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Posts by Jerrin Padre

How Good Intentions Can Go Awry: Creating a Harassment-Free Environment

Mark & Sheila synopsisWhile sexual harassment (rightfully) generates a significant amount of attention these day, it’s only part of the whole picture. Failing to push toward a holistic understanding of the issue of workplace harassment can have serious consequences on an organization where even well-intentioned behaviors can become harassing conduct.

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What Leaders Can Learn from Lobsters

Lobster blog_thumbnailWhen it comes to what can help a leader grow…lobsters provide an important insight. Watch this 1-minute clip.

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[Video] Getting Your Employees Out of Their Shells: A Leadership Lesson Inspired By Turtles

Lead-now-turtleSome employees share ideas easily, while others need a bit more time to warm up and come out of their shells. This 55-second video clip explains why it’s important for leaders to create a work environment where employees feel safe giving input and presenting ideas.

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Ridding the Workplace of Sexual Harassment Means No More Excuses

OFA-animated-gif-post-thumbInappropriate behavior is inappropriate behavior no matter the circumstance, reaction, or company culture. Fortunately, there are practical ways to help employees filter their words and actions at work -- starting with eliminating excuses like these.

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Moment of Truth: Online Ethics Quiz

Ethics Quiz ThumbThis short ethics quiz provides a snapshot that gives you a sense of how much your everyday decision-making is motivated by being honest and fair.

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The Science of Storytelling: How Storytelling Shapes Our Behavior

storytelling-dog-2When we hear or read a word, hundreds of signals activate the visual, auditory, and language-processing regions of our brains in a matter of milliseconds. They tap into our working memory, long-term memory, and even our subconscious to give things meaning. Considering all these responses are elicited by a single word, imagine what your brain looks like while processing an entire story.

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(Infographic) Myth-Busting the Modern Learner: Characteristics of Today's Workforce & How to Meet Their Learning Needs

modern-thumbToday’s workforce spans five generations—each with their own distinct learning style. While there’s a plethora of research breaking down each generation and their respective learning styles, it’s important to recognize cross-generational similarities. This infographic shows common characteristics and preferences of the modern learner (regardless of age).

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The 5 Conflict Management Styles: Which One Are You? [Quiz]

conflict quiz thumb 2Conflict is inevitable—which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Without conflict, there would be no diversity of thought, no pushing the boundaries, no intellectual debates. We are built to overcome adversity, hopefully gaining strength and a new sense of perspective in the process. However, it’s important to approach conflict constructively to achieve optimal results for all parties involved.

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Make Them Laugh: The Role of Humor in Learning and Behavior Change

happy-employeesStudies show that infusing a bit of humor can significantly influence positive learning outcomes.  This research-based post includes tips on the effective use of humor in training.

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11 Workplace Behavior-Changing Tips for the New Year

info-thumb2New Year, New You! With bellies full and spirits high, we ride into the new year on a wave of optimism. It’s a time for new beginnings, clean slates, and finally purchasing that gym membership that’s been sitting in your Groupon cart. In 2018, we at Media Partners strive to become better versions of ourselves at work-- starting with the way we think. From challenging our “Rebuttal Brain” to something as simple as sharing a smile, we’ve identified 11 Success Behaviors for the New Year.

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