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3 Reasons Tough Love is Better Than a Culture of Nice

I do a LOT of listening in my job. Every day I have the pleasure of interacting with leaders from all around the globe. What has piqued my curiosity, ...
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Why Feedback is the Missing Ingredient in Leadership Training

As someone with more than 20 years’ experience teaching leaders how to have effective conversations, I strongly believe that feedback is extremely imp...
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How to Guarantee Your Business Strategies Won’t Fizzle Out

When your organization’s very foundation is built on the commitment to being boldly authentic and passionate about breaking down barriers in order to ...
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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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2018 Year End Message: Embrace Changes You Most Need

It is a rainy day here in Seattle, and I am next to my fireplace with a warm cup of coffee grateful to be sitting in the precious space between a year...
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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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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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3 Easy Steps as a Leader to Challenge the Status Quo

As a leader, give yourself permission to question the status quo of your organization and invite your team to join in. Organizations develop a status ...
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Conversations Across Cultures: Best Practices for Rolling Out Fierce in a Global Market

When it comes to rolling out Fierce programs across a global market versus a domestic one, they're not all that different. As our VP of Global and Cha...
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How to Be Accountable for Your Emotional Wake as a Leader

What's the impact of a Fierce conversation before it's even happened? How often do you have a conversation with yourself before a team meeting, an int...
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What Every Young Professional Should Have: Embracing a Growth Mindset with Fierce Conversations

This past week, I had the opportunity to attend the Fierce Conversations workshop here at the Fierce Seattle headquarters. As a member of Generation Z...
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Leading Business Problem #1: Losing Time and Money

In our latest eBook , we offer Fierce insight into six leading business problems companies are facing today, the impact of these problems, how you can...
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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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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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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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5 Ways to Improve Employee Development at Your Company

This week’s Friday resource comes from HuffPost and offers five ways to assist employees in their personal development. Many companies, especially sta...
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Leadership Tips: Go Deeper

How many times a week do you have a conversation that just stays at the surface? With your colleagues? With your family? With your friends? It happens...
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360 Feedback Questions

Tips & Templates for Gathering 360 Degree Feedback This week’s Friday resource comes from Quantum and discusses what employees want (and need) fro...
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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 ...
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Fierce Summit 2017: Day 2 Highlights

Day two of the fabulous Fierce Summit has come to an end, and today’s sessions came with powerful takeaways. Starting from earliest to latest… Regent ...
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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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3 Ways Leaders Can Increase Empathy

This week’s Friday resource comes from Forbes and lists ways leaders can grow in empathy. Research reveals that today’s most successful leaders all ha...
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Attention, Leaders: Strengthen Empathy by Dropping These 4 Words from Your Vocabulary

“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” –Rudyard Kipling Humble, empathic leaders have been found to be the most successful . ...
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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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