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Motivation and Emotion [electronic resource]

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Examines the biological and psychological aspects of motivation and emotion as seen in studies of sexual behavior and the power of optimistic beliefs. Includes commentary by Dr. Norman Adler of Yeshiva University and Dr. Martin Seligman of the University of Pennsylvania.
Online
2001
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DVD
2013
Health Sciences (Book Stacks)
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Brothers and Sisters [electronic resource]: Sibling Relationships

Having analyzed thousands of people from history, Frank Sulloway-MIT professor and author of Birth Order Study and the best-selling Born to Rebel-concluded that birth order has more of an effect on personality than gender, race, nationality, or social class. This probing documentary, based on Brothers and Sisters by Joan Sauers, explores the emotional dynamics of the sibling bond. Set in Australia, groups of siblings divulge their love-hate feelings for each other as Dr. Sulloway comments on topics including siblicide in nature, competition, characteristic birth order differences, and environmental influences. For balance, an only child describes his experiences as well, providing additional insights.
Online
1997
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Take the Lead [electronic resource]: Leadership Advice for Everyone

Author Betsy Myers believes that providing motivation to others is one of the most important traits of leadership. This ABC News report provides tips on how to motivate others, and gain their respect in the process.
Online
2011
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Transforming SILOS [electronic resource]

Avoid a closed fragmented culture and ensure caring, sharing and collaboration.
Online
2013
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Using Goals to GROW [electronic resource]

Define goals and consider reality, obstacles, options and way forward.
Online
2013
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Future Seems Closer Than the Past [electronic resource]

How we see the past and future could have an impact on our own happiness.
Online
2013
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The Science of Love [electronic resource]

Scientists explain how love truly is a chemical reaction.
Online
2012
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Personality Clash [electronic resource]: Difficult People and Situations

Differences in culture and work styles can lead to tension on the job, and it's up to the Manager to resolve the situations. In this episode, Anne and Kim have multiple issues with each other, from personal hygiene and personal space, to insensitive comments and work attire, this relationship is spinning out of control. Finally, Anne takes the lead and starts an open discussion on their differences. Through this conversation and the feedback they give each other, they are able to come to a resolution for an effective working relationship.
Online
2009
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Overcoming Disempowerment [electronic resource]

Any successful team is built on respect for each other; without it, there will be constant conflict and turmoil. This episode demonstrates the impact that rude and disrespectful behavior by an employee has on all the members of the team. The negativity caused by this behavior, and the behavior itself is dealt with by using a positive attitude and some simple techniques.
Online
2011
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Managing a Complainer [electronic resource]

Human nature makes us want to go toe to toe when we feel someone is unjustifiably venting anger towards us. Knowing how to defuse that anger, instead of fueling it further, is a skill that is highly prized in the business world. In this episode, the team encounters a neighbor irate because his car is blocked in. Language barriers, and the failure to address his issue in a timely manner, escalate the anger until one team member demonstrates his effective conflict resolution skills.
Online
2012
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Stretching the Team [electronic resource]

These days, employers have come to realize the importance of a fit workforce. Decreases in insurance claims and sick days make it cost effective for business to invest in the health of their employees. This episode features tips from a personal trainer to help the team with stretching exercises. Viewers can follow along in real time with a shoulder reset, finger and hand stretch, as well as back and neck stretches.
Online
2012
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Working Safely [electronic resource]

Office safety is a bottom line financial issue. Increased insurance premiums, lost time and productivity, and workers compensation claims, all cost companies billions of dollars every year. This episode shows the team engaging in risky behavior and causing accidents. One of the team leaders plans a training session on safety awareness.
Online
2012
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Behaving Unprofessionally [electronic resource]

This episode covers eight of the basic rules in any office and the importance of clearly communicating these to managers and employees. Guidelines on appropriate office attire, personal media, and most importantly employee relationships need to be set as company policy and not be left up to individual managers to decide.
Online
2012
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Neuromarketing [electronic resource]: Programming the Brain to Buy

More and more companies are turning to neuromarketing-a controversial practice that involves studying the human brain and how a consumer's neural pathways might respond to certain stimuli. It's based on the idea that 90 percent of the choices we make happen at a subconscious level. The goal is to bypass our higher reasoning and even our emotional judgment to sell more products. An obvious case study in neuromarketing comes from McDonald's. They developed a perfume which was subtly diffused in restaurants to increase brand association and boost sales. Proctor & Gamble also tried a similar trick. Sales of Ariel washing powder increased by 70 percent after an artificial perfume was placed under the lid. But is exploiting the way we're wired legitimate marketing, or is it closer to Orwel [...]
Online
2012
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Vision and Values [electronic resource]

Developing powerful vision and values will allow team members to know what they're working for. This episode examines how successful managers present their vision by communicating clear goals and meaningful values not just verbally, but with their actions as well. A successful manager is one that is able to build both vision and values into the culture of the group.
Online
2009
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Motivating Fun Workplace [electronic resource]

Successful team building means more than just signing the paychecks. Office lighting and design, comfortable spaces, relaxing zones, as well as creating a fun caring culture and socializing outside of work will make employees love coming to the office. Employees who feel valued and energized on the job produce the best work.
Online
2009
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Innovation and Continuous Improvement [electronic resource]

If you can inspire everyone on your team to be creative, it's a sure bet that you'll be at the top in business. This episode shows how getting people to think outside of the box will improve the work process, and can identify new opportunities. Evaluating and implementing these ideas will let your team members know that they have a stake in the success of your venture.
Online
2009
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Wellbeing and Balance [electronic resource]

We're always striving for the perfect work-life balance, and employers who encourage this balance end up with a happier and more productive workforce. This episode offers advice on initiatives, activities, and policies that can help employees achieve a healthier and happier lifestyle. Encouraging exercise and being proactive about safety will not only benefit your employees, but also your bottom line with better productivity and less sick time.
Online
2009
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Developing Successful Mindsets [electronic resource]

Maintaining a positive attitude in the office is hard to do, but negativity can drag down the entire team. This episode highlights the impact one negative employee has on co-workers and productivity, and offers a group strategy for dealing with negativity.
Online
2011