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3 Delegation Best Practices for First Time Managers

Sometimes we avoid certain conversations not because we don't want or need to have them, but because we don't know how to. As a new manager, a convers...
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4 ESSENTIAL STEPS FOR LEADERS WHEN ADDRESSING A TEAM PERFORMANCE ISSUE

As a leader, you’ve ideally built a relationship with each of your team members. You’ve likely swapped stories about your families, collaborated on su...
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Demystifying Measurement & Leadership Training ROI

A common misconception about ROI is that it needs to be framed in a dollar amount. This may be the case with specific types of investments, but when i...
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Sustainability Made Easier: How to Reinforce Training and Overcome Roadblocks

​ In my experience with current and prospective Fierce clients, one of the greatest training-related concerns that surfaces is around sustainability. ...
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Training vs. Learning: How to Make Your Training Program Stick

"Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and diligence." –Abigail Adams Each month, Fierce gathers together as an organiz...
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Leadership Tips: Bridge the Generation Gap

Chances are you work closely with someone who is of a different generation than you. Maybe he or she is your boss or your newest hire. Regardless, if ...
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Leadership Tips: Show Appreciation to Your Leaders

For emotionally intelligent leaders, a marker for their success is how often they share appreciation with their teams. However, this week I want to pu...
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3 Conversations To Develop Yourself

“While no single conversation is guaranteed to change the trajectory of a career, a company, a relationship or a life – any single conversation can.” ...
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Leadership Tips: Practice Coaching

In our Fierce Coaching module , the goal is to ask questions in order to help an individual work through an idea or issue, in order to find a new path...
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How to Propose a New Idea in a Closed Environment

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” -Steve Jobs Anyone can be a leader within an organization. Whether or not your role has th...
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Leadership Tips: Say It Out Loud

An old adage that I heard often growing up was think before you speak . This is a very valuable saying for me, because I am what you would call a clas...
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Leadership Tips: Face Your Leadership Fears

As a leader, it can be alluring to let fear dictate your decisions. No risk = no failure, and in the short term, that type of thinking might seem easi...
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3 Tips for Leaders to Avoid Insanity

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” -Albert Einstein As a leader, have you ever tried to solve the s...
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Leadership Tips: Think Outside the Box

It’s easy to fall into a pattern. It’s only natural to apply your knowledge of a process, that you know works, to similar projects. You might think to...
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Leadership Tips: Be Kind

“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.” ― Henry James Showing kind...
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Leadership Tips: Keep It Simple and Be Direct

I have learned over the years, in both my professional and personal life, that the best way to be direct is to keep it simple. Get to the point and ge...
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Leadership Tips: Be Right Gracefully

I had a problem with wanting to flaunt being right in situations. I learned the lesson the hard way: This inclination was not serving me. Learning to ...
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Leadership Tips: Provide Autonomy

With engagement levels of employees at an all time low, many organizations are looking at what they can do in order to engage the hearts and the minds...
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Leadership Tips: Perhaps We Don't Need Work/Life Balance

In business there is a lot of talk around work/life balance. To me, this topic is always too broad. I think for many, life is more fluid than that. In...
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Leadership Tips: Your First Idea May Be Your Best

Imagine for a second that you are in a meeting where the goal is to solve a challenge. An idea immediately comes to mind, however you skip over it, wi...
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Leadership Tips: Transparency - the Chicken or the Egg?

In leadership, there is a lot of talk about the need for transparency. Transparency builds trusts and loyalty; it makes people feel engaged and breeds...
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What Are Your Top Leadership Fears?

Fear is a very real emotion for many leaders and often it has a prime seat at the table when tasked with making decisions, innovating, or trying new e...
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Training vs. Learning - An Event vs. a Process

Each month Fierce gathers together as an organization to share what has impacted us over the month. It's a time to reconnect and re-energize. This wee...
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How Conversations Support Your Safety Plan

"Tressie Armstrong is a shining star, a model for how to build a strong, trusting school community that can and will do the right thing should the wor...
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Leadership Tips: Respect Others

This week Fierce joins the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) community at their 12th Annual Northwest Conference in Portland, Orego...
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