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$62.4M

The average cost of poor communication for a business.

9 out of 10

Employees who understand that team communication is critical.

Almost 50%

Employees that leave a meeting without understanding outcomes.

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Anyone who works with people needs to have the ability to communicate effectively, it is critical to your success. These are not "soft skills," these are professional skills.


- RACHAEL BOSCH, FOUNDER

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Where’s the Woke?

This June marked one of the most visible observances of Pride Month that our clients have ever seen. The celebration was certainly ubiquitous in my own city of D.C. Rainbow flags appeared not only above the basement bars in Dupont Circle (as usual), but also (for what felt like the first time) as window banners of K Street law offices, …

Can You Trust You?

If you’re anything like me, then your workdays can sometimes feel like playing Tetris while blindfolded — the next task always comes too fast and it’s hard to see how it’ll all fit into the carefully planned puzzle that is my schedule. It’s in these moments of fatigue when I most often notice the little things wreaking havoc on my …

Humans > Robots

Next time you disagree with a co-worker, a neighbor, or your mother-in-law, pat yourself on the back. You’re doing your part to help save humanity. That’s because the delicate push-pull involved in resolving a challenge — i.e., engaging in productive conflict — is what moves our society forward. That’s right. Our human capacity for multilayered emotional conflict lets us go …

How Not to Be an Email A$$hole

Yes, it’s 2019. We ping. We snap. We tweet. We deliver knockout client presentations over video chat and then high-five each other on Slack with dancing emoticons, impressed with our 21st-century prowess. But let’s face it: Email is still a necessary tool for communicating for work. And even though it barely qualifies as actual communication, it’s not going away anytime …

How your “justs” aren’t doing justice to your reputation

“We see the world, not as it is, but as we are — or as we are conditioned to see it.” This timeless quote by businessman and author Steven Covey reminds me that, as humans, we cannot help but interpret the world through our own, inevitably biased understanding. Objectivity is an illusion. Our perception is our only reality. In the …

Why Everyone Needs a “Badass List” in 2019

Welcome to 2019, friends! I hope you had a chance to celebrate and recharge the past few weeks — the year ahead is bound to be as busy as ever. If you’re like me, you’ve already set out to conquer your New Year’s Resolutions. Unfortunately,  the odds are that all but 8 percent of us will fail. The good news …

Thank U, Next

Does anyone else feel as if 2018 flew by you like a cargo truck on the highway while you were chugging along on a unicycle? The year was, let’s face it, faster and furious(er) than many of us were ready for. The world around us seems to be changing at a frighteningly quick pace, and everyone I know is just …

Incivility Stinks. Here’s What We’re Doing About It.

Here at Fringe PD, we frequently use humor as a teaching method. But with today’s message, I couldn’t be more serious. Incivility in our workplaces needs to be addressed—and soon. So, I’m pleased to announce today that Fringe PD and the NALP Foundation are doing something about it. To be clear: This issue isn’t just about hurt feelings. Incivility is …

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How to avoid the bias you didn’t even know you had

Be better than Selina Meyer when writing your performance reviews (well… and generally) This article was originally published on Forbes.com Fall has officially arrived, which means everyone’s favorite, most festive time of year is almost here: performance review season. Pour the pumpkin spice, and let the celebrations begin! But before you sit down to write this year’s self-assessment, peer review, …

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Turning individual creativity into a cultural mindset

Creativity is all the rage in the business world right now, and for good reason — the ability to imagine new ways of doing things (especially with technology) can be a powerfully disruptive tool. Yet for creativity to be truly effective on a large scale, adopting small-scale, everyday habits is required. (Think: being first to market, higher profits, greater employee …

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