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Showing Appreciation - Training Activity

appreciation-thumbHelping people gain insight into the importance of being appreciative and showing appreciation can benefit both the employee and the organization. This training activity helps build awareness is this area.

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Infographic: Stopping Sexual Harassment...Once & For All

SH thumbThis timely infographic presents thought-provoking statistics on sexual harassment at work, along with actions employees and managers can take to help prevent it....once and for all.

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Task Management Tool: 6 Questions to Ask Before You Start a Task

task small thumbThere's a famous saying, "If a job's worth doing, it's worth doing well."  The first (and possibly most important) step in getting something done right is to gain clarity on what it is you're agreeing to do.  

Use the questions on this worksheet to set the stage for success.

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The Empathy Quadrant Worksheet

EQ Worksheet_thumbAt one time or another, you or your employees will face conflict. When it happens, successful resolution will most likely require some kind of face-to-face meeting.

What is the best way to prepare for a conflict meeting like this? What can be done to set the right tone and show that you have come prepared to find a win/win solution? One idea is to use an Empathy Quadrant.

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The Sad State of Soft Skills and How L&D Can Fix It

soft skills thumbIn this age of emphasis on education in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and math), research by LinkedIn, Google, Deloitte, and other organizations confirms what learning and business professionals know well: that technical capabilities are only part of the picture when it comes to business success.

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5 Ways L&D Can Help Managers Drive Soft Skills Training

DelegatingMore than 9 in 10 executives rate soft skills as important as technical skills, and 89% report difficulty finding talent with those capabilities.  Learning and development profesionals and managers each play a crucial role in ensuring employees get the training they need. Here are tips and tools that can help.

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5 Insights into Workplace Safety Training

safety thumb2Safety training and awareness are top organizational priorities. But some companies are more successful with their efforts in these areas than others. Rather than treating safety as “check the box” type training, look for ways to make your safety training impactful and relevant.  Here are 5 tips that can help.

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Building Effective Teams with the Team Bill of Rights Tool

BOR-thumbProviding team members with a sense of Belonging is probably the most important element of fostering unity on a team.  A sense of Belonging begins with three basic rights: to be treated with respect, to be heard, and to feel safe trying ideas (even if they fail). Use this Team Bill of Rights tool to help your team define how it will ensure these needs are met...for everyone.

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How Businesses and Educators Are Using Podcasts to Meet the Needs of Today’s Learners

podcast-thumbPodcasting is providing valuable new opportunities in education and training. This post shows the increase in podcast consumption over the past few years and provides information on how educators and businesses are meeting the needs of today's learners by incorporating podcasts into their learning mix.

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How to Build and Maintain High-Performance Teamwork

teamwork-thumbMuch employee time is spent working in teams. Organizations have a lot riding on the degree to which teams achieve their goals.  Finding ways to optimize team performance benefits everyone.

This article and infographic reveal 7 characteristics of high-performing teams. Managers receive insights into how each one can be developed and maintained.

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