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Fierce Tip of the Week: Jump Start a Relationship

Fierce Tip of the Week: Jump Start a Relationship

August 13th, 2012 by in Fierce Conversations, Fierce Tip of the Week, Uncategorized

At Fierce, we use an equation to help understand the connection between conversations and relationships: Conversation=Relationship (C=R). It’s a basic principle of what you put in directly affects what comes out. The more authentic conversations you have, the more authentic your relationship will be. So what happens if the conversations stop? Simply, the relationship will […]

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As a Leader, Choose Coaching Over Advice Giving

As a Leader, Choose Coaching Over Advice Giving

June 13th, 2012 by in Coaching Model, Fierce Conversations, Uncategorized

Imagine a direct report comes to you and needs to discuss a problem they’ve wanted to solve for months, and they ask you for your help. How do you move forward with the conversation? First, be aware as a leader that this is a great opportunity to engage in a coaching conversation that could develop […]

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Gainers and Drainers of Time Management

Gainers and Drainers of Time Management

December 9th, 2011 by in Fierce Conversations, Uncategorized

As the New Year approaches, I am taking this opportunity to examine my day- today time management habits and looking for things that either drain or gain my time. Let’s be honest- I’m not as efficient as I could be. I write multiple “To-Do” lists and tend to only use one. My filing system in […]

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Conversation is the Anti-Bullying Solution

Conversation is the Anti-Bullying Solution

October 27th, 2011 by in Training in the Schools, Uncategorized

October is Anti-Bullying month. While the topic has national attention, let’s engage in conversations on how communities are going to handle bullying issues across our country. Having children of my own, and being a former educator, it’s a topic that is near and dear to my heart. As I gear up to head off to […]

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Honesty IS the Best Policy

Honesty IS the Best Policy

October 13th, 2011 by in Fierce Conversations, Leadership Training, Uncategorized

Companies that foster and encourage honest feedback make more money than companies who don’t. Period. That’s the assertion Corporate Executive Board makes in their recent study shared by Harvard Business Review. They found that organizations who rated highly in the area of open communication delivered a 10-year TSR (total shareholder return) of 7.9% compared to […]

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