal relationships and even reduce productivity at work. But, one of the most harmful consequences of that imbalance is a decline in your health. Too many work demands on your time may increase your stress levels.

Topic: Mental Wellness & Health Learning Path: Personal Performance Type: TrainingBytes® Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Reducing Stress (Work & Life) Closed Captioned

Office Politics Is...™

Have you ever been blind-sided… ambushed… or side-swiped by somebody at work? Being the target of office politics is never fun. This thought-provoking, powerful short video uses impactful imagery, video and music to inform and encourage discussion the on the ups and downs of office politics within an organization.

Topic: Professionalism Learning Path: Personal Performance Type: Discussion Generators Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Discussion Trigger, Learning Reinforcement, Team Builder or Retention Aid

Taking Care of Your Future Is...™

Stimulate discussion about what it really takes to succeed in a career. This thought-provoking, powerful short video uses impactful imagery, video and music to stimulate a discussion about what it takes to get your career on track and rolling. A common sense approach to understanding the important things to remember in the workplace.

Topic: Professionalism Learning Path: Personal Performance Type: Discussion Generators Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Communication, Discussion Trigger, Energizer or Team Builder, Interpersonal Skills, Learning Reinforcement, Motivation, Onboarding, Personal Improvement

Transition to Boss Is...™

Stimulate discussion about new managers/supervisors accepting their new role, establishing clear boundaries, communicating and taking action. This thought-provoking, powerful short video uses impactful imagery, video and music to inspire and stimulate discussion about new supervisors within your organization.

Topic: Effective Leadership Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Discussion Generators Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Interpersonal Skills, Learning Reinforcement, Management, Professionalism
Accurate Communication - A Quick Conversation

Accurate Communication - A Quick Conversation

In New York, taxi means a “black and yellow,” in India a “rickshaw,” in Thailand a “tuk tuk,” and in Haiti a “tap tap.” Travelers in foreign countries can be very surprised by another culture’s definition of taxi. Therefore, even with the most common of words, understanding the context in which that word is used is critical to understanding the significance behind what is being said, whether communicating across the world or across the hall.

Topic: Communication Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Activities Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Collaboration, Discussion Trigger, Teamwork
Acknowledge Vulnerabilities - A Quick Conversation

Acknowledge Vulnerabilities - A Quick Conversation

Hermit Crabs live in empty seashells. As they grow they have to find larger shells to move into. In the search for a new shell, the crab is particularly vulnerable to predators. When organizations undergo growth and change, such as becoming more diverse, it often challenges employees to grow in new ways. Just as the crab feels vulnerable when it changes shells, employees in this time of transition may feel particularly susceptible.

Topic: Collaboration Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Activities Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality Other Topics: Communication, Discussion Trigger, Reducing Stress (Work & Life), Teamwork
Adapt to Encourage Growth - A Quick Conversation

Adapt to Encourage Growth - A Quick Conversation

Whales possess the ability to adapt what they hear and then make it their own. Adaptive communication is a skill that is also critical to organizational growth. Keeping something the same just “because this is the way we have always done it” hinders an organization from innovating and progressing.

Topic: Communication Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Activities Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Collaboration, Discussion Trigger, Teamwork
Adversity Creates Inspiration - A Quick Conversation

Adversity Creates Inspiration - A Quick Conversation

When diverse teams come together, there can be conflict if there is a lack of understanding and trust among team members. When there is a lack of trust, the team is fighting its differences instead of embracing them. When teams embrace the challenges that come with differences, the differences can be leveraged for inspiration and growth.

Topic: Communication Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Activities Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Collaboration, Discussion Trigger, Teamwork
Build a Foundation for Growth - A Quick Conversation

Build a Foundation for Growth - A Quick Conversation

Navel oranges are neither native to Florida nor a natural tree. Navels are a graft of two citrus trees, the root stock and the bud wood. Both these parts contribute different, but essential resources that are necessary in order to produce sweet oranges. Oftentimes, behind the scenes tasks are overlooked as being nonessential; however, they are a vital component to the health and productivity of the team.

