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Ready. Set. CHANGE!™ Reacting Smarter. Adapting Faster. Engaging Together.
Through learning tools such as right-way behavior modeling, this program equips employees with skills to react smarter, adapt faster and engage together more productively when change comes around again.
The importance of clarifying how a change impacts everyone differently.
Communicate About Change (Dramatic)
How to ask for information to help feel comfortable with a change; dealing with a dress code change.
Change Is Not in My Vocabulary (from Bad Apples™)
Dealing with a coworker who is resistant to change.
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.
Clarify Change (Resolution)
Using clarification techniques to feel comfortable with a change in process. A good example for personal evaluation.
Clarify Change (Situation Set-up)
Using clarification techniques to feel comfortable with a change in process.
Commit to Change (Dramatic)
Dealing with the changes related to relocation; the importance of making a commitment to change.
Commit to Change (Situation Set-up)
This situation discusses the importance of gaining commitment for a change.
Communicate About Change (Resolution)
The importance of effective communication when dealing with change. This video shows the resolution of the situation.
Communicate About Change (Situation Set-Up)
The importance of effective communication when dealing with change.
Straight TALK™ - A Spotlight on Change in the Workplace
As organizations change with increasing speed, so does the pace in which employees must respond. This new Straight TALK™ series focuses on common change management issues facing organizations today. Intended for managers and supervisors, this series gets straight to the point by providing easy-to-understand information - directly from Sollah's premiere subject matter experts.
A human being can change their life… by changing their attitude. It’s up to you. It’s your choice. A thought-provoking video that uses music, text and graphics to inspire and stimulate discussion about attitude and the effects it has on relationships and companies.
Ready. Set. CHANGE! - Opening
An introduction on adapting to a restructure change within the workplace.
Clarify. Communicate. Commit.
Summary of process involved in productively responding to change.
Article: Breaking the Cycle
What problems are we trying to solve with the same old ineffective circular approach? We can usually figure this out. When a problem repeatedly rears its ugly head, our approach is likely a circular one.
Navigating Change Self-Assessment
A simple self-assessment to trigger discussion around key change concepts.
Preventing Burnout During Times of Change
A great list of burnout symptoms and burnout prevention techniques.
SMART-START™ Change: Responding Better Together
Looking for a smart way to launch a meeting? Start to build a culture? Using music, animated text and graphics, this thought-provoking video will instruct, inspire and definitely stimulate discussion about organizational change in the workplace while maintaining a productive and respectful culture.
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.
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 (from Bad Apples™)
Dealing with a dysfunctional team member. It's tough when a coworker doesn't want to be a team player. There are ways to address issues and get things back on track.
Ask Fact and Feeling Questions
Asking questions to understand a problem
Clarify Goals and Identify Concerns
The importance of knowing what you want to achieve in order to solve problems.
Have a Plan, Work the Plan
Planning and organizing for results (increased productivity).
It Takes a Team!
Working with others to achieve results; making meetings effective
What Should I Do First?
Effectively managing shifting priorities.
Team Spark: Proverb - Don't Look at the Mistake
Spark team communication around root cause analysis and correcting workplace mistakes.
Team Spark: Proverb - Expecting Different Results Without Change Is Unrealistic
Spark team communication around project or team turnaround without careful analysis of the current situation - and understanding what might need to change in order to achieve the results expected.
Team Spark: Proverb - Planning Needs to Be Paired with Action
Spark team communication on we can empower the key action oriented team members to help us know when to move forward.
Team Spark: Proverb - Work With What You Have
Spark team communication on being creative and getting the job done with limited resources.
I Can A.C.E. That Problem
Review and reinforce the A.C.E. It!™ problem-solving model.
Johnny the Bagger® - Final Thought
How to provide service from the heart
Article: Mortgaging the Future
Goals are mostly a good thing, but what happens when personal or corporate goals mortgage the future for short-term gain? At what point do we recognize the folly and re-think our strategy?
Article: The Beauty of Reframing
This article looks at examples of reframing – of looking at an issue from a broader perspective that can help us move through life without feeling blindsided every time the unexpected happens. When we re-frame a difficult occurrence, we open our minds to positive outcomes and possibilities.
Service from the Heart
An engaging video that shares the powerful truths about the positive difference from-the-heart service can make for everyone who does business with your organization.
Looking for a smart way to kick off a training session? Launch a meeting? In just four minutes, using music, animated text and graphics, this thought-provoking video will instruct, inspire and definitely stimulate discussion about motivation and setting and achieving goals.
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 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.
Article: Stress - Getting Perspective
Let's be honest... we all deal with stress. Stress at work. Stress at home. And let's not forget the big stressors around the holidays. Stress is a part of life. But there are ways to deal with it. And it starts with putting stress in perspective. This article will help you do just that.
A.C.E. It!™ How to Solve Tough Workplace Problems
Does your organization recycle the same tired approaches to problems that never seem to go away? Equip your workforce with a proven problem-solving model to tackle poor quality, inefficiency, uneven performance and more. Individuals or teams can solve any problem once and for all when they learn to A.C.E. It!
A.C.E. It! - Opening Montage/Perspectives/Introduction to A.C.E. It Steps
Acknowledge the variety of tough situations that can arise in the workplace and introduce easy problem solving steps.
A.C.E. in Action - Putting Parts of A.C.E. Model Together/Show Steps
Understanding all three steps of an easy-to-use problem-solving model - A.C.. E. in Action.
Increasing Emotional Intelligence
Oftentimes when faced with workplace challenges and obstacles, people succumb to self-defeating behaviors and negative emotions, to the detriment of their career and overall results. Learning how to remain positive and keep emotions in check can increase interpersonal skills and individual resiliency.
