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 – A Fresh Start

By S. Chris Edmonds / January 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

2018 can be our best year ever – or it can be a year of mediocrity and regret. Our world is not a beacon of caring and kindness today. Praise and encouragement is in short supply – not only in our workplaces but in our homes and communities. People do a lot of things right. […]

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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 – Respectful Leadership

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

How are your team leaders perceived by team members in your department, region, or company? The relationship team members have with team leaders drives team members’ perceptions of the work, of the company, of their peers, and of their customers. A purposeful, positive, productive relationship boosts team member engagement, service, and performance. A dismissive, demeaning, […]

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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 – Culture as a Competitive Advantage

By S. Chris Edmonds / July 3, 2017 / 0 Comments

Three million people quit their jobs in the US in April, 2017. Three million. The improving economy has resulted in a 4.3 percent unemployment rate in the US. It’s likely that those folks who quit had a number of job openings to consider. Why are these numbers important to leaders today? These indicators place greater […]

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