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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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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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Leadership Tips: Celebrate a Woman in Your Life

International Women’s Day is March 8th. As a women-owned business, Fierce wants to thank all of the women-owned businesses that make an impact in our ...
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Employee Appreciation Day: 4 Tips to Make a Sincere Impact

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by Forbes and shares four simple tips to make sure this year’s Employee Appreciation Day celebrat...
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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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Leadership Tips: Transparency - the Chicken or the Egg?

In leadership, there is a lot of talk about the need for transparency. Transparency builds trusts and loyalty; it makes people feel engaged and breeds...
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How the Best Companies Do Diversity Right

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by Fortune.com and explains how the best companies are getting diversity and inclusion done the r...
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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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9 Habits That Destroy Workplace Relationships

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by Entrepreneur and shares nine habits that can destroy workplace relationships and how to avoid ...
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The Power of Friendship in the Workplace

Are you having a so-called “hangover” from chocolate, hearts and all the love from Valentine’s Day? If the focus yesterday was on romantic love, let’s...
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Leadership Tips: It’s the Week of Love - Share Appreciation at Home

This is the week of love in the United States. Valentine’s Day turns to the personal sides of our lives more than the professional, and to some, that ...
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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: Address Your Mokitas

Mokita is a Papua New Guinean term for something that  everyone knows but no one talks about .  Papua New Guineans measure the health of the...
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How to Make Microlearning Matter

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and explains how to make microlearning matter...
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What it Takes to be a Top Training Company

At Fierce, we know the various issues that can arise when building training programs. It can be difficult for organizations to build a program that is...
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Leadership Tips: Create Self-Directed Learning Opportunities

Learning has always been a lifeline for me. Like many others in our digital age, I’m constantly looking for ways to learn throughout my day. When I as...
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How to Create an Action Plan to Achieve Your Goals

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by The Balance and talks about how to create an action plan that will help you achieve your lofty...
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Have Goals for 2017? Here’s Why Planning is Paramount

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” —Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Whether you intend to grow revenue, improve your professional relationships, or gain...
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Leadership Tips: Get Organized

According to a Wall Street Journal Report, office workers waste an average of 40% of their workday.  Not because they aren’t intelligent, but bec...
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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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How to Leverage Millennial Strengths

Statistics show that millennials now make up more than half of the current workforce . And in case you haven’t noticed, millennials have received a wa...
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Leadership Tips: Be Inclusive

One of our Fierce predictions this year is that diversity and inclusion initiatives and programs will continue to grow. With the current global and po...
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How to Creatively Celebrate Your Team's Wins

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by Forbes and shares different tactics to creatively celebrate your team’s wins and sustain motiv...
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3 Tips for Deeper Conversations in Your Team Meetings

If you’re a connected leader, chances are you meet with your team weekly or bi-weekly to touch base and talk shop. While the details of the meeting wi...
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Leadership Tips: Celebrate Your All-Stars

It is common for organizations and teams to lean on their all-stars to take them to new levels. That is to be expected. However, we often see that in ...
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10 Ways to Start 2017 Off Right

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by Inc.com and shares ten practical New Year’s resolutions that you can actually accomplish in 20...
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How to Replace Fear with Achievement in 2017

"Thinking will not overcome fear but action will." -W. Clement Stone Fear is a common barrier that exists between where you are and where you want to ...
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Leadership Tips: Make Your Conversation Resolution

Congratulations for arriving to the new year! You are in this exact place as a result of all of your conversations in 2016. Yes all of them. The succe...
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Susan's Note for the End of Year

Fierce. At first, the name evokes the straightening of spines and deep breaths taken as we walk towards danger. Perhaps it sounds like the yowl of a b...
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Fierce 2017 Workplace Predictions

It’s that time again. Each year, top leaders within organizations are forced to address issues that take place both internally with the world as a who...
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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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Tips for Networking at Holiday Parties

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by Forbes.com and discusses how you can leverage the annual holiday office party to network like ...
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3 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Holiday Festivities

It is a wonderful time of year to connect with yourself and each other. It can also be a time of year that is challenging. Stress can start to pile up...
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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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How Millennials Are Disrupting the Workforce -- For The Better

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by Forbes.com and discusses how millennials are disrupting the workforce in a positive way.  ...
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Change is the New Normal

Change is the new “normal” for organizations and leaders alike, from structural change to leadership change to industry disruption. And yet, data show...
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The Decline of the Office Holiday Party

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by Bloomberg and discusses the decline of the holiday office party. Approximately 65% of organiza...
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Office Holiday Party Do’s & Don’ts

One of the few times of the year everyone from the interns to the CEO can be in the same room is during the annual office holiday party. While some fi...
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Leadership Tips: Celebrate a Leader in Your Life

Woodrow Wilson said, "You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, wit...
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5 Hacks for Growing Your Team's Capacity

In times of constant change, we, as leaders, are often challenged with doing more with less . It can often be a reality – less resources, less people,...
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Inspire Your Black Friday Workforce: Lessons From Retailers Who've Done It Right

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by Forbes and shares lessons learned from retailers who have trained and inspired Black Friday wo...
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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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4 Ways Your Company Benefits From Giving Back

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by Entrepreneur and showcases four ways that a company can benefit from giving back to the commun...
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Leadership Tips: Stop Stalling, It’s Time to Give Back

  When I talk with people in my network, they often say they want to give back more – give their time, their money, their expertise. But…they are...
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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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Post Election Hangover? A Challenge for You

Do you have a post-election hangover? There is a good chance you do. And, there is also a good chance that you are in the office with someone who feel...
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Leadership Tips: Build Emotional Capital

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is awareness of yourself and your impact on others around you. EQ allows you to build relationships and drive results. Ken...
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6 Ways to Conquer the Fear of Confrontations

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by Forbes.com and provides six ways to conquer fear of confrontation. Whether we like to admit or...
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2 Reminders to Take the Scare out of Your Conversations

There are legitimate reasons to be scared about having some conversations. Let’s be honest - some people do not react well when confronted, regardless...
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