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100 Ways to Motivate Others, 3rd Edition
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With the third refreshed edition of 100 Ways to Motivate Yourself, Steve Chandler helps you create an action plan for living your vision, in business and in life. It features 100 proven methods to positively change the way you think and act—methods based on feedback from the hundreds of thousands of corporate and public seminar attendees Chandler speaks to each year. The book now also includes techniques and breakthroughs he has created for individual coaching clients.100 Ways to Motivate...

Advertising Worker—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight
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What is it like to be an advertising worker? In this Career Q&A video interview, Steve Morrison talks about his career path, what he does on the job, and the keys to success in advertising. He also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years. Click here for a preview clip.

Digital Advertising and Marketing Worker—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight
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What is it like to be a digital advertising and marketing worker? In this Career Q&A video interview, Mark Wolfe talks about his career path, what he does on the job, and the keys to success in digital advertising and marketing. He also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years. Click here for a preview clip. ...

How to Work for an Idiot, Revised and Expanded with More Idiots, More Insanity, and More Incompetency Professional Development, Work-based Learning
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“Anyone who has to work should read How to Work for an Idiot.”—USA Today“Dr. John’s How to Work for an Idiot is very funny stuff, with some stinging jabs in there.”—Neil Cavuto, Fox News“...an irreverent and realistic look at what people must deal with every day at work.”—CNNfnWas it a typo when the CEO mandated that the organization “institutionalize incompetents”? If not, how did the company wind up institutionalizing incompetence instead? How to Work for an Idiot is still the confessions of...

Knock em Dead: The Ultimate Job Search Guide Professional Development, Job Seeking, Employability, Job Application
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Completely updated with new material, this bestselling job search guide can help you keep up with changes in the job market—from updating the language of your resume to using social media networking to make professional connections that are essential in finding new employment opportunities.For more than thirty years, Martin Yate’s Knock ’em Dead series has helped millions of people succeed in their job search and has continued to be one of the most powerful in the field, constantly meeting the...

LAP-EI-009, Youve Got Personality (Personality Traits in Business) (Download) Emotional Intelligence, Business Behavior, Work-based Learning, Co-op Work Experience, Community-based Learning
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Everyone has his/her own unique personality, but some personality traits are more desirable than others. You've Got Personality will teach your students how to develop the personality traits they need to succeed in business. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This LAP includes a student handout (with CopyIT! permission) that includes information about personality traits in business, a (So What?) discussion of why it's...

LAP-EI-015, Grin and Bear It (Using Feedback for Personal Growth) (Download) Emotional Intelligence, Personal Development, Professional Development, Workplace, Co-op
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Whether from a boss, a teacher, a family member, or a friend, people face feedback all the time. But some types of feedback are more valuable than others! This LAP explains the different types of criticism and shows how people can effectively receive criticism, even when it’s tough to hear.LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This LAP includes a student handout (with CopyIT! permission) that includes information about...

LAP-EI-016, Lead the Way (Concept of Leadership) (Download) Emotional Intelligence, Professional Development, Workplace, Co-op
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A leader is an individual with the ability to guide or direct the actions of others in a desired manner to achieve goals. Leadership is very important in the business world. Teach your students about the significance of leadership and what it takes to be a leader.LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. Each LAP includes a student handout (with CopyIT! permission) that includes information about the concept of leadership, a...

LAP-EI-064, Culture Club (The Nature of Organizational Culture) (Download) Emotional Intelligence, Ethics
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Organizational culture is an essential component of every workplace. In this LAP, students will discover the core components of organizational culture and how they shape employees’ life at work. They will learn the benefits of maintaining a positive culture, as well as the factors that influence a company’s culture. Students will also investigate organizational culture in the real world by researching successful companies such as Coca Cola and Walmart.LAPs are comprehensive instructional...

LAP-EI-240, Hustle! (Taking Initiative at Work) (Download) LAP-EI-002, Emotional Intelligence
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Initiative is an extremely important skill in all types of careers. Teach your students about it with Hustle! They’ll learn why initiative is necessary and how they can demonstrate it at work. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This LAP includes a student handout (with CopyIT! permission) that includes information about taking initiative at work, a (So What?) discussion of why it's important to learn, ideas (Make it...

LAP-EN-044, Ethical Excellence (Ethics in Entrepreneurship) (Download)
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Starting and running a successful, well-respected company doesn’t just require business smarts – it requires dedication to ethical principles and a commitment to doing what’s right. In this LAP, students will explore several common ethical dilemmas associated with starting a company, and will discover the importance of using ethics as a “compass” when beginning a new business venture. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan....

