Culture Leadership Charge – Attract & Retain Talent

By S. Chris Edmonds / March 6, 2017 / 0 Comments

How can business leaders craft a workplace that attracts and retains talented, engaged team members? By making values – how people treat each other – as important as results. By defining values in the form of tangible, observable, measurable behaviors, then modeling, coaching, and praising those behaviors, leaders can transform their workplace to one where […]

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Culture Leadership Charge – Why Leaders Do What They Do

By S. Chris Edmonds / February 20, 2017 / 0 Comments

Why do leaders behave as they do? I believe that leaders’ plans, decisions, and actions are heavily influenced by three things: their social style or personality type, the culture in which they operate, and their role models (past and present). Each of these three are powerful, yet leaders may not be completely aware of how […]

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Culture Leadership Charge – Make Values as Important as Results

By S. Chris Edmonds / January 16, 2017 / 0 Comments

Do you pay attention to how your organization is operating as well as how it’s performing? Most leaders focus exclusively on results. Whether the culture is harmonious or chaotic, leaders only “see” that which has meaning to them, which is typically revenues, product out the door, sales, etc. The problem with that approach is that […]

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Culture Leadership Charge – The “Managing by Announcements” Fallacy

By S. Chris Edmonds / January 2, 2017 / 4 Comments

How well are new policies and procedures embraced in your organization? If you’re like most companies, it all depends on how well – and how quickly – those new expectations are embedded as practices. It doesn’t matter what the change is – it could be a new software system or a new purpose statement. What […]

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Culture Leadership Charge – Listen with Your Eyes

By S. Chris Edmonds / December 19, 2016 / 4 Comments

I love watching people. At airport terminals, malls, restaurants, sporting events – people are deeply involved in being who they are and doing what they do. By watching, I’m “invited in” to their world, what they value, how they deal with difficulties or joy, etc. At work, it’s the same. People are deeply involved in […]

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Culture Leadership Charge – The Right Culture Matters

By S. Chris Edmonds / December 5, 2016 / 2 Comments

I’m bold with leaders, telling them they’re leaving money on the table if their organizational culture isn’t based on trust, respect, and dignity. My ideas are not always embraced with open arms! Leaders have a natural cynicism about culture. They’re used to dealing with performance facts and hard data. So, I share the facts and […]

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