Culture Leadership Charge – Protect Your Integrity

By S. Chris Edmonds / April 1, 2019 / 2 Comments

There are no small lies. Your integrity is built and maintained when you do what you say you will do, in service to others. Your integrity is eroded when you behave in ways that are self-serving or demeaning to others around you. Why do people lie? Some do so to get their kids in an […]

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Culture Leadership Charge – The Recognition Factor

By S. Chris Edmonds / March 18, 2019 / 0 Comments

One of the executives I coach shared an article he’d read recently that described the benefits of praising people for effort – not for innate skills. He posed this question: “Why should I recognize effort if it doesn’t lead to results?” This is not an unusual mindset for business leaders. Their exclusive focus is on […]

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Culture Leadership Charge – Those Pesky Facts

By S. Chris Edmonds / March 4, 2019 / 2 Comments

I’ve noticed that the older I get, the more readily I attribute “stories” to others’ behavior. Whether someone is driving aggressively or having a disagreement in a busy restaurant, my stories try to make sense of what I’m seeing. My stories explain the cause and effect based on my observations and assumptions. The problem is […]

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Culture Leadership Charge – Build Your “A” Team

By S. Chris Edmonds / February 18, 2019 / 0 Comments

Here is episode 60 of my Culture Leadership Charge video series. How strong is your business team today? Do you have leaders and team members who perform well, solve problems well, and treat others with respect at all times? If so, you’ve got an “A” team. Sometimes, however, players in your organization lose their effectiveness. […]

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Culture Leadership Charge – Perceptions of the Boss Matter

By S. Chris Edmonds / February 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

Here is episode 59 of my Culture Leadership Charge video series. How leaders treat team members is critically important in your organization. If leaders treat employees with respect and fairness, great things happen. Employees solve problems, proactively. They treat their peers and their customers respectfully. They share information so everyone succeeds. That’s a thriving team. […]

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Culture Leadership Charge – Measure and Reward the Important Stuff

By S. Chris Edmonds / January 21, 2019 / 0 Comments

Here is episode 58 of my Culture Leadership Charge video series. This post and video is about what you measure and reward in your workplace. Many organizations have systems for setting goals, monitoring progress, and noting goal accomplishment. Such systems can be complex, technology-driven, and automated while some are incredibly simple – sticky notes on […]

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