Topic: Diversity Dynamics Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Activities Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Collaboration, Discussion Trigger, Teamwork
Build On The Collective Effort - A Quick Conversation

Build On The Collective Effort - A Quick Conversation

The survival of a hive of honeybees is dependent upon the collaborative and collective efforts of every bee. The work of the hive is divided into specific tasks, each with designated worker bees. Only when every bee is doing its work can the hive stockpile the honey needed to survive the cold winter. A company is like a beehive that depends upon the collective effort of all of its employees. It is critical that each employee understands their role and how it contributes to the success and of the company.

Topic: Collaboration Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Activities Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Communication, Discussion Trigger, Teamwork
Challenge What Needs To Be Changed - A Quick Conversation

Challenge What Needs To Be Changed - A Quick Conversation

There are times when faced with the choice of following the rules or fighting for a principal such as equality, that a fight against the rules is the right action to take. When working in a diverse environment, pay attention for opportunities to fight for the principal of inclusion instead of following the unspoken rule of “that is the way it has always been done.”

Topic: Communication Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Activities Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Collaboration, Discussion Trigger, Teamwork
Craft Your Message With Purpose - A Quick Conversation

Craft Your Message With Purpose - A Quick Conversation

An enduring whimsical tradition that many people are familiar with is the act of placing a written message in a bottle and tossing it into the sea. The composer of the message has no idea who is going to receive the message or when they might get it -or if anyone will at all. Not knowing the end recipient of the message limits the ability to communicate with intention. Communication across differences is often done in a similar fashion.

Topic: Communication Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Activities Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Collaboration, Discussion Trigger, Teamwork
Create Your Own Opportunities - A Quick Conversation

Create Your Own Opportunities - A Quick Conversation

When working on diverse teams, sometimes you have to create your own opportunities by putting forth new ideas, proposing collaborations, and building networks that will help accomplish your goals.

Topic: Communication Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Activities Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Collaboration, Discussion Trigger, Teamwork
Cultural Quick Tips - A Quick Conversation

Cultural Quick Tips - A Quick Conversation

Work forces around the world are diversifying daily. Understanding the implications of a diversified workplace or marketplace is critical for any organization. A company that lacks the ability to attract and retain diverse employees risks dulling its competitive edge. Being proactive about assessing and understanding demographic trends allows an employer to prepare for change rather than react to a trend after the fact.

Topic: Inclusion / Equity / Belonging Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Activities Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Collaboration, Communication, Discussion Trigger, Teamwork
Differences Create Insights - A Quick Conversation

Differences Create Insights - A Quick Conversation

When working on teams, having a different point of view can provide powerful insight, if people feel respected enough to share that idea. If the team lacks respect for individuals then great ideas won’t be shared. Being respectful of others’ points of view is the first step to developing powerful teams.

Topic: Diversity Dynamics Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Activities Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Collaboration, Discussion Trigger, Teamwork
Explore Unchartered Territories - A Quick Conversation

Explore Unchartered Territories - A Quick Conversation

America’s best-known Colorado River explorer was John Powell, who lost his right arm in the Civil War at the Battle of Shiloh. In 1869, he started with 10 men to explore the length of the Colorado River. Three months later, six would complete their journey after some harrowing experiences. Powell returned in 1871, to map the river and to conduct geological studies. Powell inspired courage and belief in the men that he led and he never put any limitations on his abilities. While not battling white water rapids, working on diverse teams with divergent points of view, creates opportunities for a different kind of courage.

Topic: Diversity Dynamics Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Activities Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Collaboration, Discussion Trigger, Teamwork
Find the Missing Ingredient - A Quick Conversation

Find the Missing Ingredient - A Quick Conversation

On the surface, a desert appears sparse and desolate. The harsh conditions do not seem conducive to growth. Yet, on the rare occasions that rain soaks the desert, it becomes a plethora of color and life - often overnight. Sometimes team projects seem like a desert, as if all of the efforts are providing little visible signs of growth. And yet, when the right ingredient arrives, the program flourishes and ‘flowers’ on cue.

