Culture Leadership Charge – Measure Respect

By S. Chris Edmonds / January 11, 2021 / 2 Comments

You measure results religiously. How often do you measure how well you and your company’s formal leaders treat others in your work culture? Just as you measure progress towards desired results regularly, you must measure progress towards desired respect regularly. You must gather objective feedback through regular assessments – at least twice annually – that […]

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Culture Leadership Charge – Diversity, Inclusion, and Voting

By S. Chris Edmonds / November 19, 2020 / 1 Comment

The 2020 election is a pivotal time for the United States. I’m speaking of a constitutional opportunity that lies before us: increasing voter turnout in every community. The good news is that US voter turnout in 2020 was the highest it’s been in 100 years. Over 150 million votes were cast for president. The not-so-good […]

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Culture Leadership Charge – What Do You Do?

By S. Chris Edmonds / October 21, 2020 / 0 Comments

Us Westerners have the unfortunate tendency to link our identity to what we do for a living. “I’m a plumber,” one says, or “I’m a teacher,” another says. When someone asks me what I do – often on an airplane – I might answer, “I’m a speaker,” or “I’m an author,” or “I’m an executive […]

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Culture Leadership Charge – Good Comes First

By S. Chris Edmonds / September 17, 2020 / 0 Comments

The pandemic has caused immeasurable harm to the economy. Some businesses are operating at 50% capacity while others are closing – or are on the verge. Some employees are able to work from home while many have been laid off. And social injustice and racial inequity are at the forefront. These issues can no longer […]

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Culture Leadership Charge – A Crisis of Culture

By S. Chris Edmonds / August 16, 2020 / 0 Comments

In July 2020, results of an investigation reveal multiple current and former employees of The Ellen Degeneres Show reporting racism, bullying, sexual harassment, and intimidation by executive producers and other senior staff. Her show is deep in a crisis of culture. Ellen herself was not the cause of the toxic environment – but she was […]

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Culture Leadership Charge – Validate Employee Contributions

By S. Chris Edmonds / July 8, 2020 / 0 Comments

How often do you receive praise or recognition at work? We’ve had bosses that expressed gratitude well and bosses that never did it. To understand the impact of expressed gratitude, let’s look at three common types: praise, recognition, and validation. By praise, I mean the communication of appreciation for a person’s ideas, efforts, or contributions. […]

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