Engagement

Managing Projects with OneNote

Leonardo da Vinci once said, "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." At Effective Edge, we could not agree more. With our information overloaded workplaces, simplicity can sometimes feel out of reach, especially when it comes to managing our complex projects. However, there's a powerful tool already...

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03 August

Breaking the Cycle of Frustration at Work

It is always others who create conflict - your mean boss, Jim from finance who has no filter, the corporation and their constant changes to your environment. They are the perpetrators, right? They cause the friction in your work environment, they are the topic of...

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03 August

Want Your Employees to Trust You?

One of the biggest workplace productivity killers is lack of trust. When employees do not feel trusted they exert less effort, are less productive, and are more likely to leave the organization. The truth is, trust begets trust. When people are trusted, they tend to...

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05 July

Why Your Boss Lacks Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) scores improve with titles, from bottom of the corporate ladder upwards towards middle management, but then what happens? For the titles of director and above, scores quickly descend. CEO’s, on average, have the lowest EQ scores in the workplace. Dr. Travis Bradberry explores...

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05 July

Three Apps to Help you Unplug

Disconnecting use to mean terminating a connection or to become detached or withdrawn. In today’s workforce, the term has new meaning - to take a break from consuming information overloads to make room for creativity and relaxation. We all say we need to disconnect, we believe...

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02 June

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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05 May

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