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Leadership Tips: Don’t Fake It

Fake it until you make it. We have all heard this phrase before. This is an appropriate notion when you are letting self-doubt or the imposter syndrom...
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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: 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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The Best Way for New Leaders to Build Trust

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by Harvard Business Review and explores the best ways for a new leader within an organization to ...
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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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6 Steps for Building a Company Culture of Accountability

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by Inc 500 and details six steps that can lead to a company culture of accountability. In his art...
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2 Big Don’ts if You Want Accountability in Your Workplace

Do you feel that people in your workplace don’t do what they say they are going to do? Are you guilty of overcommitting…or under delivering? Or both? ...
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Leadership Tips: Plan for 5 Conversations

A common belief that gets in everybody’s way about having Fierce Conversations is that the other person may not be fierce back. Newsflash: That doesn’...
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Try Something New for 30 Days to Achieve Your Goals

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by Ted.com and explores how trying something new for 30 days can lead to achieving your most ambi...
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Achieving Goals: Wading Through Your Murky Waters

Walter Elliot stated, "Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other." I can relate to this quote a lot lately - both fi...
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Leadership Tips: Celebrate National Recommitment Month with Your 2016 Goals

May is National Recommitment Month, which means we should review the goals we set back in January . Have you ever heard of this concept for May? I had...
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7 Ways to Improve Employee Development Programs

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by Harvard Business Review and explores different ways to improve employee development programs. ...
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3 Tips to Be More Honest in the Workplace

With National Honesty Day approaching on April 30 th , managers and leaders everywhere have an opportunity to evaluate the role honesty plays in their...
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Leadership Tips: Create Opportunity for Your Support Staff

This week honors Administrative Professionals. According to the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), there are more than ...
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The Business Logic of Sustainability

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published on  Ted.com  and explains the business logic behind sustainability. In 1973, Ray Anders...
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3 Tips to Have Your Team Celebrate Earth Day

Friday is Earth Day, and as inhabitants of this place, we want to show gratitude to where we live. John Muir, Scottish-American environmental act...
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Leadership Tips: Go Outside - It’s Good for Business

Oh, the smell of fresh air. Living in the United States’ Pacific Northwest, it is very normal to go outside as much as possible – rain or shine – to o...
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Business Meetings – The Case for Face-to-Face

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by Forbes Insights and discusses the importance of face-to-face interactions as opposed to virtua...
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5 Tips for Having a Better One-on-One with Your Direct Reports

According to Lucid Meetings research, 55 million meetings occur per day. For average workers that means eight meetings per week. For managers, 12 per ...
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Leadership Tips: Stop Your Useless One-on-One Meetings

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. – John Quincy Adams When people think about being...
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Stress Is Your Brain Trying to Avoid Something

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by  The Harvard Business Review  and discusses what factors play into our stress levels...
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Leaders, Curb Your Stress - Find Your Magic Hour

When reflecting on your life, how would you rank your stress level from 1-10? Under wraps? Off the charts? What causes it? Among U.S. adults, work is ...
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Leadership Tips: Walk Your Talk…Now

I’m constantly intrigued by what makes leaders the most effective. We talk with leaders constantly. A couple weeks ago, a Harvard Business Review arti...
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Retaining Talent In A Competitive Economy

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by  Forbes  and discusses different tactics with regards to retaining top talent in a c...
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New Survey: Business & Political Leaders – What Do You Expect?

With caucuses and primaries in full-swing in the United States, there is a lot of talk about political leadership in our country. At Fierce, we are ve...
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Leadership Tips: Appreciate a Golden Egg

Yesterday was Easter in the United States, and often the day includes Easter egg hunts. Kids, young and old, search high and low to collect as many eg...
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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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Leadership Tips: Practice Patience - Relationships Aren’t Built Instantly

We get what we want at a faster speed than ever before. Amazon delivers items in one hour. Starbucks provides coffee through a drive through. Uber arr...
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Roselinde Torres - What It Takes to Be a Great Leader

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published on Ted.com and uncovers the three simple but crucial questions would-be company chiefs need to as...
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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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Leadership Tips: Make Your Own Luck

Steve Jobs once said, “You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made...
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Why Work-Life Balance Isn't Just a Women's Issue Anymore

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published on Forbes and explores how men and women have similar priorities when it comes to valuing work-li...
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Spearheading Employee Recognition: Welcome to the Age of Being Seen

We live in a time where everyone is visible more than ever before -- now we can even see how far our reach extends with profile views, shares, tweets,...
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Leadership Tips: Say “No” More

When you look at your life – at home and at work – what is one thing you do that makes your heart sing? Is it learning to speak a new language? Spendi...
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How to Build a Culture of Originality

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published on the Harvard Business Review , and explores how empowering the lone wolves in your organization...
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Leaders, Don’t Follow the Oscars - Stop Once a Year Recognition

Last night was the 88 th Annual Academy Awards – an annual tradition to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements. Essentially, it is a once a ye...
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Dan Pink - The Puzzle Of Motivation

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published on Ted.com and uncovers what really motivates employees to perform better. One of the biggest mis...
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Are You a Feedback Genius? Test it!

A Feedback Genius: Someone who is strong in both giving and receiving feedback. This person gives feedback frequently and chances are that has made th...
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Leadership Tips: “Feed” Others with Your Feedback

Recall a time in the last month that you, as leader or peer, needed to give someone feedback – positive or constructive. Did you give it? Why or why n...
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There’s a Proven Link Between Effective Leadership and Getting Enough Sleep

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published on the Harvard Business Review and explores the link between sleep and leadership. Being an effec...
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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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Leadership Tips: Think for Yourself, for our Country’s Sake

Today is President’s Day in the United States, which is fitting as we have the political primaries in full swing. In the six years I have worked for F...
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The Benefits of Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published on Profiles International and explores the impact emotional intelligence can have in the workplac...
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Head & Heart: Emotions Belong in the Workplace

We humans behave for emotional reasons first, then for rational reasons. It is a fact. Psychology professor, Daniel Kahneman, was awarded the 2002 Nob...
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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 Tips to Build an All-Star Team

As we get closer to Super Bowl Sunday, there is a lot of talk about teams. Who will win? Who will have their head in the game? Just like in athletics,...
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Lessons of Leadership from Fast Company's Innovation Festival

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published on Fast Company and shares the insights of today’s top entrepreneurs and innovators. Good leaders...
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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: Find Your Inner Entrepreneur, Live with the Possible

Have you recently cracked open Seth Godin’s book, What to Do When It is Your Turn [and it’s always your turn ]? It’s one of my favorite coffee table b...
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