Culture Leadership Charge – The Harassment Factor

By S. Chris Edmonds / December 23, 2017 / 2 Comments

We’ve seen a remarkable shift recently – a shift that is long overdue. It’s the #MeToo shift. Sexual harassment and assault has been an all too common experience for too many women at the hands of men in power – in workplaces and in communities – for decades. Probably for centuries. Today, victims – mostly […]

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Culture Leadership Charge – A Crisis of Respect

By S. Chris Edmonds / November 6, 2017 / 0 Comments

We face a crisis of respect and civility in the US today. This crisis is not unique to Americans but a recent study describes the huge concerns many Americans have with civility and respect in our country right now. The biggest recent story is the exposure of some Hollywood producers and directors for years of […]

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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 – A Question of Character

By S. Chris Edmonds / March 20, 2017 / 0 Comments

Your character is showing! Every interaction we have with others demonstrates our character, for better or worse. If we treat people kindly and act in service, our character is showing. If we demean, discount, or dismiss others, our character is showing! In today’s episode of my Culture Leadership Charge video series, I make the case […]

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Culture Leadership Charge – The “Managing by Announcements” Fallacy

By S. Chris Edmonds / January 2, 2017 / 4 Comments

How well are new policies and procedures embraced in your organization? If you’re like most companies, it all depends on how well – and how quickly – those new expectations are embedded as practices. It doesn’t matter what the change is – it could be a new software system or a new purpose statement. What […]

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September 2015 Leadership Development Carnival

By S. Chris Edmonds / September 7, 2015 / 0 Comments

I’m delighted to host this month’s Leadership Development Carnival. This carnival features thought leaders in leadership, engagement, service, and culture every month. I know you will enjoy these great posts – please share them if you find them valuable. Wally Bock says it’s not the difference between quitting and not quitting. Winners quit smart. Learn […]

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