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World-Wide Best Seller! Making the leap from peer to boss is never easy. In addition to dramatic change, new managers frequently struggle to balance their old coworker relationships with their new management responsibilities. Designed to help participants make a successful transition from “coworker” to “manager” or “supervisor,” Peer Today, Boss Tomorrow presents four proven strategies that will help new supervisors navigate changing relationships and prepare for the most difficult situations they’re likely to encounter as they assume their new role.
Your organization operates at a fast pace—which means real choices have to be made quickly by employees, team members, managers and others... every day. And every time they make a choice, they hold the future well-being of your organization in their hands. A.C.T. with Integrity™ is a proven tool and model for helping people learn how to “do the right thing, for the right reasons, in the right way.”
If we're really honest with ourselves, we understand that leading and managing (even supervising) is not an easy task. There are all sorts of "gotchas" that wait for you in the workplace daily. Everyday Leadership™ was developed to help you, the leader/manager/supervisor, in your daily effort to foster better employee connections, communication and community within your organization - all the while working together toward one shared goal or vision.
Tackling difficult conversations is hard for just about everyone… especially when it comes to the trickier workplace issues that seem to pop up when you least expect it. Let's T.A.L.K.™ Navigating Difficult Workplace Discussions is designed to assist managers and supervisors in dealing with difficult workplace situations. The program provides several difficult scenarios that managers may face when dealing with employees and each scenario utilizes an easy-to- use, four-step process for working through the employee situation.
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.
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.
With the current focus on racial inequity and injustice, organizations - now more than ever - need to understand how racism and other key diversity dynamics impact their efforts to build a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace and culture. This new program focuses on the diversity dimension of race. By deepening awareness and understanding of race and racism, participants develop knowledge and skills that support and contribute to your organization’s overall diversity, equity and inclusion goals.
What do you do with employees who are not living up to expectations? Do you fire them on the spot? Do you give them another chance? How many chances do you give them before you terminate them? These questions and many more are being asked every day by supervisors and managers. This powerful program answers many questions supervisors have about handling performance problems with their employees and documenting the progressive discipline process.
Diversity just is... but inclusion is the glue that binds a productive and innovative workplace. These easy-to-use cards provides thought-provoking statements on effective ways to enhance and leverage the power of inclusion. These cards are great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
When an employee isn't doing what is needed or expected, progressive discipline is an essential way to get them back on track. FOSA™ is an easy-to-implement approach to positively addressing employee discipline issues. These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (F.O.S.A.) along with simple reminders to effectively tackle tough workplace discipline issues. These cards are great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
Organizations want productive and engaged employees who contribute to the bottom line... but just one aggressive employee can ruin it all. There are real consequences associated with crossing the line at work and more than money is what’s at stake for organizations of all kinds. The effects of bullying, abusive conduct and especially harassment can damage an organization’s morale, brand and leave targets unproductive and fearful.
An impactful diversity awareness program designed to help employees understand what diversity really is and when it matters most in the workplace. This program introduces the F.A.I.R.™ Approach as a practical way to improve an organization’s cultural competency. The approach can be used as a tool to build more positive, productive relationships at work that will help employees make better decisions that impact the overall productivity of the organization.
Biases and societal stereotypes can influence our perception, judgment, language and actions. We may not be aware that we are engaging in behavior that may be offensive. Being aware of common stereotypes and biases (both hidden and explicit) can help you challenge negative assumptions about others. At the end of the day, it always comes down to one word… “respect.” Be sure to check your filters and look for ways to be inclusive and respectful.
When a person in a position of power decides to target an employee, they are often hurtful and clearly inappropriate — just like a schoolyard bully. This is compounded by the situations where the bully is also the boss. But the situation can and should be addressed. Like other bullies, a boss who’s out of control needs to be reminded when they cross the line.
Recognizing and stopping all forms of harassment is an essential component of a respectful and innovative workplace. These easy-to-use cards provide a quick overview along with thought-provoking definitions on effective ways to address and prevent workplace bullying. These cards are great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
Are you a bully boss? Does your management style promote a respectful workplace... or create fear and animosity? These easy-to-use cards provide a quick overview along with thought-provoking definitions and questions on effective ways to address and prevent workplace bullying. These cards are great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
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.
