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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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Giving Thanks: 4 Ways to Start Sharing More Gratitude At Work

As I sit down to Thanksgiving dinner with my family this year, I'm prepared for the conversation. A conversation that is the same and yet different wi...
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Growth vs. Fixed Mindset: How Your Beliefs Impact You, Your Team, and Your Organization

My interest in growth and learning led me to the book " Mindset " by Carol Dweck. It has opened my eyes to the ways in which we as humans tend to limi...
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How to Combat Fear in 2018

"Thinking will not overcome fear but action will." –W. Clement Stone The start of a new year often comes with a new set of resolutions and meaningful ...
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Leadership Tips: Say It Out Loud

An old adage that I heard often growing up was think before you speak . This is a very valuable saying for me, because I am what you would call a clas...
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6 Ways to Integrate Play Into the Workplace

  This week's Friday resource comes from Inc. and offers 6 ways to incorporate play into the workplace. In the workplace, play has long been rega...
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Leadership Tips: Have Fun Together

Never, ever underestimate the importance of having fun. - Randy Pausch In our connected world with constant emails and social media, it is easy to nev...
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5 Ways to Embrace Change at Work and in Life

This week’s Friday resource comes from Inc . and offers 5 ways to welcome change when it arises in the workplace and in our personal lives. Avoiding t...
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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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The Causes of Employee Negativity

This week’s Friday resource comes from The Balance and identifies the leading causes of employee negativity. Negativity is one of the leading causes o...
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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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Cut Your Victim Bonding

  We all love to victim bond at times. Victim bonding occurs when people get together and talk about how horrible a situation is. At its core, it...
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Leadership Tips: Invite Negative Emotions

It is common to feel discomfort when dealing with other people’s emotions in the workplace. The old saying - leave your emotions at the door – can be ...
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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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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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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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How to Prepare for Workplace Changes Brought on by Millennials and Gen Z

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by The Business Journals and examines how companies can prepare for changes brought on by Millenn...
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Leadership Tips: Celebrate Your All-Stars

It is common for organizations and teams to lean on their all-stars to take them to new levels. That is to be expected. However, we often see that in ...
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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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Going Deeper with Accountability

Accountability is a huge challenge in business today . The Workplace Accountability Study recently revealed that 82% of respondents have no ability to...
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Everything Is Possible with Momentum Thinking

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by  Huffington Post and explains the benefits of “momentum thinking” and how this approach c...
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Leadership Tips: Nurture Positive Thinking

Tomorrow is Positive Thinking Day. At Fierce, we talk about context - the lens in which you view the world. Your context is formed by your beliefs, ex...
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Great Managers Can Fix Broken Performance Management Systems

This week’s Friday Resource was originally published by Gallup.com and discusses how high performing managers can fix broken performance management sy...
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The Power of Context in Performance Management

Our beliefs, attitudes, and biases create a filter in which we view the world. At Fierce, we call this context . While it is unconscious, context affe...
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