Good Comes First – Why focus on work culture now?

By S. Chris Edmonds / June 15, 2021 / 0 Comments

Today’s video features Good Comes First book co-authors Mark Babbitt and me discussing what it takes to build and sustain an uncompromising work culture. Here’s an excerpt. Mark: Chris, a question I get often is not so much why this book, but why now? We’re coming out of this strange phase of business with a […]

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Culture Leadership Charge – Good Comes First

By S. Chris Edmonds / May 18, 2021 / 0 Comments

In today’s three-minute episode of my Culture Leadership Charge video series, I’m grateful to tell you about my upcoming book, Good Comes First. Written with the amazing Mark Babbitt, Good Comes First is a practical, step-by-step guide to creating a work culture that’s better for morale and for your bottom line. For decades, business leaders […]

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Culture Leadership Charge – The one lever great leaders rely upon

By S. Chris Edmonds / April 14, 2021 / 0 Comments

If you’ve been following my thinking over the past 20+ years, you know I coach senior leaders to define their desired culture, align their desired culture, and refine their desired culture. Defining your desired culture is the easy part. Aligning and refining demands that leaders lean on the accountability lever, holding leaders and team members […]

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Culture Leadership Charge – Build a Good Comes First Work Culture

By S. Chris Edmonds / March 19, 2021 / 0 Comments

For decades, talented people have tolerated old-school leaders that put results before respect. Now is the time for leaders to create a work culture where good comes first for every employee—in every interaction – and where the doing of good leads directly to improved productivity, better customer service, increased retention rates, passionate employees, and higher […]

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Culture Leadership Charge – 3 Ways to Reduce Workplace Stress

By S. Chris Edmonds / February 18, 2021 / 0 Comments

What is your stress level? What are your employees’ stress levels? The pandemic has placed tremendous burdens on every human—and every company – on the planet. Closed businesses and lost jobs have taken a significant toll on the economy and human wellbeing. Stress is at an all-time high. A 2020 Harris Poll found that US […]

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Culture Leadership Charge – Measure Respect

By S. Chris Edmonds / January 11, 2021 / 2 Comments

You measure results religiously. How often do you measure how well you and your company’s formal leaders treat others in your work culture? Just as you measure progress towards desired results regularly, you must measure progress towards desired respect regularly. You must gather objective feedback through regular assessments – at least twice annually – that […]

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