S. Chris Edmonds

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.

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Sen. John McCain
Sen. John McCain

The late Sen. John McCain demonstrated three core values in his life and work, says S. Chris Edmonds.

Bad one-on-ones
Bad one-on-ones

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.

Best practices
Best practices

Leaders know a good culture matters, but they're struggling to build those cultures.

Toxicity
Toxicity

Valuing growth over all can make any workplace, even a nonprofit, susceptible to a toxic culture.

True north
True north

It doesn’t make sense to be different “people” in different contexts. So, don’t. Be your best self.

Troublemaker
Troublemaker

If values don't matter as much as results, you'll allow bad actors to gain power -- and drive away talent.

Bad bosses
Bad bosses

Bad bosses drive away or discourage employees. Don't tolerate them.

Dysfunctional workplace
Dysfunctional workplace

When you are surrounded by selfishness and self-serving behavior, you may need to leave. But until then, try creating a pocket of excellence.

2018
2018

Go beyond good intentions and act in 2018 on improving workplace culture.