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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.
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!
Acknowledge the variety of tough situations that can arise in the workplace and introduce easy problem solving steps.
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.
Understanding all three steps of an easy-to-use problem-solving model - A.C.. E. in Action.
Conflict at work? Really? Here's an example of work team conflict: two teams working through differences to make progress toward a common goal.
Asking questions to understand a problem
The importance of knowing what you want to achieve in order to solve problems.
How to best evaluate solution-based options.
Dealing with an under-performing employee who appears to not care.
Dealing with a boss that discounts ideas and doesn't listen to reason.
Dealing with a difficult customer - it takes work, but the benefits are easy to see.
Tension at work? Conflict on the shop floor? Here's an example of conflict between a manager and an employee; reflects different ideas of work/life balance and communication styles.
New Micro-Learning Game Pack! Reinforce the definitions and action of addressing workplace attitudes. This interactive eLearning module is a fun way to introduce key concepts for addressing attitudinal conflict.
Spark team communication around being patient and giving a project time to move forward - allowing for greater creativity or innovation.
Spark team communication about the protocols that can help us catch small problems early on (before they grow into BIG issues).
Spark team communication about how to better understand each other so that we don’t offend each other.
This is a great exercise to introduce the concept of the different types (in the 'difficult' range) of people we'll most often interact with in the workplace.
"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.
Working together. Why is that such a hard concept for some people. Here's a summary of how to use the three steps involved in turning conflict into collaboration.
Review and reinforce the A.C.E. It!™ problem-solving model.
Withholding important information
Handling conflict between two employees
When there is disagreement on how work gets done
When a coworker's body odor and perfume have a negative impact on others
A thought-provoking video that uses music,text and graphics to inspire and stimulate discussion about conflict resolution.
A thought-provoking video that uses music, text and graphics to inspire and stimulate discussion about solving problems with one another.
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. Now in its 4th edition, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When it comes to effective interviewing... preparation is essential. This video walks you through the preparation needed for conducting a behavior-based interview.
After learning about the importance of behavior-based interviewing, this video reviews the essential components of the process for effective interviewing and hiring.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How building rapport, sharing credit and keeping a manager informed creates cooperative and respectful behavior.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When it comes to resolving conflict, we all know it can be tough - especially if you don't have a plan! These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (R.E.S.O.L.V.E.) along with thought-provoking questions on better understanding & addressing conflict. Great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
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.
These easy-to-use, straight-to-the-point cards provide a simple model (R.E.S.P.E.C.T.) and questions to address common team issues and areas for improvement. These cards are great for a quick training reminder or conversation starter.
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.
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.
From the creators of More Than a Gut Feeling™, this powerful program offers a fresh and vibrant new approach to legal and effective hiring. Based on the time-tested truth, "past actions predict future performance", ACTIONS Speak! combines the elements of memorable storytelling, practical content and realistic acting to weave together a highly effective interview skills training course for a new generation of interviewers.
Designed to be used in conjunction with More Than a Gut Feeling™ Interviewing Essentials or as a stand-alone training tool and refresher. It features a correct interviewing scene highlighting the essentials of a proper behavior-based interview.
Past actions are still the best predictor of future performance. So, stay focused on asking behavioral questions about job requirements. For example, if the job does require honesty, you might ask questions this, "When were you honest, even though it was embarrassing for you? What did you say?
Writing things down is important. And with written questions are part of your interview preparation, you have proof of what you asked the candidate and that you asked the same question of every candidate. Those are legal issues. Before you write questions, you need to do some preparation.
When an answer is a generality, self-promotional, not behavioral, isn’t complete or the candidate’s non-verbals don’t match what the candidate is saying, follow-up with behavioral probes to draw out more information. You discover that the specifics the candidate gives can be linked to job requirements.
The "like me" syndrome is like a bias. Over weighing the positives of a candidate because you have many things in common will usually lead to a less than optimal hire.
When a candidate takes over the interview - maybe by non-stop talking or story-telling - it's okay to re-take control of the interview by politely interrupting and re-focusing the candidate back to the task at hand.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Enhance career development by taking initiative and putting common sense into common practice. WorkSmarts™ will encourage employees and supervisors to share ideas, ask questions and interact with others--ultimately promoting job efficiency and satisfaction!
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.
Accelerate the personal effectiveness and interpersonal abilities of your employees with a program focused on communication skills. In three, straight-to-the-point modules, employees will experience focused learning on how to effectively listen, communicate and give and receive feedback.
A specific example of how to best use the P.O.I.N.T. model to effectively inform, inspire and influence others.
In any organization, hiring the right people for the right job is a challenge. Successfully meeting that challenge helps organizations keep turnover down and productivity high. More Than a Gut Feeling III is designed to educate interviewers on how to make the right hiring decisions by using behavior-based interviewing skills.
Let's face it, most of us don't have the tools to resolve conflict (whether at work or at home) in a healthy way. We end up damaging relationships, we lose trust… the list goes on and on. Confronting Workplace Conflict™ is a new micro-learning program packed with conflict resolution tips and tools - especially for managers and leaders.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Boost productivity by developing cultural capability! In a global economy, cultural misunderstandings can have an immediate, negative impact on business productivity. Open Mind, Open World provides a solid foundation for identifying and understanding basic cultural values and behaviors. Employees and managers gain insights, strategies and skills that help minimize cultural misunderstandings and strengthen interactions.
How encouraging and reinforcing positive behavior will improve performance and build positive relationships.
How a 'can-do' attitude, high-performing work habits and acceptance of constructive criticism can build flexibility and accountability.
How initiative, decisiveness and seeking ways to improve performance can help promote positive and proactive behavior.
Managing the brainstorming process during a meeting.
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.
Managing disruptions in meetings. As challenging as it may be, there is a correct way to handle disruptions while in meetings, in discussions, etc.
Handling an objection to a key content point during a training session.
Using clarification techniques to feel comfortable with a change in process. A good example for personal evaluation.
Coaching to keep a strength from becoming a liability. This video specifically covers recognizing buying signals and building trust without losing credibility.
Dealing with the changes related to relocation; the importance of making a commitment to change.
This situation discusses the importance of gaining commitment for a change.
The importance of effective communication when dealing with change.
How asking questions, seeking answers, controlling emotions and taking notes leads to effective communication.
How to best prepare to communicate effectively with others.
It’s pretty obvious…yelling doesn’t help promote a respectful workplace or help make people feel included. It’s the same thing when dealing with conflict. Relationships get damaged, productivity dramatically decreases - people just shut down.