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A Last Chance Option/Termination

A Last Chance Option/Termination

You’ve clearly communicated expectations, delivered at least a couple of verbal warnings, and even a written warning. If the employee has not yet improved, the next action to take is a last chance option. This could be many things; including another written warning or suspension or time off with pay.

Video Vignettes Leadership, Personal Performance Communication, Leadership, Assessing Performance, Problem Resolution

Evaluating Performance Challenges

Evaluating Performance Challenges

When evaluating performance challenges, don’t assume anything! Do your homework and get the all the facts you can. Have personal knowledge of the performance issue. Don’t rely on allegations, rumors or information provided to you.

Video Vignettes Leadership, Personal Performance Communication, Leadership, Assessing Performance, Problem Resolution

Using a Corrective Discussion (Aggressive Employee)

Using a Corrective Discussion (Aggressive Employee)

Dealing with angry and defensive behavior that is directed toward you is difficult, to say the least. The best strategy is to sit back and listen. Let the other person get it all out. As tough as it is, don’t respond in kind.

Video Vignettes Leadership, Personal Performance Communication, Leadership, Assessing Performance, Problem Resolution

Fearless Facilitation! How to Lead Effective Meetings™

Fearless Facilitation! How to Lead Effective Meetings™

Just say "NO" to boring and unproductive meetings. Turn your meeting leaders into Fearless Facilitators! They’ll learn how to bring a laser-like focus to every agenda, handle disruptions with ease and condense a week’s worth of meetings into a single session. Fearless Facilitators expertly foster participation and make any group session more productive.

Off-The-Shelf Video Program (ILT) Leadership, Personal Performance Communication, Interpersonal Skills, Leadership, Professionalism

Dealing With a Difference of Opinion

Dealing With a Difference of Opinion

Differences of opinion, if not managed effectively, sometimes cause participants to behave in less than desirable ways. Whatever the causes of disruptive behaviors, they need to be managed or your meeting will spin out of control.

Video Vignettes Leadership, Personal Performance Communication, Interpersonal Skills, Leadership, Professionalism, Meeting Preparation

Plan Regular Discussions

Plan Regular Discussions

When an employee has responded well to your corrective discussion, it doesn’t end there. Take time to hold regular performance discussions with all employees all the time. Conversations like these will save you time, improve productivity and increase employee morale.

Video Vignettes Leadership, Personal Performance Communication, Leadership, Assessing Performance, Problem Resolution

Unclear Expectations - Using Progressive Discipline

Unclear Expectations - Using Progressive Discipline

Progressive discipline is really a matter of following a series of planned actions when dealing with employee performance issues or infractions of company policy. The actions intensify in seriousness if the employee continues to fail to meet job expectations and standards.

Video Vignettes Leadership, Personal Performance Communication, Leadership, Assessing Performance, Problem Resolution

Discussion Card: Managing Diverse Teams

Discussion Card: Managing Diverse Teams

These colorful, easy-to-use cards provide a leadership model (M.A.N.A.G.E.) and questions to address common team issues. These cards are great for a quick training reminder or conversation starter.

Discussion Cards Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Respect, Leadership Management, Diversity Dynamics, Leadership, Team Builder, Discussion Trigger, Training Support, Team Builder or Retention Aid, Learning Reinforcement

Article: Productive Workload Management

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.

Trainer Resource Leadership, Personal Performance Reducing Stress (Work & Life), Leadership, Management, Discussion Trigger, Employee Resiliency

Performance Doesn’t Improve (Verbal Warning)

Performance Doesn’t Improve (Verbal Warning)

When an employee doesn’t do what he or she said she could or would do, move to the first formal step of progressive discipline, a verbal warning. The verbal warning is a discussion where you let the employee know what specific behavior is unacceptable and that it has to stop.

Video Vignettes Leadership, Personal Performance Communication, Leadership, Assessing Performance, Problem Resolution

Using a Corrective Discussion

Using a Corrective Discussion

Typically, it's best to assume that an employee is not purposefully performing less than expected. He/she may simply need clarification of what’s expected, some additional guidance, or to understand the importance of following policy and meeting expectations. Generally, most performance challenges can be resolved during this second action, the corrective discussion.

Video Vignettes Leadership, Personal Performance Communication, Leadership, Assessing Performance, Problem Resolution

The Extraordinary Leader: Going from Good to Great™

The Extraordinary Leader: Going from Good to Great™

Although the distance from good to great can seem far, extraordinary leaders share certain traits and competencies that can be learned and applied to drive exceptional results in any organization. This program shows what separates extraordinary leaders from average ones. Exploring five characteristics of extraordinary leaders, it demystifies the journey from good to great and provides insights that will benefit all levels of management.

Off-The-Shelf Video Program (ILT) Leadership Leadership, Change, Communication, Motivation, Interpersonal Skills, Professionalism