Memorial Day: Remember Those Who Lost Their Lives in American Wars

By S. Chris Edmonds / May 29, 2010 / 0 Comments

Monday May 31, 2010, is the USA’s annual Memorial Day celebration, a time to remember the sacrifices made by US service men and women who gave their lives to protect our country and the freedoms we hold so dear. I wanted to learn more about the history of this holiday, so went to the US […]

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How Aligned are your Company's Vision, Strategy, Systems, and Goals?

By S. Chris Edmonds / May 27, 2010 / 0 Comments

I’m looking forward to a visit with my chiropractor this week before I start back on the road. I know that my day-to-day activity can cause my body’s bones and musculature to get out of alignment. Two back surgeries and nearly six decades of gravity take their toll. Dr. Doug’s magic touch helps release muscle […]

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Three Ways to Engage Employee's Heads, Hearts, and Hands

By S. Chris Edmonds / May 20, 2010 / 0 Comments

I am working with a new culture change client, which is always an exciting experience for me. Despite working successfully with clients to help refine their cultures for over a decade, I have learned that I have not seen it all and don’t know it all. Each organization is different, and the opportunity for change […]

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Demonstrated ROI of Culture Change

By S. Chris Edmonds / May 14, 2010 / 1 Comment

When I meet with senior leaders to discuss the impact of culture on their business, I am not surprised to learn that many senior leaders don’t understand that powerful impact. I ask questions like, “What would the creation of a high performance, values-aligned culture mean to your business?” and “How would employees, customers, and stakeholders […]

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Accountability = Consequence Management

By S. Chris Edmonds / May 7, 2010 / 0 Comments

One of the issues I hear most consistently from senior leaders, managers, and supervisors is their daily struggle to hold staff members and teams accountable for performance or for values. One senior leader recently told me, “It’s so hard to hold people accountable when you’ve known them for years and years. I just wish they’d […]

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Making Your Company Values Measurable

By S. Chris Edmonds / May 1, 2010 / 3 Comments

One of the most important elements of the high performance, values-aligned culture is a set of company values that are measurable, tangible, and observable. If values are not measurable, it is impossible to consistently hold leaders and staff accountable for those values. In most organizations, values are defined in lofty terms that are difficult to […]

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