Culture Leadership Charge – Living with Integrity

By S. Chris Edmonds / December 4, 2017 / 0 Comments

Would the people around you – colleagues, neighbors, family, friends – say you live your life with integrity? They observe your patterns – your plans, decisions, and actions – every day. They probably have an opinion about how well you “do what you say you will do” in their interactions with you – and observations […]

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Culture Leadership Charge – Age is Just a Number

By S. Chris Edmonds / September 4, 2017 / 6 Comments

I’m old. I turned 65 this year so was able to join Medicare here in the US. I’d never thought about being a member of the Medicare generation! 65 is the age when many people retire. I’m not ready to retire. I have too many good ideas – I think – and there are many […]

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Culture Leadership Charge – Going Through the Motions

By S. Chris Edmonds / August 21, 2017 / 0 Comments

We’re in the dog days of summer here in Colorado. No matter where you live, your enthusiasm for your work goes through ebbs and flows, more engaged at times than at other times. When we’re at a low ebb, we miss things. We’re not paying close attention so we make more errors, miss more details, […]

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Culture Leadership Charge – Don’t Bump the Fishbowl

By S. Chris Edmonds / June 19, 2017 / 0 Comments

Have you ever “bumped the fishbowl?” Those fish aren’t happy when you do. My best boss, Jerry Nutter, used this folksy reference to describe how leaders’ behavior is often much more damaging to their team members’ confidence, engagement, cooperation, and performance than leaders believe. How do leaders “bump the fishbowl” and cause team members’ nerves […]

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Culture Leadership Charge – Values Operating System

By S. Chris Edmonds / June 5, 2017 / 0 Comments

What is your organization’s values operating system? In today’s three-minute episode of my Culture Leadership Charge video series, I describe how every organization has values, just as every human has values. Some organizations’ values are all about results, others embrace a “service to others” environment, and some have a combination. We see a wide range […]

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Culture Leadership Charge – Choose Cooperative Interaction

By S. Chris Edmonds / May 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

How often do team members help each other in your work environment? Cooperative interaction boosts employee engagement, customer service, and results. Yet in most work environments, proactively helping others doesn’t happen very often. In today’s three-minute episode of my Culture Leadership Charge video series, I share a “learning moment” I had this past weekend while […]

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