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

Keystone Habits of Elite Organizations

simple routines is the platform for excellence

They are to so simple; we overlook them. In our technical sophistication, we often ignore the simple routines that make for elite level performance. Yet we are all creatures of habits and routines. Charles Duhigg, in his book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business discovered the power…

Engaging Employees: A Competitive Edge

servant leadership creates a designed system of leadership

The latest Gallup numbers tell us that engaging employees is a central fixture with organizations that consistently maximize their impact. Here is a true story of a company with high levels of employee engagement. I had finished a tour of a manufacturing company. They design and manufacture custom commercial and retail furniture. Their size prohibits…

Employee Engagement Strategies

uss santa fe rises to the challenge

1999 David Marquet took command of the USS Santa Fe. The platform of his leadership was superior technical competency. Unfortunately, the Santa Fe was a ship for which he had no superior competency. Therefore, he was forced to design a new system of leadership. One that would engage the entire crew to be leaders.