Leadership & Management Development and Team Dynamics

Competitive Edge work with leaders and managers to enable them to adapt their style so that they engage, empower and improve the success of their teams.
We understand the challenges and pressures of modern-day leadership and management.

Today’s business challenges are ultimately solved by people that consistently demonstrate effective leadership capability. Weak leadership results in weak decisions, poor direction and low staff engagement.

When people experience poor leadership, productivity reduces and profitability decreases.

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Unacceptable management styles breed cultures of avoiding accountability and stifling morale and commitment. We know that many managers don’t realise their impact on others and that they have a responsibility to set the pace, tone and habits for their team.

Staff retention is proportional to management styles and the way these people lead their teams. We recognise that too often your best people leave quietly because they seek better opportunities elsewhere with leadership that supports, challenges and inspires.

We understand that different age generations have different outlooks on life and that one person’s idea of perfection is likely to differ from another’s. We know that one leadership style doesn’t meet the different needs of every unique person in your organisation.
“Over the last 2 years I’ve had the pleasure of Chris’s insight, knowledge and enthusiasm of his field of expertise. Chris delivers the content with true passion and balances his style expertly. I have personally gained a great deal from our time together and so have the team I lead. This is translating into some truly great results.”

Simon Watson – Regional Sales Manager at RS Components

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Competitive Edge helps executive teams to increase effectiveness by uniting around a clear sense of purpose and establishing productive behaviours.

We understand the challenges that senior leaders face within the boardroom and the many dilemmas that stretch them.

Executives don’t always see ‘eye to eye’ with their peers. Many individuals within senior teams often feel isolated and therefore operate in silos, defending their division/position and their ‘patch’ rather than progressing the company goals. Too many executives feel worn down and reluctant to change due to incidents of mistrust or unnecessary conflict.

Unresolved scenarios can lead to cliques within the team. This is how ‘corridor conversations’ start, and we’ve all seen the negative impacts and tensions that these can generate. The pressures in these situations must be released to have a truly collaborative leadership team. Our experience has shown us that unless these issues are challenged, in the right way, the team will be caught in a vicious cycle of decline and dysfunction. The fallout often spills over into the wider business, or worse, is obvious to customers and suppliers.

Executive teams consist of highly skilled people with exceptional talents. At board level, people need to demonstrate exemplary behaviours, which can be seen as strengths. We know that the wrong behaviours will stall progress and create significant dysfunctional organisational challenges, above and beyond anything a competitor is capable of unleashing.

We recognise that team development provides a safe environment to challenge behaviours, change mindsets and create new ways of working.

To transform your leadership capability, contact us now

Our Address

Competitive Edge Training & Consultancy
Office 40
Burlington House
369 Wellingborough Road
Northampton
NN1 4EU

Contact Us

Ian Wearne: 07896 053130

Chris Battye: 07971 441896

Kevin Lacey: 07961 256691