Innovation

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 Intentions for an Authentic Life

Intentions fuel our creativity and become the starting point for our year ahead.  As we begin 2017, we can drive the year with a purposeful mindset by clearly setting our intentions for this new journey. The staff at Effective Edge meet each December, as a group,...

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06 January

5 Strategies for Getting Back on Track

Regardless of how organized we consider ourselves, at some time or another, we all max out our systems, compromising our effectiveness.  In my 25 years as a coach, modeling an effective system for senior executives around the world, I still find myself stretched. Since the...

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02 September

Are you Winning or Succeeding? – TED Talk

With profound simplicity, Coach John Wooden redefines success and urges us all to pursue the best in ourselves. In this inspiring talk he shares the advice he gave his players at UCLA, quotes poetry and remembers his father's wisdom. Click here to view the talk: "John...

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02 September

A More Tailored Approach to Strategy – TED Talk

Is it possible to look ahead without stumbling over what’s in front of you? All too often companies spend precious time laying out long term strategic plans, only to discover that their maps are out of date in a month. Business strategy expert Martin Reeves...

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02 September

A Balance of Creativity and Productivity

Productivity is a key measure of efficiency as a ratio of outputs to inputs - greatest outcome in the shortest amount of time.  On the other hand, creativity occurs in a naturally disruptive manner with sudden bursts of ideas leading to new methods and tasks.  Can...

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05 August

‘Sticky Wisdom’ by ?What If!

I grew up thinking people were either born creative or not and felt unfortunate that I wasn’t given the creative gene.  I envied people who seemed to easily come up with great ideas, whereas I struggled.  When I entered the workplace, certain people just blew...

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05 August