Leadership Edge, a management consulting and training firm, is committed to assisting clients achieve their organizational goals through leadership development, performance improvement, and strategic planning. Our mission is to help organizations identify and implement the actions required to maximize profit, and increase productivity. The approach we use is to equip individuals with the skills, knowledge, and attitude necessary for success.
Winning companies effectively leverage their most valuable asset, their people. By building leaders at every level of the organization, they develop engaged employees who have the competency to make decisions and drive results within their sphere of influence - their jobs.
Experienced business professionals support clients by providing leadership solutions that address their most pressing business challenges. Our goal is to improve organizational effectiveness by accurately assessing the client's current situation, their critical business outcomes, and implementing strategies to close potential performance gaps. Our focus is to:
Align the culture and leadership practices with changing marketplace demands
Develop leadership competence through the use of assessments, training, and coaching
Build teams using tools to increase trust and reduce tension caused by personality and goal differences
Facilitate meetings that drive results
Leadership (n): The power or the ability to influence others.
Edge (n): A favorable margin or competitive edge.
Joan Wood, Principal of Leadership Edge
Joan Wood speaks about strategies from The Influence Matrix.
Joan Wood has over twenty years of experience in the areas of organization development, leadership training, and management consulting. Her expertise is in executive coaching and leadership development. She specializes in assisting clients with identifying and implementing change strategies to achieve critical business objectives. Her approach is to equip individuals with the skills, knowledge, and attitude required for attaining organizational goals. Joan's clients value the way she partners with them by providing the clarity and power that comes from strategic thinking and honest dialogue.
Utilizing customized training programs and team building methods, she moves groups toward enhanced performance and bottom-line results. Her technique empowers clients to generate new initiatives for continuous revitalization of the organization's competitive edge. Joan's strong facilitative style and her innovative ability to deliver needed messages bring dramatic insights for her clients.
Her resume includes management and consulting positions with a number of companies including Frito-Lay, The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas, Siemens (formerly SMS), Human Dynamics, and Pritchett.
Joan received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas, and an MBA from the University of Dallas. She resides in Dallas, TX.
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Joan's client list includes Pfizer, Exxon Mobil, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, PepsiCo, Nabisco Foods Group, Dr Pepper, IBM, Intel, KPMG Peat Marwick, The Dallas Morning News, Brinker International, Raytheon Aircraft Services, Prudential Securities, The Dallas Zoo, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Texas Health Resources, and Southern Methodist University.