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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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5 Tips for Having a Better One-on-One with Your Direct Reports

According to Lucid Meetings research, 55 million meetings occur per day. For average workers that means eight meetings per week. For managers, 12 per ...
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Leadership Tips: Practice Patience - Relationships Aren’t Built Instantly

We get what we want at a faster speed than ever before. Amazon delivers items in one hour. Starbucks provides coffee through a drive through. Uber arr...
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Leadership Tips: Say “No” More

When you look at your life – at home and at work – what is one thing you do that makes your heart sing? Is it learning to speak a new language? Spendi...
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Are You a Feedback Genius? Test it!

A Feedback Genius: Someone who is strong in both giving and receiving feedback. This person gives feedback frequently and chances are that has made th...
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Leadership Tips: “Feed” Others with Your Feedback

Recall a time in the last month that you, as leader or peer, needed to give someone feedback – positive or constructive. Did you give it? Why or why n...
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Leadership Tips: Think for Yourself, for our Country’s Sake

Today is President’s Day in the United States, which is fitting as we have the political primaries in full swing. In the six years I have worked for F...
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Head & Heart: Emotions Belong in the Workplace

We humans behave for emotional reasons first, then for rational reasons. It is a fact. Psychology professor, Daniel Kahneman, was awarded the 2002 Nob...
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A Simple Formula for Changing Our Behavior

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published on Harvard Business Review and identifies the common communication mistakes that are holding your...
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Advice to Young Girls

While thinking about this blog, I turned to the best source for advice to young girls – other young girls who are happy and thriving - so I asked my g...
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Leadership Tips: Have a One-on-One

September is One-on-One month. Yes, that means intimate conversations with your colleagues, family members, and friends. At Fierce, we start all of ou...
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Leadership Tips: Talk with Intention

Yesterday was National Talk in an Elevator Day. Considering it was a Sunday, use this week as an opportunity to talk with someone new in an elevator…o...
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The Practice of Courage

A martial arts sensei said, “You are always practicing something.  The question is – What are you practicing?”  Darn good question. Whether ...
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Leadership Tips: Honor Memorial Day with Meaningful Conversations

Memorial Day in the United States is upon us, and while many of us enjoy the long weekend with family time and fun barbecues, it is about something&nb...
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What's the Temperature of Your Relationships?

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published on TrainingIndustry.com and examines the impact our relationships have on our ability to meet our...
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Effective Leaders are Consistent

When discussing how to be an effective leader, it’s not uncommon to use buzz words like trust and authenticity. Yet, what does it truly mean to be a l...
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Why Won’t the Yankees Dump A-Rod?

Tampa, Fla. When Alex Rodriguez arrived at his workplace here on Monday, his bosses weren’t happy. As usual, the communication between Rodriguez, the ...
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Courage as a Skill

This week's Fierce resource was originally published on HBR.org  and was written by Kathleen Reardon. An oldie, but a goodie, Courage as a Skill ...
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No Excuses: Have the Conversation

How many times do you find an excuse not to have an important conversation? What excuses do we give ourselves? As a principal I had conversations all ...
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Holding Back? 3 Tips to Foster More Feedback

As we close out 2014, here's one of our top blogs of all time. It serves as a great reminder to stay present and give feedback, even if it's just...
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Leadership Tips: Say Sorry First

We all do it. We say something we don't exactly mean . Or we do something in the heat of the moment. We are human - it happens. What really matters is...
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The 4 Most Common Relationship Problems - And How to Fix Them

This week's Fierce resource comes from the blog, Barking Up The Wrong Tree by Eric Barker. The 4 Most Common Relationship Problems - And How to Fix Th...
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Bring Conversations Back to Your School

As leaders in schools, we have conversations all day long.  We choose what conversations we engage in.  We choose the relationships we want ...
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Teach Teachers How to Create Magic

This talk was originally shared on Ted.com and was created by Christopher Emdin. What happens when there is lack of inspiration in a classroom?  ...
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3 Gratitude Exercises for Leaders To Embrace

The holiday season is a time to reflect, a time to stop and think about all that we have to be grateful for. For many individuals, thankfulness is dir...
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