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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.
Communicate and Listen
How asking questions, seeking answers, controlling emotions and taking notes leads to effective communication.
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.
WorkSmarts - Program Summary
A good review of the strategies for working smart.
This case study looks at drinking and socializing after work hours. Two scenarios are presented for discussion.
This case study addresses the issue of dealing with co-workers who are having intimate relations (dating).
What is an "unfair advantage" when you are up for a promotion?
Physical appearances and job requirements
TrainingBytes® Who Are You?™
“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.
Being Cooperative and Respectful
How building rapport, sharing credit and keeping a manager informed creates cooperative and respectful behavior.
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.
Your Path to Success™ Being Professional
You know… when it comes to how we interact with people, there's a whole range of things that we don't want to see happen in the workplace, right? So, being professional at all times is the key to preventing situations that might lead to harassment or discrimination.
WorkSmarts™: How to Get Along, Get Noticed and Get Ahead
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!
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.
Being Accountable and Flexible
How a 'can-do' attitude, high-performing work habits and acceptance of constructive criticism can build flexibility and accountability.
Being Positive and Proactive
How initiative, decisiveness and seeking ways to improve performance can help promote positive and proactive behavior.
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.
Involve Your Audience
How to inspire and influence others to communicate effectively by involving them.
Narrow Your Focus
How narrowing the focus of communication can add clarity and immediacy.
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!
Tailor Your Presentation
Learn about the importance of tailoring your presentation and the situations you may find yourself in when it becomes necessary... to effectively get your point across.
The Big Picture (from Increasing Emotional Intelligence)
Learn how to keep things in perspective by managing expectations.
Team Spark: Find the Common Beat
Similar to a band with many different instruments playing together, a diverse team consists of many different personalities working together. While this diversity allows for innovation and creativity, it also makes it more difficult for team members to keep the same tempo. It is the role of the team member with the drummer personality to keep everyone communicating and completing tasks on time.
WorkSmarts - Program Introduction
Introduction of four strategies for being work smart.
When a colleague monopolizes shared resources
What's Best for the Company
Dealing with sensitive and confidential issues while in the interviewing/hiring process.
Competing priorities and lack of time
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.
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.
SMART-START™ Sales Truths
A clear-cut video that uses music,text and graphics to energize a group and share the fundamental truths of successful selling.
SMART-START™ Taking Care of Your Own Future
A powerful short video with imagery and music to provoke a discussion about what it takes to get your career rolling. Stimulate discussion about what it really takes to succeed in a career.
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.
TrainingBytes® Looking Over My Shoulder
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.
Your Path to Success™ Resolving Conflict
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.
Your Path to Success™ Serving Others
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.
Customer Service Is...™
What is customer service... really? What does it look like? Why is it important? This thought-provoking, powerful short video uses impactful imagery, video and music to encourage discussion on the importance of serving customers - inside or outside of your organization.
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.
Achieving Communication Excellence
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.
Make Your P.O.I.N.T. (Step-By-Step Demo)
A specific example of how to best use the P.O.I.N.T. model to effectively inform, inspire and influence others.
Between You and Me: Solving Conflict™
Help employees solve conflicts before it affects performance! This best-selling program teaches your employees how to resolve conflicts themselves and improve relationships with coworkers. Your employees can learn to approach conflict head-on and work together to solve it. The result can be a long-term professional and productive relationship.
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!
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.
Accentuate the Positive
How encouraging and reinforcing positive behavior will improve performance and build positive relationships.
All for One and One for All
Conflict at work? Really? Here's an example of work team conflict: two teams working through differences to make progress toward a common goal.
Are You Going to Get That?
How to best handle phone calls while also helping another customer in person.
Managing the brainstorming process during a meeting.
Cell Phones, Tablets, Etc.
Managing disruptions in meetings. As challenging as it may be, there is a correct way to handle disruptions while in meetings, in discussions, etc.
Challenging a Learning Point
Handling an objection to a key content point during a training session.
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.
Communication - Outline Intent
How to best prepare to communicate effectively with others.
Conflict 101™ - The Fight Response
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.
Conflict 101™ - The Flight Response
When we encounter conflict with co-workers, many times we get stressed out and we go into flight mode. But here’s the rub. If I don’t act, the problem won’t go away, it will affect my work, the productivity of other team members and a whole lot more.
Conflict 101™ - The Freeze Response
It’s not uncommon for people to simply “freeze up” when another person tries to steamroll the situation. Yet, moments later we want to kick ourselves because we now know what we should have said--only it’s too late.
