The Leader's Primary Contribution: Discretionary Energy

By S. Chris Edmonds / March 28, 2011 / 8 Comments

I believe strongly that leaders and leaders-of-leaders (and quite a few of us consultants) are not clear enough with leaders about what we expect of them! We too often confuse leaders by asking them to do MANY THINGS: set the vision, clarify strategy, define valued behaviors, set goals, meet one-on-one, listen, embrace followers’ great ideas, […]

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Unintentional Values in Your Workplace

By S. Chris Edmonds / March 21, 2011 / 6 Comments

As a senior consultant with the Ken Blanchard Companies, I have the opportunity to work with leaders at all levels of all kinds of organizations. About half of my work involves leadership skill building and team effectiveness; culture work makes up the other half. Because of my experience with refining cultures, it is impossible for […]

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Build and Leverage Your "Vital Network"

By S. Chris Edmonds / March 14, 2011 / 9 Comments

Do you have a healthy “vital network” that serves you well? Becky Robinson’s blog post at Weaving Influence really struck a chord with me when I read it today – and it prompted this post. I define one’s “vital network” as an association of individuals with a common interest who provide mutual support, clarity, and […]

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Values Accountability Requires Grace & Diligence

By S. Chris Edmonds / March 7, 2011 / 6 Comments

In the USA, March means the men’s and women’s college basketball championships are happening. The greatest of “March Madness” surrounds the men’s NCAA tournament.  In March ’11 a key player on a top ranked team found that his university is very serious about it’s Honor Code. The player is Brandon Davies, a sophomore center on […]

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