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The Open Office: Making the Concept Work

The Open Office: Making the Concept Work

November 19th, 2014 by in Fierce Conversations, Halley's Comment

According to the International Facility Management Association, more than 70 percent of employees work in an open office environment, yet many are dissatisfied due to a number of challenges this concept creates. From distractions and lack of privacy to the one-size-fits-all cubicle approach, there is a lot to consider when ripping out the walls in […]

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Fierce Tip of the Week: Make a New Connection

Fierce Tip of the Week: Make a New Connection

November 17th, 2014 by in Fierce Conversations, Fierce Tip of the Week

In your busy week ahead, think about the many people you will interact with – on the phone, via email, in your neighborhood, and in elevators. When you talk with them, will you ask questions and truly listen for the response? Or will you merely wait for your turn to talk? As Susan Scott, Fierce […]

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Fierce Resources: Want to Make Your Employees Happy? Ask Them to Do Something Hard

Fierce Resources: Want to Make Your Employees Happy? Ask Them to Do Something Hard

November 14th, 2014 by in Fierce Conversations, Fierce Resources

This week’s Fierce Resource was originally published on Inc.com and written by Rebecca Borison. Want to Make Your Employees Happy? Ask Them to Do Something Hard reveals a difficult, and not so simple challenge: How do you keep your employees engaged? The answer… more complex assignments where your people are actively solving a problem. It isn’t […]


From a Facilitator: Become a More Effective Leader by Using Space

From a Facilitator: Become a More Effective Leader by Using Space

November 12th, 2014 by in Fierce Conversations, Leadership Training

“Theater is essentially a relationship between performer, spectator, and the space in which both come together.” Gay McAuley, Honorary Professor, Department of Performance Studies, University of Sydney If you have ever attended a concert, play or any artistic performance, you know that the stage space and how it is used is a critical component to […]

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Fierce Tip of the Week: Celebrate Purpose

Fierce Tip of the Week: Celebrate Purpose

November 10th, 2014 by in Fierce Conversations, Fierce Tip of the Week

In the United States, tomorrow is Veteran’s Day. So in turn, there are many conversations around honoring our veterans and celebrating the values of our country. My father is a retired Naval Officer, so growing up, Veteran’s Day was always a big deal. It always consisted of waking up early and attending ceremonies to celebrate […]

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