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Confronting Your Boss Doesn't Have to Be Scary

Confronting someone is scary . It can be even scarier to confront your boss. Often the anxiety you feel is strong enough to make you want to bury your...
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3 Important Conversations to Eliminate a Fear-Based Work Culture

Is fear being used as a "motivation" driver in your workplace? If so, it most certainly is negatively affecting your time, money, relationships, and p...
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You Voted! Want to Talk About it? 4 Tips for Productive Political Discussions at Work

Today is the big day in the US: Midterm Elections . In light of this monumental event, we're encouraging everyone we know to join a nationwide convers...
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How to Confront: First, Prepare!

Close your eyes and picture someone whose behavior you need to confront. It could be a spouse, co-worker, friend, boss. Perhaps they’ve said or done s...
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Today’s Mokita: Incivility in the Workplace

You may have heard the word "incivility," which the Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines as a "quality of state of being uncivil." A more familiar phras...
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3 Fierce Strategies to "Fix" Accountability

I want to go back to our original quote included in Part 1 of the Accountability blogs: " Our careers, our companies, our personal relationships, our ...
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From #BlackLivesMatter to #TimesUp: New Fierce Survey Reveals Conversations on Current Issues Are Missing in the Workplace

Over the past year, a number of social and political movements intended to address inequality, including #metoo, #timesup, and #blacklivesmatter, have...
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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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Work Faster!!! The Role of Urgency in Performance Management

  "Nature never hurries, yet everything is accomplished." –Lao Tzu Business is fast-paced. In order to keep up with and outshine the competition,...
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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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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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How to be Fierce in 3 Challenging Work Conversations

We all need to have them at some point. Those pesky, dreaded conversations. You know, the ones that can be awkward or uncomfortable or come with a cra...
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How Your Body Language Impacts Workplace Conversations

“What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson Whether you’re giving (or receiving) feedback, confronting a colle...
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5 Easy Ways to Handle Conflict at Work

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by Inc and explores five ways to handle conflict at work. Conflict isn’t always a bad thing. Chal...
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When Heads Collide: 5 Tips for Managing Conflict

"If we aren't going to be afraid of conflict, we have to see it as thinking, and then we have to get really good at it." –Margaret Heffernan Since Jan...
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Leadership Tips: Bust Generation Stereotypes

The media is buzzing every day with news of the latest epidemic of generational conflict. Millennials are flipping things completely upside down while...
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6 Ways to Conquer the Fear of Confrontations

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by Forbes.com and provides six ways to conquer fear of confrontation. Whether we like to admit or...
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Leadership Tips: Don’t Point Fingers

A fierce leader does not blame others. A fierce leader asks, listens, and describes what has happened – without laying blame (that’s the hard part). I...
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3 Tips to Build an All-Star Team

As we get closer to Super Bowl Sunday, there is a lot of talk about teams. Who will win? Who will have their head in the game? Just like in athletics,...
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3 Thankless Offices and What to Do

Gratitude is in the air this time of year. While we all want it, the harsh reality is that many work environments can be quite thankless. From “always...
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Advice to Young Women

We’re a women-owned business. And proud of it. As part of our work, we focus on developing, training, and investing in young women and girls around th...
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4 Ways Smart Leaders Are Shaking up Their Culture

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published on The Huffington Post and outlines four ways to revamp your work culture to help retain and attr...
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Don’t Lie to Yourself: 3 Myths about Toxic Workplace Cultures

Toxic workplace cultures can make or break a company. It can be the difference between innovation or routine. Happiness or disappointment. Growth or d...
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The Emotional Impulses That Poison Healthy Teams

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published on Harvard Business Review and outlines five common mistakes people make when working in a collab...
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Leaders, Stay Away from 3 Toxic Employee Traps

/trap/ noun: trap; plural noun: traps — an unpleasant situation from which it is hard to escape In a new Fierce Survey released today, we found four o...
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