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It's Time to Be the REAL You at Work

This week’s Friday Resource was originally published by The Washington Post and explores the benefits of being the “real” you at work. In the article,...
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The Most Overused Negotiating Tactic is Threatening to Walk Away

This week's Friday resource comes from Harvard Business Review and discusses the impact of threatening to walk away during a negotiation. A "walkaway"...
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4 Mistakes Leaders Keep Making

This week’s Friday Resource comes from HBR and features four common mistakes that leaders continue to make. Over the last half century, approaches to ...
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Leadership Tips: Be Right Gracefully

I had a problem with wanting to flaunt being right in situations. I learned the lesson the hard way: This inclination was not serving me. Learning to ...
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Leadership Tips: Pay Attention to Your Influence

What effect do you want to have on others when you leave a room or call? This week, you have the opportunity to infinitely inspire others…or do the op...
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How to Be a Leader People Want to Follow

This week’s Friday Resource was originally published by Business Insider and lists seven ways you can become a more inspiring leader. Being in a posit...
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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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Why Trust Requires Transparency (And How to Create Both)

“Earn trust, earn trust, earn trust. Then you can worry about the rest.” –Seth Godin We often hear about the need for transparency in personal and bus...
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12 Different Strategies for Dealing with a Boss Who Plays Favorites

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by The Muse  and provides twelve strategies for dealing with a boss who consistently plays f...
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Taking Responsibility Is the Highest Mark of Great Leaders

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by  Forbes and describes why leaders with a track record of taking responsibility – for both...
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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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Nature vs. Nurture: Are Leaders Born or Developed?

The question of whether leaders are born or developed is a hot button issue. Nature versus nurture? This pesky question manifests in two scenarios. Sc...
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All Successful Leaders Need This Quality: Self-Awareness

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by  Forbes and discusses the quality all successful leaders should possess – self-awareness....
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Leaders, You Must Scan Your Own Integrity

Many organizations and leaders have integrity as a core value. It is important in order to build trust.  In many ways, having integrity feels rea...
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Leadership Tips: It’s Not About Being Right

How many of you know someone who would rather “be right” than happy? Rather “be right” than loved? Rather “be right” than successful? Leaders often st...
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A Great Leader Is a Great Executor

This week’s Friday Resource was originally published by the NY Times and features an interview with Adena Friedman, President and Chief Operating Offi...
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Leaders, It Is Time to Be Brave and Be Fierce

Yesterday at the ATD International Conference ,  Brené Brown  shared her perspective on courage in the workplace. She confessed, which many ...
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Leadership Tips: Build Trust with Your Team

Trust is created through persistent identity. Think about the people you trust most in your life. How have they built that trust with you? Most likely...
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4 Habits of the Most Successful Leaders

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published on Forbes and discusses four habits the most successful leaders have in common. It is undeniable ...
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What Presidential Candidates Could Learn From Pope Francis

The hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning.  -Adlai Stevenson With the politic...
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3 Don'ts for Leaders Who Want to Grow

If you watched the Grammy’s on Monday night, you probably heard Taylor Swift’s speech where she said: “I want to say to all the young women out there:...
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Tom Wujec - Build a Tower, Build a Team

    This week’s Fierce resource was originally published on Ted.com and provides one activity that will uncover everything that is holding y...
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3 Mindset Shifts for Millennial Leaders in 2016

Millennials have recently become the largest generation in the workforce. Because of it, we are seeing a shift that signals more workplace adjustments...
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Leadership Tips: ‘Tis the Season to Delegate

It is common this time of year to have less employees (and focus) in the office. With holiday trips, family visits, and general festivities, people ha...
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Leadership: A Personal Journey of Development

This week's Fierce resource was published on Ted.com and features Reece Kurtenbach. As soon as you hear the title, Leadership: A Personal Journey of D...
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