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Culture Leadership Charge – Living with Integrity

Would the people around you – colleagues, neighbors, family, friends – say you live your life with integrity?

They observe your patterns – your plans, decisions, and actions – every day. They probably have an opinion about how well you “do what you say you will do” in their interactions with you – and observations of you.

When I consult with clients that want to improve the quality of their work cultures, integrity is one of the most frequently noted desirable values they want demonstrated in their workplace. It comes up every time.

What that tells me is that people aren’t living with integrity at work – not consistently, anyway. If they were, a different value would be tops on my clients’ lists of desirable workplace values.

I was interviewed for People magazine this past week, analyzing the sexual misconduct allegations of NBC’s star anchor, Matt Lauer. His predatory behavior was widely known among his colleagues.

In today’s three-minute episode of my Culture Leadership Charge video series, I specify how each of us – individually – can live with integrity in every aspect of our daily lives.

My Culture Leadership Charge series features short (two-to-three-minute) videos that describe proven culture leadership and servant leadership practices that boost engagement, service, and results across your work teams, departments, regions, and even your entire company.

Each episode’s “charge” is a challenge for everyone in your organization – not just leaders – to refine their behaviors and ensure everyone is treated respectfully at all times.

You’ll find my Culture Leadership Charge episodes and more on my YouTube channel. If you like what you see, please subscribe!

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Culture Leadership Charge – Respectful Leadership

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, or discounting relationship erodes those three desired outcomes.

I spent 15 years in non-profit management as an executive and director. Over that time I had a couple of great bosses, quite a few good bosses, and too many lousy bosses.

In today’s three-minute episode of my Culture Leadership Charge video series, I describe three of my lousy bosses’ behaviors and outline what my great bosses did to generate trust, respect, and dignity across our organizations.

My Culture Leadership Charge series features short (two-to-three-minute) videos that describe proven culture leadership and servant leadership practices that boost engagement, service, and results across your work teams, departments, regions, and even your entire company.

Each episode’s “charge” is a challenge for everyone in your organization – not just leaders – to refine their behaviors and ensure everyone is treated respectfully at all times.

You’ll find my Culture Leadership Charge episodes and more on my YouTube channel. If you like what you see, please subscribe!

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The music heard on Chris’ podcasts is from one of his songs, “Heartfelt,” copyright © 2005-2017 Chris Edmonds Music (ASCAP). He played all instruments, recorded all tracks, and mastered the final product for your listening pleasure.

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, Chris will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, Chris only recommend products or services he uses personally and believes will add value to his readers. Chris is disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Culture Leadership Charge – A Crisis of Respect

We face a crisis of respect and civility in the US today.

This crisis is not unique to Americans but a recent study describes the huge concerns many Americans have with civility and respect in our country right now.

The biggest recent story is the exposure of some Hollywood producers and directors for years of sexual harassment and sexual assault of female actors. The #MeToo hashtag has exploded with women across all industries and countries sharing their experiences of sexual harassment and assault by men in power.

Incivility and disrespect play out every day in our homes, neighborhoods, workplaces, politics, and social media networks around the globe.

The 2017 survey of Civility in America, an annual study undertaken by Weber Shandwick, Powell Tate, and KRC Research, found that the belief that the US has a major civility problem is at a record high – nearly 70% of respondents agreed with that statement. 75% of Americans believe that incivility has risen to crisis levels. 73% feel that the US is losing stature as a civil nation.

Only 22% of respondents believe civility in America will get better in the coming years.

Disrespect and incivility erode trust, performance, service, and proactive problem solving – in our neighborhoods and workplaces.

There is a solution to this crisis of respect and civility.

In today’s three-minute episode of my Culture Leadership Charge video series, I describe this simple, actionable solution in detail.

My Culture Leadership Charge series features short (two-to-three-minute) videos that describe proven culture leadership and servant leadership practices that boost engagement, service, and results across your work teams, departments, regions, and even your entire company.

Each episode’s “charge” is a challenge for everyone in your organization – not just leaders – to refine their behaviors and ensure everyone is treated respectfully at all times.

You’ll find my Culture Leadership Charge episodes and more on my YouTube channel. If you like what you see, please subscribe!

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Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, Chris will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, Chris only recommend products or services he uses personally and believes will add value to his readers. Chris is disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Culture Leadership Charge – Best. Day. Ever.

