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Why Being Nice is Hurting Business Results

Have you ever noticed yourself or your team side-stepping real issues, soft-pedaling critical feedback, or avoiding uncomfortable conversations altoge...
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Transform Your Culture of "Nice" into One of Results

Most of us were raised to "be nice" to others, and understandably so. Who doesn't want to be considered nice? It definitely pays to show kindness, and...
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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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10 Types of Corporate Innovation Programs

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by The Huffington Post and describes the ten types of corporate innovation programs. With technol...
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3 Reasons Why You Should Prioritize Innovation

M. A. Rosanoff: "Mr. Edison, please tell me what laboratory rules you want me to observe." Thomas Edison: "There ain't no rules around here. We're try...
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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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3 Tips for Supercharging Small Team Collaboration

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by Forbes and shares three tips to supercharge small team collaboration and maximize efforts. Eff...
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3 Tips for Deeper Conversations in Your Team Meetings

If you’re a connected leader, chances are you meet with your team weekly or bi-weekly to touch base and talk shop. While the details of the meeting wi...
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Leadership Tips: Break Down a Silo

In many organizations that is exactly what a silo feels like, and often silos are competing for limited resources. According to a Clear Company survey...
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A Great Leader Is a Great Executor

This week’s Friday Resource was originally published by the NY Times and features an interview with Adena Friedman, President and Chief Operating Offi...
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Leaders, Watch for These 3 Collaboration Failures

A few years ago we surveyed over 1,400 executives and employees, and 86% cited lack of collaboration for workplace failures. Does this surprise you? M...
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A Simple Rule to Eliminate Useless Meetings

This week's Fierce Resource was first written by LinkedIn CEO, Jeff Weiner, and was published on his LinkedIn Influencer page. A Simple Rule to Elimin...
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The Key to Collaboration? Encourage Questions

Collaboration is a major buzz word. It’s quite common to hear that having multiple minds around an idea is better than only one. So how do you, as a l...
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How to Ask Questions Like Socrates

Fierce is excited to announce the new series, Fierce Resources, that will be featured on our blog. We will be sharing an article or blog that we ...
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Ask for Help

How often do you ask for help from others within your organization? I’m talking about asking for help when you are truly stuck. When there is an issue...
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Effective Team Meetings: It’s about Collaboration not Consensus

There’s a new dirty word in the office, and that word is: meetings. Ask a colleague if they feel your organization is having too many not-to-the-point...
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Creating An Innovative Environment, One Conversation At A Time

Today begins the second day of our Fierce Conversation workshop and Train the Trainer in New York City! Despite inches upon inches of s...
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Conference Calls – Some people actually do them well!

My inbox was intriguingly peppered this morning with ideas on how to make the average conference call better. It got me thinking. I have been on a few...
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