4 Core Competencies to Master Teams & Increase Personal Effectiveness

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1) Approach conflict with confidence. Don’t shy away!  As Stephen R. Covey, author of Principle Centered Leadership said, “effective communication is built on the cement of trust, and trust is based on trustworthiness, not politics.” Open and effective communication requires confidence as well as skill. This confidence allows you to confront uncomfortable issues, politics and… Read more »

Cohesive Teams: The Ultimate Competitive Advantage

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Teamwork is the ultimate competitive advantage because it is so powerful and so rare. High-functioning teams result in outstanding results, both for your department and organization. Patrick Lencioni, New York Times best-selling author of The 5 Dysfunctions of a Teamhas taken the wisdom from his book and turned it into a course that partners with… Read more »

5 Dysfunctions of a Team: Taking It to the Next Level

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Patrick Lencioni’s watershed, New York Times best-selling title, The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team, has impacted millions of leaders, worldwide. EDSI is one of them. As a mission-driven company, we believe strongly in the practical takeaways that he has brought to the business world. Now everyone can bring Patrick Lencioni’s model to life in their… Read more »

The Only “Real” Accountability

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Regardless of how important we say accountability is, organizations tend to only bring up the term when there is a complete break down, and an obvious lack of accountability in a team, department or organization. That’s when we tend to unpack the overused business speak, and the Human Resources Department starts a new round of… Read more »

4 Ways to Open Career Doors with Culture Fit & Personal Effectiveness

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Learning and understanding professional culture is critical to personal effectiveness in the workplace and professional presence. It’s also the smoothest way to forge your professional credibility. “Most organizations define their cultural values by a strategic imperative. If the initiative is to focus on clients, the behaviors and actions must reflect that. If building market share… Read more »