Culture Leadership Charge – Seismic Change

By S. Chris Edmonds / March 5, 2018 / 1 Comment

We’re in the midst of seismic change – in society and in business. Society is changing, before our very eyes. The #MeToo movement is challenging long-held male-dominated practices in schools, businesses, and communities. Harassment can no longer be swept under the rug. Unfair pay strategies are being exposed. Retail – the heart of our consumer-driven […]

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Culture Leadership Charge – No Surprises

By S. Chris Edmonds / September 18, 2017 / 0 Comments

When I was growing up, my Mom made the best desserts. I remember coming home from school one day and the house was filled with the smell of freshly baked chocolate brownies! Mom held out a plate of her famous treats! I grabbed one, said thanks, and took a huge bite. And – yuck. Mom […]

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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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Everybody Knows Your Name

By S. Chris Edmonds / June 15, 2015 / 0 Comments

How well do your employees – team members in your organization – know each other? If you want a work environment that values positive relationships as well as top performance, this is an important question to consider. Years ago I studied the W.L. Gore company. Their unique culture, based on a holacracy (no bosses), has […]

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Bad Bosses Erode Performance and Engagement

By S. Chris Edmonds / April 27, 2015 / 0 Comments

How engaged are your employees at work? How productive are they? Great leaders – those who inspire top performance AND genuine team member engagement – pay attention to both productivity and employee engagement, every day. Why? Because a work environment that treats team members with trust, dignity, and respect in every interaction boosts engagement, service, […]

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