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Culture Leadership Charge – Validate Effort & Results

I post a variety of suggestions on social media every day. My suggestions are designed to inspire leaders to embrace proven techniques to boost engagement, service, and results.

In today’s three-minute episode of my Culture Leadership Charge video series, I discuss one recent post which generated a surprising response within hours. The post said, “Validate others’ efforts – not just their accomplishments.”

Western society is built upon the concept of competition. Competition isn’t a bad thing. Everyone wants to win. The problem is that this life isn’t that black and white, either winning or losing.

If we believe it is, that competitive mind set consumes us.

We get wrapped up in showing how much we know, how much better we are than others. We want others to value us, our knowledge, and our contributions.

The reality is that there are people all around us that contribute ideas, efforts, and accomplishments. They make a positive difference, every day.

These delightful people are in our families, neighborhoods, grocery stores, and workplaces.

Yet if we live in that black and white world of “I win, you lose,” the only thing that we notice is accomplishment and results.

Validating others does not diminish us. It costs us a few minutes and a few words.

That surprising response? Watch the short video clip below for the answer.

My Culture Leadership Charge series features short (two-to-three-minute) videos that describe proven culture leadership and service 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 and Vimeo channels. 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 – Choose Cooperative Interaction

How often do team members help each other in your work environment?

Cooperative interaction boosts employee engagement, customer service, and results. Yet in most work environments, proactively helping others doesn’t happen very often.

In today’s three-minute episode of my Culture Leadership Charge video series, I share a “learning moment” I had this past weekend while plowing two feet of wet, sticky snow in our Rocky Mountain neighborhood.

I got stuck – deeply stuck. I’d spun my ATV’s tires and dug myself into a muddy, snowy hole. The good news? Within minutes, without any pleas on my part, neighbors appeared to help dig me – and pull me – out.

What would your work experience be like if you had that kind of trusting, serving, respectful relationships in your office or plant?

My Culture Leadership Charge series features short (two-to-three-minute) videos that describe proven culture leadership and service 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 and Vimeo channels. If you like what you see, please subscribe!

View @scedmonds #Culture #Leadership Charge video series on @YouTube http://drtc.me/ytube & @Vimeo http://drtc.me/vimeo Click To Tweet

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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 – Drive Your Desired Culture

How can you, as a leader, ensure you’re paying close enough attention to the quality of your team or company’s work culture? How can you be confident that you’re guiding that desired culture effectively?

The best leaders don’t leave their work culture to chance. They invest as much time – often more time – in gauging and improving the quality of their work culture as they do on the organization’s results.

An example might help. Imagine you’re in a car driving down a major highway. Traffic is flowing nicely. How do you ensure you get to where you need to go – safely, without drama? By observing and by feeling.

You observe the vehicles around you. You observe where your vehicle is in the lane. You’re watching your mirrors. You’re not distracted by the radio playing or texting on your smartphone. You’re closely observing the reality of your drive, in the moment.

You also feel how your vehicle is handling. You can’t take your hands off the wheel – you must guide the vehicle every second. Subtle changes in the pavement can shift your car off center. Wind can do the same. You’re listening to the engine and to the tires on the pavement, in tune to subtleties as well as to major shifts.

If you’re not observing and feeling, you could find yourself in a ditch or in an accident – in a heartbeat.

Leaders must do the same things to stay “in tune” with the quality of their workplace culture. They must both observe and feel their work culture’s quality daily.

In today’s three-minute episode of my Culture Leadership Charge video series, I explain how leaders can effectively observe and feel how healthy their team’s culture is – and how to refine it.

My Culture Leadership Charge series features short (two-to-three-minute) videos that describe proven culture leadership and service 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 my YouTube channel and my my Vimeo channel. If you like what you see, please subscribe!

View @scedmonds #Culture #Leadership Charge video series on @YouTube http://drtc.me/ytube & @Vimeo http://drtc.me/vimeo Click To Tweet

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To what degree to people on your team or in your company trust and respect each other daily? How well do leaders model trust and respect in daily interactions? Share your insights on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


Subscribe to Chris’ mobile updates, texted right to your smartphone! Text VALUES to 72000 or head here.


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


vimeo_logoChris’ new “Culture Leadership Charge” series and the rest of his video clips are also available on Vimeo. Subscribe to Chris’ Vimeo channel.


podcast_subscribeSubscribe to Chris’ posts via RSS.


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 – Servant Purpose

What drives your business today? If asked, would team members say your business’ primary “reason for being” is making money (or widgets) – or something more meaningful?

If your organization is like most on this planet, team members have been taught over time that results – making money or delivering your products and services – is the company’s sole purpose. The problem with that? Very few in your organization receive any direct benefit from making money. The impact on their work lives is negligible.

Worse, team members feel disconnected from any meaningful purpose at work. They’re doing a repeatable set of activities daily. They are insulated from the customer. They’re not serving the customer, they’re cogs in a wheel.

It’s no wonder that research like TinyPulse’s 2014 engagement and culture report found that only 21% of employees feel strongly valued at work!

In today’s episode of my Culture Leadership Charge video series, I outline a better way: servant purpose. Leaders can change the dynamic by helping all employees understand how their work helps improve communities – and helps improve customers’ quality of life daily.

My Culture Leadership Charge series features short (two-to-three-minute) videos that describe proven culture leadership and service 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 my YouTube channel and my my Vimeo channel. If you like what you see, please subscribe!

View @scedmonds #Culture #Leadership Charge video series on @YouTube http://drtc.me/ytube & @Vimeo http://drtc.me/vimeo Click To Tweet

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What would team members in your company say is it’s “reason for being” today? What have your best bosses done to help create a servant purpose for your team? Share your insights on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


Subscribe to Chris’ mobile updates, texted right to your smartphone! Text VALUES to 72000 or head here.


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


vimeo_logoChris’ new “Culture Leadership Charge” series and the rest of his video clips are also available on Vimeo. Subscribe to Chris’ Vimeo channel.


podcast_subscribeSubscribe to Chris’ posts via RSS.


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 – Attract & Retain Talent

How can business leaders craft a workplace that attracts and retains talented, engaged team members? By making values – how people treat each other – as important as results.

By defining values in the form of tangible, observable, measurable behaviors, then modeling, coaching, and praising those behaviors, leaders can transform their workplace to one where everyone is treated with trust, respect, and dignity in every interaction.

In today’s episode of my Culture Leadership Charge video series, I share undeniable research about how frustrating many workplaces are now and outline how leaders can adapt their organization’s culture to meet the needs of today’s generations.

My Culture Leadership Charge series features short (two-to-three-minute) segments that describe proven culture 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 my YouTube channel and my my Vimeo channel. If you like what you see, please subscribe!

View @scedmonds #Culture #Leadership #Charge videos on @YouTube http://drtc.me/ytube & @Vimeo http://drtc.me/vimeo Click To Tweet

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To what extent does your organization meet the needs of employees? Does your organization provide flex time, flex locations, mentoring, and transparency? Share your insights on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


Subscribe to Chris’ mobile updates, texted right to your smartphone! Text VALUES to 72000 or head here.


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


vimeo_logoChris’ new “Culture Leadership Charge” series and the rest of his video clips are also available on Vimeo. Subscribe to Chris’ Vimeo channel.


podcast_subscribeSubscribe to Chris’ posts via RSS.


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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