Leadership

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

What Makes a Good Leader?

Great leadership is the foundation of any organization, large or small. Without it growth is impossible.  But what makes a good leader? As industries and influencers continue to evolve, check out what these five game-changing CEO’s think it takes to succeed in leadership. Click here 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

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

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