Complete TAG® Library (1905 Assets / 5913 Components)

  • 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.

    #1801 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.

    #1802 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.

    #1803 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.

    #1804 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.

    #1805 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?

    #1806 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.

    #1807 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.

    #1808 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.

    #1809 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.

    #1810 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.

    #1811 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

    #1812 ID:560 Topic: Training Support Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Trainer Resource
  • Defining Your Role Before,During,and After Training

    Help increase ROI for the organization by focusing on everything you can do to insure both an effective training experience and successful integration and application of training.

    #1813 ID:556 Topic: Training Support Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Trainer Resource
  • Diversity Trainer Assessment

    Use to assess comfort level and skill level of trainers for the often sensitive topic of diversity.

    #1814 ID:558 Topic: Diversity Learning Path: Diversity, Inclusion & Respect Type: Trainer Resource
  • Diversity Version 3.0 - Organizational Development and Continuous Education

    This perspective paper discusses the concept that diversity in the workplace has steadily evolved over the last couple decades. Originally it focused primarily on race, but later broadened to include the promotion of women, people with disabilities and the LGBT community. Now, the definition of diversity is expanding further to include aspects such as physical characteristics, background, family status, military service, personality and work style. Today, in essence, diversity is all of the ways that we are similar and different to one another.

    #1815 ID:1510 Topic: Diversity Learning Path: Diversity, Inclusion & Respect Type: Trainer Resource Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality Other Topics: Inclusion, Respect, Discussion Trigger
  • Four Main Learning Styles (Overview)

    Overview of the four main learning styles: visual, auditory, kinesthetic and conceptual.

    #1816 ID:559 Topic: Training Support Learning Path: Leadership Type: Trainer Resource Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality
  • Generations: Harnessing the Potential of a Multigenerational Workforce

    Perspective paper on the topic of generational diversity. Need insight on one of the most challenging opportunities in the workplace, this white paper delivers.

    #1817 ID:719 Topic: Diversity Learning Path: Diversity, Inclusion & Respect Type: Trainer Resource Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality Other Topics: Change, Leadership, Inclusion, Respect, Generational Challenges
  • Get a Good Night’s Sleep!

    Getting enough sleep is essential to success. This short list of ideas preps readers on the importance of sleep. A simple regimen is given.

    #1818 ID:1548 Topic: Employee Wellness Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Trainer Resource Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality Other Topics: Discussion Trigger, Employee Resiliency, Reducing Stress (Work & Life)
  • 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.

    #1819 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: Interpersonal Skills, Employee Resiliency, Employee Wellness
  • Ground Rules or Agreements

    Sample rules or agreements for classroom training

    #1820 ID:561 Topic: Training Support Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Trainer Resource