Accountability, Listening, Culture: A Trainer's Work is Never Done

“Sometimes it seems like the different groups all speak their own language. Finance speaks Accounting. IT speaks Tech, and the Consultant speaks Consultantese. We need to understand each other’s perspectives. And in order to do that, we need  a shared language.” – KELLY PAINE, Accounting Manager & Change Management Lead… Read the full article →

Fierce Predicts Drastic Changes to Traditional Business Structures in 2014

The Title-less Workplace, Flexible Work Environments, and Real-Time Reviews Take Hold We anticipate major changes in the workplace will occur in 2014 as “old-school” management protocols and practices give way to fast-moving – as well as more productive and more satisfying – models for engaging employees. “The pace of change… Read the full article →

What Conversation Are We Missing With Veterans?

According to the latest stats by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the unemployment rate among post 9/11 veterans is averaged at almost 10%. The overall number for unemployment for all veterans isn’t that much better at 6.9%. Both numbers paint a dismal picture if you’re about to leave… Read the full article →

Fierce Tip of the Week: Conversations to Develop Veterans

Today in the United States, we honor our veterans and say thank you for their service. There are many ways to say thank you, and if you’re a leader or work with veterans, you have a unique opportunity to show your appreciation. If you lead veterans who’ve just entered… Read the full article →

Fierce Resources: Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Development at a Distance

This week’s Fierce Resource highlights an upcoming  learning opportunity. Netspeed Learning Solutions is hosting a five part, 2013 Thought Leadership Webinar Series, Fierce CEO & President, Halley Bock presented her own webinar as part of  this series this summer: The Connected Leader: How To Improve Results Through Conversations. Continue… Read the full article →

Happy National Boss's Day: What Type of Leader Are You?

Today is National Boss’s Day, and at Fierce, we know that great leaders are learners. While we hope you receive accolades and maybe a yummy treat from those you lead today, it’s also important to take the time to look at areas you can improve your management and solicit… Read the full article →

Fierce Resources: Damage Control After an Office Showdown

This week’s Fierce Resource was published this week on both the Wall Street Journal website and in their publication, and was written by Sue Shellenbarger. Damage Control After an Official Office Showdown explores how office showdowns affect morale. The piece features Fierce CEO & President, Halley Bock, and references… Read the full article →

Fierce Resources: How to Confront: 3 Traps to Avoid

This week the Fierce blogs focused on resolving outstanding conflict and how to resolve conflict across generational lines. To keep the momentum g oing and to encourage you to have those difficult conversations, this week’s Fierce Resource is How to Confront: 3 Traps to Avoid, written by Fierce CEO… Read the full article →

Fierce Tip of the Week: Resolve Your Outstanding Conflict

In our Fierce Conversations training, the Confrontation model is typically the first module people want to know about. No office, no life for that matter, is without conflict. If you’re a leader you should consider your team a great success if there is discord, if people challenge one another’s… Read the full article →

Great Leaders Tap into Perspectives

Earlier this month, Fierce held our mid-year strategy session. Prior to the meeting, Fierce CEO and President, Halley Bock, sent out a request to the entire team to send two critical challenges, one cultural and one strategic, that were a top priority. Everything was on the table. At the… Read the full article →