S. Chris Edmonds is a speaker, author, and executive consultant with his own firm and the Ken Blanchard Companies. He has authored or co-authored seven books, including "The Culture Engine," which helps leaders create workplace inspiration with an organizational constitution. He blogs and podcasts at DrivingResultsThroughCulture.com. Follow Chris on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and iTunes.
Too many one-on-one meetings about the leader talking and directing. Try a conversation about values and results where your report drives the conversation.
Leaders know a good culture matters, but they're struggling to build those cultures.
Valuing growth over all can make any workplace, even a nonprofit, susceptible to a toxic culture.
It doesn’t make sense to be different “people” in different contexts. So, don’t. Be your best self.
If values don't matter as much as results, you'll allow bad actors to gain power -- and drive away talent.
Bad bosses drive away or discourage employees. Don't tolerate them.
When you are surrounded by selfishness and self-serving behavior, you may need to leave. But until then, try creating a pocket of excellence.
Go beyond good intentions and act in 2018 on improving workplace culture.
There is no faster way to eroding engagement, service, and results in a workplace than by discounting, demeaning or dismissing others’ ideas, efforts, and accomplishments.
Surveys of institutions and startups alike reveal a trust gap that only transparency can begin to solve.