Culture Leadership Charge – What Do You Do?

By S. Chris Edmonds / October 21, 2020 / 0 Comments

Us Westerners have the unfortunate tendency to link our identity to what we do for a living. “I’m a plumber,” one says, or “I’m a teacher,” another says. When someone asks me what I do – often on an airplane – I might answer, “I’m a speaker,” or “I’m an author,” or “I’m an executive […]

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Culture Leadership Charge – Good Comes First

By S. Chris Edmonds / September 17, 2020 / 0 Comments

The pandemic has caused immeasurable harm to the economy. Some businesses are operating at 50% capacity while others are closing – or are on the verge. Some employees are able to work from home while many have been laid off. And social injustice and racial inequity are at the forefront. These issues can no longer […]

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Culture Leadership Charge – A Crisis of Culture

By S. Chris Edmonds / August 16, 2020 / 0 Comments

In July 2020, results of an investigation reveal multiple current and former employees of The Ellen Degeneres Show reporting racism, bullying, sexual harassment, and intimidation by executive producers and other senior staff. Her show is deep in a crisis of culture. Ellen herself was not the cause of the toxic environment – but she was […]

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Culture Leadership Charge – Validate Employee Contributions

By S. Chris Edmonds / July 8, 2020 / 0 Comments

How often do you receive praise or recognition at work? We’ve had bosses that expressed gratitude well and bosses that never did it. To understand the impact of expressed gratitude, let’s look at three common types: praise, recognition, and validation. By praise, I mean the communication of appreciation for a person’s ideas, efforts, or contributions. […]

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Culture Leadership Charge – Rise up

By S. Chris Edmonds / June 8, 2020 / 0 Comments

This is an important point in time for our country’s republic. Society is bent, if not broken. George Floyd’s death has generated international protests – most of them peaceful, calling for an end to racial bias and discrimination from police. We have the opportunity to eliminate systematic racial bias and discrimination from our society. Now […]

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Culture Leadership Charge – Leadership Audit

By S. Chris Edmonds / May 14, 2020 / 0 Comments

We’re living in unprecedented times. With non-essential businesses closed and many people working from home, the world of work looks very different than it did three months ago. The demands on folks working from home are extensive. Besides experiencing anxiety about the well-being of their family, friends, and community, team members are juggling multiple requirements […]

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