Engagement

Five Steps for Giving Productive Feedback

Growth comes from a place of positive encouragement – not from complaints and nagging.  Just hearing the words, “Can I give you some feedback?” can send your anxiety sky high and create the misperception of unworthiness. It may be shocking to learn that people who...

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29 September

The Value of Real-Time Performance Reviews

Performance Management is at the top of many executive and HR to-do lists, but the performance review process is ever changing.  Year after year, more companies are moving to an instant feedback approach.  Leaders are eliminating the tedious and often delayed approach of annual reviews...

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29 September

How Culture Meets Performance

Organizational culture outlines how employees handle tasks and projects, and how they relate to it in an organization. This cultural paradigm comprises various values and operating mechanisms of the employees, which help provide direction for the company. One of the biggest challenges in an organization...

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29 September

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