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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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The Compelling Case for Giving Employees More Freedom

This week’s Friday Resource was originally published by Inc. and builds a case along with tips for giving employees more freedom.   Growing resea...
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Want to Improve Workplace Performance? Don’t Overlook This Essential Element

Improving performance requires leaders to consider employee engagement, satisfaction, and culture and ask how these areas can be strengthened. One how...
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Leadership Tips: Provide Autonomy

With engagement levels of employees at an all time low, many organizations are looking at what they can do in order to engage the hearts and the minds...
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5 Critical Steps to Fearless Confrontation

This week’s Friday Resource comes from  Forbes and details the necessary steps women can take for a fearless (and effective) confrontation. Havin...
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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: 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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8 Things You Should Do Before a Vacation to Avoid Feeling Stressed When You Return

This week’s Fierce resource comes from Business Insider and lists eight things you can do before vacation that will help reduce stress when you return...
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3 Critical Questions to Ask Your Team About Vacation

Yesterday was the first official day of summer, and many employees are looking forward to planned vacations. Whether it’s hiking through Yellowstone, ...
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Leadership Tips: Develop Your Team While Away on Vacation

You can develop your team when you are away on vacation.  That sounds like a dream, right?  A magic pill that you would most definitely purc...
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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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5 Things Managers Say That Leaders Don't

"Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be." –Ralph Waldo Emerson The terms “management” and “leadership” are used ...
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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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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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Leadership Tips: Develop People Around You

"The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership." - Harvey S. Firestone, Founder of Firestone Tire and Rubber Company Here ...
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Benchmarking Human Capital Metrics

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by SHRM and explains how organizations can benchmark human capital metrics. There are dozens of r...
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An Event for All Fierce Fans: 3 Reasons to Attend

The Fierce community has spoken, and the resounding advice to us was: bring us together! Tell us what you are thinking. Take a stand on how our organi...
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Leadership Tips: Don’t Procrastinate with Your Conversations

What conversations are you currently stalling? At work? At home?   No one likes to admit it, yet we do often put off tasks and responsibilities. ...
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5 Steps to Finding Your Focus

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by Fast Company and details five steps to help find your focus in a chaotic work environment. Tod...
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5 Tips for Finding Fierce Focus in Your Life

“When the WHY is clear, the HOW is easy.” –Unknown Read the news and you're probably aware of what could be referred to as chaos in our fast-paced, in...
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Leadership Tips: Decide What is Important

Arianna Huffington’s book  Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder , makes a compell...
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5 Steps for Giving Productive Feedback

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by Entrepreneur and shares five steps for giving productive feedback that helps employees grow. P...
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Why Frequent Feedback Conversations Are Thriving (and Annual Reviews Are Dying)

How often do you receive feedback at work? How often do you give it? “Not often” is a common answer. And I’m here to tell you that “not often” is not ...
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Leadership Tips: Build Your Leaders Up

In our often time-constrained, all-consuming routines as leaders, it can be hard to focus and help others around you. And when I say others, I mean ot...
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How to Establish a Performance Improvement Plan

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by SHRM and explains how organizations can establish a performance improvement plan to give strug...
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Getting to the Root Cause: Performance Problems in Revenue-Producing Roles

A widespread belief exists in the world of performance management that the assessment of revenue-generating roles should be pretty cut and dry. You ar...
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Leadership Tips: Check-In Now

Step back and reflect on all of the people you will interact with this week - inside and outside of work. Do you have a gut feeling about somethi...
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When Giving Critical Feedback, Focus on Your Nonverbal Cues

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by Harvard Business Review and shares tips for focusing on nonverbal cues and body language when ...
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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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Revised and Updated Fierce Conversations Launches Today

At the core of Fierce, and really at the core of relationship, are Fierce conversations. This idea originated years ago with our founder and CEO, Susa...
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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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American Workplace: Changing at a Dizzying Pace

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by Gallup and shares data from workplace studies on the rapid pace of change in the workplace. Ch...
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6 Tips for Dealing with Unwanted Change in the Workplace

“I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving—we must sail sometimes with the wind and somet...
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Leadership Tips: Use the Power of Change

Last year, I was in New York at the Conference Board’s Annual Change and Transformation Conference. Although it was almost a year ago, the core themes...
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7 Habits of People Who Have Achieved Work-Life Balance

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by Fast Company and shares seven habits of people who have achieved work-life balance. Achieving ...
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How to Find "Balance" in an Imbalanced Environment

In today’s uncertain environment, it is certain that balance is hard to achieve. Balance is often thought of as being equal in distribution in terms o...
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Leadership Tips: Perhaps We Don't Need Work/Life Balance

In business there is a lot of talk around work/life balance. To me, this topic is always too broad. I think for many, life is more fluid than that. In...
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10 Types of Corporate Innovation Programs

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by The Huffington Post and describes the ten types of corporate innovation programs. With technol...
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3 Reasons Why You Should Prioritize Innovation

M. A. Rosanoff: "Mr. Edison, please tell me what laboratory rules you want me to observe." Thomas Edison: "There ain't no rules around here. We're try...
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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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5 Easy Ways to Handle Conflict at Work

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by Inc and explores five ways to handle conflict at work. Conflict isn’t always a bad thing. Chal...
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When Heads Collide: 5 Tips for Managing Conflict

"If we aren't going to be afraid of conflict, we have to see it as thinking, and then we have to get really good at it." –Margaret Heffernan Since Jan...
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Leadership Tips: Bust Generation Stereotypes

The media is buzzing every day with news of the latest epidemic of generational conflict. Millennials are flipping things completely upside down while...
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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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5 Biggest Takeaways from LAMP

The relationship between Fierce and GAMA International has been built on a common vision: to support and develop field leaders in the insurance and fi...
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Leadership Tips: Prepare for Change

A survey from Deloitte on change reports that 68% of participants agree that “change is continuous and embraces all areas of life and activities.” If ...
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New Fierce Survey Reveals Millennials Embrace the Benefits of Diversity

The current political and global climate has led to an increase in conversations about diversity and inclusion in the workplace. According to Deloitte...
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Leadership Tips: Reflect on Your Generation

I am proud to be a millennial. And this is despite the many demoralizing stereotypes. It may be weird, but yes, I do prefer face-to-face conversations...
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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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