Rarely does an entire team agree on everything - especially during a time of stress. The video demonstrates the power of consensus building and making decisions that net the largest benefit to the team and organization.
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™ - Coaching to Specific Issues
Attitude problem. How do we deal with someone who's going 100 miles an hour in the right direction, doing a good job, while royally ticking off co-workers or customers in the process? Coaching of course! Here's a powerful short video on making the most of motivating a good employee.
Handling an Off-Topic Conversation
Dealing with an off-topic conversation during a meeting
It's a Policy Thing
Correcting mistakes and diffusing a customer's emotions; upholding company policies while meeting a customer's needs at the same time.
Let Me Make Myself Perfectly Clear
Meeting a customer's needs without going against company policy.
Listen Up! (from Achieving Communication Excellence)
The importance of active listening. When we actively listen – our body language, gestures and behaviors let other know we are engaged.
Making a Smooth Transition
How to best transition from one topic to the next during a training session
Adapting to a restructure change within the workplace.
Overcoming Communication Issues - Hotel/Hospitality Scene
As we all eventually find out, bad communication can lead to even worse problems. This video vignette demonstrates how to effectively deal with a non-listener - confronting the communication problem.
Overcoming Communication Issues - Manufacturing
When a team can't freely exchange ideas or share thoughts, the team freezes or becomes ineffective. This vignette demonstrates why we need to deal with the team communication.
Overcoming Communication Issues - Office/General
Sometimes we need to discuss 'hard' issues - like setting the record straight. Communicating in these situations is critical to get consensus. This vignette demonstrates the approach to confronting others using good communication - to resolve issues.
Overcoming Communication Issues - Retail
Let's face it, bad communication can lead to even worse problems. This video vignette demonstrates how we can overcome workplace issues by taking a step back and working on our communication and interpersonal skills.
Prepare for Communicating Effectively
How to best prepare to communicate effectively. Follow a process for getting ready to communicate with others.
Managing pervasive disruptions
Redirection With a Coworker
How using positive redirection with a coworker improves relationships and performance.
Redirection With a Team Member
How using positive redirection with a team member improves relationships and productivity.
So, How Am I Doing? (from Achieving Communication Excellence)
The importance of being proactive and clarifying information when giving and receiving feedback.
Speak Up! (from Achieving Communication Excellence)
Gain confidence to communicate in a direct and clear manner.
The Question That Stumps You
Handling questions and generating discussion
The Unexpected Departure
Tips on handling the unexpected departure of a key meeting attendee.
This Needs to Go Out Today
Offering internal customers solutions when their needs have not been met.
What Does a Mentor Do?
When an employee is new to the company, or even new to their role, there’s no substitute for the conversations and support that a mentor provides. Let’s face it, every job has a certain number of rules, processes, must dos and unwritten “ways of things” that, without you, your mentee would have to learn through experience.
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.
Whatever It Takes
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.
Where Are the Drop Cloths?
Handling interruptions effectively; putting your focus on the customer even when you're busy.
Who Benefits from Mentoring?
The advice and tips a mentor gives has a direct impact. Mentees benefit from the mentors experience. With a mentor on their side, they can learn the things that can help them get the new chapter in their career started on the right foot.
Why Did I Push All Those Buttons?
Dealing with a customer frustrated by an automated phone system.
You Promised It Would Be Here Today
Dealing with a customer whose expectations for timely delivery have not been met.
You're the Third Person I've Talked To
Dealing with a customer who is angry because of being transferred too many times.
Credibility is being aware of how we impact others. Building trusting relationships. Meeting deadlines...being responsive...having integrity. This thought-provoking, powerful short video uses impactful imagery, video and music to encourage discussion on the importance of credibility in the workplace.
Team Spark: Proverb - Everyone Makes Mistakes
Spark team communication around how to handle mistakes when they are made.
Team Spark: Proverb - People Will Listen More If You Are Kind When Delivering the Message
Spark team communication on how kindness can help us achieve our desired end result on both projects and personal pursuits.
Understanding Difficult People
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.
Conflict 101™ - Conflict Strategy Overview
Most of us would agree that one of the biggest challenges is dealing with conflict… whether at work or at home.
Life is a Series of Presentation - Introduction
Introduces the concept that life is a series of presentations.
Program Introduction (T.I.M.E. Model)
People all seem to have one thing in common...They all have to deal with conflict...whether at work or at home. It’s a part of life. There is a simple, yet very effective way to deal with conflict. Use T.I.M.E. to your advantage.
Ready. Set. CHANGE! - Opening
An introduction on adapting to a restructure change within the workplace.