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Leaders, Here’s What a Healthy Workplace Culture Is (and Isn’t)

A keg in the breakroom, fish tanks in the walls, happy hours, ping pong, cornhole, bean bag chairs…sounds like a fun work environment, right? I don't ...
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Leading Business Problem #3: Lack of Transparency

At Fierce, we often talk about the impact that withholding truths can have on an organization and the people within it. In our latest eBook , we call ...
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When Fast Business Growth Creates New Challenges for Leadership

While growth and change are exciting for a small or medium-sized business, rapid expansion is usually accompanied by potentially problematic challenge...
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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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Strengths-Based Employee Development: The Business Results

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by Gallup and explains the business impact of a “strengths-based” employee development program. 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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Leadership Tips: Ask for Feedback as a Leader

“Asking others for input increases their expectation that you will change in a positive way.” – Joseph Folkman, The Power of Feedback The world is con...
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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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Are Your Collaborative Efforts Falling Flat? Here Are 3 Rules for Success

As leaders, we like the idea of collaboration, we just don’t like to actually do it. Especially at the highest levels. We tend to feel the pressure of...
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Leadership Tips: Ask Your Team

"Unity is strength . . . when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved." -Mattie Stepanek Think about a time that a leade...
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Leadership Tips: Create Diversity of Thought

All you have to do is turn on the news to see that there is a lack of diversity of thought around us, from our grid-locked Congress to our a...
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Workplace Appreciation: How to Create Warm Fuzzies

"The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated." -William James Who can honestly say they don’t appreciate a warm fuzzy from time ...
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Leadership Tips: Celebrate Your Team

We are in the 2016 home stretch. Now is a fantastic time to rally your team together and celebrate this year’s successes. As a leader, when you think ...
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Leadership Tips: Connect on a Deeper Level

The holidays tend to bring people together. However, being physically together can be a very different experience than truly connecting. For instance,...
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Leadership Tips: Foster Gratitude Together

Last week I was at Ernst & Young’s Strategic Growth Forum, where CEOs and executives came together to talk about new trends in business. Specifically,...
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The Work Conversations We Dread the Most, According to Research

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by  Harvard Business Review and delves into the work conversations we dread the most, and in...
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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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Smart Leadership: Delegate, Prioritize and Simplify

This week’s Friday Resource was originally published by Business News Daily and discusses why it pays to work smarter, not harder, by prioritizing and...
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Leadership Tips: Identify Your Top Time Takers

Most leaders I talk with believe that there are not enough hours in the day. Oftentimes, they talk about a disliked portion of their job and then proc...
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Jack Welch’s Approach to Breaking Down Silos Still Works

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published on Harvard Business Review and examines why many organizations continue to operate in fragmented ...
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Leadership Tips: Stop Your Excuses

Where in your work life do you make the most excuses? What are the most common ones? Some typical excuses I’ve heard in offices: I don’t have anyone t...
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Differing Work Styles Can Help Team Performance

This week's Fierce resource was originally published on Harvard Business Review and shares a different way to look at helping team performance. Differ...
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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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Human Connectivity Defined

Years ago in a Fierce newsletter I wrote: “If you want to become a great leader, gain the capacity to connect with colleagues and customers - at a dee...
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