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3 Tips for a Happier Team

Are you happy? Is your team happy? Happy can sometimes feel like a soft word. Or something that feels pretty abstract. James Key Lim, chief executive ...
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How to Give Tough Feedback That Helps People Grow

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published on Harvard Business Review and outlines the difference between critical and constructive feedback...
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Let’s Talk Fierce Leadership

There is a bold, compelling line between leadership and fierce leadership.  You will begin to cross the line once you understand and act on the c...
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The Emotional Impulses That Poison Healthy Teams

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published on Harvard Business Review and outlines five common mistakes people make when working in a collab...
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Register Now: Become a Fierce Coach with Susan Scott

“All coaching conversations are not equal. What gets talked about with a coaching client and how it gets talked about determines what will happen. And...
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Leadership Tips: Make Happiness a Habit

The Secret Society of Happy People – yes they are a real group – declared August “Happiness Happens Months” in 1999. What a beautiful concept! So let’...
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People Before Strategy - A New Role for the CHRO

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published on Harvard Business Review and argues for greater alignment between the executive suite and the c...
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Fierceling of the Month: Margaret Weeks

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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Leadership Tips: Talk with Intention

Yesterday was National Talk in an Elevator Day. Considering it was a Sunday, use this week as an opportunity to talk with someone new in an elevator…o...
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5 Easy Ways to Refresh Your Summer Work Routine

Let’s be honest. Sometimes the summer work routine can drag you down. You are at the office grinding, while you longingly stalk your colleagues on soc...
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Leaders, Stay Away from 3 Toxic Employee Traps

/trap/ noun: trap; plural noun: traps — an unpleasant situation from which it is hard to escape In a new Fierce Survey released today, we found four o...
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Leadership Tips: Stop Your Excuses

Where in your work life do you make the most excuses? What are the most common ones? Some typical excuses I’ve heard in offices: I don’t have anyone t...
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The Why and What of Motivation

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published on Training Industry and explores the truth behind what really motivates people to achieve succes...
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We’re a Best Place to Work!

We are absolutely ecstatic to be a Seattle Business Magazine Best Place to Work! We want to thank each person at Fierce for bringing their heads and h...
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Employee Engagement: Just Do It

Employee engagement and inclusion isn't a cognitive issue. It's an emotional issue. The problem isn't out there. It's in here. We want employees to be...
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Leadership Tips: Engage By Doing

“Throw yourself into some work you believe in with all you heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could neve...
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Why Strategy Execution Unravels—and What to Do About It

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published on Harvard Business Review and debunks five myths for translating strategy into results. Myth: Co...
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Legislated Optimism: A Worst “Best” Practice

Legislated optimism is the purview of the one-way leader. When optimism is legislated, meetings produce more nothing than something. Ideas die without...
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How I Did It LIVE Featuring Laura Alber, CEO of Williams-Sonoma

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published on Harvard Business Review and describes how Williams-Sonoma learned to blend art with science to...
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Fierceling of the Month: Lisa Colvin

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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The Practice of Courage

A martial arts sensei said, “You are always practicing something.  The question is – What are you practicing?”  Darn good question. Whether ...
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Building a Giant in the Heavy-Equipment Industry

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published on Gallup.com and highlights how the RDO Equipment Co. grew into a construction and agricultural ...
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Listen to an Intimate Chat with Fierce Founder, Susan Scott

Susan Scott, CEO & Founder of Fierce, Inc. talks with Andrew Bateman from Human Capital Institute. In this interview, Susan and Andrew discuss: The or...
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Leadership Tips: Honor Memorial Day with Meaningful Conversations

Memorial Day in the United States is upon us, and while many of us enjoy the long weekend with family time and fun barbecues, it is about something&nb...
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Let’s Talk About Toxic Employees: Do You Know Any?

