Training, Leadership, and Group Behavior

  • How to Hire a New Employee: Training the New Employee

    Tina Buechler emphasizes the importance to adequately training new employees. Make sure the employee knows the following: 1. key responsibilities; 2. key deliverables; 3. workplace culture; and 4. employee manual/company guidelines. The applicant should be given specific guidelines and parameters in order to succeed. How can you motivate existing employees to attend training sessions?

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  • Leadership: Leading and Communicating with Confidence by Ty Howard

    [Please note the visual quality of this clip is a bit grainy, but the vocal quality is strong.] Motivational speaker Ty Howard lectures on leadership and communication styles, including how to create effective leaders, connect with passion, and change management in business. Howard explains that managers ask him, How do I inspire my people? He advises you should lead and…

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  • To Be a Leader: How and Why

    Jack Hayhow with Opus Communications gives an overview of how and why to be a leader. He quotes ship captain D. Michael Abrashoff: There was a direct relationship between how much the crew knew about a plan and how well they carried it out. That, in turn, brought better results and helped us become more combat ready. Hayhow says leaders…

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  • To Be a Leader: The Power of We

    Jack Hayhow discusses the power of WE and John Gottmans research on positive to negative interactions (ideal is 5 positive: 1 negative). Hayhow relates Gottmans relationship research to the use of we (as positive) versus I (as negative). He emphasizes the importance of a leader and/or managers use of vocabulary in order to make his/her employees feel like they are…

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  • How Bad is Your Boss?

    Actor James Michael Tyler meets with Jean Lipman-Blumen, author of The Allure of Toxic Leaders. She explains that toxic leaders have many things in common; they leave us worse off than they found us by inflicting serious harm and/or damage to people, organizations, institutions, and nations. Lipman-Blumen judges toxic leaders by dysfunctional behavioral qualities, including lack of integrity, amorality, greed,…

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  • Extreme Teambuilding from Premier Corporate Training

    This is an ad for Extreme Teambuilding, a unique training program that uses exclusive instructional and assessment methods used by Special Forces personnel. It is used for employee selection, networking, staff motivation, and problem solving. He explains the program can be tailored to your needs. He emphasizes the importance of communication, team work, leadership skills, time appreciation, lateral thinking, accelerated…

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  • Heroes Football 2009 Superbowl Commercial

    This 2009 Superbowl commercial features characters from the TV show Heroes in a football game against former football all stars. The heroes work together using agility, strength, team work, and their super abilities to compete against NFL legends. Does this commercial demonstrate strong group cohesion? How does group cohesiveness affect productivity, efficiency, and member satisfaction? What other behaviors does it…

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  • Conflict Resolution Online Course UniversalClass

    This brief clip discusses conflict, its prevalence in media, and how to resolve conflicts in the workplace. Conflict rarely produces positive results. As a preview to the full length online class, discussion topics include animosity, dissent, anger, frustration, rage, disagreements, differences of opinion, yelling, personal attacks and vindictiveness in the business setting. What are some causes of conflict in the…

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  • New Workforce Absenteeism Study Offers Insights on Who is Calling in Sick and Why

    Nathan Hiller, assistant professor from the business department at Florida International University, explains why he has studied absenteeism. Oftentimes, Hiller explains, two types of job attitudes predict absenteeism. The study looked at job satisfaction over time. Job satisfaction and organizational commitment, in combination, are attitudes found in employees who show up to work. How could a wellness program help reduce…

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  • Trend: The 4 Day Work Week

    A 4 day work week can help businesses cut their budget, increase energy efficiency, and even reduce overtime, sick time, and turnover. The shorter work week helps both the employee and employer save money, but their 4 days at work are longer than regular business hours. However, commuting before and after peak commute times helps alleviate one employees stress. What…

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