Bias is something we all have, and by itself, it’s neither good nor bad. It’s a conscious or unconscious judgment we make based on information we have learned from our own experiences or by what we have been taught by others. To further enhance our skills as a leader we must tackle any biases that create negative relationships or impede an inclusive workplace.
Bias refers to the persistent, harmful and unequal treatment of someone based solely on some characteristic they possess or their apparent membership in or identification with a particular group. By being self-aware and willing to engage with others when bias is unintentionally implied or expressed, we can better resolve problems and promote more effective working relationships.
Updated with the US Supreme Court decision protecting LGBTQ+ workers! Now more than ever, your employees need to know exactly where the boundaries of acceptable and legal workplace behavior are drawn. Right Side of the Line™ addresses harassment in all its form, including hazing, gossip, retaliation and more. This workshop meets federal compliance standards for harassment prevention training, giving employees the tools to resolve situations before they escalate. For your business issues on: Harassment, Discrimination, EEOC & Legal Issues.
Diversity in today's workplace is a given... and the value of that diversity allows organizations to draw on a fuller range of experiences - allowing them to think more creatively and avoid biased decision-making. But what if that diversity is causing tension? What if inclusion and equity are slow on the uptake? Treating others with respect is paramount to a successful and inclusive workplace.
Just Updated! In the ever-changing work environment, it's difficult to know - or understand - what's allowed and what's not allowed at work. This best-selling program brings greater awareness to the many types of harassment which can occur in the workplace. It dramatizes employee behaviors that can lead to formal charges and result in serious consequences for the individual... and the organization. Topics covered: protected classes (i.e. pregnancy, obesity), general harassment, gender identity, religion, free speech and more!
Studies have shown that having a diverse team is more innovative. But let's be real, finding and hiring diverse talent is often easier said than done. How can we get past potential bias and get the right talent in the door? And how do we keep them? This fast and fun new series answers common questions and provides real world tips on finding and keeping diverse talent.
This new program has been designed to provide all employees with practical, inclusionary skills for recognizing and responding to tough situations they may face or witness within the workplace after a health scare or pandemic. After all, inclusion and respect are all about people having a sense of belonging; it gives people the feeling of being welcomed, respected, valued and treated fairly for who they are and what they bring or contribute to the organization.
Mistakes happen. Discussing them and correcting them is a natural next step. Getting personal and calling out someone individually in front of their peers for that mistake… ruins morale, is unfair and amounts to a lack of control.
Sexual harassment can happen in many different forms. While it can be shocking to encounter and/or witness blatant sexual harassment, having an uncomfortable conversation with the perpetrator can help to redraw the lines.
Update of Our Best-Selling DEI Program! An inclusive workplace doesn't need to be elusive! As organizations and customer bases become increasingly diverse, it is important for employees to be able to engage and work through differences in a positive manner that supports productivity, teamwork and customer satisfaction. This best-selling program addresses the “respect and inclusion” component of diversity – from the employee’s perspective. Topics include: unconscious (hidden) bias, cultural competence, diversity moments, gender & gender identity, rumors & gossip, joking and improper expressions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
When constructing a skyscraper, it is of the utmost importance to have properly designed and vetted blueprints. These blueprints serve as the authoritative guide to the thousands of decisions that must be made in order to construct a working, unified building. Much like the construction of a skyscraper, the task of starting a new diversity initiative requires a carefully drawn up blueprint, or diversity strategy, that provides the ultimate vision for the company.
Foosball is a tabletop soccer game featuring players that are fixed in position, meaning that each player can only cover a predetermined area. Flexibility, adapting, or helping out are all out of the question. This lack of flexibility is similar in some ways to teams that are spread out over multiple locations or across borders, as their interactions are also limited in a predetermined way. The lack of face-to-face interaction can reduce the team’s ability to adjust and adapt as quickly as a team that is located all at one site.
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.
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.
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.
