Culture Leadership Charge – The Weakest Link

By S. Chris Edmonds / November 7, 2016 / 0 Comments

Does your team or company have a “weak link” – a player out for themselves, unconcerned with common goals or shared values? Teamwork and cooperation build stronger, sustainable relationships with customers than “out for themselves” lone wolves in your organization. In today’s episode of my Culture Leadership Charge video series, I explain how costly it […]

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The One Thing Great Bosses Pay Attention To

By S. Chris Edmonds / April 18, 2016 / 0 Comments

I love speaking about the power of positive workplace cultures. I had the chance to present to the Denver chapter of CultureLabX recently. As I was building my slide deck for this presentation, adding updated research and examples of terrific cultures, I came to an uncomfortable conclusion. More on that in a moment. I’m very […]

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The Cost of Waiting

By S. Chris Edmonds / March 7, 2016 / 0 Comments

A bit of a wait won’t hurt, will it? With fingers crossed, you rely on luck and hope. Let’s say you’ve decided to defer getting your furnace repaired. “It’ll last another year,” you tell yourself. It might last, and it might not. Getting it fixed now might cost money and inconvenience (workers in your home, […]

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Your leadership team's true purpose

By S. Chris Edmonds / December 21, 2015 / 0 Comments

What is your team or department or company leadership team’s core “reason for being”? If your leadership team is typical, the focus is on results and profits. Their only “reason for being” is to deliver expected performance. There are very good reasons for that singular focus. In most companies, the only thing that is measured, […]

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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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Common Ground

By S. Chris Edmonds / November 10, 2014 / 4 Comments

Do you experience workplace fulfillment in your job? Apparently, not many of us do. For a recent study, the Energy Project interviewed over 12,000 employees and found that 50% report a lack of meaning and significance at work. According to a June 2014 Fast Company article, increasing a sense of meaningfulness at work is one of the […]

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