May 2019

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In a recent VitalSmarts survey of 200 managers, executives said that fewer than 18 percent of employees received clear, constructive feedback. Although the study was of all employees, many of those not receiving feedback were executives, says Justin Hale, master trainer, VitalSmarts, a leadership training...

Logo for Why People Fear Giving Their Manager Feedback Why People Fear Giving Their Manager Feedback

In a recent survey, we asked 1,335 employees to disclose their boss’ significant weakness—one that everyone knows and discusses covertly to each other, but not directly with their manager. Asking the question was like opening the flood gates on managers behaving badly. Eight out of...

Check out 7 Mistakes That Can End Your Career

A survey conducted by the consultancy VitalSmarts and released this week by Forbes magazine points out the worst mistakes anyone can make in their career. The study found that 83% of respondents have already seen someone making mistakes that had catastrophic impacts that cost their business...

Logo for Hang up the phone and start listening Hang up the phone and start listening

What do most of us do in such situations? Another research carried out by VitalSmarts shows that there is not much. Only one in ten people draw attention to the interlocutor, while the majority are silent, ignoring the annoying behavior (37%), looking eloquently or showing dissatisfaction in a...

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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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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....

Logo for How to get confident and speak up at work 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....