Press Articles

  • TOP 20 LEADERSHIP TRAINING COMPANY

    TrainingIndustry.com named VitalSmarts as a Top 20 Leadership Training Company for the fifth consecutive year. Selection to the annual list is based on the following: Thought leadership and influence within the training industry, breadth of programs and audiences served, delivery methods offered, company size and...

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  • OPEN OFFICE SECRETS: MOST MANAGERS HAVE FAULTS EVERYONE TALKS ABOUT TO EVERYONE BUT THEM

    PROVO, UT – March 12, 2019 – A new study by VitalSmarts, a top 20 leadership training company, shows that across corporate America, performance discussions are one-sided. When it comes to sharing critical performance feedback, managers can speak freely with their direct reports, but direct...

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  • WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR STYLE UNDER STRESS? NEW RESEARCH SHOWS YOU HOW

    Most of us intuitively get how important it is to know what to do in times of adversity and even what not to do under adversity. But until now, you may not have known just how important it really is. A new study, conducted in November 2018 among 1,334 employees by...

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  • 4 TIPS FOR NAVIGATING TOUGH WORK CONVERSATIONS

    Luckily, author and corporate trainer Joseph Grenny has substantial experiencing navigating these less-than-smooth office dialogues, and he recently wrote an article for the Harvard Business Review outlining several important steps to take before engaging in a challenging talk in the workplace....

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  • JUST SAY ‘NO’: MORE THAN HALF OF WORKERS IN THE US STRESSED OUT BY TOO MUCH WORK

    If you don't say no, you can end up with more work on your plate than you can handle. That's happening to a lot of workers, according to a new survey from VitalSmarts, a leadership training company....

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  • HOW TO GET CONFIDENT AND SPEAK UP AT WORK

    According to a report by VitalSmarts, which provides workplace leadership training, just 1% of workers said they would be confident speaking up at work if they saw an issue, and 37% said they feared speaking up would hurt their career or label them as a complainer....

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  • A LEADER’S GUIDE TO EFFECTIVE DIALOGUE UNDER PRESSURE

    Our latest research confirms, yet again, that the way a manager performs in these crucial moments has a disproportionate effect on their personal influence and their people. The research also shows, however, that a shockingly large majority of managers and leaders buckle under pressure....

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  • THIS HAS MORE THAN HALF OF AMERICA’S WORKERS STRESSED OUT

    If you don't say no, you can end up with more work on your plate than you can handle. That's happening to a lot of workers, according to a new survey from VitalSmarts, a leadership training company....

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  • RETHINKING THE RULES OF EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT: WHY COURAGE, CANDOR AND CHANGE ARE BETTER

    Consider this: Numerous best-selling and highly referenced books like Crucial Conversations and The Speed of Trust delve into the importance of having honest and brave dialogues in the workplace. ...

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  • 4 THINGS MANAGERS CAN DO TO INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY AND IMPROVE PERFORMANCE

    Ask an open-ended question to start the conversation, listen for clues to determine whether the error was caused by motivation or ability, and then provide targeted feedback and coaching. Identifying these influencers can increase work performance and efficiency, according to Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David...

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