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A conflict with a co-worker can be one of the most frustrating things we have to deal with. I used to try to avoid people I didn't get along with, and just hope they got transferred out of the department. But the truth is that costs the department and the organization big time. It's one of those "everybody loses and everybody is miserable" approaches.
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.
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.
How building rapport, sharing credit and keeping a manager informed creates cooperative and respectful behavior.
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 inspire and stimulate 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.
When it comes to having a tough conversation, just starting is often the most difficult part. These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (S.P.E.A.K.) along with thought-provoking questions to create a respectful flow of communication. These cards are great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator for all employees and managers.
Even the most talented teams don’t start out as high performing. To begin with, there are steps you can take to set your team up for success and create a work environment that values teamwork and collaboration. Set a vision and shared goals based on trust… explaining how the work of the team fits with the mission and goals of the organization.
Most of us would agree that one of our 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. Like it or not, when you are around people...conflict is going to happen.
These days, when most people pick up the phone, write an email or walk into an office or store, they pretty much expect the service they're going to get is indifferent or even just plain awful. Little things like… Thanking the customer and empathizing with their situation. Acknowledging their emotions, rather than ignoring them. And reassuring the customer that your goal is to help… Those are the kinds of things that make customers feel like you really care.
Kindness is a virtue. You might have heard that saying before. It's especially true when working, serving or managing others. Based on the work of Barbara Glanz, Hall of Fame Speaker, this thought-provoking, powerful short video uses impactful imagery, video and music to encourage discussion on the importance of being kind and civil to one another.
This program builds the confidence, poise, knowledge and skills demonstrated by facilitators who are exceptionally competent. Participants will learn how to generate quality discussions, make smooth transitions between activities and manage disruptive behaviors. Organizations will benefit by having facilitators who increase the value of their training sessions, thus building the skills of associates.
All we have to do is look into a mirror. I know. It isn’t pleasant to consider that we could be responsible for our lack of success, but there it is. If we have not convinced someone, the onus is still on us to do so. It is not the decision maker’s job to convince him or herself of the idea’s merit.
How cultures from around the world look at motivation differently.
How communication styles differ within cultures and impact decision making and working relationships.
The importance of clarifying how a change impacts everyone differently.
How to ask for information to help feel comfortable with a change; dealing with a dress code change.
A specific example of how to best use the P.O.I.N.T. model to effectively inform, inspire and influence others.
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.
Just say "NO" to boring and unproductive meetings. Turn your meeting leaders into Fearless Facilitators! They’ll learn how to bring a laser-like focus to every agenda, handle disruptions with ease and condense a week’s worth of meetings into a single session. Fearless Facilitators expertly foster participation and make any group session more productive.
This program teaches employees how to focus and execute communication by following the steps of the P.O.I.N.T. model. Ultimately, employees will establish credibility, improve working relationships, increase efficiency and effectiveness, improve job and personal satisfaction and more. It will contribute to organizational success by providing employees the tools necessary to improve conduction of meetings, cascade clear messages, generate more business and execute effective communication.