Topic: Collaboration Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Activities Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Communication, Discussion Trigger, Teamwork
Gauge Opportunities - A Quick Conversation

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.

Topic: Coaching & Mentoring Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Activities Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Collaboration, Communication, Discussion Trigger, Teamwork
Invest Your Time for Others - A Quick Conversation

Invest Your Time for Others - A Quick Conversation

On teams, it is important to be willing to invest time into the lives of other team members. We do this by learning about what they need and what obstacles they face and by then offering our assistance. This investment pays off in greater team cohesion, inclusion, and trust, as well as the removal of obstacles that stand in the way.

Topic: Teamwork Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Activities Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Collaboration, Communication, Discussion Trigger
Link Different Points of View - A Quick Conversation

Link Different Points of View - A Quick Conversation

The U.S. railroad was started in 1862 during the Civil War. President Lincoln and Congress understood both the symbolism of connecting the country and also the need to think long term, even while the country fought within itself. The railroad removed geographic barriers, spread ideas, and introduced a new way of life – a fresh start that was badly needed. Building a railroad symbolically within a team can mean bridging together two divergent points of view, bringing new insight into a situation.

Topic: Collaboration Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Activities Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Communication, Discussion Trigger, Teamwork
Move From Conflict to Growth - A Quick Conversation

Move From Conflict to Growth - A Quick Conversation

Unlike other pine trees that shed their pine cones and seeds annually, the pine cones of the jack pine will hold on to their seeds indefinitely until exposed to intense heat. In the charred wake of a forest fire, jack pine seedlings take root and begin the forest’s rebirth. Like a fire, a conflict between colleagues with different work styles and backgrounds can cause short pain and intense emotions.

Topic: Conflict Resolution Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Activities Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Collaboration, Discussion Trigger, Teamwork
Overcome Obstacles - A Quick Conversation

Overcome Obstacles - A Quick Conversation

Tree limbs grow so that the leaves can absorb sunlight, the energy needed to sustain and create growth. Obstacles never stop a tree from finding the sunshine. Limbs bend around buildings, grow over street signs, and through abandoned structures. In the same way that trees need to be flexible and persistent in their quest to find sunlight, diversity projects need to grow under, through, or around any obstacles that block their path moving forward.

Topic: Teamwork Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Activities Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Collaboration, Communication, Discussion Trigger
Pay Attention To Nonverbal Communication - A Quick Conversation

Pay Attention To Nonverbal Communication - A Quick Conversation

While your colleagues in the workplace communicate both verbally and non-verbally, understanding how to interpret their nonverbal communication can be a great advantage. Keep in mind that the meaning behind body language and facial expressions may vary from culture to culture, so it is always good to check for understanding.

Topic: Communication Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Activities Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Collaboration, Discussion Trigger, Teamwork
See Potential Contributions, Not Limitations - A Quick Conversation

See Potential Contributions, Not Limitations - A Quick Conversation

When working on teams, it is important not to look at limitations but instead at the potential contribution that each person can make – regardless of what kind of package that contribution comes in. This will allow you to maximize the skills and abilities of all team members.

Topic: Communication Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Activities Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Collaboration, Discussion Trigger, Teamwork
Teamwork Through Innovation - A Quick Conversation

Teamwork Through Innovation - A Quick Conversation

In the sport of barrel racing, when a horse and rider are working well together, the horse will intuitively move under the rider if it feels the rider start to fall. This automatic response is only possible due to the bond and unspoken communication that develops between a horse and a rider through the many hours of practicing together. When you devote time and effort to communicating with a colleague, especially one from a background different than your own, you can improve the fluency of your communication and eventually be able to detect minute changes in these communications.

Topic: Teamwork Learning Path: Personal Performance Type: Activities Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Collaboration, Communication, Discussion Trigger
Tell Stories to Build a Strong Community - A Quick Conversation

Tell Stories to Build a Strong Community - A Quick Conversation

Across the globe, cave drawings thousands of years old have preserved the remnants of ancient civilizations. While the drawings may be scattered over great distances and originate from different cultures, they all have one aspect in common: they tell stories. The drawings recount stories about successes, hunts, trials, and daily life. Storytelling is at the heart of what makes us human and is a universal tool used by groups of people to explain who they are and the experiences that shaped their history. While we might not use cave drawings anymore, we still use storytelling to capture collective histories and lessons learned.

