Episode 41

Published on:

31st Dec 2020

Leader Genetics, with Daniel Edds

You’ve likely read other books on leadership Most of them treat great leadership as a set of laws and personal attributes of individuals.

The message in this interview is that leadership is about developing loyal followers. Dan Edds is about innovating the practice of leadership.

His book, Leveraging the Genetics of Leadership radically innovates this understanding. Great leadership becomes a system of leadership that creates a great experience for the workforce. The power in this approach is that only a system of leadership can scale vision, values, and a consistent employee experience across the enterprise. Only a system of leadership can create a workforce engaged in creating extraordinary value for all stakeholders. The result is unparalleled organizational performance that makes customers line up at your door.

In this episode, you will learn how elite organizations:

  • Engage their entire workforce in creating customer value
  • Custom-engineer their leadership DNA or genetic code
  • Create a workforce that become their biggest ambassadors
  • Design rules, routines, and organizational habits that will ignite innovation

Traditional books on leadership strive to create courageous leaders who will attract followers. Leveraging the Genetics of Leadership will show you how to create a courageous workforce who will attract customers. The result is unparalleled performance and a workforce that grows into confident and empowered human beings. It all begins when you learn how to leverage the genetics of a leadership system

Daniel Edds has been a management consultant for twenty-five years. His clients include states, cities, counties, healthcare organizations, and nonprofits. He holds a MBA in International Business from the Alber’s School of Business and Economics at Seattle University. Dan is a Kaplan Norton in Scorecard graduate, certified Lean practitioner, an experienced Project Manager Professional, and a senior Baldrige Examiner through the Alliance program.

As the author of Leveraging the Genetics of Leadership and Transformation Management, he is recognized internationally for his expertise in applying classical systems thinking to the practice of organizational leadership.

He lives in Bellevue, Washington.

Learn more at https://danieledds.com/

Connect with him at https://www.linkedin.com/in/danieledds/


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About the Podcast

Entelechy Leadership Stories
Leaders with a higher vision to achieve their full potential
A series of unique interviews with successful people in many fields. Leaders who are innovating, building, and guiding organizations, with a higher vision and how they put their values into practice to achieve the full potential, of themselves and their organizations.

Co-hosts for Entelechy Leadership Stories are Kirstin Gooldy and Mark Stinson

To contact Mark Stinson (Brand Innovator, Venture Catalyst, Author & Group Facilitator), https://www.linkedin.com/in/stinsonmark/

To contact Kirstin Gooldy (CEO of Pure Entelechy and Inspirational Speaker, Intuitive Advisor, Professional Coach & Consultant)

About your host

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Mark Stinson

Mark Stinson has earned the reputation as a “brand innovator” -- an experienced marketer, persuasive writer, dynamic presenter, and skilled facilitator. His work includes brand strategy and creative workshops. He has contributed to the launches of more than 150 brands, with a focus on health, science, and technology companies. Mark has worked with clients ranging from global corporations to entrepreneurial start-ups. He is a recipient of the Brand Leadership Award from the Asia Brand Congress and was included in the PharmaVoice 100 Most Inspiring People in the Life-Sciences Industry.