Executive "Team" or just a "Group"?

By S. Chris Edmonds / April 24, 2010 / 3 Comments

In my 20 plus years as a consultant, I have worked with dozens of executive teams. One interesting thing I discovered: many of those “teams” aren’t teams at all. Most executive “teams” are a group of individual senior leaders who meet on a regular basis to battle each other for limited resources: funds, people, time, […]

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Undercover Boss? I'd prefer a Side-by-Side Boss.

By S. Chris Edmonds / April 20, 2010 / 2 Comments

I’m pleased that the recent CBS television show, Undercover Boss, has garnered some attention. Though the approach is a bit dramatic and underhanded – kind of a senior level “secret shopper” but more of a “secret employee” – I appreciate that senior leaders in these companies are learning about the work lives that their employees […]

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Creating a High Performance, Values-Aligned Culture

By S. Chris Edmonds / April 17, 2010 / 1 Comment

The media has had a field day with the collapse of ethical leadership in many large corporations over the past few years. Companies have had their executives pilloried in the business press for behavior that rewards the few at the top while penalizing employees and customers. In our studies of effective organizational cultures, we found […]

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