Kickstarting a Culture Revolution with S. Chris Edmonds & Mark S. Babbitt

For this week’s Inspirational Leadership Podcast I spoke with S. Chris Edmonds & Mark S. Babbitt.

S. Chris Edmonds is a speaker, author, and executive consultant who helps senior leaders create and sustain purposeful, positive, productive work cultures. After leading successful teams for 15 years, Edmonds started his company, The Purposeful Culture Group, in 1990. Over the years, he has worked for clients in industries including automotive, banking and financial services, government, hospitality, insurance, manufacturing, non-profit, retail, sales, pharmaceutical, software, and technology and has been named a “Top 100 Leadership Speaker” by Inc. Magazine.

Mark S. Babbitt is the President of WorqIQ, a consultancy focused on improving leadership and developing Workplace Intelligence (WQ), and is also the Founder and CEO of YouTern, a community focused on helping young careerists get their first or next internship or job. A recovering Silicon Valley engineer, he has worked with many high-tech clients and start-ups and consulted with many healthcare and non-profit organizations. Babbitt has been named a “Top 100 Leadership Speaker” by Inc. Magazine and has contributed to Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur, Forbes, and more.

For decades, businesses have exhausted billions of dollars attempting to enhance company culture. They spend countless hours developing strategies to increase employee engagement, decrease burnout, increase retention, and improve productivity. And yet, most workplaces still suck. Good Comes First provides the insight and direction needed to make change happen for people who want to kickstart a culture revolution within their organization and see immediate and lasting change.

Here are some of the topics we discussed:

  • The philosophy behind Good Comes First and why it’s critical for the long terms success of all organizations
  • Understanding the foundational principles of Respect + Results
  • How to manage for the future of work with different generational thinking in the workplace
  • Defining the four cultural cornerstones of Good Comes First: Servant Purpose + Trust, Validation and Growth + Behaviors and Performance + Voice for Good
  • How leaders can be more genuine and specific when giving feedback to their team
  • Case studies around companies that are doing company culture well and what we can learn from those who aren’t
  • Why the BMS (“Boomer Male Syndrome”) mindset is the antithesis to creating a positive work culture
  • The pandemic caused epiphany that is happening for some leaders and why it’s a good thing

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