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Fierce Tip of the Week: Conversations to Develop Veterans

Fierce Tip of the Week: Conversations to Develop Veterans

November 11th, 2013 by in Fierce Conversations, Fierce Tip of the Week

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 into the private workforce from military […]

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Fierce Resources: Why Leadership Development Fails to Produce Good Leaders

Fierce Resources: Why Leadership Development Fails to Produce Good Leaders

November 8th, 2013 by in Fierce Conversations, Fierce Resources

This week’s Fierce Resource was first published on the Financial Post website and was written by author and thought leader, Ray Williams. Why Leadership Development Fails to Produce Good Leaders explores the current state of leadership development programs. He argues that training fails when it is centered around only tactics and competencies instead of being […]

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Honesty in the Workplace

Honesty in the Workplace

June 12th, 2013 by in Fierce Conversations, Fierce Leadership

Last week, Fierce CEO & President, Halley Bock published a piece on the Software Advice blog, The New Talent Times. The article, Why Honesty Is the Secret Ingredient of Successful Organizations, explores that a culture plagued by ‘terminal niceness” misses opportunities to innovate, enrich relationships, and grow the business. Halley says, “Candor doesn’t simply happen […]

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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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The Gold Star Conundrum

The Gold Star Conundrum

February 20th, 2013 by in Fierce Conversations

One of the ways clients train fierce conversations is to go through our train-the-trainer (TTT) certification. Internally, we find the experience very valuable, and each fierce employee has the option to go through the certification process to get a deeper understanding of the content. For our TTT process, everyone receives an assignment to facilitate a […]

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