Ziauddin Yousafzai is a Pakistani educator who broke tradition when his daughter was born, by adding his daughter’s name to the family tree – the first girl in 300 years. The impact of Ziauddin’s choice to break tradition and educate girls had a global impact many years later when his daughter became the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. Like the rearing of a world famous daughter, creating powerful teams with high impact does not happen in a single day.
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.
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.
A referee’s job requires them to be an impartial expert on the game, clear headed, and capable of fairly applying the rules. During games, it would be impossible for coaches, players, and fans to make unbiased calls without a referee. Similarly, in high-pressure work environments, differences between colleagues may lead to disputes that make it impossible for them to see past their biases, resulting in a conflict or stalemate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The energy of a “match on the pitch” comes from a group of people sharing in their common passion. Being in the midst of your passion is an energizing experience. It is obvious when people are in their passion: their eyes light up, excitement fills their voice, and they are “in the zone.” Inquiring about a co-worker’s passion is a great way to gain insight into a person that you work with. Demonstrating a desire to understand a co-worker’s passion enables you to build connections and begin to create common ground.
During the Revolutionary War, lobster was considered such inferior food that it was used to feed the British prisoners, and even they revolted against it. With the advent of railroads, trains brought lobster to the Midwesterners, who had no cultural bias, and found it to be a delicacy. Gradually, New Englanders came to the same conclusion. Often it takes an outside perspective to realize the inherent value that is already on your team and within your company.
Jumping out of an airplane might seem insane to some people, while to others it is an exhilarating and often repeated experience. What makes one person deeply afraid may not be at all scary to another person. Much of what causes people to react with fear to a situation are perceptions and assumptions about what that situation will be like. After facing their fears, people often realize that the perception of the experience created more fear than the experience itself.
So you've had a difficult discussion with an employee, direct report, staff member... what's next? Things like action items, open issues, follow-up and more! These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (A.F.T.E.R.) along with thought-provoking questions on effective ways to follow-up with a tough discussions with grace and respect. These cards are great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
Having a difficult discussion is hard. Though it must be done to get to resolution, you must be prepared. That includes understanding ground rules and preparing yourself mentally (working through a checklist). These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (B.E.F.O.R.E.) 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.
Discussing race and racial inequities in the workplace can be tough... but it's a conversation that needs to take place. Shying away from key workplace topics/issues don't make those problems disappear. These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (D.I.V.I.D.E.) 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.
We all know that having a difficult discussion can be hard. It's important to watch out for key indicators during that conversation. This includes ground rules, verbal and non-verbal cues, and so much more! These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (D.U.R.I.N.G.) 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.
With a diverse workplace can come unique and interesting tension. When that tension grows into real issues, it's time to have a brave conversation. These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (B.R.A.V.E.) 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.
It's not always easy having workplace discussions - whether to simply gather information or to tackle a tough situation. Shying away from key workplace topics/issues don't make those problems disappear. These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (T.H.E.C.H.A.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.
Need to have a serious talk with an employee or front-line staff? Having the tough workplace discussions are never easy. These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (G.R.A.C.E.) along with thought-provoking questions on effective ways to tackle the tough discussions... effectively and with respect. These cards are great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
When we say (or do) something that negatively impacts a co-worker, it's often hard to know what to do to mend the relationship. Recovering a relationship is important to moving past the issue(s). These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (R.E.C.O.V.E.R.) 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.
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.
Decision-making is a daily occurrence in the workplace. Making ethical decisions is important not only to the organization, but to those who work for them and those they serve. We must ensure our team members are aware of the proper procedures for ethical decision-making and the numerous consequences that can occur if they are not followed. Big or small, an unethical decision can have a huge impact on the organization.
As leaders in our organization, we all get frustrated sometimes, but we need to be positive and professional in our interactions with our customers. Taking out our frustrations on a customer could cause them to seek services from a competitor instead. We need to make sure we are offering them the best experience. Without our customers, we wouldn’t have a business.
