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When facing setbacks recognize when you feel stuck and move forward.
For Sam, the key to overcoming setbacks is to stay positive. Michael complains to Sam about setbacks that prevented him being chosen for Chicago. Sam proposes a policy that limits people’s (namely Michael’s) tendency to vent angrily about perceived setbacks. Marcus explains to his team that it is important to shake off setbacks, as he did when he applied for a job that he didn’t get. He tells his team to be open, confident, flexible, and move forward – all a problem for Michael.
The rest of the team relay effective examples of where they overcame perceived setbacks in their personal and work lives. Sam emphasizes that instead of focusing on what went wrong; focus on how to make things better next time. Marcus advocates a peer support program whereby people can ask for help; Sherry adds that others may have strengths that balances one’s weaknesses. Believe you’re a champion, attitude counts – so tell yourself you can do it.
Overcoming Setbacks Program Highlights:
- DON'T focus only on negatives
- INSTEAD: Limit the venting and move forward
- DON'T withdraw from others
- INSTEAD: Ask for help and share concerns
- DON'T lose hope of success
- INSTEAD: Remain confident and persistent
- DON'T let an obstacle hold you back
- INSTEAD: Shake it off and see opportunities
Going over and over a setback keeps you stuck in the past. Learn to overcome setbacks.
- Overcoming Setbacks DVD (9 Minutes)
- Support Materials on each DVD:
- Discussion Questions
- PowerPoint Slides
Part of the Cutting Edge Communication series!
This program is part of the Cutting Edge Communication series which is a powerful training series on hot topics everyone can enjoy. Short, sharp and funny with simple messages and skills for everyone. The series follows ten characters through a landscape of social faux pas, insult and embarrassment. This series will shock, amaze and entertain you, while at the same time teaching some important lessons in human interaction, in a way you won't forget!
WARNING - These videos are designed to provoke discussion and response. They are contemporary, fast paced, short, character driven TV style comedies that take a new approach to reaching today's learners. By laughing, discussing, sharing outrage, reacting to the behaviors on screen, we can use these strong feelings and thoughts to develop a clearer shared view of how we want to behave, how we manage these situations, and how we want our team to behave and respond.
Whilst some people find them insensitive or outrageous, the vast majority of viewers and users have found them refreshing, stimulating and great for getting energy and enthusiasm back into learning.