Press Articles

  • LEADERS SAY THEIR COMPANY IS NOT RECESSION-READY

    Provo, UT – November 21, 2019 – When the next recession hits, as much as half of today’s workforce won’t be ready. According to new research from VitalSmarts, a Top 20 Leadership Training company, leaders say nearly half of their employees don’t have the necessary skills to weather a financial downturn....

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  • DON’T BE AFRAID OF SCARY WORKPLACE CONVERSATIONS

    A survey conducted by VitalSmarts found that more than 80 percent of workers are fearful of confrontation. The lengths that they go to avoid difficult conversations range from avoiding the other person at all costs, dancing around the scary topic whenever they speak to the...

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  • TOUGH WORK CONVERSATIONS CAN SEND PEOPLE RUNNING FOR COVER

    The specter of having a difficult conversation about work with a boss or colleague can cause sleepless nights and feelings of dread. Justin Hale, trainer at VitalSmarts, talks about the reasons why based off a new poll....

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  • A SHOCKING NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES WOULD RATHER QUIT THAN HAVE A TOUGH CONVERSATION AT WORK

    Justin Hale, Master Trainer at VitalSmarts, says there’s a way to coach people through tough workplace conversations. Confidence in conversation is a major obstacle. Many p0ll respondents say they’re holding off because they don’t have the confidence to bring up the issue or tackle the...

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  • POLL: WORKERS FEAR CONVERSATIONS ABOUT PERFORMANCE, MISCONDUCT AND OTHER ‘SCARY’ TOPICS

    Joseph Grenny speaks on approaching "scary conversations" and how to avoid the tendency for "people [to] run the other way because experience tells them the other person will be angry or defensive." Learn how research shows otherwise....

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  • HOW TO TACKLE TRICKY CONVERSATIONS AT WORK

    Four-time New York Times bestselling author and a leading social scientist for business performance, Joseph Grenny, outlines tips for approaching tricky conversations at work, particularly in less-than-ideal boss situations....

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  • TROUBLESOME TEAMMATES

    Is a coworker getting on your nerves? In this episode of HBR’s advice podcast, Alison Beard and Dan McGinn talk through what to do when a coworker acts like their responsibilities are beneath them, a colleague you referred to the team is being aggressive and...

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  • HOW TO BE RESILIENT IN THE FACE OF HARSH CRITICISM

    We all need feedback to improve at work, but when criticism is unexpectedly harsh, your first instinct may be to run and hide. Four steps can help you stay present and react in a productive way...

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  • AUTHORS IN AUGUST: CRUCIAL CONVERSATIONS WITH EMILY GREGORY

    High stakes. Conflicting opinions. Emotional engagement. These are the ingredients of Crucial Conversations -- which, for good or ill, are the most consequential in our lives. Emily Gregory teaches us how to navigate these conversations successfully....

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  • 15 BOOKS ALL COUPLES SHOULD READ, ACCORDING TO MARRIAGE THERAPISTS

    HuffPost asked therapists across the country to share the books they recommend most often ― or find themselves returning to in their own relationships. See their recommendations here!...

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