Leaders, Change What You Pay Attention To

By S. Chris Edmonds / March 26, 2012 / 8 Comments

At a recent corporate culture keynote, my audience responded enthusiastically to a “best practice” recommendation. I shared Blanchard’s culture change model and facilitated small teams in drafting sample behavioralized values for their organization. Our culture change model requires that companies be very disciplined in setting expectations on two fronts: performance and values. These particular leaders have […]

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Create a Safe & Inspiring Workplace

By S. Chris Edmonds / March 19, 2012 / 4 Comments

A global study about the psychological health and safety of today’s workplaces recently caught my attention. The Reuters News-sponsored study by Ipsos Public Affairs found that 27% of 14,000 workers from 24 countries surveyed believe their workplace is not psychologically safe or healthy. There is some  good news in this study: 47% believe their workplace […]

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Reinforce Your Desired Culture with Stories

By S. Chris Edmonds / March 12, 2012 / 0 Comments

What stories are told in your workplace? It’s an important question because the kind of stories that are told around your organization are an indication of what is important to the company’s members (from senior leaders to frontline staff). Stories are powerful because they connect themes and values to our humanness – to our hearts, […]

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Coaching – Not Conversion

By S. Chris Edmonds / March 5, 2012 / 0 Comments

In a recent discussion with a key leader I’m coaching, some insights on the impact of requests arose. We’ve been talking about creating clarity for values expectations across the team he directs. We’ve delved into Blanchard’s research and experience. We’ve leveraged his personal experiences with his best bosses during his career. It has become clear […]

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