Leaders Condemn or Condone Behavior

By S. Chris Edmonds / November 28, 2011 / 4 Comments

Thursday of last week was the USA’s Thanksgiving holiday. The day typically includes family, food, and pro football, all three in great quantities. A play during one game revealed the responsibility that leaders have to hold their staff accountable for desired behavior, at all times. You may search YouTube for video clips of the play. […]

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Great Leaders Do Not Lie.

By S. Chris Edmonds / November 21, 2011 / 0 Comments

Recently, I overheard two frontline supervisors talking about a meeting they attended a few days earlier. At that meeting, senior leaders of the division shared upcoming plans (layoffs) for cutting expenses. The senior leaders explained that they would announce the plan in a week, once the details were ironed out. The senior leaders closed the meeting […]

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Values Must Be Lived, Not "Visited"

By S. Chris Edmonds / November 14, 2011 / 10 Comments

The horrible acts allegedly committed by an ex-Penn State football coach here in the USA have taken over the headlines in newspapers and newscasts each day over the last week. The ex-coach is charged with forty counts of sexually abusing eight young boys over a 15-year period. The grand jury report is available online. My […]

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New Leadership Role? Here's Your 90-Day Plan.

By S. Chris Edmonds / November 7, 2011 / 5 Comments

A friend recently accepted a senior leadership position in an established organization. She asked for my suggestions on how to “put her best foot forward” in her new job. My proposed 90-day plan enables the leader to 1) learn the organization’s perception of it’s purpose and strategy, 2) clarify desired expectations for all players, and […]

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