Complete Video Library (7031 resources to help you Train Fearlessly™)

  • Article: Everyone Needs a Coach

    Your time is precious. You need customized, just-in-time solutions. This is one of the reasons corporate leaders are now working with executive coaches. The one-on-one personalized approach gives you what you need when you need it. Coaching can accommodate your busy schedule. And quite often people will tell an outsider what they won’t tell you.

    #1161 ID:1528
    Topic: Leadership Learning Path: Personal Performance Type: Trainer Resource Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality Other Topics: Communication, Management
  • Article: Finding Balance

    Everyone I know struggles to balance their work and home lives. No, wait a minute. That’s not true. My retired friends seem to have it down pat. The rest of us juggle, patch, negotiate, apply a temporary fix here and there. This isn’t very satisfying. In short, we feel as if we’re not doing justice to our careers or to our families and friends.

    #1162 ID:1527
    Topic: Employee Wellness Learning Path: Personal Performance Type: Trainer Resource Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality Other Topics: Discussion Trigger, Reducing Stress (Work & Life)
  • Article: Full Plate

    The constant pressure to do more with less can lead to worker burnout. Burnout happens when requests for our time and energy exceed our capacity to comply.

    #1163 ID:1464
    Topic: Management Learning Path: Leadership Type: Trainer Resource Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality Other Topics: Interpersonal Skills, Professionalism
  • Article: Generations Apart

    A fun and interesting article of Gen X and Gen Y employees - from the perspective of a Baby Boomer. Honest thoughts and interesting stereotypes are discussed. Will some generation-based attributes still annoy us? Sure they will. Can we work through those problems? We can if we choose to do so.

    #1164 ID:1509
    Topic: Generational Challenges Learning Path: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Respect Type: Trainer Resource Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality Other Topics: Diversity Dynamics, Inclusion & Equity, Respect
  • Article: Getting Creative

    What inspires you to create? When I ask my clients and workshop attendees this question, I’m usually met with a pause, possibly accompanied by a blank stare and a tendency to search for something shiny to focus on. Most of us aren’t used to thinking about this question, and it makes us uncomfortable. We aren’t sure we really are creative.

    #1165 ID:1520
    Topic: Motivation Learning Path: Personal Performance Type: Trainer Resource Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality Other Topics: Communication, Discussion Trigger
  • 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.

    #1166 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.

    #1167 ID:1551
    Topic: Motivation Learning Path: Personal Performance Type: Trainer Resource Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality Other Topics: Communication, Goals and Goal Setting, Motivation
  • Article: Got Post-Holiday Stress? Try Laughing!

    Are you congratulating yourself for having made it through another stress-filled holiday season? About the time you’re ready to take that much-deserved breath of fresh air, you go outside and realize the fresh air you’re breathing is generating stalactites under your nose.

    #1168 ID:1523
    Topic: Reducing Stress (Work & Life) Learning Path: Personal Performance Type: Trainer Resource Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality Other Topics: Employee Resiliency, Employee Wellness, Interpersonal Skills, Mental Wellness & Health
  • 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.

    #1169 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?

    #1170 ID:1525
    Topic: Change Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Trainer Resource Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality Other Topics: Discussion Trigger, Goals and Goal Setting, Leadership
  • 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.

    #1171 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, Discussion Trigger, Management, 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.

    #1172 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.

    #1173 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, Reducing Stress (Work & Life), Training Support
  • 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.

    #1174 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, Problem Resolution, Professionalism
  • 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.

    #1175 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: Discussion Trigger, Employee Resiliency, Leadership, Management
  • 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.

    #1176 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: 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.

    #1177 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: Customer Service, Discussion Trigger, Employee Wellness, Mental Wellness & Health
  • 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?

    #1178 ID:1517
    Topic: Ethics Learning Paths: Ethics & Compliance, Leadership Type: Trainer Resource Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government 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.

    #1179 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, Employee Wellness, Energizer or Team Builder, Training Support
  • 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.

    #1180 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, Employee Wellness, Energizer or Team Builder