• Negotiation Techniques

    Do you ever find yourself in a situation where you have agreed to do something that you do not want to do? What happened?

    You can master the art of negotiation!

    Which of the techniques in the above infographic will you use next time? Explain how that might change your circumstances.

  • The Leadership Trust Gap

    Leadership trust gap

    The infographic above by Forum, details which factors widen the trust gap between employees and managers.

    Explain how can leaders amend the problem.

  • The Shacksperience

    Shake Shack outlines career paths for employee growth in the video above. The Steppin' Up Model is a promotional path for growth at Shake Shack.

    What do employees need to do to get a job promotion?

  • How to build a better job

    Psychologist Amy Wrzesniewski at Yale University finds people about equally split in whether they say they have a "job," a "career" or a "calling." 

    Why do you want to work? Do you want a job, a career, or a calling? Explain.

  • Trends in Workplace Giving

    Infographic on trends in workplace giving

    Most of us want to work for organizations that support social causes and contribute to our community.

    Why are workplace giving opportunities essential?

    What are some types of workplace giving?

    Explain which workplace giving opportunities you would enjoy the most.

  • THINK before you speak

    THINK Graphic - Kindness in our Communications

    The Coaching.com company says, "This THINK acronym and infographic helps us communicate more kindly with others. Originally the THINK acronym was created to help reduce online bullying (to be used before posting something on Social Media), but it's actually useful for all our communications..."

    • How could managers use this THINK acronym?
    • Where could THINK help you in your relationships (work, home, socially)?


  • An Imaginative New Approach to Problem-Solving


    Jobs Atlas Jobs to be Done Framework

    Stephen Wunker and Sunand Menon discuss their book Jobs to be Done: A Roadmap for Customer-Centered Innovation in the video above.

    What do the authors mean by who, the what, the why, and the how?

    How does the title of the book Jobs to be Done: A Roadmap for Customer-Centered Innovation describe the problem-solving process?

    Why does emotion matter in problem-solving?

  • Holiday Shopping Trends: Influences on the 2016 Consumer

    451 Marketing, an integrated marketing agency, surveyed consumers about holiday shopping.

    How might the results from the survey help managers prepare for the season?

    Resutls say tht 75% of shoppers aged 18-24 (millennials) will spend under $500 on holiday gifts. How much will you spend?

  • 7 Things to do before a new hire's first day

    Employee onboarding

    Employee onboarding starts well before the employee's first day of work.

    What does the manager need to do before a new hire's first day on the job?

  • LinkedIn Salary

    LinkedIn Salary is a tool designed to help members find salaries based on title and location. Search results will display the number of members that have shared salary information within the past 12 months. So far, more than 1 million members have contributed salary information.

    How can salary data help you stay informed and make wiser career decisions?

  • Your Myers-Briggs Personality May Predict Your Career Success

    Myers-Briggs Personality Type Career Destiny Infographic

    Truity Psychometrics finds your chances at succeeding in your career can actually boil down to whether you’re an ENFJ or an ISTP.

    In the infographic above by Truity, we can see a breakdown of how people with various Myers-Briggs personality types do when it comes to job performance, happiness, and even average salary. (See attached.)

    Have you taken the Myers-Briggs? It should be available on your campus. Check with the counseling or career center.

    What is your type?

    What does it say about your career choice?

  • The Top 50 Relevant Brands

    BRI presentation

    Prophet’s Brand Relevance Index (BRI), found 50 relentlessly relevant brands who excel in four principles:

    • Customer obsessed– Committed to meeting the important needs in peoples’ lives.
    • Ruthlessly pragmatic– Making consumers’ lives easier by always being available where and when people need it.
    • Pervasively innovative– Continuously looking for new and creative ways to engage with consumers and address unmet needs.
    • Distinctively inspired– Forging emotional connections with consumers, earning their trust and often existing to fulfill a larger purpose.

    Why didn't technology companies like Google, Snapchat and Facebook rank in the top 50?

    Who are your favorite brands? Did they make the list?

  • Using Pulsing Surveys to Measure Employee Happiness


    Every company wants their employees to be more productive. So, many companies survey their employees annually. But, TINYpulse shares data comparing frequent (pulse) to annual surveys.

    Supplementing annual surveys with pulsing surveys seems to give managers better data about employee perceptions.

    How can managers act on survey results right away so that employees know that management wants to change?

  • 200 Words to Use Instead of "Good"


    Managers need to let employees know how they are doing. Sometimes, the only word we can think of to say is "good", but there are many more appropriate words to use.

    Think about the last time you said that something was "good". What word should you have used instead?

  • Employee Appreciation Ideas

    How do managers motivate employees? They show appreciation! The following infographic is from Justworks.

    Blog - Infographic - Day-to-day Highlights

    Which of the 15 ways to show appreciation for employees would motivate you? Explain.