Category Archive: Author

The Culture Engine

Leaders build culture by intent or neglect. Culture building begins with who you are. Personal Philosophy: Chris Edmonds, in his new book “The Culture Engine,” begins by taking readers through a series of… Continue reading

Junk Food Motivation

Fear, pressure, coercion, rewards, or nagging get results but undermine leadership. Threats or bribes motivate conformity. Like junk food, they feel good going down but cause regret later. “You cannot be intrinsically and… Continue reading

Women Make Better Leaders Than Men

“In my experience, women make much better executives than men.” Kip Tindell author of “UNCONTAINABLE” and CEO of The Container Store®. 4 areas women are better: Communication. Listening. Collaboration. Teamwork. From UNCONTAINABLE. Kip… Continue reading

The Secret to Expanding Influence by Wooing Hearts

Leaders without influence are followers. The ability to woo hearts begins with belief. They believe because you believe. During our interview, Kip Tindell preached a message he’s preached thousands of times.  If I… Continue reading

Get R.E.A.L

You may do many things well, but if you talk like a fool, people determine you’re a fool. Effective leadership hinges on powerful conversations. Recurring frustration points to the one person who is… Continue reading

A Simple Strategy to Re-Energize Others

I thought I knew him pretty well. That’s the problem. I thought I knew him. I’m disappointed in myself. I should have known him better. Frankly, I pride myself in seeing and respecting… Continue reading