Fierce Tip of the Week: Are You Faking It?

The idea of authenticity may seem like a squishy one. It’s such a subjective concept, and yet there is something within all of us that respects and responds to those who are real with us. This week’s Fierce Tip encourages you to look at the conversations you are having… Read the full article →

Fierce Tip of the Week: Put the Time In

With daylight saving time, this week we turned our clocks one hour ahead and sprung forward. This got me thinking about the idea of time and how, with a click of a button, we can lose or gain an hour. This week’s fierce tip is about making the best… Read the full article →

Fierce Tip of the Week: Tackle a Tough Challenge

Summer is upon us and there can be definite desire to pull back and move into more auto-pilot mode. Blame it on the lingering memories of summer vacations away from school or the warmer weather; it can be hard to stay motivated over the next couple of months. That’s… Read the full article →

Fierce Tip of the Week: Provide Feedback

This week in your conversations focus your attention outwards and take advantage of opportunities to provide constructive feedback. The ability to thoughtfully articulate and explain areas where a project, a peer, or direct report could improve is extremely valuable. There can be hesitancy to provide feedback because of a… Read the full article →

Fierce Tip of the Week: Provoke Learning in Your Conversations

Think about a conversation you had recently that was very rewarding for you. What about that conversation made it satisfying? When I think back recently on a conversation I had that left me feeling effective, the conversation spurred a huge desire to learn. This week, when you engage in… Read the full article →

Fierce Tip of the Week: Obey Your Instincts

We’ve all experienced having a “gut feeling” during a conversation. It is an instinct that kicks in when we sense that there is something going on that is out of balance with ourselves or our surroundings. The tip this week is to obey that instinct. I know that, personally,… Read the full article →

How to Take Responsibility for Your Conversations

There is no trivial comment for leaders. I would also argue: for anyone. How you show up and what you say have impact. Your actions and conversations are monitored at all times by those you work with. The upside of that is you have great ability to influence change… Read the full article →

Talk Less, Listen More: My Challenge for the Week

“The experience of being understood, versus interpreted, is so compelling you can charge admission” Joseph Pine, author of “The Experience Economy” What would happen in your world if you talked less and listened more? If a client, colleague or spouse voiced a problem and instead of trying to fix… Read the full article →