Most Teambuilding Isn't.

By S. Chris Edmonds / August 9, 2010 / 2 Comments

This is the time of year when managers and leaders are inspired by the summer weather. They decide that their team needs to do some outdoor bonding and celebrating, so they sign up for a “teambuilding” session. Activities such as paintball, whitewater rafting, ropes courses, simulations, cooking competitions, and the like are common team building […]

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Catch People Doing Things RIGHT.

By S. Chris Edmonds / August 2, 2010 / 0 Comments

During a coaching session with one of my culture change clients, the president of the organization told me that he’d recently had an epiphany (we love it when that happens!). Lee said, “I’ve been a manager for 30 years. All that time I thought my job was to manage processes and results. This culture change journey […]

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Two Steps to Help Senior Leaders Understand "It's Time" for Culture Change

By S. Chris Edmonds / July 26, 2010 / 0 Comments

A recent lunch meeting with a colleague generated some great insights about how to help senior leaders make the decision to refine their organization’s culture (thanks, Melissa, for your terrific questions and enthusiasm for this topic!). Previous blog postings have explained the reality of a senior leader’s world – they have been trained to primarily […]

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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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