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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New Managers: Three Keys to Success

By S. Chris Edmonds / September 20, 2010 / 0 Comments

So you’re a new manager, eh? Congratulations – this role can be one of the most gratifying of your career! Or, it can be a very frustrating experience. We don’t want that, so let me offer some advice from over 35 years of working with effective leaders. Grab a latte and let’s talk. Who Are […]

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Reinforce your Desired Culture with Stories!

By S. Chris Edmonds / September 13, 2010 / 0 Comments

For centuries, tribes of all kinds have utilized storytelling to support their desired culture. In man’s early history, those stories were told around the campfire each evening, with tribe members going to sleep with a clear image of preferred tribe behaviors, values, and norms in their minds. Today, stories about your organization are told around […]

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Three Rules for the Values-Aligned Leader

By S. Chris Edmonds / September 6, 2010 / 0 Comments

Who are you being when you do what you do? In our “get it done,” fast-paced work environment, this is is not an easy question to consider. Yet the servant leader – the values aligned leader – must be hyper aware of how he or she is operating within the business, in every interaction, day […]

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The Age of Mistrust

By S. Chris Edmonds / August 30, 2010 / 0 Comments

Today, it seems that trust of workplace leaders in the USA is at a very low ebb. According to reports, many American employees plan to look for a new job when the economy stabilizes. Those that do cite low trust of their workplace, senior leaders, direct bosses, and even co-workers as a primary driver. Two […]

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