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Beyond Standing Rock

"Takes a close-up look at the controversy on the front lines of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The film investigates the collision of energy development and tribal rights/sovereignty. BEYOND STANDING ROCK explores these issues through three different tribal stories: The Dakota Access Pipeline (Standing Rock Sioux), the Southern Ute Tribe energy development, and a coalition of tribes in the Four Corners region, fighting for control over the Bears Ears National Monument.."--

The Pentagon

Presents archival footage of the construction of the Pentagon, the largest office building in the world and its progress from the drawing board to today. Engineers reveal the reasons behind its unique shape and show off some of the innovative features that have helped the nearly 60- year-old headquarters handle the changing demands of its occupants over the decades. An all-access tour to rooms rarely seen by the public, and new footage documents the destruction of the September 11th terrorist attack.
2005; 2001

Management Skills [electronic resource]

This video includes the planning, organization, and controlling factors required in Food Service Administration. Candidates must have good math skills, be able to adapt, be organized, and have the ability to manage people. Administrative duties may include waste management, portion control, vendor costs, seasonal variables, and profits. Record keeping and computer skills are also covered.
2008; 1992

Management Styles Explained [electronic resource]

Essentially, a manager's style is the way he or she makes decisions, relates to subordinates, and lays out a vision for an organization. This program examines five widely recognized management styles, commonly identified as autocratic, persuasive, consultative, participative, and laissez faire. Viewers learn about each style's characteristics, advantages, drawbacks, and practical applications. The video also emphasizes that while a leader may prefer a particular style, different management approaches should be used depending on the culture of the business, the unique nature of the workforce, and the specifics of the work required.

Finding Your Customers [electronic resource]: Marketing and Advertising Your Business

Building a loyal customer base is vital to the success of any new business - but competing for attention in a world bombarded with advertising may be a young company's most daunting challenge. Packed with advice from experienced entrepreneurs, this video highlights smart ways to generate recognition for a start-up business and drive traffic to it. Viewers learn the necessity of researching a competitor's advertising tactics, developing a marketing plan, and testing various promotional strategies. Topics include the need for targeted messaging that connects with the customer base; effective Web site building and development; networking through involvement in the community; the idea of business referral or liaising with other firms that aren't direct competitors; and smaller-scale adve [...]

Heinz [electronic resource]: The Ketchup Kings

This episode of Biography tells the story of the Heinz family, who over the course of three generations became the embodiment of the American dream by "doing well by doing good.

Andrew Carnegie [electronic resource]: Maverick Millionaire

Andrew Carnegie was once the richest man in the world. Carnegie made steel, steel made America, and Carnegie accumulated millions. Then, having succeeded in making more money than anyone else on earth, Carnegie determined to become the world's greatest benefactor by giving all his money away. There are few cities in the United States or the old British Empire that have not benefited from one of the thousands of libraries, swimming pools, and halls he funded. This program tells the story of the diminutive Scotsman who revolutionized steel making, terrified Wall Street, influenced presidents, endowed philanthropic foundations, smashed labor unions, and finally sold his businesses for 500 million dollars.

Men and Women Are Different [electronic resource]

Gender is an extremely important - and often downplayed - topic in our society. The differences between the two sexes are genetic and hormonal factors (the "hard-wiring" of the brain) and the environmental and social factors (including the way we are treated). This video examines differences in gender in the workplace and communication style differences between the sexes. Topics covered include differences in body language, differences in participation, the impact of gender differences, and the differences in making requests.

Project Management Success Factor [electronic resource]

Though your job title may not be project manager, chances are you manage a specific project from time to time and need to ensure it is successfully completed on time, within budget, and to the agreed specification. This video explores project management and focuses on why projects fail, lack of planning, motivation undermined, unrealistic schedules, and lack of buy-in from stakeholders. It also includes the five success factors, including thorough project planning, managing project teams successfully, managing the details, keeping stakeholders happy, and resolving problems.

Reducing Absenteeism [electronic resource]

Absenteeism is any leave not arranged in advance by the employee. It is a costly issue for organizations, but there are some steps you can take to help minimize it. Topics in this video include understanding the problem, implementing a policy, rescheduling and restructuring workload, recognizing and rewarding attendance, creating an exciting workplace, creating a safe and healthy workplace, and improving management practices.

How to Manage and Motivate a Sales Team [electronic resource]

Sales managers should implement the seven essential skills covered in this program to ensure the success of their sales team. Find out how to encourage best workplace performance by selecting the right people, clarifying expectations, providing resources, monitoring performance, developing skills, rewarding and motivating, and providing support.

Toyland [electronic resource]: Case Studies in Creative Entrepreneurship

Held annually in New York City, the American International Toy Fair attracts thousands of inventors and designers hoping to find corporate backing for their fanciful, often far-fetched prototypes. This mammoth trade show is crucial for the creative entrepreneur who dreams of producing a successful toy or game - but it's only one in a long line of hoops to jump through, as inventor Tim Walsh discovers while pitching and developing his Crazy Chins novelty concept over several months. Viewers follow Walsh on a frustrating yet ultimately rewarding journey, from a fruitless early meeting with Hasbro to seeing packaged versions ready for store shelves - although they're far different than his original idea. Combined with Walsh's story are numerous interviews with toy industry legends: Bett [...]

