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  • Rebuild Your Team
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    When a business needs to reinvent itself or be reenergized, leaders can take the reins by focusing on their teams. This Edge supports these efforts through topics including setting up a team for self-management, guiding a team through a recovery phase, building strong relationships with team members, learning to lead as a high-potential leader, and […]

  • How to Strengthen Work Relationships

    Part of what influences good feelings about work depends on building strong relationships with the people we work with. This issue of The Edge delves into the importance of seeking interdependence, encouraging others, optimizing team talents, building rapport, and instilling motivation. Ultimately, when people choose to work together and combine talents and capabilities, the results […]

  • Believe in Your Potential & Believe in Theirs, Too

    This Executive Edge looks into how to grow as a leader and effectively develop your team. Topics cover setting clear expectations for the team and defining each team member’s role, understanding the impact of your title, and how to live your values at work. Good leaders know that they must pay attention to the needs […]

  • How to Improve Employee Morale

    In a high-demand industry, restructuring and changing processes within your organization becomes inevitable. In return, employees must adapt to an ever-changing climate, which can lead to decreased morale. Increasing employee morale in your company will result in more productivity and reduce turnover rates. In this issue of Executive Edge, you will learn how to boost […]

  • Manage for Results

    Today’s managers are tasked with building a foundation for consistent results. In this Executive Edge, there are insights on how to keep everyone focused on results, aligning your own mindset in order to achieve success, communicating effectively and efficiently, building a team that can manage itself, and working hard with others to achieve the results […]

  • Cultivate Autonomy Within Your Workforce

    Letting people use their knowledge, experience and motivation empowers them to take on more responsibility as they grow and develop. This Executive Edge delves into how to empower your people, the psychological needs for autonomy, making choice an option and understanding that managers have a dual role. It all adds up to proof that when […]

  • Create a High-Performance Team

    The most valuable managers aren’t necessarily the ones who have the most people working for them –– they are more likely those who can align workers with a common purpose and high-performance goals. This issue of Executive Edge looks into developing a team, what distinguishes a high-performance team, the role of a high-performance team leader, […]

  • Advice on Managing Others

    Transitioning from one work level to a higher one often necessitates putting aside the skills that made you successful thus far in order to face new challenges that demand the quick adoption of new skills. In this Executive Edge, the focus is on these kinds of transitions and how to successfully make them. First-time and […]

  • How to Develop a Strategic Plan

    In any organization, it is helpful to envision a desired future, which can then be translated into broadly defined goals or objectives for employees, teams and managers. To be successful, leaders must be strategic in how their resources, including talent, can be utilized to best advantage. In this issue of Executive Edge, we look at […]

  • Put Your Heart Into How You Lead

    Ideally, leadership balances the needs of people and the needs of the business. It often means that leaders must shift more of their attention to others and less on themselves. This outward focus requires that you use not only your head but also your heart. In this Executive Edge we learn that tuning into the […]

  • Capitalize on Team Dynamics

    Much of a team’s success relies on the ability of its members to work together and be committed to a common purpose, yet be diverse enough to bring complementary skills into the mix. In this issue of Executive Edge, the focus is on team dynamics, such as: relationships, skills, problem solving and characteristics that are […]

  • Develop a Winning Team

    When individual goals can be aligned with team goals, it benefits both the individual team members and the team. Ultimately, when teams grow stronger, the company does too. This Executive Edge looks into team development with consideration of the obstacles of interpersonal conflict, setting individual and team goals, risks of pushing a team too far, […]

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