Five Critical Success Factors for Culture Transformation

By S. Chris Edmonds / July 19, 2010 / 3 Comments

My work with clients who are committed to changing their bent or broken work culture is some of the most gratifying of my career. Guiding senior leaders to define their desired culture and to rally their staff to embrace desired values and behaviors is marvelous to observe. If done properly, their culture refinement efforts generate […]

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How does your Company's Culture Measure Up?

By S. Chris Edmonds / July 9, 2010 / 0 Comments

How well does your current company culture support desired performance as well as maintain consistent employee passion? Are your customers pleased – maybe even thrilled – with the products and services you provide and how they are treated by your staff? Do current and potential employees believe your company is a great place to work? […]

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A Leader Only When You have Followers

By S. Chris Edmonds / July 3, 2010 / 0 Comments

This YouTube video was shot in May 2009 at the Sasquatch Music Festival, which is held at the Gorge Amphitheater outside of Wenatchee, WA. It shows how one shirtless dancing guy creates a wonderful dance party – in minutes – all because of the commitment and willingness of his first follower. I learned about this […]

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How Tolerations Hinder the Values-Aligned Culture

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

As part of my work with Blanchard‘s coaching.com team, I was exposed to a very powerful concept: tolerations. This idea is critical to living a values-aligned life in your family, community, or workplace – and to creating the high performance, values-aligned culture. The concept of tolerations was developed by Thomas Leonard, often called the creator […]

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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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