140 Bite-Sized Ideas to Help You Create a High Performing, Values-Aligned Workplace that Employees LOVE
by S. Chris Edmonds
In #CORPORATE CULTURE tweet Book01, S. Chris Edmonds starts at the very beginning–by showing you how to recognize an organization’s culture and identify what a healthy workplace culture looks, acts, and sounds like. This may sound trivial, but it is not. Oftentimes, surface appearances are deceptive and you need to dig a little to learn the truth. An organization that appears healthy and happy may have large numbers of low-productivity, demotivated employees. Conversely an organization that appears to have plateaued or be driven by a handful of strong personalities may, counter to intuition, boast of stellar performers and consistently upbeat results.
Having shown you how to recognize a healthy organization, the author uncovers the power of ‘boss behavior.’ Most of us remember our best boss ever, a person who created a work environment that enabled us to perform at our best while being incredibly satisfied with our boss, team, and work. Chris describes how great bosses behave to ensure that organizational culture standards are maintained and reinforced each day.
Just as culture change is hard for individuals, it is difficult for organizations. It takes discipline and effort to focus on culture management day in and day out. Which is why Chris also engages us on accountability behaviors and actions that ensure that the desired organizational culture is embedded and acted upon.
Written in the actionable tweet format and demonstrating the value that can be delivered in small packages,#CORPORATE CULTURE tweet Book01 will find a home on every progressive corporate leader’s bookshelf.
#15 Leaders can measure team members and team performance when clear goals exist. Without those, it is difficult for teams to gauge success.
#36 Rise above the temptation to focus solely on performance! What values are acted on in your company today? Are those the values you want?
#71 Great bosses don’t need an “open door policy.” They manage by wandering around, engaging staff every day.
#106 Great bosses express sincere thanks to staff members for their specific contributions, every day. Practice “active praising!”
#125 Leaders, are you measuring, monitoring, and rewarding the right things in your company? Strategize what you need and reward those things.
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“The inspirational Chris Edmonds teaches us his values-aligned and high performance wisdom so we can connect the dots about corporate culture.”
Lolly Daskal (@lollydaskal) is a speaker, facilitator, and coach who guides others to “Lead From Within.”
“Whether you want to think about, learn about, or go about improving your organizational culture, you need this amazing little book!”
Kevin Eikenberry (@kevineikenberry) is a leadership expert, speaker, consultant, and author of several books including From Bud to Boss
“Chris’ culture tweets are engaging, challenging reminders of how to create healthy, fun, energetic work environments. Read and be inspired!”
Becky Robinson (@beckyrbnsn) is a writer, social media consultant, and blogger at http://www.weavinginfluence.com
“Chris Edmonds is first a learner and then a teacher. His learner’s spirit makes him a great teacher. It’s great learning from him again.”
Dan Rockwell (@leadershipfreak) is a community leader and consistent #leadership Top Tweeter.