Complete TAG® Library (1893 Assets / 5882 Components)

  • Article: Getting Enough Sleep

    Some people wear their sleep deprivation like a badge of honor. If they sleep less, they think they’ll get more done. As long as they don’t keel over into their bowl of soup at lunch, they figure they’re doing pretty well. CNN has suggested sleep problems are reaching epidemic proportions, and the National Commission on Sleep Disorders puts the price tag at $150 billion dollars each year in higher stress and reduced productivity.

    #1781 ID:1504 Topic: Employee Resiliency Learning Path: Personal Performance Type: Trainer Resource Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality Other Topics: Reducing Stress (Work & Life)
  • Article: Goals and New Year’s Resolutions

    What are your hopes and dreams for the New Year? Maybe you’re like a friend of mine whose resolution is that she won’t have any resolutions. I recommend this for those of you who think last year was akin to spending eternity atop a treadmill set on warp speed. Maybe you need a break from resolutions.

    #1782 ID:1551 Topic: Motivation Learning Path: Personal Performance Type: Trainer Resource Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality Other Topics: Communication, Motivation, Goals and Goal Setting
  • Article: Leading with Heart

    What does it mean to lead with heart, and why is this important? We see signs all around of us of what happens when we fail to lead with heart. We end up fighting wars…we neglect those in need… we pollute our environment.

    #1783 ID:1512 Topic: Leadership Learning Path: Leadership Type: Trainer Resource Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality Other Topics: Communication, Professionalism
  • Article: Mortgaging the Future

    Goals are mostly a good thing, but what happens when personal or corporate goals mortgage the future for short-term gain? At what point do we recognize the folly and re-think our strategy?

    #1784 ID:1525 Topic: Change Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Trainer Resource Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality Other Topics: Leadership, Discussion Trigger, Goals and Goal Setting
  • Article: Overcoming Worries and Fears

    Our fears limit us. They hold us back. They keep us from living a positive, proactive life that embraces the good and decries that which needs to be changed. Fear-based decisions hurt us, and they hurt others who are affected by our decisions. The child who is never allowed to make decisions because we fear she’ll make the wrong decisions finally rebels and turns into the teenager from the black lagoon.

    #1785 ID:1518 Topic: Reducing Stress (Work & Life) Learning Path: Personal Performance Type: Trainer Resource Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality Other Topics: Change, Management, Discussion Trigger, Training Support
  • Article: Overwhelmed? Compartmentalize!

    When we catch ourselves elongating a mishap or problem, we can compartmentalize. Big word, but relatively easy concept. Think of your life as one that is filled with a series of rooms. One room might hold that CEO who badmouthed your brilliant work. Another might hold your career with the company.

    #1786 ID:1522 Topic: Employee Wellness Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Trainer Resource Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality Other Topics: Change, Discussion Trigger, Reducing Stress (Work & Life)
  • Article: Pay Attention

    It is in our present moments, that we truly live. Each time we catch a pleasant scent or feel a cool spring breeze we are brought to the immediate. This gives us a chance to notice and appreciate that which surrounds us.

    #1787 ID:1511 Topic: Personal Improvement Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Trainer Resource Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality Other Topics: Discussion Trigger, Training Support, Reducing Stress (Work & Life)
  • Article: Persevering When Times are Tough

    It isn’t easy to experience loss, whether our loss is business-related, financial, or personal in nature. Most of us learned quite recently, for example, that the stock market giveth, and the stock market most definitely taketh away. Our response to a loss such as this can make or break us.

    #1788 ID:1516 Topic: Reducing Stress (Work & Life) Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Trainer Resource Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality Other Topics: Change, Professionalism, Problem Resolution
  • Article: Productive Workload Management

    It seems donkeys, though beasts of burden, have limits. Load one to excess, and it will be hard pressed to do your bidding. People who work for us are no different. Some can juggle hats, plates, balls, and flaming torches simultaneously. Even the most talented will drop it all if we add too much to the mix.

    #1789 ID:1524 Topic: Reducing Stress (Work & Life) Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Trainer Resource Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality Other Topics: Leadership, Management, Discussion Trigger, Employee Resiliency
  • Article: Promote Wisely

    We often do this dumb thing in corporations. We want to recognize employees who do brilliant technical work, so we reward them with our plum management jobs. Sure, sometimes these people are brilliant managers, too. Far too often they end up cutting a destructive Tasmanian Devil-like swath through the organization as they spin their way up the corporate ladder.

