Gauge Your Organization's Integrity

By S. Chris Edmonds / July 30, 2012 / 2 Comments

This week, the NCAA imposed severe sanctions on Pennsylvania State University. The Freeh Report described an “unprecedented failure of institutional integrity” in which the football program was held “in higher esteem than the values of the institution, the NCAA, higher education, and human decency.” The university took decisive action when abuse allegations were made public […]

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21 Days to Better Well-Being

By S. Chris Edmonds / July 23, 2012 / 5 Comments

I love learning. I was “over the moon” when the amazing Lisa Zigarmi agreed to co-author the #POSITIVITYATWORK tweet book with me. Lisa is one of the smartest and kindest humans I know. Her understanding of the science behind happiness and well-being is deep and wide! I’m grateful and inspired for all she’s taught me. […]

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Create a Validating Corporate Culture

By S. Chris Edmonds / July 16, 2012 / 16 Comments

My lovely bride (of 33 years), Diane, is a native Texan. We’ve visited her family there on many occasions and lived in Dripping Springs, TX for a few years before we found our way to Colorado. While automobiling around the state, you’ll see “Drive Friendly” signs along most highways. The Texas Dept. Of Transportation defines this approach […]

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Corporate Culture Drives Success or Mediocrity

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

My mission on this earth is to help leaders to 1) understand the incredible power of corporate culture to drive performance and employee work passion, and 2) proactively manage their desired culture, every day. Two very relevant articles caught my eye this week. Both articles highlighted senior leaders who, in their vastly different organizations, created […]

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Leadership Stupidity Has High Costs

By S. Chris Edmonds / July 2, 2012 / 10 Comments

My best boss, Jerry Nutter, helped me understand that everything a leader does either helps, hinders, or hurts the employee’s performance or the leader’s relationship with their employee. Leadership stupidity carries a big cost. Two examples come to mind – both from my non-profit days. An Example of My Leadership Stupidity The first example is […]

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