Culture Leadership Charge – Define Your Desired Culture

By S. Chris Edmonds / August 19, 2019 / 0 Comments

I am often asked about my three-phase culture refinement process. Today I’ll share how the first phase – the “define” stage – creates a foundation for your purposeful, positive, productive work culture. My approach is founded on this hard fact – senior leaders must drive and champion their organization’s culture. They are ultimately responsible for […]

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Culture Leadership Charge – Have a culture problem? Don’t hesitate to fix it.

By S. Chris Edmonds / August 5, 2019 / 0 Comments

When leaders find undeniable data that their work culture is bent or broken, they must address the problem immediately. In recent days, two highly-regarded work cultures have been faced with such undeniable data. In one case, 16 US Marines were arrested on their Southern California base, on suspicion of drug offenses and smuggling of undocumented […]

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Culture Leadership Charge – Learn your real work culture

By S. Chris Edmonds / July 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

How healthy is your work culture? The reality is that senior leaders can’t improve their work culture unless they understand the real condition of their current work culture. Here are three ways to solve that problem. First, ask. This is an informal way of gathering information about cultural health. One of my clients spends three […]

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Culture Leadership Charge – Create an Inclusive Culture

By S. Chris Edmonds / July 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

Creating an inclusive culture requires shifts in thinking, recruiting, hiring, and operating. Our biases are not obvious to us – yet these biases inhibit the creation of truly diverse and productive work cultures. I’m always looking for unique, healthy work cultures. I learned about Five Points Academy through an insightful TechCruncharticle by Ken Kao. The […]

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Culture Leadership Charge – The Leader’s Most Powerful Tool

By S. Chris Edmonds / June 17, 2019 / 3 Comments

The leader’s most powerful tool boils down to two compelling words: “Thank you.” Before you dismiss this idea, let’s look at the science behind the expression of gratitude – in our homes, schools, communities, and workplaces. Author, professor, and scientist Robert Emmons shares research that found people that practice gratitude enjoy significant physical, psychological, and […]

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Culture Leadership Charge – “In Tune” with the Employee Experience

By S. Chris Edmonds / June 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

How do leaders in your organization keep their “fingers on the pulse” of the employee experience? To stay in tune with employee perceptions and with the employee experience, leaders must make “being attuned” a priority. They must invest time and energy regularly to ask, learn, and modify. First, ask. There are a number of effective […]

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