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Online Assessment: Do You Have Bullying Tendencies?

Bullying Quiz_smallMost people don’t want to think of themselves as bullies. But on any given day, there are power and control tactics used by many (knowingly or unknowingly) that could demean, devalue or disrespect others.  Are there times when you exhibit some of these behaviors? Take this free assessment.

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Kickstarting a Growth Mindset -- In Yourself and Those You Manage

Kickstarter_1_blogWhat is a growth mindset? Some use it synonymously with lifelong or continuous learning. But it originated with Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck. This article explains more about Dweck's work while providing helpful tips for developing a growth mindset in yourself and those you manage.

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Types of Sexual Harassment (Interactive Graphic)

OFA interactive graphic_thumbSexual harassment is a complex topic, especially when it comes to understanding the two types of sexual harassment and the different forms each can take. This interactive graphic provides easy-to-understand definitions and helpful examples, including short video clips.

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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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Why Training and Development for Modern Managers Is So Critical

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Some research has concluded that only one in 10 people have the kind of innate talent needed to excel in management. However, with the proper training and development, many mangers can build the capabilities they need to become engaging, high-performing leaders. 

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(Infographic for Managers) How to Protect Yourself from Sexual Harassment Charges

OFA infographic thumbSexual harassment in the workplace is a complex issue. A complaint of inappropriate conduct against a manager—whether the complaint is legitimate or not, and regardless of whether the conduct rises to the level of illegal sexual harassment or not—has a significant impact on all involved. 

This infographic provides managers with indispensable tips for using common sense and extra caution when interacting with employees and colleagues.

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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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Quiz: How Well Do You Understand Workplace Violence?

workplace violence quiz thumbAccording to subject matter experts, myths and misinformation about workplace violence often cause organizations to focus on the wrong things—or do nothing. Test your understanding of this critical safety and security concern with this 5-question quiz.

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Conflict Resolution 101: Focus on the Problem, Not the Person

Conflict-RWWWIn today's busy organizations, conflict can occur anywhere at any time. When it hits, it’s tempting for us to see the person with whom we’re in conflict as the “bad guy”, and to create a You Against Me scenario.But if we stay in that mindset it’s unlikely that we’ll be able to positively resolve the problem.

Here are some practical Conflict Management tips that can help you move past the negative and reach successful resolution.

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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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