Press Articles

  • ‘QUEER EYE’ CULTURE EXPERT KARAMO BROWN SHARES HIS 8 ESSENTIAL ITEMS

    Book: Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High by Al Switzler, Joseph Grenny, and Ron McMillan "It’s all about how to have difficult conversations. I think especially right now, with what’s happening in our country and how divided we are, people don’t know how to have...

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  • DO YOUR EMPLOYEES BELIEVE THAT YOU VALUE INNOVATION? PROBABLY NOT

    Business leaders surveyed by the cofounders of the leadership training company VitalSmarts, Joseph Grenny and David Maxfield (whom we interviewed recently), say they value innovation, initiative, candor, and teamwork from their workforces. Their employees, however, don’t see it that way. They say their bosses actually value obedience,...

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  • 4 STEPS TO STARTING A CONVERSATION ABOUT CHANGING YOUR CULTURE

    Wondering how to fix your business’s culture? If you’re like most business leaders, you probably are. VitalSmarts founders and researchers Joseph Grenny and David Maxfield found recently that a large majority of executives, managers, and employees have an unfavorable view of their culture, and that views of...

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  • THIS IS HOW HAPPY COUPLES ARGUE

    But here’s a plot twist for you: According to a study about communication in relationships conducted by VitalSmarts as a follow-up to the New York Times bestselling book series Crucial Conversations ($20), the right kind of arguing is far from a death sentence in a romantic partnership. Couples who engage in healthy conflict are...

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  • THE COUPLE THAT FIGHTS TOGETHER, STAYS TOGETHER: STUDY

    "The biggest mistake that couples make is avoidance," Joseph Grenny, an author who was not involved with the study, told The Guardian. "We feel something but say nothing. At least until we can't stand it anymore …...

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  • WHY COUPLES WHO FIGHT ARE HAPPIER THAN THOSE WHO DON’T

    The co-author of the New York Times bestseller Crucial Conversations, Joseph Grenny, believes it’s the problem of avoiding conflict and communication that has a part to play in this unhappiness....

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  • COUPLES WHO ARGUE TOGETHER, STAY TOGETHER, RESEARCH FINDS

    Many couples mistakenly believe that avoiding discussing sensitive issues means avoiding an argument, which, in turn, will be good for their relationship, said Joseph Grenny, co-author of the New York Times bestseller Crucial Conversations....

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  • WORKPLACE BULLYING PREVENTION & RESOLUTION STRATEGIES

    According to research published in Forbes, 75% of U.S. workers have been affected by workplace bullying. A survey by VitalSmarts puts this number at 96%....

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  • COUPLES WHO ARGUE STAY TOGETHER, STUDY SAYS — BUT HERE’S THE CATCH

    According to Joseph Grenny, co-author of the New York Times bestselling book Crucial Conversations, arguing is a healthy part of a long-term relationship. In fact, couples who argue tend to be about 10 times more likely to stay together than those who never argue, which means I should be...

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  • COUPLES WHO ARGUE ARE 10 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO STAY TOGETHER, SAYS MOST RELATABLE STUDY EVER

    Joseph Grenny, co-author of the New York Times bestseller Crucial Conversations, told The Guardian, “the biggest mistake that couples make is avoidance.” He added, “We feel something but say nothing. At least until we can’t stand it anymore. So, we wait until we are certain to discuss it poorly before...

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