Culture Leadership Charge – Sour Notes

By S. Chris Edmonds / February 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

Sour notes happen in music and in our homes, neighborhoods, and workplaces. We can gain powerful insights from the live music world that apply in many areas of our lives. Most of you know I’m a working musician on the side. I’ve been playing for audiences in bands since the late ’60’s. Sour notes in […]

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Culture Leadership Charge – The Power of Learning

By S. Chris Edmonds / October 2, 2017 / 2 Comments

What are you learning today – to boost your skills, contribution, and service to others? I’m always learning. I want to keep my brain tuned and keep relevant daily. When I’m learning, I have to work through my assumptions to assess their relevance in this new state. That’s good for me and for my brain. […]

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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 – 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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