Create a Validating Corporate Culture

By S. Chris Edmonds / July 16, 2012 / 17 Comments

My lovely bride (of 33 years), Diane, is a native Texan. We’ve visited her family there on many occasions and lived in Dripping Springs, TX for a few years before we found our way to Colorado. While automobiling around the state, you’ll see “Drive Friendly” signs along most highways. The Texas Dept. Of Transportation defines this approach […]

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Corporate Culture Drives Success or Mediocrity

By S. Chris Edmonds / July 9, 2012 / 9 Comments

My mission on this earth is to help leaders to 1) understand the incredible power of corporate culture to drive performance and employee work passion, and 2) proactively manage their desired culture, every day. Two very relevant articles caught my eye this week. Both articles highlighted senior leaders who, in their vastly different organizations, created […]

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Leadership Stupidity Has High Costs

By S. Chris Edmonds / July 2, 2012 / 10 Comments

My best boss, Jerry Nutter, helped me understand that everything a leader does either helps, hinders, or hurts the employee’s performance or the leader’s relationship with their employee. Leadership stupidity carries a big cost. Two examples come to mind – both from my non-profit days. An Example of My Leadership Stupidity The first example is […]

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Vision is the Foundation of Culture

By S. Chris Edmonds / June 25, 2012 / 2 Comments

My vision had been bothering me for a few months. It was no longer crisp and clear – it was blurry. Objects weren’t in focus. I chalked it up to old age. Feeling confident that since lasik surgery fixed my blurry vision 12 years earlier, lasik surgery was the way to go. I had a […]

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Build a Culture of Accountability

By S. Chris Edmonds / June 18, 2012 / 6 Comments

Many of you follow me on Twitter (thank you!) and know that I post quotes daily about cool culture practices, positivity at work (and at home!), what great bosses do, and similar subjects. I love it when I receive questions – sometimes even push back – about the bold declarations I make. I received a […]

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