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  • The Power of Changing Your Industry, Your World, and Your Own Habits
    7min

    Change could certainly be considered a top candidate for the word that best sums up what we’ve all experienced over 2020 and 2021. Our world changed, turned upside down by a rampant pandemic. Businesses and industries were transformed. And our personal habits were forced to change, first when social distancing became the norm and then […]

  • How We Think is How We Work, Love & Live. Is It Time to Rethink Our Thinking?
    7min

    Every day, our lives are filled with conversations: interactions we have with strangers, connections we share with our closest friends, loved ones, and family members. But the person we actually talk to the most is ourselves. While we may not speak out loud (at least, not all the time), we’re constantly interacting with the internal […]

  • Burnout is Real. Are There Real Methods Out There for Solving It?
    7min

    Working professionals have never been challenged harder to maintain mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Work-related stress has reached unprecedented levels, with nearly 70% of people experiencing emotional and physical fatigue related to internal and external stressors. And that’s before the pandemic showed up on the scene. Declining job performance, dissatisfaction, burnout, and harmful levels of […]

  • How Can We Think More Clearly, Innovate More Often, and Find Clarity?
    7min

    Thomas Edison had the following quote displayed on a sign at his famous laboratory at Menlo Park: “There is no expedient to which a man will not resort to avoid the real labour of thinking.” For all of the literary world’s focus on productivity and success, there aren’t quite as many places to turn when […]

  • Be Free, Be Agile, & Be Yourself – Three Keys to Success in Life and Business
    7min

    We’re living in a time where ‘business advice’ comes at us from every angle. It seems like every business leader, author, or thinker has their own piece to add to the growing pile of business-centric self-help guidance that can become so deafening that it’s hard to know where to begin. In this Edge, we’re focusing […]

  • Ethics Are Evolving – What Does this Mean for Employees and Businesses?
    7min

    In this Edge, we explore how ethics are transforming businesses, consumer behavior, and the way we make judgements about each other and the world. From the workplace to customer-facing branding, ethical considerations have completely changed the way companies treat their employees, their images, and their overall company goals.

  • Is It Possible to Navigate an Increasingly Unpredictable Future?
    7min

    Is attempting to predict the future a fool’s errand? Or is there power in trying to anticipate what will come next and planning how you’ll react? The truth may lie somewhere in the middle. While the future is more uncertain now than perhaps at any time in history, there’s still tremendous value in developing the […]

  • Rebuild Your Team
    7min

    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 […]

  • Successful Leaders Build Good Cultures
    7min

    Much of the satisfaction of being a leader can be traced to building a workplace culture that provides fulfillment for those they lead, which in turn provides self-fulfillment. In this Edge, we look at culture as the collective energy of the team, recognizing resistance in ourselves and others and what’s behind it, what a workplace […]

  • Have Confidence in Your Ability to Succeed
    9min

    A lack of belief in yourself can dramatically limit your potential. The effects can be obvious in your professional and personal experiences. This Executive Edge looks at how to believe in yourself, seek self-knowledge, and believe in your ability to lead; and also how to project confidence, make smooth mental transitions, and build your personal […]

  • Build a Pipeline of Leaders
    9min

    What characteristics, skills and capabilities does your company count on in its leaders and does that criteria anticipate the company’s needs for the near and distant future? In this issue of Executive Edge, the focus is on how to fill a leadership talent pool, succession management, critical elements for developing leaders, integrating development and learning […]

  • Reach for the Rewards of Diversity
    9min

    Diversity in the workplace has proven to add value in decision-making, innovation and performance. But much of its success depends upon a company’s culture and leadership. This Executive Edge considers insider-outsider dynamics, fluent leadership, cultural intelligence, fighting unconscious bias, and managing diversity as a transglobal leader.  To expand value for their companies, leaders should reach […]

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