New Secret Service Rules Are A Good Thing

By S. Chris Edmonds / April 30, 2012 / 0 Comments

This week, in response to the Columbia sex scandal, the US Secret Service put into place ten new rules to govern agent and officer behavior on international trips. Some see the rules as “closing the barn door after the cows have escaped,” but I see these rules as an appropriate shift in clarifying expectations. The […]

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Out-of-the-Box Thinking about Corporate Culture

By S. Chris Edmonds / April 23, 2012 / 3 Comments

I’m always on the lookout for unique corporate cultures. There’s no “wrong” corporate culture, so long as three elements are fully present: 1) employees demonstrate high work passion, 2) customers are not only loyal but devoted, and 3) the organization is making money to sustain itself. A recent Fast Company article featured Jon Stein, the […]

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Don't Get Distracted – Focus On Culture

By S. Chris Edmonds / April 16, 2012 / 0 Comments

Spring has sprung here in the Rocky Mountains. At 8400 feet above sea level,  “Colorado Springtime” brings a wide variety of weather. Two weeks ago we were evacuated because of wildfires. Last night we got 8″ of fresh snow. Tuesday, it’ll be 65 degrees. One has to deal with the realities of the moment – here […]

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Do You Manage People's Results Or Their Energy?

By S. Chris Edmonds / April 9, 2012 / 9 Comments

How do leaders in your organization see their jobs? Not long ago a culture client told me, “I used to see my job as managing processes and results. Now I see my job as managing people’s energy!” Great things can happen with this mindset. One of our culture clients enjoyed a significant turnaround in their […]

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Reflections On My Best Boss

By S. Chris Edmonds / April 2, 2012 / 5 Comments

Jerry Nutter, my best boss ever, passed away this week. His passing caused not only my personal reflections on what he and his guidance means to me, but it enabled others who Jerry influenced to connect and reminisce about this great man. Everything good I do today – as a husband, parent, team member, and […]

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