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5 Biggest Takeaways from LAMP

The relationship between Fierce and GAMA International has been built on a common vision: to support and develop field leaders in the insurance and financial services industry. In this industry, recruiting, maintaining, and sustaining relationships between employees is one of the biggest challenges—keeping the lines of communication open between… Read the full article →

Friday Resource: The Surprising Power of Appreciation at Work

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by Forbes and explains how both positive and negative emotions have a cascading affect with employee morale. At Fierce, we have a term called an emotional wake. An emotional wake is what is remembered after you have left a conversation. Whether positive… Read the full article →

Nature vs. Nurture: Are Leaders Born or Developed?

The question of whether leaders are born or developed is a hot button issue. Nature versus nurture? This pesky question manifests in two scenarios. Scenario A: If your organization thinks leaders are born, then they believe there are ready-made leaders waiting to rise through the appropriate ranks and land themselves in leadership… Read the full article →

Fierce Resources: 8 Nations Leading the Way in Online Education

This week’s featured piece first appeared on the OnlineUniversities.com website. We found this blog compelling because Fierce is passionate about being on the forefront of online training. We recognize that many companies are transitioning to a more virtual world and the need for thoughtful, authentic communication is greater than… Read the full article →

Why it’s Important as a Leader to Create a Development-Rich Zone

“Employees aren’t interested in being treated as cogs in the machine. Employees want to have their hands on the steering wheel and have a clear understanding of their role in the big picture.” -Fierce CEO, Halley Bock   We’ve all heard the horror stories. The tales of employees who… 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 →