Ooops! Atoning for A Mistake

By S. Chris Edmonds / November 1, 2010 / 0 Comments

Ever made a mistake at work? No? Then you’re one of the few, lucky players. I’ve made some really big ones in my career, but I’ve tried to not make the same mistake twice. Years ago I was delivering a culture keynote, twice in back-to-back sessions. The client was a sales group and, to prepare, […]

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Learnings from W.L. Gore: Compensate for Contribution

By S. Chris Edmonds / October 25, 2010 / 0 Comments

In 1995 I was invited to join a design team, charged with 1) examining how the Ken Blanchard Cos. operates and 2) facilitating large company meetings to build consensus and inspire action to make agreed to refinements. The project took 14 months of hard work. It was a tremendous learning experience with my five design […]

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Employee Reviews: Include Values Demonstration AND Performance Feedback

By S. Chris Edmonds / October 18, 2010 / 0 Comments

Many organizations manage performance on a calendar year plan, so this is the time of year when performance reviews occur. Your leaders, managers, and employees need regular performance feedback! Reviews let staff know where they stand on goal accomplishment, contribution, and team work. Too often, reviews aren’t done well — or even done at all. […]

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The Power of Intention on Employee Work Passion

By S. Chris Edmonds / October 11, 2010 / 0 Comments

You’ve seen employees in your workplace that are positive, enthused, and productive – and employees who are not. How can leaders create an environment where all employees are passionate about their work, their customers, their peers, their bosses? I’ve recently seen initial results from literature reviews and research by colleagues* at the Ken Blanchard Companies […]

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Changing Habits to Enable Culture Change

By S. Chris Edmonds / October 4, 2010 / 0 Comments

In a recent session with a client’s senior leadership team, the group finalized the “ready to share” draft of their organization’s desired purpose, values, and valued behaviors. This process is a lot of hard work; they stuck with it and developed a very solid statement. Once they publish this purpose, values, and behaviors statement, expectations […]

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Margie Blanchard's Courageous Career Questions

By S. Chris Edmonds / September 27, 2010 / 3 Comments

The leaves are turning in the Rockies – the bright colors certainly enhance the landscape. The changing season brings leaders an opportunity to help their employees review their occupation and evaluate how well their personal purpose and values match their current role. As the global economy slowly emerges from the difficulties of the past two […]

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