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The 3 Best Ways to Manage Your Remote Employees

Work remote is tricky. Common concerns I hear from leaders frequently are: Are people really working? Are they getting the support they need? Are the ...
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National Boss’ Day: 4 Truths That Will Make You a Better Boss

Today is National Boss’ Day, and what a day to celebrate!  At Fierce, we know that when looking at what makes a great leader, you’ll find they lo...
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4 Tips to Sustain a High-Performing Global Team

What comes to mind when you think of autonomy?  You might imagine your team engaging in solo work that they know how to do and you don’t need to ...
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Here's Why Different Perspectives Lead to the Best Ideas

You've probably heard it before — seek input, be inclusive, welcome perspectives, collaborate with others. But why? Where does this premise ...
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Confronting Your Boss Doesn't Have to Be Scary

Confronting someone is scary. It can be even scarier to confront your boss. Often the anxiety you feel is strong enough to make you want to bury your ...
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This is Why Your Workplace Culture is Toxic and How to Fix it

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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Why Feedback is the Missing Ingredient in Leadership Training

As someone with more than 20 years’ experience teaching leaders how to have effective conversations, I strongly believe that feedback is extremely imp...
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How to Get the Most Success Out of Your Fancy New Job Title

Last spring, I got a fancy new title: Vice President of Global and Channel Partnerships. This new fancy title also came with the task to support our c...
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When Heads Collide: How to Make Conflict Productive at Work

True or false: Engaging in conflict will end a relationship. Believe it or not, the answer is false. Yes, it's a common fear, but the realit...
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The Importance of Personal Integrity in Leadership: 4 Ways to Follow Through

At Fierce, we define integrity as when your inner world — your truth, your beliefs, your ethics, your commitments, your values, and your desires&...
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Leaders, Identify Your Weakest Employee Tie

When we form a relationship, we form a tie between ourselves and another person. Our relationships generally begin with a point of connection through ...
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Increase Employee Engagement with These 5 Conversation Skills

Our 2018 predictions released earlier this week (read them here​!) tell us one thing for certain: as we get ready to move into the new year, leadershi...
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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 regar...
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New Research: The State of Miscommunication - 6 Insights on Effective Workplace Communication

We’re excited to announce Quantum Workplace's launch of the Fierce + Quantum eBook on the state of miscommunication in the workplace. The free eBook d...
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Improve Two Relationships through Conversation

The conversation is the relationship. It is such a simple five word sentence. Yet, the depth and applicability of this concept is powerful. The qualit...
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How to Clean Up a Messy Conversation

Life is messy. Or as Susan Scott puts it, “Life is curly.” Having successful conversations is a learned skill, but even for those with a lot of traini...
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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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Why Diverse Teams Are Smarter

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by HBR.org and explains why diverse teams work smarter and more efficiently. Organizations must s...
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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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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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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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The Forgotten Generation: Reflections from a Gen Xer

Uh, hello? Remember us? The ones commonly referred to as “latch key kids”? {ahem} Okay, sure. Even though we like to come off as tough, we may feel fo...
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6 R.E.A.L Questions Every Leader Should Be Asking

This week's Fierce Resources comes from Inc.com and was written by Lolly Daskal, Founder of Lead From Within.  The 6 R.E.A.L Questions Every Lead...
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Is Leadership a Thankless Job? 3 Ways to Change That

When doing research for this blog, I looked for studies and articles that focused on the importance of telling leaders thank you. Truth is there’s not...
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How to Help Employees Stay Organized

Without fail, at the start of every new year, the words on the tips of many people’s tongues are: This year I want to get organized. This yearly mantr...
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