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Mar 12, 2020, 19:55 ET Businesses Are Agile in Responding to COVID-19--But Employees Are Ill-Equipped to Handle Changes

Corporate America is taking quick action to keep their employees safe from COVID-19. However, a new survey from VitalSmarts, a corporate training and ...


Mar 02, 2020, 16:36 ET Why Talking Politics Is America's Most Feared Pastime

In 2020, we may gain a new president, but we'll also lose more friends. A new survey by VitalSmarts, home of Crucial Conversations Training, shows an ...


Dec 26, 2019, 08:00 ET Resolving to Find Career Success in 2020? New Study Says Habits Trump All--Even Decision-Making and Talent

Maybe it's no surprise to learn success in 2020 won't hinge on luck. But a new study shows success in the coming year will also not be the result of...


Nov 21, 2019, 08:00 ET Leaders Say Their Company Is Not Recession-Ready

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...


Jul 23, 2019, 08:00 ET The Costs of Career Transition: Employees' Struggle to Learn New Habits Is Eating at Your Bottom Line

A new study by VitalSmarts, a top 20 leadership training company, shows employees struggle to quickly and adeptly transition into their new roles....


May 16, 2019, 06:00 ET Is Your Team a Ticking Time Bomb? New Research Shows It Only Takes 1 or 2 Team Members to Undermine Results When They Fumble Tasks and Responsibilities

A new study by VitalSmarts, a top 20 leadership training company, shows that the success of critical projects and programs requires the skill, energy ...


Mar 12, 2019, 07:00 ET Open Office Secrets: Most Managers Have Faults Everyone Talks About to Everyone but Them

A new study by VitalSmarts, a top 20 leadership training company, shows that across corporate America, performance discussions are one-sided. When it ...


Jan 23, 2019, 08:00 ET Over-commitment Epidemic: 3 out of 5 People Say They Can't Possibly Get Everything Done on Their To-do List

The New Year usually inspires goal setting and big ambitions, but for most, taking on yet another commitment is the last thing they should do. A new...


Nov 13, 2018, 08:00 ET The Manager Effect: 1 Out of 3 Managers Can't Handle High-Stakes Situations and As A Result, Their Teams are Less Successful

A new study by researchers at VitalSmarts, a top 20 leadership training company, shows that a manager's ability or inability to communicate in high...


Jul 11, 2018, 08:00 ET Long Silences at Work: Companies struggle when employees don't quickly surface problems or concerns

Organizations are susceptible to a wide variety of problems, including unproductive processes, misaligned strategies, underperforming colleagues and...


May 16, 2018, 08:00 ET #MeToo Moment or Movement? What's Missing from The Biggest News Story of The Last Year Is Organizational Action

While #MeToo continues to promote a wave of social media activity and much-needed awareness of sexual harassment and misconduct, a new study by...


Mar 06, 2018, 08:00 ET The Pitfalls of High-Potentials: Technically-Skilled Employees Fail to Meet Performance Expectations

What good is potential if you don't live up to it? A new study by experts at VitalSmarts, a leadership training company, shows 70 percent of managers ...


Nov 02, 2017, 12:11 ET Virtual Reality: Remote Employees Experience More Workplace Politics Than Onsite Teammates

Working remote has become a highly sought-after job perk. Having the flexibility to live and work where you please, regardless of corporate...


Aug 01, 2017, 08:00 ET Are you a Ten in your boss's book? Employees skilled at managing their workload are three times more valuable to their bosses than their peers

It's no surprise managers rate top performers as their most valuable employees. But what might not be as obvious is the massive impact a top...


May 09, 2017, 08:00 ET Crucial Moments in Healthcare: New study shows staff drama puts patients at risk

A new study by VitalSmarts suggests that slackers, timid supervisors, toxic peers and arrogant doctors are common in healthcare. But while...


Mar 21, 2017, 08:00 ET Discrimination at Work: Prevalent yet subtle workplace bias erodes productivity and engagement

A new study by VitalSmarts, a Top 20 Leadership Training Company, found that more than a quarter (27 percent) of those who experience discrimination...


Feb 22, 2017, 07:00 ET VitalSmarts Releases Crucial Conversations® Online Training

VitalSmarts, a TwentyEighty, Inc. company and an innovator in corporate training and leadership development, today announced that the award-winning...


Dec 06, 2016, 08:00 ET Costly Conversations: Why The Way Employees Communicate Will Make or Break Your Bottom-Line

Steve worked with a colleague whose disrespectful behavior and verbal abuse went unchecked. Steve never said anything. His colleagues never said...


Nov 22, 2016, 08:00 ET Unwrapping the Secret to Talking About Holiday Finances

Each holiday season, it's the same old story: you endure a year-long battle of meticulously balancing and budgeting your funds, only to blow your...


Sep 14, 2016, 08:10 ET How to disagree with your friends about politics and keep them too: New research shows your delivery matters more than your position

In past elections, our front yards, t-shirts, car bumpers and water cooler conversations proudly campaigned for the presidential candidate of our...


Jul 19, 2016, 08:05 ET Corporate Culture Chasm: Employees view their culture much more negatively than management

A new study, released today, found a concerning gap between what managers say they want their company culture to be and what employees say is really...


Jun 14, 2016, 08:00 ET Managing Tech Teams: New Study Identifies Four Culture Challenges Unique to Tech that Strongly Affect Performance

A new study released today identifies four culture challenges in tech companies that substantially affect a tech organization's ability to execute...


May 03, 2016, 05:41 ET New Study Shows It's Never Been Riskier to Talk About Politics

As the primary elections for the 2016 U.S. presidential race come to a close, the media is buzzing about unprecedented contested elections and...


Mar 08, 2016, 08:07 ET Pink Slips of the Tongue: VitalSmarts Study Reveals the Top Five One-Sentence Career Killers

Marianne C. thought she was in a "safe" meeting where open discussion was encouraged and yet, following the meeting, she found herself in and out of...


Jun 25, 2013, 09:00 ET The authors of Crucial Conversations release the second edition of their New York Times bestseller Crucial Accountability

Studies show when people see accountability as "someone else's job" they waste time, resources and morale—specifically, research from VitalSmarts...