    #1790 ID:1505 Topic: Leading Learning Path: Leadership Type: Trainer Resource Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality Other Topics: Management, Professionalism, Training Activities
  • Article: Selling Your Ideas

    All we have to do is look into a mirror. I know. It isn’t pleasant to consider that we could be responsible for our lack of success, but there it is. If we have not convinced someone, the onus is still on us to do so. It is not the decision maker’s job to convince him or herself of the idea’s merit.

    #1791 ID:1549 Topic: Communication Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Trainer Resource Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality Other Topics: Interpersonal Skills, Discussion Trigger
  • Article: Stress - Getting Perspective

    Little kids run everywhere they go. Ever notice that? They don’t just move in a dignified way from room to room like we do. You get the impression that they’re afraid they’ll miss something exciting if they don’t approach life at warp speed. And they can be brought to a screeching halt by a colony of ants or a pile a leaves. If you catch us running, it’s because we’re late for a meeting.

    #1792 ID:1503 Topic: Employee Resiliency Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Trainer Resource Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality Other Topics: Change, Energizer, Training Ideas, Reducing Stress (Work & Life), Employee Wellness
  • Article: Stressed? Take a Break!

    Ours is a complex, fast-paced world. We all know about the treadmill analogy. Some of us run pretty fast. The mind has a hard time catching up with the body. Some of us don’t so much identify with the treadmill as we do the Tasmanian Devil. Either way, we’re moving fast and we need a break.

    #1793 ID:1521 Topic: Reducing Stress (Work & Life) Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Trainer Resource Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality Other Topics: Discussion Trigger, Customer Service, Employee Wellness
  • Article: Supporting Consistent Ethics and Values in the Workplace

    As business leaders, what do we truly value? Integrity? Innovation? Delighting our customers? Being an employer of choice? Or are some of these just platitudes that make our annual reports look pristine? Does our aversion to ideas advocating radical change suggest we are really a conservative company, even though our words tell everyone we value risk taking?

    #1794 ID:1517 Topic: Ethics Learning Paths: Ethics & Compliance, Leadership Type: Trainer Resource Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality Other Topics: Compliance, Management, Professionalism, Training Support
  • Article: Take Time to Laugh

    We need to work harder to stay positive during some seasons than others. If we haven’t supported humor and laughter in our workplace before, now is the best time to start. There are many benefits. Humor reduces stress levels because it helps us calm the chemicals that zip through our bodies when we’re agitated. We all need the physical balancing laughter offers.

    #1795 ID:1514 Topic: Reducing Stress (Work & Life) Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Trainer Resource Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality Other Topics: Change, Discussion Trigger, Training Support, Energizer or Team Builder, Employee Wellness
  • Article: Taking Charge of Your Health

    Research suggests workplace-generated stress, not just your average garden variety stress caused by the kids, mind you, but workplace-generated stress links to heart disease. When pollsters ask people to rate their stress, nearly half say they are suffering symptoms of burnout.

    #1796 ID:1513 Topic: Reducing Stress (Work & Life) Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Trainer Resource Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality Other Topics: Change, Energizer or Team Builder, Employee Wellness
  • Article: The Beauty of Reframing

    This article looks at examples of reframing – of looking at an issue from a broader perspective that can help us move through life without feeling blindsided every time the unexpected happens. When we re-frame a difficult occurrence, we open our minds to positive outcomes and possibilities.

    #1797 ID:1506 Topic: Change Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Trainer Resource Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality Other Topics: Conflict Resolution, Employee Resiliency
  • Article: Victims in the Workplace

    People who lead and manage others might consider the productivity and morale impact when others have to spend time around victims. Years ago a VP at a company I worked for fired someone who did exceptional work. I asked him why he let such a strong performer go. He said no matter how good the work, it didn’t balance out the individual’s destructive behavior on the rest of the staff.

    #1798 ID:1550 Topic: Communication Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Trainer Resource Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality Other Topics: Motivation, Interpersonal Skills, Discussion Trigger
  • Coaching to Support Success

    When it comes to coaching, open-ended questions are usually the best questions. This simple tool lists open-ended questions you can ask to bring out the best in your employees.

    #1799 ID:1541 Topic: Coaching & Mentoring Learning Path: Leadership Type: Trainer Resource Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality Other Topics: Interpersonal Skills, Leadership, Management, Discussion Trigger
  • Customizable Workshop Evaluation

    Use this template to create a level 1 post-training evaluation

    #1800 ID:560 Topic: Training Support Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Trainer Resource