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Scott Dinsmore - How to Find Work You Love

    This week’s Fierce resource was originally published on ted.com and identifies the one question everyone needs to answer in their lifeti...
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Let’s Get Flexible: 1 Tip to Create What You Want at Work

It is the end of the era of pushing the “one size fits all” experience in the workplace. Employees expect a degree of flexibility and customization, w...
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Leadership Tips: Create Positive Change

One of my favorite quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr. is, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” In our mo...
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The Important Question Every Employee Should Be Able to Answer

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published on Fortune and delves into the relationship between profit and purpose. For the past few years, o...
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3 Tips to Recruit with Purpose

In 2016, we at Fierce predict that job candidates will want to ensure a potential company’s purpose and mission align with values they hold near and d...
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Leadership Tips: Find the Why

When the year first gets ramped up and rolling, the conversations often turn to “what” needs to happen, “who” needs to be there, and “when” does it or...
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5 Changes Millennials Will Make in the Corporate World in 2016

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published on Business 2 Community and explores the influence of millennials on workplace culture. 2015 mark...
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5 Fierce Predictions for 2016

There are few things that jazz me more than the ever-evolving workplace (yes, I did just say that). As we embark on 2016, at Fierce, we see a heighten...
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Leadership Tips: Life is Curly – Go with It

“Life is curly. Don’t try to straighten it out.” – Susan Scott This year will not go as you have it planned right now on January 4, 2016. In 2016, you...
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The 1 Thing You Can Do Right Now to Be More Successful

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published on Fortune and offers advice on the one thing you need to do to foster future success in the work...
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2015 Year End: Life is curly

It’s snowing at Goat Leap, my tree house on Orcas Island. That’s where I am now, as I write to you. My dogs Dobby, Tallulah, and Hamish – two labradoo...
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The Best Leaders Are Constant Learners

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published on Harvard Business Review and provides a simple learning strategy that enables leaders to succes...
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Leadership Tips: Spend Time Reflecting

“You influence more by your actions than your words. You operate as the message, not the messenger, with an alignment between your words and acti...
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How Successful People Take Advantage Of The Holiday Season

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published on Forbes and uncovers six ways to get the most out of the holiday season rush. For most of us, D...
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Leadership Tips: ‘Tis the Season to Delegate

It is common this time of year to have less employees (and focus) in the office. With holiday trips, family visits, and general festivities, people ha...
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Engaging Your Employees is Good, but Don’t Stop There

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published on Harvard Business Review and explores how to not only engage but also inspire your employees. R...
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A Fierce Chat with Salesforce: Tips for Engaging with Prospects in the Age of Over-Connectivity

In the very fast-paced and competitive world of sales and marketing, it can be tricky to find solid footing. It can be even trickier to make sure you ...
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Leadership Tips: Yes, It Matters. Acknowledge the Best.

Madeline Albright once said, “What matters anywhere, matters everywhere.” That statement is especially relevant in our increasingly divisive American ...
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How Technology and Work Culture Drive Each Other

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published on Huffington Post and explores the link between employee engagement and the future of workplace ...
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To Text or Not to Text: That Is the Question

The first text message was sent on December 3, 1992 by a Canadian test engineer. It said Merry Christmas . On the eve of text messaging’s 13 th year a...
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Leadership Tips: Make Your Screen Time Meaningful

“How we spend our days is how we spend our lives.” – Annie Dillard According to a recent mobileinsurance.com survey, the average person spends up to 2...
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3 Thankless Offices and What to Do

Gratitude is in the air this time of year. While we all want it, the harsh reality is that many work environments can be quite thankless. From “always...
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Leadership Tips: Don’t Be Shy, Show Gratitude in Your Workplace

During the Thanksgiving holidays in the United States, we often focus on giving thanks to family and friends. We eat and celebrate during our days off...
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How Google and Others Help Employees Burn Off Stress in Unique Ways

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published on Fast Company and explores how leading companies combat workplace stress. Countless studies sho...
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A Note to Retailers: 3 Tips to Make Black Friday Better for Your Employees and Customers

