Workplace Smarts

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How to Deal with Pit Bulls, Snakes, Skunks, Scorpions & Slugs in the Health Care Workplace

Every workplace has them—the pit bulls that hide behind lipstick and designer clothes; snakes who flick their abrasive tongues and voice at any and all; the scorpions who sting with a slap of their heavy backhand; the skunks that seem innocent until you get in their space; and the slugs … those who are “just there” and breathing, barely. Stabotage!™ How to Deal with the Pit Bulls, Skunks, Snakes, Scorpions & Slugs in the Health Care Workplace reveals how to effectively deal with the bad girls and boys that inhabit every environment … be it one you get paid to be in or one you volunteer your time for. Workplace pioneer Dr. Judith Briles has included her revised CarefrontingScript™ dialogue, updates on the latest in communication techniques in dealing with conflict and toxic behavior and the ins and outs of determining a workplace’s true culture. Updated in 2012.

ISBN: 978-1-885331-30-4
Cover: Paperback with flaps
# of Pages: 184
Price: $29.00

  CarefrontingScript™ Tool Bookmark

One side is Judith’s trademarked CarefrontingScriptTM with directions on how to use and on the other is one of her tips to be used before entering into a confrontation. Everyone in the department should have one! Laminated with purple tassel (image is representation only) MINIMUM OF 4 MUST BE ORDERED! 10 CARDS for $40!!

Price: $5.00

Zapping Conflict in the Health Care Workplace

Is there more conflict in the workplace? Has undermining and sabotage increased in health care? The answer is yes to both questions. In Judith Briles’ latest book on the health care workplace, 1670 women and men responded to the nationwide survey–39% of the respondents were in management, 61% staff. Both groups agreed that conflict and sabotaged had increased–both groups disagreed on the reason. Participants included health care professionals–managers, administrators, nurses, physicians, dentists, hygienists–all revealing that their workplaces are not the caring, supportive or ideal environments assumed by many. Zapping Conflict in the Health Care Workplace shows how to reduce personnel shortage, enhance retention and create a collaborative workplace. You learn how successful organizations, hospitals and people create workplaces of choice. In another groundbreaking study on workplace issues, workplace behavior pioneer Dr. Judith Briles reveals that conflict and sabotage in the workplace are at an all time high.

ISBN: 1885331088
Cover: Paperback with flaps
# of Pages: 400
Price: $35.00
The Confidence Factor

Cosmic Gooses Lay Golden Eggs Living and working delivers a series of unexpected events–some good, some not so good. Dr. Judith Briles calls them cosmic gooses. Most of them are life changing, and if you had your druthers, you wouldn’t want to experience them again. Based on a nationwide survey of 1300 plus men and women, you will be taken on a journey of the good, the bad and the ugly and learn how to grow and thrive when a cosmic goose lands on your doorstep. You will hear the experiences and voices of hundreds of men and women who have encountered both workplace and personal events that have taken them on the roller coaster ride of their lifetime–their cosmic goose. Not only did they survive, they thrived. Judith Briles encourages you to be the person you want to be–not the one someone else thought you should be. In her friendly and personal writing style, she delivers the 10 Steps to Building Confidence. Steps that will provide the core ingredients for improving who and what you are. You’ll discover that a cosmic goose can lay the golden egg for your career. . .and your life. It’s The Confidence Factor!

ISBN: 1-88533-109-6
Cover: Paperback with flaps
# of Pages: 200
Price: $25.00
Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms

Are you an author? Would you like to be one? Do you know what an author platform is? Every author needs one — it’s the very foundation of your book. In this amazing guidebook that is illustrated and four-color throughout, you will work through 22 Activities that will reveal your true Platforms; how to create a Book Plan along with how to identify which publishing venue is right for you; how to create the time and space to create your masterpiece; how to find moneys to “pay” for your publishing efforts; how to avoid the publishing predators; how to identify ways to market your book, how to identify the components to create a successful book launch; how to make time … and so much more. Highly recommended to also get the CD set, Creating and Developing the Author and Book Platforms at $40. Publishing could take your career to the next, next level — more credibility, enhanced reputation, recognized expertise. If you are writing fiction — you need the steps that will lead to your success.

ISBN: 978-1-885331-41-0
Pages: 232
Price: $45.00
Red Ink Behaviors

Training Material Red Ink Behaviors are the working manners, habits and styles that can directly and negatively impact the bottom line of a unit, department, the entire facility. Sometimes these behaviors are unconscious — people are truly not aware of what they are doing and what the impact is on others, their department and the organization. Most times, though, the creator is aware of the behaviors that irritate others and how they disrupt the ‘normal’ flow of the workplace. In either case, productivity suffers. With it, money is lost. It takes more time to complete tasks, meaning overtime or even the hiring of additional personnel. Learn how to recognize Red Ink Behavior and ways to confront it with this training program.

DVD: $150.00
Show Me About Book Publishing

80% of the population believe they have a book in them. What’s smart publishing got to do with you and your future book? For the professional, writing a book adds to your credibility, reputation and expertise.  What’s smart publishing got to do with your book? One word – EVERYTHING!Publishing is morphing on a daily basis . . . if you are a new author, you’ve got publishing questions. Plenty of them. If you are already a published author, you should have publishing questions. Plenty of them. Show Me About Book Publishing has the answers.The traditional ways and whys of publishing are broken. Fewer deals, lesser advances, more work, reduced royalties and not a lot of fun.  Show Me About Book Publishing is all about the new, new way that savvy authors create their book, control its destiny and are financially successful.

Sought after publishing consultants, veteran authors and independent publishers Judith Briles, Rick Frishman and John Kremer show you how to:

  • * Publish Smart
  • * Create the Right Team for Your Book
  • * Craft a Platform and a Following
  • * Follow a Timeline that Keeps You on Target
  • * Avoid Costly Mistakes
  • * Pre-Sell Your Book
  • * Sell Foreign Rights
  • * Understand the Dollars and Sense of Publishing
Cover: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-60037-855-3
Price: $20.00
“I am a NURSE of Confidence … Beware!” Button

Now that you are a Nurse of Confidence, tell the world to watch out, because here you come! Share with your friends! MINIMUM OF 5 MUST BE ORDERED!

Color: Purple
Price: $1.00
“I am a NURSE of Confidence … Beware!” T-Shirt

Perfect for the nurse of confidence be it you, a colleague – even for Nurses Week!  Our purple tee is emblazoned in white. Medium only.

Color: Purple
Price: $15.00 (Medium)