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Why Diverse Teams Are Smarter

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by HBR.org and explains why diverse teams work smarter and more efficiently. Organizations must s...
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3 Steps For Getting a Conversation Back on Track

  The word “conversation” comes from the Latin root conversari, which means “to associate with”. The prefix con meaning “together” or “with”. It’...
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12 Different Strategies for Dealing with a Boss Who Plays Favorites

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by The Muse  and provides twelve strategies for dealing with a boss who consistently plays f...
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The Best Ways to Improve Your Workplace Communication

  If you’re in Leadership & Development or HR, I can only begin to imagine how many conversations you’ve had (or with individuals on your team) r...
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3 Ways to Boost Accountability in a Remote-Work World

  When I was growing up, there was a common saying in our house (at least among the kids) “Who-dee did it!”  Now, don’t ask me where the nam...
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How to Overcome Conversation Chaos in the Digital Age

 Having open, honest dialogue has always been critical for businesses. Now, more than ever, we are in unprecedented times because of the COVID-19...
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This is Why Career Plans are Bad for Employees

​Organizations must prioritize professional development if they want to retain talent. It's that clear cut and simple. This statement was controversia...
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Why Lack of Clarity in the Workplace is Costing Your Company

Let’s be authentically honest for a moment — I want you to sit back and think about how many times you find an excuse not to have an important convers...
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3 Ways to Unlock the True Value of Feedback

  Giving quality feedback can cause intense anxiety and receiving feedback gracefully is one of the hardest things to do. We want to be liked, af...
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What Do You Know That You Don’t Speak Of?

“Mokita”- That which everyone knows and no one speaks of. The Papuans of New Guinea judge the health of any community by the number of “mokitas” that ...
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Most Company Wellness Programs Are A Bust

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published on Gallup.com and identifies time-off as a key contributor for increased productivity, enhanced e...
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Increase Employee Engagement with These 5 Conversation Skills

Our 2018 predictions released earlier this week (read them here​!) tell us one thing for certain: as we get ready to move into the new year, leadershi...
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5 Tips for Finding Fierce Focus in Your Life

“When the WHY is clear, the HOW is easy.” –Unknown Read the news and you're probably aware of what could be referred to as chaos in our fast-paced, in...
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4 Ways to Boost Diversity in the Workplace to #BalanceforBetter

Women want to be heard, cultural roadblocks be damned. We saw this after the November 2018 midterm elections when 117 women — a historic record — were...
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Leadership Tips: Address Your Mokitas

Mokita is a Papua New Guinean term for something that everyone knows but no one talks about. Papua New Guineans measure the health of their ...
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3 Critical Questions to Ask Your Team About Vacation

Yesterday was the first official day of summer, and many employees are looking forward to planned vacations. Whether it’s hiking through Yellowstone, ...
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4 Barriers to Personal and Professional Growth (And How to Tear ‘em Down)

Throughout our lives, we experience moments of momentum where we feel like we're expanding, moving upward, and spreading our fierce little wings. Othe...
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Is Your Workplace Too Nice? This is How to Find Out

Whether you’re from the American Midwest, or you know someone from the region, you’ve most likely at some point or another had a conversation about th...
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How to Recover from a Transparency Mistake

I’ve had the pleasure of leading our global work — either through new market expansion, international partnerships, or through our domestic U.S. clien...
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How to Say What You Really Think in a Toxic Environment

Let’s have some real talk for a moment: Have you ever told someone —your boss, a colleague, customers, or your spouse — what you thought they wanted t...
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Gainers and Drainers of Time Management

As the New Year approaches, I am taking this opportunity to examine my day- today time management habits and looking for things that either drain or g...
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Leadership Tips: Be Inclusive to Solve Problems

The answers are in the room. - Susan Scott Last week, I was in Chicago at the Human Capital Institute's Learning and Leadership Development Conference...
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Extreme Beach Ball

The other day, I happened to catch an episode of Oprah where she was previewing a new CBS show called "Undercover Boss" (premiering February 7th). The...
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New Research: The State of Miscommunication - 6 Insights on Effective Workplace Communication

We’re excited to announce Quantum Workplace's launch of the Fierce + Quantum eBook on the state of miscommunication in the workplace. The free eBook d...
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3 Ways to Take the Scare Out of Your Conversations

Think of a conversation that you need to have that scares you. Perhaps it is a conversation with your boss about something she is doing that is not he...
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