Culture Leadership Charge – What Inspires and Sustains You?

By S. Chris Edmonds / January 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

In a recent online conversation, friends around the globe discussed the “civil service” foundation of political office. In virtually every country on the planet, politicians do not behave civilly nor do they act consistently in service to others. Civil service is in short supply today – in politics, in homes, in communities, and in workplaces. […]

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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 – 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 – Validate Effort & Results

By S. Chris Edmonds / May 15, 2017 / 0 Comments

I post a variety of suggestions on social media every day. My suggestions are designed to inspire leaders to embrace proven techniques to boost engagement, service, and results. In today’s three-minute episode of my Culture Leadership Charge video series, I discuss one recent post which generated a surprising response within hours. The post said, “Validate […]

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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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