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Keynote FAQs: The Value of Booking a Fierce Speaker for Your Next Event

At Fierce, we often receive questions from companies about our keynote speakers and the value they can bring to conferences, annual retreats, team out...
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Leading Business Problem #5: Too Much Stress

In our latest eBook, we call out one of the leading business problems businesses face today: too much stress. According to Harris Interactive , 83% of...
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Building Client Relationships: Why External Conversations Are Critical to Success

Fierce Conversations training is often sought out to shift organizational cultures and improve internal relationships, including the relationships bet...
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Leading Business Problem #4: No Purpose

In our latest eBook, we call out no purpose as a leading problem in business. The reality is that nearly every organization is inherently purposeful. ...
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Leading Business Problem #3: Lack of Transparency

At Fierce, we often talk about the impact that withholding truths can have on an organization and the people within it. In our latest eBook , we call ...
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Social Change and Employee Empowerment: Why Leaders Need to Embrace the Times

Our recent Fierce survey revealed that conversations around current social movements, including #blacklivesmatter, #metoo, and #TimesUp, are happening...
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Leading Business Problem #2: Top Talent Leaving

​ Top talent leaving is the second leading business problem we highlight in our latest eBook Fierce Insight Into 6 Leading Problems Businesses Face To...
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3 Fierce Strategies to "Fix" Accountability

I want to go back to our original quote included in Part 1 of the Accountability blogs: " Our careers, our companies, our personal relationships, our ...
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Leading Business Problem #1: Losing Time and Money

In our latest eBook , we offer Fierce insight into six leading business problems companies are facing today, the impact of these problems, how you can...
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The State of Accountability, and Why It Fails

In this highly competitive, ever-changing business climate, accountability continues to be a critical challenge for leaders and organizations alike. A...
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From #BlackLivesMatter to #TimesUp: New Fierce Survey Reveals Conversations on Current Issues Are Missing in the Workplace

Over the past year, a number of social and political movements intended to address inequality, including #metoo, #timesup, and #blacklivesmatter, have...
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How to Bring Everyone Together During Company Restructuring

In the world of enterprise, restructuring is the new norm. Organizations today are experiencing so many ebbs and flows, from accelerated growth and ac...
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Hiring and Firing: When Work and Social Media Don’t Mix

I'm sure you've heard some of the crazy stories about employees being fired for what they posted on social. Take for instance…. The Taco Bell emp...
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Why a Self-Driven Approach Matters for Employee Development, and How to Integrate it

There's no question whether organizations should prioritize professional development, especially if they want to retain talent. But not all organ...
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When Fast Business Growth Creates New Challenges for Leadership

While growth and change are exciting for a small or medium-sized business, rapid expansion is usually accompanied by potentially problematic challenge...
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Demystifying Measurement & Leadership Training ROI

A common misconception about ROI is that it needs to be framed in a dollar amount. This may be the case with specific types of investments, but when i...
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Getting Started with Fierce: What to Expect When You're Ready to Produce Results in Your Organization

Are you curious about our programs but not ready to pick up the phone yet? This blog post is a little different from what we typically publish, but I ...
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Is Technology Helpful or Harmful to the Personal Learning Experience?

As technology continues to advance, people are asking questions about whether it benefits or takes away from how we as humans learn best. Right now, t...
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Mergers and Acquisitions: Why Provoke Learning Around This Topic?

With stock prices higher than ever and interest rates still low, the past two years have been ideal environments for companies to invest their growing...
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A Fierce Farewell from Chris Douglas, EVP of International Expansion and Learning

Dear readers, My time here at Fierce is officially coming to an end. Not in heart, but in presence. Although I'm technically retiring, I'm not a big f...
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Sustainability Made Easier: How to Reinforce Training and Overcome Roadblocks

​ In my experience with current and prospective Fierce clients, one of the greatest training-related concerns that surfaces is around sustainability. ...
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What’s Missing from Your “Whole-Person” Approach to Leadership Development

The "whole-person" approach is a holistic way of looking at development and training—it takes into account the individual's vision for themselves ...
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Transform Your Culture of "Nice" into One of Results

Most of us were raised to "be nice" to others, and understandably so. Who doesn't want to be considered nice? It definitely pays to show kindness, and...
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How to Start Drastically Reducing Turnover in Your Organization Today

In today's gig economy, individuals with unique skills and experiences are incredibly valuable to organizations…and their competitors. If companies wa...
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Are Your Conversations Succeeding or Failing? How to Identify Traps in Your Organization

