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  • Overcoming Burnout: It’s About Much More than the Bottom Line
    7min

    Burnout. The word alone likely evokes negative feelings in anyone who reads it, because the fact is we’ve probably all experienced it. We sit down at our desk or enter our workplace and simply feel lifeless, like we’ve been running a marathon and simply can’t go another step. Or maybe we’re going through the motions, […]

  • Boosting Performance Under Pressure

    The projects are piling up and the deadlines are getting closer, the pressure is on. Do you or your employees fall apart under pressure? The ability to perform well under pressure and stress conditions is one of the best skills to develop. In this issue of Executive Edge, we look at how to boost performance […]

  • Combat Work Overload

    Repeatedly we hear about and experience the pressures of tight schedules, too much information, and not knowing what to do next. In this Executive Edge, the problems are acknowledged and some solutions are revealed such as how to recharge, rewire your brain, master lean communication and identify the most important thing to work on. There […]

  • Courage Is the Ability to Take on Fear

    An important takeaway from this Edge is that you can’t plan to be courageous, but you can choose it. Courage can be learned. People with courage can summon it from within to act in situations of stress, conflict, or ambiguity. Courage can make the difference between talk and action. Courage has nothing to do with […]

  • Build a Core of Resilience

    Individuals, teams and companies are all susceptible to failing in some way at some point. Developing resilience provides the ability to withstand adversity and ways to bounce back. This Executive Edge considers failure and examines how to develop personal resilience, team resilience, cultural resilience through workplace civility, and behaviors that contribute to making people more […]

  • Confront Adversity and Learn From It

    Adversity is inevitable, but if you can face it head-on and vow to learn from it, you will emerge a stronger person. This is the focus of this Executive Edge. Consider turning adversity to your advantage. Stay focused on the goal that needs to be accomplished. Face adversity with a positive frame of mind. Ignore […]

  • Focus and Practice at a Higher Level

    Among the challenges faced when we’re asked to, or choose to, work fulltime at home for an extended period, are competing forces vying to gain our attention. And yet, there are still work details and deadlines that demand it, when they demand it. In this Edge, we look at the advantages of intentional practice, putting […]

  • Put Everyone’s Emotions to Work

    Emotions exist within each of us, but some emotions can sneak out before we’re even aware of them. In this Edge, we learn that by building our self-awareness, we can increase our emotional intelligence, which is the capacity to be aware of, control, and express our emotions. Topics in this issue include creating resonance, guiding […]

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