When was your best day ever?

I had a wonderful opportunity a few weeks ago to see a program by Steve Spangler, the science guy. Steve is a hall of fame speaker and Emmy winner. He opened his presentation by sharing the reactions of a third grader back when Steve was first teaching.

When Steve was hired as an elementary school science teacher, he learned they had no space for him. No room. So he put all of his gear onto a wobbly AV cart and rolled his “kit” to classrooms on campus throughout the week. Steve immersed kids in science.

This particular week Steve’s lesson plan included walking barefoot on glass, exploding trash cans, and spitting model volcanoes. The third grader rushed home to tell her parents all about the science stuff. She talked for 10 straight minutes about all the cool stuff that happened. When her Dad asked her, “so overall, how was it?” She said, “Best. Day. Ever.”

Best. Day. Ever. How many of your employees would refer to today, at work, with you and your colleagues, as their ‘best day ever’? Would they say that ANY day at work is their “best day ever”?

In today’s three-minute episode of my Culture Leadership Charge video series, I share how great bosses create workplaces that are purposeful, positive, and productive for all employees.

My Culture Leadership Charge series features short (two-to-three-minute) videos that describe proven culture leadership and servant leadership practices that boost engagement, service, and results across your work teams, departments, regions, and even your entire company.

Each episode’s “charge” is a challenge for everyone in your organization – not just leaders – to refine their behaviors and ensure everyone is treated respectfully at all times.

You’ll find my Culture Leadership Charge episodes and more on my YouTube channel. If you like what you see, please subscribe!

Check out @scedmonds #Culture #Leadership Charge video series on @YouTube http://drtc.me/ytube Click To Tweet

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How can you make your workplace a bounty of “best days ever”? What was YOUR best day ever at work? Share your insights on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


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Chris’ new “Culture Leadership Charge” series and the rest of his video clips can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to Chris’ YouTube channel.


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itunes_subscribeListen to or subscribe to over 300 of Chris’ Culture Leadership Podcasts on iTunes.


The music heard on Chris’ podcasts is from one of his songs, “Heartfelt,” copyright © 2005-2017 Chris Edmonds Music (ASCAP). He played all instruments, recorded all tracks, and mastered the final product for your listening pleasure.

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, Chris will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, Chris only recommend products or services he uses personally and believes will add value to his readers. Chris is disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Culture Leadership Charge – The Power of Learning

What are you learning today – to boost your skills, contribution, and service to others?

I’m always learning. I want to keep my brain tuned and keep relevant daily.

When I’m learning, I have to work through my assumptions to assess their relevance in this new state. That’s good for me and for my brain.

Great bosses are learning all the time. They’re learning how well team members operate together. The ground rules from last week might not fit perfectly for the team this week! They’re learning how well individual team skills mesh with customer demands, in the moment. They’re learning about new demands coming down the pike – and experimenting with how to best help the team succeed, every day.

In today’s three-minute episode of my Culture Leadership Charge video series, I share with you some of the things I’m learning and why I believe learning and service are so important today – at home, at work, and in our communities.

My Culture Leadership Charge series features short (two-to-three-minute) videos that describe proven culture leadership and servant leadership practices that boost engagement, service, and results across your work teams, departments, regions, and even your entire company.

Each episode’s “charge” is a challenge for everyone in your organization – not just leaders – to refine their behaviors and ensure everyone is treated respectfully at all times.

You’ll find my Culture Leadership Charge episodes and more on my YouTube channel. If you like what you see, please subscribe!

Check out @scedmonds #Culture #Leadership Charge video series on @YouTube http://drtc.me/ytube Click To Tweet

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What are you learning today? What do you need to learn today that would help you serve and contribute more effectively? Share your insights on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


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Chris’ new “Culture Leadership Charge” series and the rest of his video clips can be found on YouTube. Subscribe to Chris’ YouTube channel.


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itunes_subscribeListen to or subscribe to over 300 of Chris’ Culture Leadership Podcasts on iTunes.


The music heard on Chris’ podcasts is from one of his songs, “Heartfelt,” copyright © 2005-2017 Chris Edmonds Music (ASCAP). He played all instruments, recorded all tracks, and mastered the final product for your listening pleasure.

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, Chris will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, Chris only recommend products or services he uses personally and believes will add value to his readers. Chris is disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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