Johnny the Bagger® - Short Version
This inspiring new short version features a paraphrased story of "Johnny," a young man with Down syndrome who made a positive choice about his personal responsibility to provide from-the-heart service and changed the culture of an entire organization.
Managing Your Own Productivity
Give your emerging leaders new insight into why individual responsibility and initiative are essential to personal and team success. In three, straight-to-the-point modules, leaders will experience focused learning on how to plan, organize and manage priorities while working effectively with others to achieve results.
Can’t You Just Deal with It? (The 'Flight' Approach to Conflict)
Most of us have responded poorly to an emotional trigger at one time or another. Usually we realize after the fact that our response didn’t help matters. It is common for us to get caught in patterns or cycles (Flight) of poor responses to conflict triggers with people in our families, with our friends and with people at work. Using a Flight response may feel good in the short-term, but conflicts seldom resolve successfully when we avoid them.
Evaluate Options and Select a Workable Solution
How to best evaluate solution-based options.
Half Full or Half Empty? (from Increasing Emotional Intelligence)
Choosing to be positive and the importance of employees and managers managing their emotions - effectively sorting out problems when they arise.
Stay in Control (from Increasing Emotional Intelligence)
Let's face it, sometimes we feel like we're going to explode! But we must be able to manage our emotions while at work - or else face the repercussions. And there are tools to do just that!
The "Whatever" Coworker (from Bad Apples™)
Dealing with an under-performing employee who appears to not care.
The Big Picture (from Increasing Emotional Intelligence)
Learn how to keep things in perspective by managing expectations.
The Boss Who Knows it All, And Then Some (from Bad Apples™)
Dealing with a boss that discounts ideas and doesn't listen to reason.
The Customer Who Got Up on the Wrong Side of the Bed (from Bad Apples™)
Dealing with a difficult customer - it takes work, but the benefits are easy to see.
Everybody Wins - Opening Montage/Three-Step Process/Team Example
"I just love conflict!" Said no one ever! Learn to turn conflict into collaboration by following a three-step process featured in the opening segment of the program.
Article: Overcoming Worries and Fears
Our fears limit us. They hold us back. They keep us from living a positive, proactive life that embraces the good and decries that which needs to be changed. Fear-based decisions hurt us, and they hurt others who are affected by our decisions. The child who is never allowed to make decisions because we fear she’ll make the wrong decisions finally rebels and turns into the teenager from the black lagoon.
Article: Overwhelmed? Compartmentalize!
When we catch ourselves elongating a mishap or problem, we can compartmentalize. Big word, but relatively easy concept. Think of your life as one that is filled with a series of rooms. One room might hold that CEO who badmouthed your brilliant work. Another might hold your career with the company.
Article: Persevering When Times are Tough
It isn’t easy to experience loss, whether our loss is business-related, financial, or personal in nature. Most of us learned quite recently, for example, that the stock market giveth, and the stock market most definitely taketh away. Our response to a loss such as this can make or break us.
Article: Take Time to Laugh
We need to work harder to stay positive during some seasons than others. If we haven’t supported humor and laughter in our workplace before, now is the best time to start. There are many benefits. Humor reduces stress levels because it helps us calm the chemicals that zip through our bodies when we’re agitated. We all need the physical balancing laughter offers.
Article: Taking Charge of Your Health
Research suggests workplace-generated stress, not just your average garden variety stress caused by the kids, mind you, but workplace-generated stress links to heart disease. When pollsters ask people to rate their stress, nearly half say they are suffering symptoms of burnout.
SMART-START™ Attitude: It's All in How You Look at It
A thought-provoking video that uses music, text and graphics to inspire and stimulate discussion about attitude and the effects it has on relationships and companies.
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.
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™ - 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.
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.
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!
Everybody Wins: How to Turn Conflict into Collaboration™
Deadlines, change, stress, miscommunication, confusion over responsibilities... there is no shortage of opportunities for conflict in the workplace. However, there is a loss of productivity when employees spend all their time dealing with conflict. This program teaches employees to take the initiative in resolving conflict with their coworkers and cooperating to find win/win solutions for most disagreements.
Adapting to a restructure change within the workplace.
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.
Between You and Me: Solving Conflict™ (for The Public Sector)
Between You and Me: Solving Conflict (Public Sector Version) shows that personal behaviors and situations must be put aside. The focus must be on job-related behavior only. We can’t change an individual’s personality, but we can help change his/her actions!
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.
Managing Silence (Behavior-Based Interviewing)
Being uncomfortable with silence during an interview may be the most common problem interviewers face, and most will just change the subject and move on. But look at it this way. When candidates are silent, it usually means they're thinking. That silence is your friend, your tool. If you change the subject and move on, you may be shutting down a revealing answer. So respect silence.
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.
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.
Sales Made Simple™ Stakeholders won't give me straight answers...
A salesperson asks our sales expert a common problem (especially for new sales people): "I know that probing is critical in developing a strong value proposition so I do ask a lot of questions. But the problem is, the key stakeholders often don’t want to give me straight answers, or they won’t answer me at all. You know, I don’t think that I’m being pushy, but maybe I am. So do you think I should change my approach?"
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Team Spark: Use Intuition to Foster Better Teamwork
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.
Sales Made Simple™ This is the third bid I've lost in a row...
A salesperson asks our sales expert a common problem (especially for new sales people): "This is the third bid I’ve lost in a row where the prospect seemed very interested, but ended up staying with their current vendor. I feel like they share my recommendations with their current vendor who makes a few changes and then keeps the business. What can be done about this?"
Johnny the Bagger® A True Story of Customer Service™
Remastered in 2019! 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.
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.