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If you’re looking for the best research on the most pressing and relevant topics in the continuously changing landscape of communication and leadership development, you’ve come to the right place. Insightful and research-driven, our white papers uncover solutions and highlight the difference between teaching skills and transforming cultures.

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The ROI of Skillful Conversation: Relationship Advice for Measurable Business Results

The ROI of Skillful Conversation: Relationship Advice for Measurable Business Results

Some may say that conversation is a soft skill. Today, conversation training directly impacts the bottom line more than ever. The demand for dispersed workforces with their inherent complexity makes the ability to connect and build relationships the ultimate competitive advantage. The numbers speak for themselves.
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Fierce Conversations In Education Reform: Uncovering the Ground Truth

Fierce Conversations In Education Reform: Uncovering the Ground Truth

Get a fresh perspective on education reform. Explore more than a decade of Fierce Conversations research, consulting, and training through the educational lens. Learn how Fierce training has transformed the conversations most important to educational leaders throughout Iowa and in a California school district. It's time to stop doing the same things that we've always done. See what's new on the educational frontier!
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Frontline Employee Training: The Business Impact of Improving Communication Throughout an Organization

Frontline Employee Training: The Business Impact of Improving Communication Throughout an Organization

Your frontline employees have immense responsibility, and ultimately, they are the face of your organization. Provide the skills to tackle tough challenges and enable them to provide great customer service by teaching them how to be candid, open, and direct about what's possible or not. See what happens when you give the gift of conversations training, the results don't lie.
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The Three Pillars of Leadership Development and Training: How to Build a Foundation for Measurable Results

The Three Pillars of Leadership Development and Training: How to Build a Foundation for Measurable Results

Organizations see results when collaboration starts early and desired outcomes are agreed upon before training begins. Learn how to deliver a concrete and effective method for rolling out leadership training that aligns with your strategic objectives. Make the case and see what's possible when everyone is on the same page.
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Turning Conversations into a Driving Force for Growth and Success: A Retail-Industry Perspective

Turning Conversations into a Driving Force for Growth and Success: A Retail-Industry Perspective

Communication is more important than ever with brick and mortar stores experiencing competition from online retailers. Give your people the best opportunity for success by providing powerful conversations skills and equipping everyone with the tools to overcome any obstacle, big or small. Are you empowering your people?
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The Big Picture of ROE: A supplementary white paper to

The Big Picture of ROE: A supplementary white paper to "The ROI of Skillful Conversation"

While the skill of conversation is often overlooked as business strategy, it's time to take a closer look at ROE. Return on Expectations refers to the comprehensive learning strategy and how it correlates to business objectives and goals. What results are you measuring?
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Six Key Trends That Increase Employee Productivity and Engagement

Six Key Trends That Increase Employee Productivity and Engagement

The idea of leadership is no longer an act and instead a state of being. Explore key trends that will empower your people to have productive, results-driven conversations to make the best possible decisions. Are you aligning your strategic initiatives and talking about what's most important right now?
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The Multigenerational Advantage: Three Strategies to Leverage the Strengths of Each Generation

The Multigenerational Advantage: Three Strategies to Leverage the Strengths of Each Generation

Bridging the generational divide will continue to be a workplace initiative as new generations enter the workforce. There is a greater need for better communication, mentorship, and knowledge transfer. Build a multi-faceted culture grounded in effective and authentic conversations. How are you crossing the generational divide?
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A Perspective on Workplace Diversity: Building a Culture of Curiosity

A Perspective on Workplace Diversity: Building a Culture of Curiosity

Build a culture of curiosity where diverse perspectives are sought after and voices are heard. Partake in a conversation where thoughts, ideas, and opinions become the impetus for powerful conversations and, ultimately, the best possible decision. Are diverse perspectives being heard in your organization?
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The Financial Rewards of Employee Engagement: Better Relationships Bring Results

The Financial Rewards of Employee Engagement: Better Relationships Bring Results

It shouldn't come as a surprise that employee engagement directly correlates to how successful an organization will be or won't be. Recognize the rewards of investing in your people and fostering connectivity to increase employee engagement. Explore the needs of the 21st century workforce and what it takes to maintain a healthy bottom line. Who doesn't want that, right?
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Conversations: The Linchpin of Leadership Competencies

Conversations: The Linchpin of Leadership Competencies

Grow your organization and your people with the skill of conversation. While communication plays a pivotal role in the ongoing growth and success of an organization, it's ultimately the people within those walls making decisions. Discover the importance of communication as a leadership competency. What are you waiting for?
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What Employees Really Think About Best Practices

What Employees Really Think About Best Practices

How often do you explore what your employees actually think about what's taking place in your organization? Have you taken the pulse lately? Take a closer look at three of the top-rated practices to expand communication and move your business forward. Find out what your employees really think!
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