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  • 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 […]

  • Working on Leadership Inside Out

    To achieve leadership success, it’s important to recognize what influences and shapes you as a leader. In this Edge, we urge you to take a hard look at who you are in order to find out what may be holding you back from your highest leadership potential. Learn what it means to develop self-awareness, to […]

  • How to Negotiate From Strength

    In this issue of Executive Edge, the focus is on strategies and tactics for effective negotiating. The ability to negotiate well is a skill that can empower you personally in advancing your goals, and professionally, in enabling you to help your business prosper. Negotiating on different levels and in varying intensity is a crucial part […]

  • Optimize Your Culture

    A successfully developed workplace culture engages, energizes and empowers employees and this can create a distinct advantage in today’s hypercompetitive marketplace. In this Executive Edge there is insight into how culture drives competitive advantage, why you should invest in a positive work culture, how to connect as a leader, and why culture change should be […]

  • Create More Value for Your Business

    Value boils down to what a customer is willing to pay for your product or service. This Executive Edge looks at ways that value can be added to increase and sustain interest in what your business offers. It looks at defining your edge of disruption, creating internal and external partnerships, getting the full value out […]

  • Boost Your Confidence for Success

    Confidence is something that no executive should be without; however, it can be easily undermined and is not always easy to grow. In this issue of Executive Edge, we look at the ticklish issue of confidence and sort out ways to build it. Topics include how to develop your anthem, solidify your self-confidence, create a […]

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