ATD International Conference & Expo yesterday , Fierce Founder and CEO, Susan Scott, rocked the house in her session Toxic Employees: The Best Techniq...
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Leadership Tips: Bust the Negative Attitude

It happens. Negativity can gradually, then suddenly, creep into your team, your office, even your home. Negativity is often underestimated on an every...
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Most Company Wellness Programs Are A Bust

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published on Gallup.com and identifies time-off as a key contributor for increased productivity, enhanced e...
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Fierceling of the Month: Katelyn Sorensen

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 h...
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Leadership Tips: Take a Vacation

It is that time of year. Winter has melted away, and the sun is out. Start thinking about a break or a trip you want to take this year. Do you want to...
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What's the Temperature of Your Relationships?

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published on TrainingIndustry.com and examines the impact our relationships have on our ability to meet our...
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In the Name of Admiration: 3 Tips to Share

Think about a person you admire in your life. How would you describe him or her? Is it someone who cares deeply about others? Someone who says the bra...
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Leadership Tips: Recognize Someone

Recognition is not a fluffy thing. It goes way past getting the gold star or a bunch of smiley faces on a feedback form. In fact, a HealthStream Resea...
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Be Yourself, but Carefully

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published on Harvard Business Review and explores how to maintain the right balance of “authenticity” in th...
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Differing Work Styles Can Help Team Performance

This week's Fierce resource was originally published on Harvard Business Review and shares a different way to look at helping team performance. Differ...
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Leaders, Watch for These 3 Collaboration Failures

A few years ago we surveyed over 1,400 executives and employees, and 86% cited lack of collaboration for workplace failures. Does this surprise you? M...
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Any Conversation Can: My Fierce Journey

I enjoy all things “Hobbit” and Middle Earth, even Smaug’s hoarding of the Arkenstone and Gollum’s devastation at losing the ring. The story is about ...
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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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Korn Ferry Global Executive Survey Finds Gaps

This week's Fierce resource was originally published on Finances.com and shares the results of a survey conducted by Korn Ferry. Korn Ferry Global Exe...
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What Managers Can Do When Employees Engage in Conflict

This week’s Fierce resource was published on TLNT.com and was written by Kevin Mason. What Managers Can Do When Employees Engage in Conflict outlines ...
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Leadership Tips: Confront a Toxic Coworker

It is the gossiper . It is the victim . It is the slacker . Toxic employees show up in many forms. Fierce conducted a survey on toxic employees a litt...
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Leadership: A Personal Journey of Development

This week's Fierce resource was published on Ted.com and features Reece Kurtenbach. As soon as you hear the title, Leadership: A Personal Journey of D...
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Leadership Tips: Have a Conversation with Yourself

This week is the last full week of March. That means that one quarter is in the books for 2015. When you look back at the last three months, what are ...
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The Naked Truth: How to Uncover An Insecure Leader

This week's Fierce resource was published on Inc.com and was written by Lolly Daskal, President & CEO, Lead From Within. The Naked Truth: How to Uncov...
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Effective Leaders are Consistent

When discussing how to be an effective leader, it’s not uncommon to use buzz words like trust and authenticity. Yet, what does it truly mean to be a l...
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Nobody Wins When Developing Employees Isn’t a Priority

This week's Fierce resource was originally published on TLNT.com and was written by John Hollon. Weekly Wrap: Nobody Wins When Developing Employees Is...
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HR Isn't Meeting Global Business Demands

This week's Fierce resource was originally published on Gallup.com  and was written by Chris Groscurth and Bryant Ott. Maybe you've heard so...
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Why Won’t the Yankees Dump A-Rod?

Tampa, Fla. When Alex Rodriguez arrived at his workplace here on Monday, his bosses weren’t happy. As usual, the communication between Rodriguez, the ...
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When to Delegate? Try the 70 Percent Rule

This week's Fierce resource was originally published on Inc.com and was written by Jim Schleckser. Do you find yourself wishing someone would take wor...
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Difficult Coworker? One Quick Way To Turn The Relationship Around

Do you fight at work? Fist fights are rare but toe-to-toe yelling matches, stonewalling, passive resistance and backbiting are all too common in the w...
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Leadership Tips: Delegate, Don’t Dele-Dump

What does “delegate that” mean in your organization? For most organizations, that statement means get rid of a task you currently own as fast as possi...
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