Author: Dan Edds

For 25 years Dan Edds has been a practicing management consultant, working with state & local government, healthcare, K-12 education, higher education, and nonprofits. He is the author of 2 books, the first, Transformation Management, and his most recent, Leveraging the Genetics of Leadership, Cracking the code of sustainable team performance. His latest book demonstrates how elite organizations are revolutionizing the practice of leadership, recreating the world of work, and setting new standards for employee engagement and customer value

Servant Leadership: Nine Steps to The Ultimate Transforming Culture

A system of excellence

The Promise of Servant Leadership Servant Leadership is defined as “a philosophy and set of practices that enriches the lives of individuals, builds better organizations, and ultimately creates a more just and caring world.“ (Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership.) This definition offers an audacious claim – “a more just and caring world.” Can it deliver…

How to Create a Culture of Courage: Twelve Steps to a High-Impact Culture of Courage

A culture of courage

High impact organizations intentionally create cultures of courage. These elite organizations are unafraid of employees who think boldly. In fact, they thrive on a workforce that is unafraid to speak up and question norms. Organizations that can create a culture of courage are the innovators. In contrast, mediocre organizations, rely on a select few to…

People Development: Six Steps to Extraordinary Employees

developing people

People development is the life force of high-impact organizations. Therefore, developing people must be intentional and strategic. It must be a central theme for every leader. In this article, I will argue people development includes both professional and personal attributes. For when the individual employee becomes stronger, more self-confident, and empowered, both the individual and…

Workforce Engagement Strategies of High Impact Teams

Six Employee Engagement Strategies Of High-Impact Organizations Two broad assumptions form the foundation for modern workforce engagement strategies. First, workforce engagement is the responsibility of every employee. it is the responsibility of the employee to arrive at work excited to give their best. If they don’t, remediation is required. The second assumption is that workforce…

Six Leadership Principles and Values Critical for Millennials

Leadership principles and values have been a subject for discussion since Aristotle. Every writer has their top ten leadership principles and values considered essential for effective leadership. However, the real question is not what they are, but do they mean anything? In the heat of competitive battle, do leadership principles and values get in the…

Time to Rethink Followership!

Let’s Rethink the Idea of Followership! It is time to rethink the idea of followership. I recently attended a conference where one of the speakers spoke glowingly about the need to develop “followership.” Her logic was impeccable. Give the workforce reasons to enjoy following their leaders. Really? Give the employees reasons to enjoy being followers?…

Five Strategies to Create Human Centric Leadership

institutionalizing leadership excellence

It is time to think about love in the same breath with leadership. It is word we don’t use too often, especially in a fast passed technology driven, competitive market. Yet when leaders of world class organizations speak of love, it is time we start paying attention.