Black Friday is approaching us. For some, this day may create pure joy with visions of scoring the perfect holiday gift…for half the price. For others...
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Leadership Tips: Squash the Stress

You are starting a week that is historically full of high expectations. With Thanksgiving looming in the United States, many businesses are pushing ha...
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3 Tips to Connect Your Team with Purpose

I have always admired the rituals and connection that people in the United States military share. I had a unique experience as a child, because my fat...
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Leadership Tips: Don’t Hesitate - Become Fiercely Dedicated Now

When people first hear the word fierce , there are varying reactions. Some think that fierce means scary. Others think brutal or harsh. For some, they...
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Be Your Own Best Advocate

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published on Harvard Business Review and explores why it is so difficult for people to negotiate on their o...
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Advice to Young Women

We’re a women-owned business. And proud of it. As part of our work, we focus on developing, training, and investing in young women and girls around th...
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The Best Tools for Improving Employee Engagement

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published on Tech.Co and explores techniques aimed at boosting employee enthusiasm. Employee engagement isn...
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Leadership Tips: Engage with Halloween Spirit

In the United States this week, Halloween will be celebrated with activities like pumpkin carving and dressing up in costumes. And for many (including...
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The 4 Pillars of Better Leadership

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published on Entrepreneur and outlines concrete steps leaders can take to improve their leadership skills. ...
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Fierceling of the Month: Katy Dozier

Here at Fierce, we honor a person once a month with the coveted title of Fierceling of the Month. The qualification for a Fierceling is someone who ha...
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A Simple Formula for Changing Our Behavior

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published on Harvard Business Review and identifies the common communication mistakes that are holding your...
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Leadership Tips: Deal with Your Frustrations…Now

Today is International Moment of Frustration Day. I had never heard of this day before, but what a great opportunity for us all to kick our frustratio...
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How Women Can Show Passion at Work Without Seeming 'Emotional'

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published on Harvard Business Review and explores why women are often labeled “too emotional” in the workpl...
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Advice to Young Girls

While thinking about this blog, I turned to the best source for advice to young girls – other young girls who are happy and thriving - so I asked my g...
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3 Ways to Build Employees into Leaders

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published on TrainingIndustry.com and outlines three tips for developing more leaders within your organizat...
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Leadership Tips: Write Your Q4 Goals, Now.

This week marks the start of the last quarter of 2015. Yes, that means you have three more months to achieve what you set out to do this year. Does th...
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4 Ways Smart Leaders Are Shaking up Their Culture

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published on The Huffington Post and outlines four ways to revamp your work culture to help retain and attr...
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Don’t Lie to Yourself: 3 Myths about Toxic Workplace Cultures

Toxic workplace cultures can make or break a company. It can be the difference between innovation or routine. Happiness or disappointment. Growth or d...
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Leadership Tips: Be Inclusive to Solve Problems

The answers are in the room. - Susan Scott Last week, I was in Chicago at the Human Capital Institute's Learning and Leadership Development Conference...
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Fierceling of the Month: Matt Dunn

Here at Fierce, we honor a person once a month with the coveted title of Fierceling of the Month. The qualification for a Fierceling is someone who ha...
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Jack Welch’s Approach to Breaking Down Silos Still Works

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published on Harvard Business Review and examines why many organizations continue to operate in fragmented ...
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3 Tips to Use Fantasy Football as a Culture Enhancer – Not Distractor

It’s that time of year. The air is turning crisper, and football is creeping into conversations. Many managers and leaders worry that football is a wo...
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Declaring War on the Wrong Thing

I offer the following true story as an opportunity to practice squid eye. If you’ve read  Fierce Leadership , you know all about squid eye – the ...
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Leadership Tips: Have a One-on-One

September is One-on-One month. Yes, that means intimate conversations with your colleagues, family members, and friends. At Fierce, we start all of ou...
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5 Work Stresses You Can Alleviate with Tech

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published on Harvard Business Review and outlines five ways to tackle the most common work-related stressor...
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Fierceling of the Month: Beth Wagner

Here at Fierce, we honor a person once a month with the coveted title of Fierceling of the Month. The qualification for a Fierceling is someone who ha...
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