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A Fierce Farewell from Chris Douglas, EVP of International Expansion and Learning

Dear readers, My time here at Fierce is officially coming to an end. Not in heart, but in presence. Although I'm technically retiring, I'm not a big f...
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Before Investing in a Leadership Training Program, Here’s What You Should Know.

Every year, organizations invest in leadership training. The hope is to produce both better leaders and ROI. Unfortunately, ineffective training ...
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Navigating Identity Politics: Insight for Leaders

There is a phenomenon taking place where groups and individuals are shrinking rather than expanding their points of view, unwilling to consider someon...
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The Great Divide in Workforce Generations: Who Will Win?

Lately the generational divide has been a topic front and center, in conferences, the press, blogs... we are surprised, and a little concerned with th...
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Why Your Traditional Diversity Training Program is Not Working

Each year, organizations invest a lot of time and millions of dollars into diversity programs. I hate to break it to you, but the return on both the i...
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Are Your Collaborative Efforts Falling Flat? Here Are 3 Rules for Success

As leaders, we like the idea of collaboration, we just don’t like to actually do it. Especially at the highest levels. We tend to feel the pressure of...
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The Generational Divide: Recruiting Millennials and Boomers

In this current landscape, the talent war is on. So we ask you: What are you pretending not to know about recruitment? We often hear from clients and ...
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Isn't It Time You Scared Yourself to Death?

My dearest friend and colleague, Aimee wrote a great blog “ Where are you looking for change in your life? ” In it she wrote “no goals, no change”. It...
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Be Present

Why is it so hard to be present? Just after I tweeted that I was going to really work on being present, I realized that I sent that tweet while I was ...
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Global Conversations

I'm sitting in my hotel in Beijing after attending a client appreciation day for our new authorized provider in Greater China. It continues to amaze m...
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The Change Is Coming

Last week I received an update from LinkedIn. Of my connections, 22% had changed jobs or changed companies in 2010. In our January newsletter , we ask...
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An Economic Downturn Is A Terrible Thing To Waste

  I watched Susan deliver a Fierce Leadership keynote to a Keller Williams Realty leadership summit last Saturday and was struck by so many thing...
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Emotional First, Rational Second

I just read a book called Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior by Ori and Rom Brafman. It was a fun read and it brought home a couple of...
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Spouting Off

At the risk of alienating myself from OD people around the world, I can’t help but spout off. I just got off of a discussion about capability indices ...
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Sarbanes Oxley All Over Again?

Here we go again. It was getting kind of sparse out there for the global consulting houses as Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) started winding down. No new system...
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