The Seven Edges

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STRATEGIC EDGE

PURPOSE AND VISION

“All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved.” – Sun Tzu.

Without a unifying purpose, there is no team. There is only a collection of individuals, unable to move forward because they don’t know which direction they’re traveling in.

Our Strategic Edge training begins by developing your team’s Purpose and Vision, answering the questions “why do we exist?” and “what are we working toward?” Then, working backward from these end goals, we help break the larger task into a series of smaller steps, or daily tasks. The result is a clear formula for success, with well-defined responsibilities and tasks at every point along the way.

Above all, it is the group itself that develops the strategy. Seven Edge Success is there to provide tools and diagnostics to facilitate the process, but the final result always comes organically from within the team itself. In this way, Seven Edge Success is able to help you create a unique strategic plan specific to the needs of your organization.


MENTAL EDGE

THE SWEET SPOT

“As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.” – Henry David Thoreau

While the opinions of those around us certainly affect how we see ourselves, the truth is that we are far more influenced by the “self-talk” that goes on inside our own heads. When it comes to staying motivated, there is nothing more important than focus, mental toughness, and positive self-talk.

Developing the Mental Edge is all about achieving peak performance. This is, very simply, the result of working every day through a deliberate process toward a specific daily goal or goals. Seven Edge Success gives you the support you will need to measure your accomplishments on a daily basis, keeping you in the right frame of mind. We will help you find your “sweet spot”: the place where the mental factors of competence, focus and confidence all come together.


EMOTIONAL EDGE

ATTITUDE & FREEDOM

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” – Viktor E. Frankl

Few people consider the physical effects of emotional discomfort; that the meaning of the word “disease” is quite literally the absence (“dis-”) of feeling comfortable about oneself (“-ease”).

Physical ailments are often linked to emotional disharmony—plaguing doubts, painful memories, hurtful stress, the inability to forgive ourselves and others:

  • Anger & Hostility linked to Hypertension; Coronary Artery Disease
  • Resentment & Bitterness linked to Autoimmune Disorders; Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Anxiety linked to Panic Attacks; Heart Palpitations
  • Repressed Anger linked to Migraine Headaches; Fibromyalgia

Our Emotional Edge training is closely linked with Seven Edge’s Life Map Process. A Life Map is simply a way for a person to examine his or her own life story and identify the “emotional traumas”—those moments that have left an effect that lingers into the present day. Once identified, the Emotional Edge training leads to a place of forgiveness. If a person cannot forgive the wrongs done in the past, he or she will remain captive to those wrongs in the present. The ability to forgive, freely and honestly, is an incredibly powerful way to take control of one’s own life.


MANAGEMENT EDGE

EFFICIENCY IS DOING THINGS RIGHT

“Success in management requires learning as fast as the world is changing.” – Warren Bennis

“Management is working with objectives” – Stephen Covey

Leadership can be taught. The truth is that great leaders are forged through hard work and repetition of action. Our tools allow you to work on your own leadership skills and, eventually, train those around you to do the same. In this way, our Management Edge training begins to multiply itself within your family, your organization, and your community. You become the change you want to see in the world.

If in the Strategic Edge, a leader find ways to cast vision, values, and direction, in the management edge we do the work needed to make that direction come to pass.

Our Management Edge training focuses you on the actual tasks of leadership. It asks you what kind of community you want to live in. And it challenges you to take a leadership role in everything you do—giving you practical exercises to develop your capacity for real leadership.


PHYSICAL EDGE

GAINING NOT DRAINING

“Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best thing that you are capable of becoming.” – John Wooden

The idea of a sound mind within a sound body goes back more than two thousand years. Yet we often ignore our physical well-being in favour of working on other aspects of ourselves. Our Physical Edge training is based on the simple fact that you cannot separate your physical body from the rest of you—it requires as much attention as any and all of the other “edges”.

Physical wellness creates the energy you need to maximize your leadership potential. Seven Edge Success has tools to assist you in the work it will take.

We can help you develop realistic goals, monitor your progress, and maintain focus. When it comes to getting through your daily tasks, how deep is your energy reserve? More importantly, what can you do to increase it? The Physical Edge has the answer.


TEAM EDGE

STORMING TO PERFORMING

“Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story.” – Casey Stengel

“Management is working with objectives” – Stephen Covey

Leadership can be taught. The truth is that great leaders are forged through hard work and repetition of action. Our tools allow you to work on your own leadership skills and, eventually, train those around you to do the same. In this way, our Management Edge training begins to multiply itself within your family, your organization, and your community. You become the change you want to see in the world.

If in the Strategic Edge, a leader find ways to cast vision, values, and direction, in the management edge we do the work needed to make that direction come to pass.

Our Management Edge training focuses you on the actual tasks of leadership. It asks you what kind of community you want to live in. And it challenges you to take a leadership role in everything you do—giving you practical exercises to develop your capacity for real leadership.


SPIRITUAL EDGE

FINDING TRUTH

“Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today’s society, by and large, does not place a high value on spirituality. Indeed, when a person chooses to largely define him or herself based on religion or spirituality, there is often a backlash. But scientific studies have shown a link between spiritual health and positive emotions, reduced incidence of mental illnesses, and better self-esteem.

Our Spiritual Edge training doesn’t get bogged down in the details of belief; it simply acknowledges that belief itself is what matters. It encourages you to listen to that quiet voice within, to help you find deeper truths and provide the moral compass that keeps your energies focused in a productive way.

Seven Edge Success prides itself on being a holistic leadership training program. We simply cannot ignore a part of your life that can provide you with a source of energy, self-worth, and contentment. That’s the reason we insist on including the Spiritual Edge—those who work to develop their beliefs have a considerable advantage over those who do not.