Culture Leadership Charge – Snacks Won’t Change Your Culture

By S. Chris Edmonds / April 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

I saw an ad on LinkedIn recently that made me laugh – out loud. The ad was for a company that delivers snacks to workplaces. The headline read, “CEOs rave about how easy it is to improve employee happiness, productivity, and well-being” . . . with snacks. I don’t doubt that healthy snacks can improve […]

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Culture Leadership Charge – Act From Your Best Self

By S. Chris Edmonds / April 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

When you’re at your best, you are calm and cool. Even under pressure, you are engaged, nimble, and inspiring of others. The work may be hard but you’re a source of confidence and skills. When you’re not at your best, you are anxious and fearful. You’re hard on yourself and hard on others. You’re less […]

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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 – Purposeful Culture Assessment

By S. Chris Edmonds / February 19, 2018 / 0 Comments

How healthy is your organization’s culture today? You may not be aware of the quality of your work culture. You may not even think your organization has a “culture” – but it does. Whether your culture is an intentional one – with a formalized servant purpose, values and behaviors, strategies and goals – or not, […]

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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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