The Sharpening Stone is a series of short videos from True Edge designed to sharpen leaders and organizations.

28 11, 2020

The Sharpening Stone – A Manager’s Guide to Getting Results

2020-11-28T02:20:02+00:00

We’ve all been there. We’re expecting an employee to do something or produce a desired result and it’s just not happening. The tendency may be to think they’re goofing off or being lazy, or that they have been side-tracked by other tasks and priorities. While either of these may be the case, it’s [...]

The Sharpening Stone – A Manager’s Guide to Getting Results2020-11-28T02:20:02+00:00
20 10, 2020

The Sharpening Stone – Next One Up

2020-10-20T01:58:21+00:00

I have always had a love for sports, and especially in big games when a title or championship is on the line. It’s always been interesting to me to watch those that you expect to do well deliver in the clutch, but I’ve always been more intrigued by those that had little expectations [...]

The Sharpening Stone – Next One Up2020-10-20T01:58:21+00:00
13 07, 2020

The Sharpening Stone – Accountability is NOT a Four-letter Word

2020-10-14T02:13:17+00:00

If, like most of us, you have ever resolved to engage some process of self-improvement, you have probably confronted the sobering fact that saying something, even really wanting it, is not the same as doing it. Any effort to engage such a process readily reveals several realities: We all aspire to be better, [...]

The Sharpening Stone – Accountability is NOT a Four-letter Word2020-10-14T02:13:17+00:00
3 06, 2020

The Sharpening Stone – Does Your Board Know its Job?

2020-10-14T02:13:55+00:00

In our work with boards, we tend to see two extremes.  On one end of the continuum is the rubber stamp board.  We see this most often in organizations that have an assertive, high-performing and highly trusted executive director or CEO.  Oftentimes that person founded the organization and they may take the lead [...]

The Sharpening Stone – Does Your Board Know its Job?2020-10-14T02:13:55+00:00
16 04, 2020

The Sharpening Stone – Headwind or Tailwind? Building Your COVID-19 Sales Recovery Strategy

2020-10-14T02:14:17+00:00

Hello, this is Michael Lambert with True Edge Performance Solutions, a management consulting firm in Lancaster, PA.  I’d like to cover a few points about not only staying afloat today, but taking advantage of the situation and building momentum for an eventual exit. There is no need to talk about the latest details [...]

The Sharpening Stone – Headwind or Tailwind? Building Your COVID-19 Sales Recovery Strategy2020-10-14T02:14:17+00:00
7 03, 2020

The Sharpening Stone – Leading in the Face of COVID-19

2020-10-14T02:14:21+00:00

Today we have a special audio edition of Sharpening Stone in light of the rapidly unfolding COVID-19 coronavirus situation.  I’m Rob Skacel, business psychologist with True Edge Performance Solutions. Wow, it seems everything’s changed over the past few days – schools and colleges shutting down, professional sports suspending their seasons, travel restrictions, event [...]

The Sharpening Stone – Leading in the Face of COVID-192020-10-14T02:14:21+00:00
3 02, 2020

The Sharpening Stone – Awaken the Sleeping Giant

2020-10-14T02:00:20+00:00

I'd like to tell a couple of stories today, and I suspect you'll probably nod your heads and recognize some of the scenarios. There was a sales team that I knew, and they did okay.  They were close to quota, but never really blew it out, nor completely bombed.  I asked the manager [...]

The Sharpening Stone – Awaken the Sleeping Giant2020-10-14T02:00:20+00:00
1 01, 2020

The Sharpening Stone: You Might Just Need a Rawlins

2020-10-14T02:02:00+00:00

Who comes to mind when you think of the greatest American leaders?  George Washington? Abe Lincoln?  Susan B. Anthony?  Martin Luther King, Jr? It’s been said that from the end of the Civil War through the remainder of the Nineteenth Century, Ulysses S. Grant was widely regarded throughout the world as America’s greatest [...]

The Sharpening Stone: You Might Just Need a Rawlins2020-10-14T02:02:00+00:00
7 12, 2019

The Sharpening Stone – Saying “Yes” and Saying “No”

2020-10-14T02:03:13+00:00

Have you ever stopped to realize that two of the simplest and most common words we use shape the direction of our lives and how we navigate our work and personal worlds? Those words are “yes” and “no”. What we say “yes” to and what we say “no” to define who we are, [...]

The Sharpening Stone – Saying “Yes” and Saying “No”2020-10-14T02:03:13+00:00
1 11, 2019

The Sharpening Stone – High Caliber Calendar

2020-10-14T02:03:39+00:00

Most leaders have a lot of things competing for their time.  If you’re like me, your schedule is already filled with meetings, project work, planning sessions, and a pile of tasks that have to get done sometime.  Now throw into that mix all the unexpected urgencies that can hijack your schedule, and it [...]

The Sharpening Stone – High Caliber Calendar2020-10-14T02:03:39+00:00
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