Culture Fit ON PURPOSE

By S. Chris Edmonds / June 27, 2011 / 0 Comments

We’ve all seen it happen, more than once. A new team member is hired. Everyone is enthused about her past accomplishments and skill set. She is enthusiastic about her goals and about team projects she’s assigned to. The new hire is optimistic about how she can  contribute. Yet, within weeks, her enthusiasm wanes as it […]

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Customer Service Department?

By S. Chris Edmonds / June 20, 2011 / 0 Comments

It was a pretty simple transaction. I ordered a pedal for my guitar stage rig (check out Chris’ “working musician” life here). It was a “scratch and dent” item, meaning someone bought & returned it so there was a nice price break. It was in perfect working condition and I don’t mind a few scratches […]

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Organizations "Create Their Own Weather"

By S. Chris Edmonds / June 13, 2011 / 0 Comments

The wildfires in Arizona, USA, these past two weeks have burned nearly 700 square miles. The fires recently moved into New Mexico. As of this weekend, fire crews indicate the fires are only 6% contained. There is some good news as less than 40 homes have been destroyed and, to date, no injuries have been […]

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Values Clarity from Scratch

By S. Chris Edmonds / June 6, 2011 / 1 Comment

Years ago a client helped me understand the impact of “foggy” values. This gentleman was a semi-pro soccer player (that’s “football player” to all countries around the globe except the USA). His team’s final match with their long-time rival would establish the division winner. The evening match was tied, 0-0, at the half. As the […]

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