Press Articles

  • HOW TO QUIT YOUR JOB IN A CLASSY WAY

    Many employers require a formal letter of resignation, but it's worth viewing this as an opportunity rather than a burden. "Don't use your letter to point to negatives, to settle gripes, or to say 'I told you so,'" said David Maxfield, vice president of research...

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  • 20 LIFE-CHANGING BOOKS YOU MUST ADD TO YOUR LIST FOR 2017

    Crucial Conversations is ranked No. 9 on the list of 20 lifechanging books you must read in 2017...

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  • A 3-STEP PLAN FOR TURNING WEAKNESSES INTO STRENGTHS

    Joseph Grenny writes that you can change your own careerlimiting habit if you identify your own crucial moments, seek out brief and intentional opportunities for deliberate practice, and build skills in addressing emotional barriers to your progress. Don’t let fear or inertia hold you back....

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  • THE DO’S AND DON’TS OF TALKING POLITICS AT WORK

    According to a recent study by VitalSmarts, nine out of 10 U.S. voters said the 2016 election was more polarizing and volatile than ever before. So, how do you cover what will inevitably be a topic of discussion, without starting a bitter debate with coworkers? Read the...

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  • WHEN EMPLOYEES ARE AFRAID TO SPEAK UP, ORGANIZATIONS SUFFER

    A new study lead by VitalSmarts Cochairman and Cofounder Joseph Grenny and Vice President of Research David Maxfield found that a scant 1 percent of employees feel “extremely con"dent” when it comes to voicing their concerns in the workplace at critical moments. Furthermore, a third of employees...

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  • THE RISE OF THE FEEDBACK CULTURE

    Joseph Grenny says that, in his experience, a company's overall "health" is often linked to the "average lag time between identifying and discussing problems." The longer managers wait to address problems in the workplace, the greater the negative impact on things like engagement, employee satisfaction and productivity....

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