Hey, we love free stuff, too!
Edit Your Story Exercise
Use this worksheet to help tune into your thoughts, edit your story, and uncover the facts!
[PDF, 425 KB]
Use this free template to create your own personal development plan and join our mailing list to receive on-going support as you work toward your goals.
[PDF, 70 KB]
Cascade Learning Tool - Reality-Based Thinking
This Learning Kit provides Reality-Based Leaders with a guideline on how to spread the message of Reality-Based Thinking and how to eliminate emotional waste through the use of good mental processes in their own group sessions.
[PDF, 189 KB]
Cascade Learning Tool - Accountability
This Learning Kit provides Reality-Based Leaders with a guideline on how to spread the message of personal accountability in their own group sessions.
[PDF, 195 KB]
One-on-One Meeting Agenda
A ready-made worksheet of questions and talking points that managers may find useful when meeting with team members.
[PDF, 423 KB]
Instead of thinking about all the things that shouldn’t be happening or thinking of the ideal situation for you, recognize and accept your company’s goals and constraints and think inside that box. By doing this, you will be offering real solutions that respect the very real constraints you currently face.
[PDF, 426 KB]
This Means That Exercise
Most of us are unaware of how much we jump to conclusions and assign meaning to simple events that happen in our lives. The culprit of this behavior is our ego, which is constantly narrating our world and adding stories that cause us stress in our new realities.
[PDF, 41 KB]
The SBAR Tool
The SBAR is a nursing tool that can be used in any industry! It's a way for employees to process their work – without the drama - and really edit down their stories, using critical thinking to present the situation and recommendations from a neutral place.
[PDF, 486 KB]
Calculate Your REAL Value!
Take this assessment to evaluate your employee value using Cy's employee value equation.
[PDF, 408 KB]
What's Your Office's Drama Quotient?
A quick set of 15 yes-or-no questions designed to measure a workplace's "drama" levels, with tips on how a leader can ditch the drama for increased productivity.
[PDF, 66 KB]
Managing vs. Leading
A one-page assessment for all six major aspects of a leader's role. Provides insight into where leaders may be under-leading and/or over-managing.
[PDF, 65 KB]
Reality-Based Team Exercises
Blindfolded Line-Up Exercise
The purpose of this exercise is to point out how our mindsets are critical to us achieving the results we want in life. It demonstrates how extenuating circumstances can be overcome when the belief exists.
[PDF, 78 KB]
Negative Brainstorming Exercise
Individuals may identify problems but cross-functional teamwork may be necessary to solve problems. Do not buy into the limiting belief that people should only come to you with solutions. This idea was likely born out of a need to stop people from whining and complaining. Wouldn't it be more direct to simply tell them that their whining is hindering the team's efforts? Try negative brainstorming to get things done.
[PDF, 431 KB]
Reality-Based Discussion Guides
Reality-Based Leadership BookClub Questions
These questions help you facilitate discussion around the key concepts of Cy's first book Reality-Based Leadership.
[PDF, 794 KB]
Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace Book Club Questions
These questions help you facilitate discussion around the key concepts of Cy's New York Times bestselling book Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace.
[PDF, 438 KB]
No Ego Book Club Questions
These questions help you facilitate discussion around the key concepts of Cy's newest book NO EGO: How Leaders Can Cut the Cost of Drama, End Entitlement and Drive Big Results.
[PDF, 126 KB]
Even More Downloads
A Story of Accountability: A Case Study of a Large Academic Medical Center
Despite OSHA mandates, many nurses at the region’s healthcare centers considered wearing personal protective equipment a personal choice, not a requirement. Failure to comply would be costly for their organization, including an impact to staffing if a team member was exposed, higher healthcare costs and additional paperwork for the patient. In this case study, you'll learn the Reality-Based philosophies and tools that were implemented to address the problem.
[PDF, 1 MB]