The Power of Praise

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

Years ago I was a teacher and coach at a small Catholic girls high school in Southern California. I learned a valuable lesson while there that continues to guide my interactions with others to this day. I was a volleyball player in high school and college – even USVBA-rated for a while – and assistant […]

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The Moral Courage to conduct Difficult Conversations

By S. Chris Edmonds / June 11, 2010 / 3 Comments

I recently facilitated a culture change process kickoff with some of the finest men and women I’ve ever met – uniformed and former Marines who are engaged in a continuous process improvement effort across the Marine Corps. Blanchard has highlighted the US Marine Corps for years as one of the most values-aligned organizations on the […]

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The Culture Change Leader's Secret: Consistency!

By S. Chris Edmonds / June 5, 2010 / 3 Comments

The journey to become a high performing, values aligned organization is both intense and gratifying. Senior leaders may not be aware of it, but they are both the sponsors and drivers of the organization’s current culture. When leading a culture change initiative, scrutiny of senior leader plans, decisions, and actions increases heavily. I tell senior […]

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Memorial Day: Remember Those Who Lost Their Lives in American Wars

By S. Chris Edmonds / May 29, 2010 / 0 Comments

Monday May 31, 2010, is the USA’s annual Memorial Day celebration, a time to remember the sacrifices made by US service men and women who gave their lives to protect our country and the freedoms we hold so dear. I wanted to learn more about the history of this holiday, so went to the US […]

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How Aligned are your Company's Vision, Strategy, Systems, and Goals?

By S. Chris Edmonds / May 27, 2010 / 0 Comments

I’m looking forward to a visit with my chiropractor this week before I start back on the road. I know that my day-to-day activity can cause my body’s bones and musculature to get out of alignment. Two back surgeries and nearly six decades of gravity take their toll. Dr. Doug’s magic touch helps release muscle […]

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Three Ways to Engage Employee's Heads, Hearts, and Hands

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

I am working with a new culture change client, which is always an exciting experience for me. Despite working successfully with clients to help refine their cultures for over a decade, I have learned that I have not seen it all and don’t know it all. Each organization is different, and the opportunity for change […]

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