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"What could our organization accomplish if our Leadership worked better as a team?"

"If you could get all the people in an organization rowing in the same direction, you could
dominate any industry, in any market, against any competition, at any time."

-  Patrick Lencioni, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Working together impacted business and family dynamics.

Even the most successful teams have challenges working together.

Teams that consistently win, approach conflict as opportunities to become smarter, stronger & more effective.

Our straightforward, proven solutions will teach your team to:

  • Build Trust through clarity and alignment around solutions that change the game.
  • Master productive conflict by turning it into opportunities for innovation, focused around finding the best ideas and solutions.
  • Get buy-in and commitment around initiatives, so accountability is a natural by-product.
  • Value achievement of collective results!
  • Emerge energized, cohesive, more effective - better!

Our Comprehensive Leadership Development Tools:



  • Work of Leaders
  • Management
  • 363 Assessment
  • NEW! Productive Conflict Course

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

A Proven, Powerful Tool That Will Help Your Team:

  • Make better, faster decisions
  • Avoid wasting time and energy on politics, confusion and destructive conflict
  • Stop revisiting the same topics over & over again
  • Focus on the "real" issues and increase buy-in
  • Create competitive advantage
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  • Communication/Interaction Style
  • Motivators
  • Professional Competencies (DNA)
  • Emotional Intelligence


Opportunity, environment and tools for leaders to

  • Intentionally & consistently solve real-world problems
  • Create competitive advantage,
  • Strengthen the value of their organization
  • WIN!

How Does Your Team Score? Are There Opportunities to Improve?

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Michelle Laxa - Founder Edgewise Strategies - Create a competitive advantage

What Leaders Are Saying:

"What I learned in this workshop effects everything I do to build my business. It truly changed the impact I have with my internal teams and with customers. A GAME-CHANGER!"   

CEO, Medical Supplies Provider

“If you have a team – call Michelle.  My team has never worked together like they are now. They are taking initiative and being proactive.  Everyone is focused on delivering the best to our customers, and are handling their own differences instead of bringing their issues to me.”  

-  President of Automotive Supplier

“Michelle made me have the realization that my entire organization is really in Sales.  I will use Michelle’s Flip it concept every day – it’s a game-changer.”

Attendee at Leadership Luncheon Seminar 

“My team enjoyed the first day so much, I decided to sit in on day two.  Comprehensive, helpful, enjoyable, great examples & activities. Very motivating & worthwhile info. Awesome workshop!

– Founder Telecommunications Services

"Michelle has a way of connecting ​with people that makes an immediate impact. Right after the first workshop I could see changes in how my team was interacting. She didn't just give us information, she showed us how to implement it so it would make ​the difference."

- President, Marketing Solutions Provider


“Excellent! Michelle gets it. She really gets customers. Information that can be applied TODAY.” 

-Senior Sales Leader

“Fun! Important but hard to remember concepts that Michelle made into fun! Materials were great – not excessive “paper” but meaningful activities instead.”

– Participant in The Art of Negotiation

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