LAP-HR-493, Take the Lead! (Leadership in Organizations) (Download) Management, Professional Development, Recruiting, Training, Employing, LAP-HR-036
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Being a leader means influencing, motivating, and empowering followers to be creative, learn new skills, and strive toward organizational goals. Teach your students how effective leadership can help a business to be more productive, its employees to be more creative and skilled, and its leaders to enjoy both internal and external rewards. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. Each LAP includes a student handout (with...

LAP-PD-001, About Time (Time Management) (Download) Professional Development, Personal Development
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Time-management skills can help students keep up in school, keep up with friends and family, and still have time left over for the activities they enjoy. Time is a valuable natural resource that we must use wisely. This LAP teaches the importance of time management, general principles of time management, and a step-by-step process for creating your own time-management plan.LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This LAP...

LAP-PD-002, Brand Me (Personal Appearance) (Download) LAP-PD-005, Professional Development, Job Seeking, Employability, Job Application, Emotional Intelligence, Workplace
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Help your students understand how their personal appearance impacts their self-confidence, self-concept, self-esteem, and image that they present to others. Brand Me (Personal Appearance) teaches students the importance of a strong personal brand in interviews and in professional success. The provided examples, activities, videos, and more teach students the importance of making good first impressions, dressing appropriately, and developing good grooming and health habits.LAPs are...

LAP-PD-012, Imagine That (Demonstrating Creativity) (Download) Professional Development, Leadership, Entrepreneurship
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With the right attitude and effort, anyone can develop and demonstrate creativity. Teach your students how to enhance their skills and follow the creative process. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. Each LAP includes a student handout (with CopyIT! permission) that includes information about demonstrating creativity, a (So What?) discussion of why it's important to learn, and a short (Gray Zone) case addressing ethical...

LAP-PD-016, Go for the Goal (Goal Setting) (Download) Professional Development, Personal Development, Self Esteem, Values, Workplace, Co-op
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Dreams and goals aren’t the same thing—if you want to accomplish something, you need to set a goal! This LAP explains the benefits and basics of goals, from the types of goals to the steps of the goal setting process. It also demonstrates what makes a goal SMART and effective.LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This LAP includes a student handout (with CopyIT! permission) that includes information about goal setting, a...

LAP-PD-017, Weigh Your Options (Decision-Making) (Download) Professional Development, Leadership, Problem Solving, LAP-PD-010
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Decision-making skills are crucial for success in life, so prepare your students with Weigh Your Options. Not only does this LAP explain the benefits of using a decision-making model to make good decisions at home, school, and work, but it also teaches students an organized way to make decisions. The LAP provides student activities that promote critical thinking and include opportunities to make hypothetical personal and business decisions in their daily lives.LAPs are comprehensive...

LAP-PD-025, Go For It! (Careers in Business) (Download) LAP-PD-015, Professional Development
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Careers in business come in many shapes and sizes. The possibilities are endless, but it’s important to know what options are available. Teach your students more about different business careers and what it takes to succeed in the business world. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This LAP includes a student handout (with CopyIT! permission) that includes information about careers in business, a (So What?) discussion...

LAP-PD-051, Score a Career in Sport and Event Marketing (Careers in Sport/Event Marketing) (Download) LAP-PD-006, Professional Development
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Events are everywhere! Whether events are large sporting events or small community picnics, they all create career opportunities in sport and event marketing. Score a Career in Sport and Event Marketing (Careers in Sport/Event Marketing) will show your students the different talents, skills, and interests that can help them excel in a variety of sport/event marketing careers. Activities, videos, and much more show students many careers available in sport/event marketing and how they can pursue...

LAP-PD-066, Own Your Own (Career Opportunities in Entrepreneurship) (Download) Professional Development, LAP-PD-004
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Do you have what it takes? It takes a lot to be a successful entrepreneur, including passion, determination, and creativity. This LAP explains characteristics and skills that all entrepreneurs need. It also details the benefits and risks of entrepreneurship and describes the differences between entrepreneurs, small-business owners, and managers. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. Each LAP includes a student handout...

LAP-PD-077, No Problem (Demonstrating Problem-Solving Skills) (Download) Professional Development, Decision Making, Leadership, Co-op, LAP-PD-017
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There’s more than one way to solve any problem! This LAP explains some common tools used in problem solving, including intuition, the seven-step approach, and brainstorming. It also details three categories of problems, describes the differences between types of problems, and illustrates why problem solving can help people accomplish their personal and professional goals.LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This LAP...