If important conversations are not succeeding or not happening in your organization, it's costing you more than you might realize. Our 2017 Fierce eBo...
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How to Keep Stress from Sabotaging Workplace Culture and Productivity

On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate the overall level of stress people are feeling in your organization? Are you able to answer this question? If y...
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Want to Improve Performance and Engagement? Here’s Why Autonomy is Essential

What comes to mind when you think of autonomy?  You might imagine engaging in solo work with your headphones on, focused, and free of distraction...
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Want to Make Remote Work Work? Here’s the Success Factor

Digitally speaking, we are more connected to each other than ever before. And as technology continues to advance, so do our opportunities to successfu...
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Training vs. Learning: How to Make Your Training Program Stick

"Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and diligence." –Abigail Adams Each month, Fierce gathers together as an organiz...
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Before Investing in a Leadership Training Program, Here’s What You Should Know.

Every year, organizations invest in leadership training. The hope is to produce both better leaders and ROI. Unfortunately, ineffective training ...
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Leaders, Identify Your Weakest Employee Tie

When we form a relationship, we form a tie between ourselves and another person. Our relationships generally begin with a point of connection through ...
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Navigating Identity Politics: Insight for Leaders

There is a phenomenon taking place where groups and individuals are shrinking rather than expanding their points of view, unwilling to consider someon...
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How to Combat Fear in 2018

"Thinking will not overcome fear but action will." –W. Clement Stone The start of a new year often comes with a new set of resolutions and meaningful ...
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Work Faster!!! The Role of Urgency in Performance Management

  "Nature never hurries, yet everything is accomplished." –Lao Tzu Business is fast-paced. In order to keep up with and outshine the competition,...
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Susan's 2017 Year-End Message

This morning I was thinking about what I wanted to share with you that would be the most helpful in this New Year. I probably wrote several thousand w...
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Have Business Goals for 2018? Here's Why Planning is Paramount

Whether you intend to grow revenue, improve professional relationships, or introduce new projects, one thing is for sure: planning is paramount. Witho...
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Lessons in Business: 2017 Year-end Reflections

​ Businesses are getting ready to transition to a new year and planning is underway. This transitional time invites reflection on what was successful ...
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Increase Employee Engagement with These 5 Conversation Skills

Our 2018 predictions released earlier this week (read them here ​ !) tell us one thing for certain: as we get ready to move into the new year, leaders...
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A Close Look at Our 2018 Business Predictions: What to Expect, and How Leaders Can Prepare

Whether in our private lives or business, if there's one thing we know for sure, it's that change is inevitable. Each year we explore past and present...
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Conversation Chaos: The Hidden Villain in Your Workplace

There's a villain in your organization. It's a Darth Vader, Wicked Witch, Sauron, or Lord Voldemort—and it's the reason why many of your most common w...
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Leadership Tips: Say What You Really Think

Alethophobia is an intense, abnormal or illogical fear of the truth. In Fierce Leadership , Susan Scott asks, “How many times have you told someone – ...
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Millennials: A New Generation is Reshaping the Workplace

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by INC and examines how Millennials are reshaping today’s workforce. Over a third of today’s work...
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The Great Divide in Workforce Generations: Who Will Win?

Lately the generational divide has been a topic front and center, in conferences, the press, blogs... we are surprised, and a little concerned with th...
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Leadership Tips: Bridge the Generation Gap

Chances are you work closely with someone who is of a different generation than you. Maybe he or she is your boss or your newest hire. Regardless, if ...
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The Surprising Power of Appreciation at Work

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by Forbes and explains how both positive and negative emotions have a cascading affect with emplo...
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Improve Your Company Culture with These 3 Ways to Give Thanks

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the United States, and for many, it is full of tradition. Whether at home or in the workplace, gratitude fills the air wit...
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Leadership Tips: Show Appreciation to Your Leaders

For emotionally intelligent leaders, a marker for their success is how often they share appreciation with their teams. However, this week I want to pu...
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Strengths-Based Employee Development: The Business Results

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by Gallup and explains the business impact of a “strengths-based” employee development program. I...
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3 Conversations To Develop Yourself

“While no single conversation is guaranteed to change the trajectory of a career, a company, a relationship or a life – any single conversation can.” ...
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Leadership Tips: Practice Coaching

In our Fierce Coaching module , the goal is to ask questions in order to help an individual work through an idea or issue, in order to find a new path...
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