Culture Leadership Charge – Best. Day. Ever.

By S. Chris Edmonds / October 16, 2017 / 0 Comments

When was your best day ever? I had a wonderful opportunity a few weeks ago to see a program by Steve Spangler, the science guy. Steve is a hall of fame speaker and Emmy winner. He opened his presentation by sharing the reactions of a third grader back when Steve was first teaching. When Steve […]

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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 – Happiness Matters

By S. Chris Edmonds / August 7, 2017 / 0 Comments

How happy are team members in your organization today? Happy team members are enthused, engaged, cooperative, creative, and productive. A colleague shared an “interesting” conversation she had recently with the leadership team of a global firm. They were discussing increased turnover in their company. They were losing talented leaders and team members. Exit interviews revealed […]

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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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Culture Leadership Charge – Attract & Retain Talent

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

How can business leaders craft a workplace that attracts and retains talented, engaged team members? By making values – how people treat each other – as important as results. By defining values in the form of tangible, observable, measurable behaviors, then modeling, coaching, and praising those behaviors, leaders can transform their workplace to one where […]

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