Managing a Design Project [electronic resource]

The key to a successful design project is ensuring it is managed effectively from start to finish. This expert-led program takes viewers through the various elements involved in managing design projects, such as establishing a project plan, an action plan, a time plan, and a finance plan; how to apply and evaluate those plans; and design project constraints. The video also highlights the need for ongoing project assessments, and for consideration of increasingly important factors such as environmental impact.

Management Roles [electronic resource]: Planning, Organizing, Leading, Controlling

Management is one of the most widely-discussed and critical issues in business. This program investigates what a manager actually does, using expert commentary to explain tasks such as planning, leading, organizing, and controlling. The challenges that managers face in the various departments of larger companies are also explored, along with effective strategies for dealing with resource allocation and staffing issues. The diverse nature of management is also examined within the context of globalization and technological innovation, offering viewers valuable insight into the day-to-day lives of managers.

Nurturing Leadership [electronic resource]

Are leaders born, or made? This video shows that while certain personality traits may influence leadership abilities, there are also leadership qualities that can be learned and nurtured. Business leaders, politicians, coaches and others share their perceptions of what it takes to be a leader, relating to viewers that observing certain principles and adopting admirable behaviors can help develop leadership attributes. Integrity, honesty, dependability and the belief in an organization's core values are showcased, along with the elements necessary to create a culture of excellence. A basic definition of leadership as the action of leading a group of people toward a common goal is the preface to the importance of creating a vision of the future-the true mark of a leader. Listening, tea [...]

Daily Cafe Operations [electronic resource]

The Provisions Cafe is known for its great coffee, food, and atmosphere. This case study takes viewers behind the scenes at the Provisions, illustrating the procedures and best practices that make for a well-run, successful cafe. Using high-energy visuals and detailed interviews with the Provisions' owner/manager, the program explores a typical day in the life of the cafe-including early morning kitchen and front-of-house set-up, preparations for the breakfast and lunch crowds, supply orders and deliveries, closing procedures, and the nightly cash tally. Step-by-step guidance in cafe-specific skills, such as the making of lattes and cappuccinos, is also included.
2006; 2005

How Bad Is Your Boss? [electronic resource]

Structured around a Bad Boss Quiz, this lively program asks some tough questions about managers while suggesting ways to deal with those who are less than perfect. In addition, a series of Boss Boot Camp segments spotlight a management coach assisting an up-and-coming hotel manager in determining his weak points as a boss and overcoming them. Commentary by Shaun Belding, author of Winning with Bosses from Hell, is sprinkled throughout, and an interview with the one-and-only Jack Welch is featured. Comic strips and bizarre-but-true employee anecdotes add a light touch to a heavy subject, making How Bad Is Your Boss? a great addition to introductory business classes.
2007; 2006

CNBC Titans [electronic resource]: Procter & Gamble

Only in America could two immigrants-an English candle-maker and an Irish soap-maker-create what would become the most powerful consumer goods company in history. In the 1830s, when William Procter and James Gamble founded the company that would bear their names, they could never have envisioned that one day their products would touch everything from babies' bottoms to ladies' eyebrows. With intimate interviews and unprecedented access to legendary former CEOs John Pepper and A.G. Lafley, as well as with chief executive Bob McDonald, CNBC pulls back the curtain for an inside look at Procter & Gamble. The 79-billion-dollar behemoth is often analyzed in the context of its popular brands, such as Pampers, Bounty, and Tide-but a recent strategy rethink suggests there's an advantage to br [...]

CNBC Titans [electronic resource]: Steve Jobs

Irrepressible, irascible, and iconic, Steve Jobs reigned as the undisputed king of Silicon Valley for the better part of three decades. From his parents' California garage he launched the personal computer revolution and built Apple into the most envied and valuable technology company in the world. From the Macintosh and the iPod to the iPhone and iPad, Jobs personally presided over the creation of dozens of transformational devices-while battling hostile corporate boards, cutthroat competitors, and a serious illness along the way. CNBC offers a retrospective of Jobs's career-including the creation of Apple, its ascent under his visionary direction, and the evolution of his management style, which, although famous for its confrontational nature, secured his legacy as one who dared to [...]

CNBC Titans [electronic resource]: George Foreman

From the mean streets of Houston to the pinnacle of corporate America, the life story of boxer George Foreman has the aura of a Hollywood concoction. But it's all true. Regaining his World Heavyweight title at the unlikely age of 45 and lending his name to a best-selling indoor grill, Foreman reinvented himself as a lovable teddy bear whose business acumen for sponsorship deals appears unequaled. CNBC examines Foreman's wide-ranging career as well as his work philosophy, which embraces both a strong business sense and a determination to make a difference in the lives of young people. Viewers learn about his accomplishments as a pitchman for Doritos, Nike, and several other companies-and the project that drives these business triumphs: the George Foreman Youth & Community Center in Ho [...]