Topic: Communication Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Activities Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Collaboration, Discussion Trigger, Teamwork
Understand How To Use Your Skills - A Quick Conversation

Understand How To Use Your Skills - A Quick Conversation

A guitar in the hands of a novice is simply an object to hold. In the hands of a master, that same guitar becomes an instrument that makes beautiful music. The guitar itself does not change; it just requires well-developed skills to unlock its musical potential. With effective instructions, open communication, and management support, employees are able to unlock and cultivate their natural talents and interests into skills that add to the strength of their team.

Topic: Teamwork Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Activities Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Collaboration, Communication, Discussion Trigger
Understand Preconceived Notions - A Quick Conversation

Understand Preconceived Notions - A Quick Conversation

Hear the word flour and what comes to mind is probably baking, bread, and pizza crust. The preconceived notion that flour is only found in baked goods can lead to surprise when it is discovered that it can also be an ingredient in: pasta sauce, hot dogs, salad dressing, soup, taco sauce, and even dog food. Having preconceived notions about other people is like assuming that you know all of the ingredients of an item of food just by looking at it.

Topic: Diversity Dynamics Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Activities Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Collaboration, Communication, Discussion Trigger, Teamwork
Understand Your Significance - A Quick Conversation

Understand Your Significance - A Quick Conversation

Both captains and lighthouse keepers have roles that, although different, are important to the navigation of ships. Likewise, each position within a company plays an important role in helping the company to navigate the global marketplace. When employees understand how their role contributes to team success, they are able to take pride in doing their job well and in contributing to the overall progress of the company.

Topic: Communication Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Activities Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Collaboration, Discussion Trigger, Teamwork
Understanding Context - A Quick Conversation

Understanding Context - A Quick Conversation

When a rubber band is stretched taut it has potential energy. This potential energy is only important if the rubber band is released and the band moves towards a target. A diverse team can also have incredible intrinsic potential. However, if team members do not feel comfortable contributing their unique ideas, they will not release their great potential energy towards the target of innovation.

Topic: Diversity Dynamics Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Activities Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Collaboration, Discussion Trigger, Teamwork
Understanding From Experience - A Quick Conversation

Understanding From Experience - A Quick Conversation

A documentary about life in the sea will provide knowledge about ocean life. However, that knowledge is enhanced when it is combined with the experience of scuba diving. The combined knowledge and experience deepens your understanding of the sea exponentially. Scuba diving augments book knowledge with a visceral experience. The act of learning about people with different cultural backgrounds can be viewed in a similar way. Learning about a culture by reading a book or talking to people from that culture gives you a base of knowledge.

Topic: Communication Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Activities Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Collaboration, Discussion Trigger, Teamwork
Understanding Hidden Beauty - A Quick Conversation

Understanding Hidden Beauty - A Quick Conversation

The majority of the time, a male peacock looks ordinary and small. However, when given an opportunity to showcase himself, he becomes a world-renown beauty. While he has the beauty every day, it is only when he feels duty-bound to be his best, that it is displayed and appreciated. People can be like peacocks. When they are not given opportunities to shine, they don’t let their true beauty show.

Topic: Teamwork Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Activities Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Collaboration, Communication, Discussion Trigger
Understanding Impact - A Quick Conversation

Understanding Impact - A Quick Conversation

A single drop of water splashing against a rock may not seem to have an erosive impact. However, there is power in water drops, for over time water has the strength to wear down stone. The Colorado River, which began millions of years ago as a drop of water, carved the Grand Canyon. Positive every day actions are like water drops. While each act may not seem to have much impact, over time, the cumulative impact of many drops of water can wear down fear, negativity, and resistance to help forge a new path ahead.

Topic: Communication Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Activities Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Collaboration, Discussion Trigger, Teamwork