Featured Post: 5 Team Building Exercises in 5 Core Competencies

  • The words “team building” often send people running for the hills, but team building is the most important investment a leader can make in their people. It increases collaboration, mitigates conflict, reduces communication barriers, and fosters an environment of trust. Team building games help people engage...

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    Setting up for Teamwork Success

    Our teams are more diverse now than ever before.  These differences in backgrounds create differences in how each of us interpret group goals and intentions.  At Effective Edge, one underlying theme to each of our workshops is a shared mindset.  This critical step in teaming helps to...

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    05 May

    Building and Teaming

    Tom Wujec presents some surprisingly deep research into the "marshmallow problem" — a simple team-building exercise that involves dry spaghetti, one yard of tape and a marshmallow. Who can build the tallest tower with these ingredients? And why does a surprising group always beat the...

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    05 May

    The Importance of Communicating by Design

    Have you ever left a meeting thinking to yourself, "Why wasn't that information just sent out in an e-mail?" On the other hand, have you ever received an e-mail that prompted you to wonder, "Why wasn't a meeting scheduled to discuss this?" Maybe you can...

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    04 April

    Accountability Matrix

    Another component of a truly effective Communication Plan is to make sure that when you are assigning accountability in a project, you communicate not only HOW we agree to communicate, but also WHO communicates WHAT and what levels of responsibility each team member has.  A...

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    04 April

    Putting a Price on People Problems

    Communication roadblocks, leader issues, meeting fatigue, busywork; the list of time and cost burdens related to the way people work and interact is extensive in many organizations. At the end of the day, human capital is the most important capital. Companies that consider people development critical,...

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    04 April

    Meeting Effectiveness Guidelines

    Have you ever attended a meeting, completely disagreed with the decision, but said nothing? We’ve all been there. Unfortunately that silence can be viewed as acceptance by some participants and end up costing you in the end. Establishing meeting guidelines, such as “Silence is Acceptance,” can...

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    06 March