Leadership

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

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
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Create Winning Partnerships

Whether created in an effort to generate new ideas, expand your geographic reach, or to acquire new customers – strategic partnerships fuel the growth of your company’s engine. One key element of a winning partnership is masterful communication. Here at Effective Edge, we emphasis the importance...

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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