Press Articles

  • HOW TO CONFRONT YOUR BOSS ABOUT THE GENDER PAY GAP, BY A JOURNALIST WHO IT DID IT LIVE ON THE AIR

    Joseph Grenny advises people to discuss issues in private, and to not overplay the risks of speaking up. ...

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  • MANAGING IN TECH: EXUDE COOL, THRIVE UNDER PRESSURE AND DANCE WITH YOUR STARS

    David Maxfield discusses the results of VitalSmarts study into the culture of tech. The unique nature of the tech world doesn’t appear to be changing any time soon. What can change and change quickly is a manager’s ability to manage the idiosyncratic challenges that come...

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  • DO YOU HAVE A CULTURE OF SILOS? HERE’S HOW TO BREAK THEM DOWN

    VitalSmarts Trainer, Kelly Andrews, write that our siloed cultures can be broken up once we internally change our motivation and practice speaking up. As we start to challenge the conventions that hold us back from dialogue and create psychological safety in our interactions, others will...

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  • GENDER BIAS AT WORK — WHY MEN CALL FORCEFUL WOMEN ‘HYSTERICAL’ AND TRY TO SILENCE THEM

    A new study by New York Times bestselling authors, Joseph Grenny and David Maxfield revealed that gender bias in the workplace is real, finding that women’s perceived competency drops by 35% and their perceived worth falls by $15,088 when they are judged as being "forceful" or "assertive."...

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  • WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU INHERIT A TEAM THAT ISN’T WORKING HARD ENOUGH

    Joseph Grenny give leaders advice on motivating and unmotivated workforce....

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  • A NEW ‘WARNING’ FOR FAMILIES: YOU MAY BE TRADING A FULL LIFE FOR FACEBOOK LIKES

    A new VitalSmarts study found that people don't get as much pleasure from their experiences when they're "focused on capturing rather than experiencing." Turns out that social media 'Likes' are a low-effort way of producing a feeling of social wellbeing that takes more effort to get...

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  • 4 WAYS TO FOSTER HAPPINESS IN THE WORKPLACE

    Joseph Grenny says one way to foster happiness in the workplace is to encourage conflict resolution. Encourage faceto-face communication, in a safe environment, where the employees can discuss and work out con!icts. Then be sure to follow up, asking how the meeting went. That follow-through will...

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  • HOW TO GIVE AN EMPLOYEE FEEDBACK ABOUT THEIR APPEARANCE

    Joseph Grenny shares advice on giving employee feedback about sensitive topics--like one's appearance. Don't understate or sugarcoat your message....

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  • WHY YOU SHOULD WALK THE LINE BETWEEN COMPANY CULTURE AND YOUR IN THE NEWS READ MORE READ MORE INDIVIDUAL LEADERSHIP STYLE

    Although company culture is meant to guide employee actions and bring teams together, many employees have a negative view of these principles. In fact, a survey of 1,200 employees and executives conducted by researchers at VitalSmarts in July found a gap in how leaders and...

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  • PLAYING FAVORITES AND WORKPLACE GOSSIP HURT QUALITY OF CARE, PROVIDERS CHARGE

    Gossip, rudeness and playing “favorites” hurts the quality of healthcare in facilities, a new report alleges. A survey of more than 1,200 physicians, nurses and other healthcare staff by VitalSmarts identified common communication issues among providers. In addition to gossip, the respondents said a failure to...

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