This exciting new program is designed to teach people how to improve their relationships at work in order to become more productive and to achieve better results. We have to rely on and work with others in order to be productive and achieve results. The problem is that many work environments are not conducive to positive relationships. Instead, they are focused on the mistake, leading us to inadvertently reinforcing what we don’t want to happen - the negative behavior. This program shows learners how to improve workplace relationships and productivity by using the Positivity Approach.
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 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 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.
Relationships between different departments in an organization can sometimes be difficult. In fact, issues between departments may be detrimental to the organization as a whole if not resolved quickly and respectfully. Every department must be able to work together efficiently and effectively in order for the business to be successful.
Stereotyping and inappropriate comments are all-too-common problems in the world today and is absolutely unacceptable in our organization. We must listen to and validate our employees concerns and act on them. As leaders, we can address and help prevent stereotyping by listening, speaking up, and treating ALL employees fairly, regardless of race. We also must address performance problems - even when there are other issues at play.
Regardless of physical appearance and gender, we should treat each other with respect and dignity. We must acknowledge that each other’s achievements are due to nothing short of hard work and dedication, NOT appearance or sexuality. We are all on the same team.
Communication can make or break a project. Ensuring our team members are communicating effectively, efficiently, and timely is a key to success in the workplace. There will be times when we must have difficult conversations, but we need to confront and resolve these issues, not avoid them.
When an employee refuses to sign a performance evaluation, you might be tempted to just say - okay, fine. I'll just make a note that you refused to sign, and you do what you need to do. But the truth is, when an employee won't sign it generally means there's a lot more going on that really needs to be out on the table so you can deal with it. And the best way to make that happen is to take the time to T.A.L.K.™ about it.
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.
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 an employee refuses to take responsibility for their performance problems, there are a couple of things you need to make sure you do. A quarterly or annual review shouldn't be the first time the employee is hearing about the problem or problems. The best way to correct a problem is to deal with it immediately, and document your actions. Then, make sure you keep your focus on the employee's behavior and don't get sucked into an emotional discussion about attitudes.
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.
When an employee doesn't seem to care about setting goals in their daily work, it's easy to make assumptions about why they're acting that way. The problem is... you could be way off base. And your actions can actually end up making the situation worse. So, when you find yourself in this kind of situation, take a step back, and use the T.A.L.K.™ model to help find out why... Because once I find out why... then I can usually help the employee figure out how to move forward.
There are two keys to working with an employee who thinks the information you're using in your discussion is biased; the first is to take extra time to really listen to the employee's perspective. And the second is to be specific about the information you're basing your evaluation on. The key is to use the T.A.L.K.™ model to help the employee identify areas that need improvement on their own.
A tough conversation with a top performer can be difficult, especially when you really do need to ask that person to step up and give you a little more. The key is to use the T.A.L.K.™ model to help the employee identify areas that need improvement on their own. Sometimes it takes a little longer, but the results are definitely worth it.
Our workplace is full of employees with valuable life experiences and ideas. It's important to recognize and appreciate the knowledge, perspectives, and experiences that team members of all ages bring to the table. Everyone has value, no matter their age.
Having active and respectful discussions are paramount to creating working relationships based on inclusive and trust. These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (R.A.P.P.O.R.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.
Recognizing and stopping harassment is an essential component of a respectful and innovative workplace. These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model along with thought-provoking questions on effective ways to address and prevent workplace harassment and bullying. These cards are great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
Most of us know that we all share a responsibility for preventing sexual harassment in the workplace. But one of the challenges we face on a day to day basis is recognizing it. It's not enough to understand the legal definition alone… we have to know what sexual harassment looks like in the real world… and its consequences on each other… and the organization.
Dreading that difficult discussion with an employee or coworker who just isn't engaged or performing as expected? These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (T.A.L.K.) along with thought-provoking questions on starting those tough conversations. Great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a discussion generator.
Having active and respectful discussions are essential components of an inclusive and innovative workplace. These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (S.P.A.C.E.) 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.
A colorful and right-to-the-point reminder card that provides a simple model (H.I.D.D.E.N.) for understanding unconscious bias as well as providing questions to address hidden bias in the workplace. These cards can be printed and distributed for a quick reminder or conversation starter.