Culture Leadership Charge – Leadership Audit

By S. Chris Edmonds / May 14, 2020 / 0 Comments

We’re living in unprecedented times. With non-essential businesses closed and many people working from home, the world of work looks very different than it did three months ago. The demands on folks working from home are extensive. Besides experiencing anxiety about the well-being of their family, friends, and community, team members are juggling multiple requirements […]

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Culture Leadership Charge – Instead of crisis planning, do this

By S. Chris Edmonds / April 14, 2020 / 0 Comments

New data coming out of Wuhan is showing that Covid-19 may be far deadlier than originally thought. Moreover, none of us knows what our economy will look like after the virus has run its course (or, more optimistically, after a vaccine is implemented.) The big, glaring takeaway? As leaders, we can no longer arrange our […]

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Culture Leadership Charge – Build a Stress-Purging Culture

By S. Chris Edmonds / March 16, 2020 / 5 Comments

Does your work culture amp up stress – or does it purge stress? Stress is an emotion that’s created by limbo. If team members don’t know answers to questions like, “What should I do?” or “What if x, y, or z happens?“, they experience greater stress. Greater stress means they can’t act. They can’t move […]

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Culture Leadership Charge – Grounded in Servant Purpose

By S. Chris Edmonds / February 13, 2020 / 4 Comments

What is your company’s servant purpose – its present day “reason for being”? Most companies do not go to the length required to formalize their servant purpose and then communicate frequently to team members how their work contributes to that higher purpose. Recent research from Gallup notes that only 4 in 10 US employees agree […]

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Culture Leadership Charge – Make Culture Change Stick

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

How often have you seen change efforts fail? It happens all the time. If your change effort isn’t gaining traction, I’ll bet you’re missing a key element – senior leaders championing the change, daily. The greatest temptation is for senior leaders to assume that communicating the change – be it your your servant purpose, values […]

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Culture Leadership Charge – The Service Advantage

By S. Chris Edmonds / December 16, 2019 / 2 Comments

To what degree does your organization demonstrate service to others? As part of my consulting work with senior leadership teams, I help them define their company’s servant purpose – a concise statement of what their company does, for whom, and “to what end.” The “to what end” piece is critical because it describes how “what […]

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