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Leadership Tips: Say What You Really Think

Alethophobia is an intense, abnormal or illogical fear of the truth. In Fierce Leadership , Susan Scott asks, “How many times have you told someone – ...
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It's Time to Be the REAL You at Work

This week’s Friday Resource was originally published by The Washington Post and explores the benefits of being the “real” you at work. In the article,...
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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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How to Address Employee Toxicity: 3 Fierce Tips

You know the one. The one who frequently complains. Gossips. Blames others. Leaves people hanging. Today we released our recent survey results from a ...
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Leadership Tips: Take It Personally

In Fierce Conversations, we believe the phrases “Don’t take this personally” and “Don’t take yourself so seriously” are misguided suggestions. Do take...
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5 Steps for Giving Productive Feedback

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by Entrepreneur and shares five steps for giving productive feedback that helps employees grow. P...
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When Giving Critical Feedback, Focus on Your Nonverbal Cues

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by Harvard Business Review and shares tips for focusing on nonverbal cues and body language when ...
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Leadership Tips: Ask for Feedback as a Leader

“Asking others for input increases their expectation that you will change in a positive way.” – Joseph Folkman, The Power of Feedback The world is con...
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Why Trust Requires Transparency (And How to Create Both)

“Earn trust, earn trust, earn trust. Then you can worry about the rest.” –Seth Godin We often hear about the need for transparency in personal and bus...
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9 Habits That Destroy Workplace Relationships

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by Entrepreneur and shares nine habits that can destroy workplace relationships and how to avoid ...
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4 Ways Your Company Benefits From Giving Back

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by Entrepreneur and showcases four ways that a company can benefit from giving back to the commun...
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Leadership Tips: Have a Scary Conversation

In the vein of Halloween’s ghosts, gremlins, and other frightening characters, think of something that is equally scary: a conversation you are avoidi...
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Leadership Tips: Stop "Customer Facing"

One of the phrases we dislike at Fierce is “customer facing.” The whole notion that you need a different face when you are talking with the customer j...
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All Successful Leaders Need This Quality: Self-Awareness

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by  Forbes and discusses the quality all successful leaders should possess – self-awareness....
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New Survey Reveals Lack of Trust in Politics & Companies

Today we released survey findings that reveal people’s sentiments towards leaders in both business and politics. Given that we are in the middle of a ...
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Leadership Tips: Don’t Fake It

Fake it until you make it. We have all heard this phrase before. This is an appropriate notion when you are letting self-doubt or the imposter syndrom...
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The Best Way for New Leaders to Build Trust

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by Harvard Business Review and explores the best ways for a new leader within an organization to ...
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Leadership Tips: Build Trust with Your Team

Trust is created through persistent identity. Think about the people you trust most in your life. How have they built that trust with you? Most likely...
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Leadership Tips: Plan for 5 Conversations

A common belief that gets in everybody’s way about having Fierce Conversations is that the other person may not be fierce back. Newsflash: That doesn’...
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3 Tips to Be More Honest in the Workplace

With National Honesty Day approaching on April 30 th , managers and leaders everywhere have an opportunity to evaluate the role honesty plays in their...
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Let’s Get Flexible: 1 Tip to Create What You Want at Work

It is the end of the era of pushing the “one size fits all” experience in the workplace. Employees expect a degree of flexibility and customization, w...
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A Fierce Chat with Salesforce: Tips for Engaging with Prospects in the Age of Over-Connectivity

In the very fast-paced and competitive world of sales and marketing, it can be tricky to find solid footing. It can be even trickier to make sure you ...
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Leadership Tips: Stop Your Excuses

Where in your work life do you make the most excuses? What are the most common ones? Some typical excuses I’ve heard in offices: I don’t have anyone t...
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Be Yourself, but Carefully

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published on Harvard Business Review and explores how to maintain the right balance of “authenticity” in th...
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Leadership Tips: Have a Conversation with Yourself

This week is the last full week of March. That means that one quarter is in the books for 2015. When you look back at the last three months, what are ...
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