Healthy Conversations

In this video Judith Glaser, introduces the three levels of a healthy conversations.  In a level #1 healthy conversation we exchange information non-judgmentally, just trying to connect. Level #2 is a positional conversation; one of us is advocating a position. Level #3 is a transformational conversation, where we are willing to be influenced by each Read More »

How to Increase Engagement

About 70 percent of American workers are not engaged. To increase engagement create an attractive work environment, connect workers with the purpose, and try to make the work fun. In this video, Allison Rimm describes how a competition to encourage hand washing in a hospital connects to employee purpose. After viewing the video, answer a Read More »

Redefining Staff Meetings

Shift meetings from report-outs to collaborative problem solving. Identify the problem in advance. Then discuss it in groups of three or four. This allows everyone to speak, which encourages candor, diversity of opinion, truth telling, innovation, and inclusion.  In this video, Keith Ferrazzi discusses the shift need for more productive staff meetings. After viewing the Read More »

Play your Role at the Right Altitude

Do-manage-lead represents different altitudes or levels of engagement in your approach to work. Team leaders who are supervising others should abandon the do level — hands-on tasks — in favor of managing through the use of interpersonal skills, that is, developing others and themselves to get work done.  In this video, Erica Peitler explains the Read More »

Change through Rapid Transformation

To lead change in your organization, create cross-functional teams to work on the pieces and engage in rapid transformation: 1) create a sense of urgency, 2) diagnose the root causes, 3) envision the future, and 4) write a detailed implementation plan. After viewing the video, answer a “Questions to Ask” and select an “Ideas for Read More »

Credibility is the Foundation of Leadership

Why would anyone follow you? Barry Posner asserts that we follow people we believe are credible – competent, honest, forward-thinking, and inspirational. People will not believe the message, if they don’t believe in the messenger. Credibility is the foundation of leadership. Barry Posner is the Accolti Endowed Professor of Leadership at the Leavey School of Read More »

Management Essentials: Manager/Supervisory Training

Coming Soon! NC State University is committed to the investment of employee training and professional development to foster a culture of excellence and continuous improvement. As part of our campus-wide training initiative, we are excited to announce a new, two-day interactive training program, Management Essentials, designed to provide our managers and supervisors with the foundational Read More »

Achieve Goals with If-Then Plans

Goals like lose weight and exercise more are too vague. Increase your chances of achieving goals by pairing specific conditions with specific actions. If it’s 3:00 I will walk up and down three flights of stairs — exactly what to do, and when and where to do it.  In this video, Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson Read More »

HR Academy

Certificate Program covering HR & Legal topics Enroll now in HR Academy! This program connects participants to campus experts who facilitate over 20 policy and procedure course topics related to human resources, legal and compliance, and other NC State University functions. Learning and Organizational Development has updated the Employee Path and Supervisor Path with additional Read More »