S. Chris Edmonds: Good Comes First: How Today’s Leaders Create an Uncompromising Company Culture That Doesn’t Suck

Mission Facilitators International
Oct 5, 2021
10:00 am
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S. Chris Edmonds is a speaker, author, executive consultant, and founder of The Purposeful Culture Group. He’s the author of the Amazon bestseller The Culture Engine and five other books, including Good Comes First’s upcoming title. Chris’ blog, podcasts, and videocasts are at DrivingResultsThroughCulture.com.


In this episode, Dean Newlund and S. Chris Edmonds discuss:

  • The X and Y-axis of performance and values
  • Benefits of encouraging respect in the workplace
  • Defining behavior and keeping people accountable
  • Building culture in difficult times such as now


Key Takeaways:

  • Performance is only half the leader’s job. The other half is managing respect in the workplace.
  • It may not come as a surprise for you to hear that happy people work better –  in a culture of giving value and respect to people will translate to better results – proactive problem solving, independent alignment, and excellent customer service.
  • By formalizing respectful action, you’ll no longer be acting on belief but evidence when keeping people accountable y
  • With many organizations and establishments on survival mode, you can still build a culture in small ways, like setting ground rules that encourage respect and affirmation. 

“The only way that you’re going to get people to solve problems for you proactively is if they feel respected. What a surprise.” —  S. Chris Edmonds


See Dean’s TedTalk “Why Business Needs Intuition” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEq9IYvgV7I


Connect with S. Chris Edmonds:

Website: https://goodcomesfirst.com/


Twitter: https://twitter.com/scedmonds

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisedmonds/


Connect with Dean:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgqRK8GC8jBIFYPmECUCMkw

Website: https://www.mfileadership.com/

The Mission Statement E-Newsletter: https://www.mfileadership.com/blog/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deannewlund/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/deannewlund

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MissionFacilitators/

Email: dean.newlund@mfileadership.com

Phone: 1-800-926-7370