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[Video] Controlling Your Emotions
March 4, 2016
 

At 9 AM, you find out your favorite baseball team signed a great player. On your lunch break, your brother calls you and tell you he lost his job. Around 4:00 PM, your coworker announces she got the promotion you’d been working late hours to try and make a case for.

Unless you’re a robot, you’re likely to encounter a range of emotional stimuli throughout the day.

In 7 hours, you’ve experienced some heavy extreme examples of joy, sorrow and anger. It’s been a busy day for you emotionally. Without any emotional control, it would have been an even busier (and definitely worse) day for you. Controlling your emotions is an important part of being able to function professionally.

In this short video, we make the case for the importance of knowing how to control your emotions. You’re always going to have them. Learning how to carry on and be thoughtful about the kind of action you take when you’re under emotional duress will only lead to success!

If you want to learn more about how you can maximize your potential by learning how to control your emotions, check out our free video course on controlling your emotions!

 

[Video] Planning Ahead
March 2, 2016
 

Effectively planning ahead can not only keep an individual on track, but ensure the entire team is on track to complete team goals.  Planning ahead takes organization and strategy by the individual.

In this video, a manager needs help from one of his employees to cover part of his project. Listen to their conversation.

 

After watching the video think about the following things;

  1. Why did the manager need the employees help?
  2. Was the employee able to help the manager? Why?
  3. Why is it important to plan ahead?
  4. How do you plan ahead?

 

If you want to learn more about how you can maximize your potential by learning how to plan ahead, check out our free video course on planning ahead!

 

[Video] Teamwork in the Workplace
February 18, 2016
 

Teamwork is crucial to workplace success! Great teamwork means strong communication, collaboration, and transparency. It can be challenging to remain honest, especially if you’ve made a mistake; however, honesty and trust go a long way for teamwork in the workplace.

 

In this video, a manager isn’t sure that the employee is being honest on her timesheet. Listen to their conversation and consider how they’re communicating and working together.

 

After watching the video think about the following things;

  1. Why did the manager not trust the employee?
  2. How did the employee respond to being questioned about her work?
  3. Is it ever hard to be honest in the workplace? Why?
  4. Why is it important to be honest?

 

If you want to learn more about how you can maximize your potential by pursuing the best teamwork in the workplace, check out our free video course on teamwork!

 

 

[Video] Using Devices at the Office
February 15, 2016
 

Devices can be extremely useful at the office. When used properly, devices can help employees organize, manage, or even work on their tasks. However, devices in the office can be distracting or misused.

In this video, an employee asks her manager if she may use to device during the meeting. Listen to how she uses her device and how the manager responds.

After watching the video think about the following things;

  1. Why did the employee wish to use her tablet?
  2. What does the manager say in response?
  3. What does the manager say about when others use devices during meetings?
  4. How do you use your device(s) at work?

If you want to learn more about how you can maximize your potential by learning how to use devices at the office, check out our free video course on devices at the office.

 

[Video] How to Make the Most Out Of Professional Networking Opportunities
February 3, 2016
 

Networking opportunities arise pretty often in the professional sphere. While you may think your business card says more than enough about who you are and what you do, preparing to introduce yourself with your professional information is a great way to make a lasting impression.

In this video, we show a great example of somebody who has successfully prepared an elevator speech to utilize in professional networking. An elevator speech is a 30-second presentation of who you are! You’ll see in the video that it is concise and effective.

Networking allows you to brand your professional identity with your own personality. Your business card contains the important details about getting ahold of you and is a great thing to leave with connections, but a handshake and a warm introduction go a long way for making that interaction memorable.

If you want to learn more about how you can maximize networking opportunities and make the most of your professional connections, check out our free video course on networking.

 

[Video] Controlling Your Emotions & Keeping Your Cool at Work
January 25, 2016

Controlling your emotions means you’re keeping emotions in check in the workplace. That includes not losing your temper! Learning how to control your emotions takes time, but once you learn it, you’ll experience a better workplace.

 

In this video, listen to what the manager says. How did he learn to control his emotions? What are some tips he shares?

After watching the video think about the following things:

  • What are some tips he shares for controlling his emotions?
  • Why is the one man so impressed that the other can control his emotions?
  • Have you ever lost control of your emotions at work?
  • How do you control your emotions at the workplace?

 

In the workplace, there is stress. It’s crucial that you learn how to control your emotions so you can be successful!

 

If you want to learn more about how you can maximize your potential by developing controlling your emotions, check out our free video course on controlling your emotions.