Is The Grass Greener? Go Find Out – The Right Way!

Posted by Ash Wall on Jul 12, 2016 2:34:19 PM

"We say that young professionals entering the workforce lack loyalty, and are committed to people and experiences, not the company. What is wrong with that?  Maybe we all have something to learn from this approach!"

"Maybe you don’t like your job or the people you work with.  Or perhaps you love your job, and the people you work with, but you want to be sure it is where you should be. Maybe you want to experience a growth opportunity that doesn’t exist there.  Regardless of your situation there is real value behind the process of looking."

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Topics: Leadership Coaching, Retention

Three Things to Guide A Transition at Work

Posted by Ash Wall on Apr 14, 2016 2:11:09 PM

"The world of work is changing, and with limited exceptions, this means that being adaptable and flexible is one of the most critical workplace skills that anyone can have. But, in order for this to be successful, you have to know what you need to succeed. Some people thrive in a remote working environment, while others need the more regular informal contact that commuting to an office provides. Some people like to be self-directed, and others want a manager to help them stay connected. Some people like project-based work or tangible tasks that can be completed, while others like a more knowledge-based approach, with no clear answer or problem to solve. Know yourself, and then think creatively about how you can use that knowledge to satisfy both your workplace needs and your professional ambition. Often, both can be addressed by being open to a different route than the one you thought you were navigating."

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Topics: Leadership Coaching, Transition

It's been a Big Year...Tips to Finish on a High Note

Posted by Emily Helm on Oct 30, 2015 2:04:09 PM

Our clients love our workshops, but we've noticed that their teams change quickly. New people come on board as projects and companies grow, and team members leave to pursue new challenges. So it can be difficult to leverage the learning of a workshop across the team unless your new team members are in the loop. As new people get hired, individuals are promoted, and roles shift, we want to be sure that the core concepts of effective teaming and productivity stay with you and your teams.

To help you be responsive to your changing teams, Edgework is offering two quick and easy ways for your team to stay connected and productive. First, some of our most popular workshops will be delivered for individuals and small groups through the end of the year in our Workshop Thursday series. Whether it's new members to your team, a team that's coming together for the first time, or anyone else who wants to work better with others, we've tailored these offerings to be fast, effective, and to leave participants with tools they can use right away.

We also know that there are times when you just need some time to think and talk through a question, and a coach can help guide you toward strategies to approach whatever is on your mind. Our second offer brings a coach to you and your team for either a half day or a full day. Depending on your needs, our coach will work with you on a question or issue either one-on-one or in small groups in a Speed Coaching model — 25 minutes each for team members to work on whatever they'd like related to teaming and productivity. The sessions can happen at your workplace, so it's a flexiblie, effective way to to take a quick break from your workday and return empowered to tackle those issues you feel are most pressing.

As 2015 comes to an end, join us to top off your learning and development tank!

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Topics: Teamwork, Leadership Coaching, Workshops and Training

Depth and Breadth: What Makes a Strong Workplace Network

Posted by Lou Bergholz on Oct 5, 2015 1:51:02 PM

As the effects of globalization and technology march on, contracting our work world so that information and colleagues are easier to access, an increasingly valuable resource for a knowledge worker is exactly that – knowledge. Information is quickly disseminated through the internet, and it arrives wherever we are at the moment through our smart phones and tablets. But while all that readily accessible information is out there, it still takes people to turn it into knowledge. Information may influence decisions and help shift priorities, but it’s still people who make decisions. In the modern workplace, having a workplace network with depth and breadth is among the best tools you can have.

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Topics: Workplace Networks, Leadership Coaching, Workshops and Training

Leadership Coaching: Making Sense of Communication Skills

Posted by Brooke Baker on Sep 16, 2015 4:28:00 PM

How people hear something can also affect what they hear. If your regular communication with your colleagues is eliciting negative responses – sighs, curt emails, or no response at all – it may be that despite your best intentions, how you communicate is leading them to be frustrated with you or (even worse) dismissive.

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Topics: Leadership Coaching

Face Your Biggest Workplace Challenge with the Help of a Leadership Coach

Posted by Tracey Britton on Aug 27, 2015 11:42:33 AM

Whether it’s public speaking, writing, managing others, giving feedback, or receiving feedback, we all have an area in our work lives that we don’t enjoy, and avoid at all costs – and it can impact the way we progress in our careers. At Edgework Consulting, we love the challenge of working with coaching clients to help them face and overcome these obstacles. We call it getting to your stretch zone – that area beyond your comfort zone but before you get to your panic zone. It’s safe in your comfort zone and terrifying in your panic zone; but there’s the tiny area between the two where growth happens. You’re still safe, but looking over that ledge you’re seeing possibilities you never imagined. A good coach can get you to your stretch zone, and act as a safety, giving you the confidence to lean further over that ledge by knowing that someone will be there to grab your hand should you slip; it allows you to lean a little further, see more, and take that step into the unknown.

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Topics: Leadership Coaching

3 Ways You Can Benefit From Leadership Coaching

Posted by Tracey Britton on Aug 20, 2015 10:08:00 AM

Whether you're taking over a new position, your team is going through transition, or you're moving into a management position for the first time, leadership coaching is a valuable way to make sure you are meeting both your personal and professional goals in the new role or organization. Here are three ways working with a leadership coach can help you manage, learn, and grow.

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Topics: Leadership Coaching