LAP-PD-126, Ideas in Action (Innovation Skills) (Download) Professional Development, Entrepreneurship, LAP-PD-018
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Innovation. It drives business and economic growth. Businesses create, design, and redesign to compete in today’s changing market. This LAP, Ideas in Action (Innovation Skills), will teach your students the importance of innovation and how companies achieve it. Videos and activities expose students to some inventive products from the past as well as the newer innovations of 4D printing, autonomous driving, and virtual reality.LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all...

LAP-PD-250, Do You Follow? (Adhering to Company Protocols and Policies) (Download) Professional Development, Ethics
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Whether we like it or not, rules are a part of life – at home, at school, and at work. Learning how to adhere to organizational guidelines is an integral skill for students of all backgrounds and interests, as well as for current job-seekers and young professionals. In this LAP, students will learn the importance of company protocols, policies, and procedures, as well as the personal and organizational benefits of adhering to them.LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all...

LAP-PD-251, Know the Code (Following Rules of Conduct) (Download) Professional Development, Ethics
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We may not always like following them, but rules are an important part of life. Without rules, our world wouldn’t run very smoothly. Learning how to follow rules of conduct is essential to being a member of any organization, team, or workplace. This LAP will guide your students in learning what rules of conduct are, what consequences occur when rules are broken, and techniques to successfully follow rules of conduct.LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a...

LAP-PD-252, Dont Cheat the Chain (Following Chain of Command) (Download) Professional Development
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Businesses of all shapes, sizes, and industries implement chains of command to keep their operations flowing smoothly and efficiently. Whatever career path students decide to pursue, they will need to know how to work within a chain of command. In this LAP, students will discover the personal benefits of following the chain of command, as well as concrete steps for working within a hierarchical system. In the Gray Zone, students will be confronted with a situation in which personal...

Management Consultant—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight
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What is it like to be a management consultant? In this Career Q&A video interview, Robert Bliss talks about his career path, what he does on the job, and the keys to success working as a management consultant. He also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years. Click here for a preview clip.

Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018-2019 Professional Development, Job Seeking, Employability, Job Application
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The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) is the premier, nationally recognized source for career information. Especially designed to provide valuable up-to-date information, the Handbook is great for all individuals making decisions about their futures including students about to graduate from high school or college, recent graduates, individuals returning to the workforce after an absence, or anyone looking for a career change. It has been used by millions since the 1940s. The 2018–2019 OOH...

Professionalism 101 DVD Series: Professional Image Work-based Learning, Professional Development,
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Being well dressed is only one part of presenting a good workplace image…what if you’ve done your best to maintain fast-track skills and are then asked to perform a menial task? This program guides viewers through a breakdown of just what constitutes career-appropriate demeanor. With an emphasis on having a good attitude, the video discusses handling mistakes, determining dress codes, staying abreast of industry trends, workspace appearance, and even kitchen etiquette. A list of specific—and...

Professionalism 101: Skills to Succeed and Advance at Work DVD Series Work-based Learning, Emotional Intelligence, Team Building, Teamwork, Professional Development,
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With tips and advice from career counselors, human resources reps, new employees, and seasoned business professionals, this three-part series takes a common sense approach to the details of job success. Each program provides essential information on the big issues (dress codes, asking for a raise) as well as on matters seldom covered (dealing with office politics, surprise visits from higher-ups). Engaging graphics make pertinent points easy to remember, and anecdotes from a focus group of...

Rubric: Networking With Others  (Download)
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In-depth, research-based rubric for networking with others includes detailed behavioral anchors and three sample scenarios, making it useful for both assessment and instructional purposes. Use to assess capstone activities, for competitive event preparation, in student career portfolios. Highly recommended for performance-oriented programs.(Teaching in a member state? Rubrics can be accessed free via State’s Connection!) ...

Transferable Skills DVD Series: Transferable Organizational Skills Professional Development
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The components of good organizational skills include time management, avoiding procrastination, managing paper clutter, calendars, and in today's world, electronic clutter. Since poor organization can lead to unnecessary stress, or worse (getting fired), identifying your strong organizational skills and which ones can use some work is critical to success. Get tips as to how to schedule, prioritize, set goals and meet deadlines. A part of the Transferable Skills DVD Series. ...

Transferable Skills: What They Are and How You Get Them DVD Series Work-based Learning, Emotional Intelligence, Professional Development, Leadership
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Employers are looking for specific skills when they interview potential candidates. Some of these skills are desired for almost any position in the company - organizational skills, communication skills, and more. These skills, called transferable skills, are often acquired in school or at home. What are these skills? Do you have them? How does someone develop them? Learn from workers and the people that do the hiring at IBM, UC Berkeley, US Navy SEALs, and other organizations what skills they...