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How to Say What You Really Think in a Toxic Environment

Let’s have some real talk for a moment: Have you ever told someone —your boss, a colleague, customers, or your spouse — what you thought they wanted t...
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Here's Why Different Perspectives Lead to the Best Ideas

You've probably heard it before — s eek input, be inclusive, welcome perspectives, collaborate with others. But why? Where does this premise...
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4 Ways to Boost Diversity in the Workplace to #BalanceforBetter

Women want to be heard, cultural roadblocks be damned. We saw this after the November 2018 midterm elections when 117 women — a historic record — were...
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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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Conversations Across Cultures: 4 Key Insights from Successful Global Leadership Programs

When working with global clients, we often come across unique scenarios that illustrate how Fierce training is being integrated into organizations' la...
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How to Get Your People to See Themselves as Industry Experts (and Defeat Impostor Syndrome)

You are an expert. How does that feel when you read it? Do you believe it? Throughout my career, I've witnessed how difficult it can be for people, in...
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Learning How to Learn: Strategies for More Durable Learning

Whether you want to reinforce Fierce training, learn to play the violin, or memorize a work manual, how you approach learning can make all the differe...
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Why a Self-Driven Approach Matters for Employee Development, and How to Integrate it

There's no question whether organizations should prioritize professional development, especially if they want to retain talent. But not all organ...
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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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Do You Love or Loathe Change? How Workplace Change Can Strengthen Your Organization

“You get the journey and you get the stress. At the end, you’re a different person. But both elements are part of the deal.” –Seth Godin Change can be...
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Leadership Tips: Embrace Change

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything . — George Bernard Shaw Change is hard. We all k...
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3 Tips for Leaders to Avoid Insanity

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” -Albert Einstein As a leader, have you ever tried to solve the s...
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Leadership Tips: Think Outside the Box

It’s easy to fall into a pattern. It’s only natural to apply your knowledge of a process, that you know works, to similar projects. You might think to...
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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 What Else

In our coaching model , we instruct you to ask “ what else? ” at least 3 times in different parts of the conversation. Each time you ask, you are goin...
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3 Ways to Clear Barriers to Development for Women Leaders

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by The International Public Management Association for Human Resources and shares three ways to c...
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Why Women Entrepreneurs will be the Economic Force to Reckon with in 2017

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by CNBC and explains why women entrepreneurs will be an economic force to be reckoned with in 201...
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Women Leadership: A Reason, a Caution, and a Bottom Line

On this International Women's Day, I want to celebrate women all around the world. This day makes me reflect on the strong women leaders in my life wh...
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Using Emotional Intelligence Is a Woman Leader's Secret Weapon

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by Forbes.com and explains why using emotional intelligence is a woman leader’s secret weapon. In...
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Leadership Tips: Have a Scary Conversation

In the vein of Halloween’s ghosts, gremlins, and other frightening characters, think of something that is equally scary: a conversation you are avoidi...
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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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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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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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Get It Right – Don’t Worry About Always Being Right

Reading the news today, I’m sure you can identify many leaders that seem more worried about being right instead of getting it right – for their people...
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Leadership Tips: Challenge the Status Quo

This week Fierce is in Denver, Colorado at the Association for Talent Development's annual international conference . We are gathered to meet with lea...
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