December 2013

The Hidden Cost of Your New Year’s Resolution

December 11, 2013—Provo, UT—Edith L. has always struggled with weight gain, but the one thing that has historically kept her weight in check is exercise. In an attempt to gain motivation to work on her exercise goal, she joined a state-of-the-art gym. Two years later,...

VitalSmarts Has Trained One Million People Worldwide

December 9, 2013—Provo, UT—VitalSmarts, a leader in corporate training and leadership development, today announced it has trained one million people in 36 countries in its four award-winning training products. Based on three decades of original research and 50 years of the best social science thinking, VitalSmarts’...

Paladin Associates and VitalSmarts partner to help procurement drive lasting change

Paladin Associates, a procurement services provider, and VitalSmarts, an innovator in corporate training and leadership development, are pleased to announce their partnership aimed at addressing procurement’s numerous and complex change challenges....

How to Blow the Whistle without Blowing Your Career

An online survey of 926 people administered by the New York Times best-selling authors of Crucial Accountability found that while 63 percent of respondents regularly witness both minor and major ethical infractions, employees confront only half of the unethical behavior they witness at work....

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VitalSmarts was ranked No. 4109 on the 2013 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies in America and No. 79 for Utah companies....

VitalSmarts Releases Crucial Accountability™

VitalSmarts, an innovator in corporate training and leadership development, today released Crucial Accountability™—the update to the Company’s popular Crucial Confrontations Training. The two-day classroom course teaches a step-by-step process for holding others accountable to violated expectations in order to improve performance....

The authors of Crucial Conversations release the second edition of their New York Times bestseller Crucial Accountability

Based on more than 30 years of research, CRUCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY (McGraw-Hill Professional; June 2013; Original paperback and eBook formats: $19) provides readers with the essential tools they need to resolve controversial and complex issues dealing with repeated disappointments and performance gaps. This is the revised...

Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change

In every business interaction—from weekly conference calls to high-stakes corporate negotiations—one major element separates successful change efforts from the ones that fail: Influence. In INFLUENCER: The New Science of Leading Change (McGraw-Hill; Paperback and eBook formats: $19; May 14, 2013), Joseph Grenny, Kerry Patterson, David...

Antisocial Networks? Hostility on social media rising for 78 percent of users

Social networks are becoming increasingly hostile, with 78 percent of users reporting rising incivility online and 2 in 5 blocking, unsubscribing or “unfriending” someone over an argument on social media, according to new research from the authors of the New York Times best-seller Crucial Conversations....

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VitalSmarts received two second-place bronze awards from the 34th Annual Telly Awards for outstanding videos....

VitalSmarts Releases the Crucial Accountability™ Companion Course

VitalSmarts, an innovator in corporate training and organizational performance, today released the Crucial Accountability™ Companion Course. The one-day training builds on the skills learned in Crucial Conversations® Training and introduces a powerful new set of skills for resolving violated expectations, broken commitments and bad behavior....