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Driving Results Through Culture

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S. Chris Edmonds

The Purposeful Culture Group

Author of the Amazon best seller The Culture Engine

One of Inc.'s Top 100 Leadership Speakers of 2018

One of Richtopia's 200 Top Influential Authors 

Sep 16, 2019

I am often asked about my three-phase culture refinement process. Today I’ll share how the third phase – “refine” – ensures the effective evolution of your purposeful, positive, productive work culture.

My approach is founded on this hard fact – senior leaders must drive and champion their organization’s culture. They are ultimately responsible for clarity of and demonstration of the organization’s servant purpose, values and behaviors, strategies, and goals. They can’t delegate this responsibility to any one or to any other function – they must model and coach their desired culture daily.

The refine stage happens about every two years. This stage offers business leaders and senior leaders the opportunity to update portions of their organizational constitution. Which portions stay the same? Your servant purpose and values don’t typically require updates.

Though values rarely change, you may find that you need to tweak the language in your values definitions. Your organization evolves once you set high standards for results and for values. As your work culture evolves, you may find you need to revise those definitions.

In this episode of my Culture Leadership Charge video series, I describe what elements do require regular updating and revision.

This three-phase culture refinement process works. It has helped clients create purposeful, positive, productive work cultures for the last 25 years.

This is episode seventy-four of my Culture Leadership Charge video & podcast series. In these concise episodes, I presents the best practices for creating and maintaining a purposeful, positive, productive culture - at work, at home, and in your community.

This content was released in video format on my website,, on September 2, 2019.

Check out my YouTube channel to view all of my 3-minute Culture Leadership Charge video episodes.