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Collaboration is Key

Collaboration is Key

February 5th, 2014 by in Events, Fierce Conversations, Team Training

The key is to collaborate. This is what we heard yesterday from Kelly Paine, Costco Manager, Organizational Change Management, at our Fierce session at 2014 Training Magazine Conference and Expo in San Diego. In the session, Kelly Paine shared how Costco set the expectations for implementing company-wide communication training programs. Specifically, Kelly shared the success of the Cosmos project […]

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Two Perspectives: Tips for Adding a New Team Member

Two Perspectives: Tips for Adding a New Team Member

June 19th, 2013 by in Fierce Conversations, Team Training

Adding new members to a team is full of emotion and opportunity. Here, we explore two perspectives on the topic: the leader’s and the team member’s. As a leader, adding a new team member is an exciting and important time. It is an opportunity to revisit goals and achievements with your current team, while reiterating […]

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Learning through Conversations

Learning through Conversations

May 8th, 2013 by in Fierce Conversations

Savvy businesses have learned that in order to keep their employees engaged, they need to provide continual learning opportunities. These same savvy companies usually provide continued academic learning options, seminars, workshops, and training to develop their talent and keep a competitive edge. However, they might just be missing another learning opportunity, and that is investing in […]

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The Key to Collaboration? Encourage Questions

The Key to Collaboration? Encourage Questions

March 6th, 2013 by in Fierce Conversations, Team Training

Collaboration is a major buzz word. It’s quite common to hear that having multiple minds around an idea is better than only one. So how do you, as a leader, encourage your team to collaborate and innovate with each other? Encourage questions. Are all questions equal? No. The questions we’re talking about rise above the […]

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Fierce Tip of the Week: Be the Model

Fierce Tip of the Week: Be the Model

February 11th, 2013 by in Accountability Training, Fierce Conversations, Fierce Tip of the Week

Too often we sit back and put others in charge of our emotions and abilities. Doing this produces a mentality where you can think – “I’d like to have more authentic conversations but I can’t, because my boss doesn’t know how to.” This way of thinking can quickly lead to feeling less engaged or motivated to […]

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