In this episode of the Iron Sharpens Iron Movement, Jim Hotaling interviews Dan Edds. Dan Edds is a researcher and thought leader in reinventing and innovating leadership for the 21st Century. George Clifton, CEO of Gallup states: "The American leadership philosophy simply doesn't work anymore". The solution, based on his research with leading healthcare organizations, the U.S. Army, multiple national Baldridge Quality Award winners, elite manufacturing organizations, an NFL Superbowl Champion, and award-winning educational institutions, is understanding that leadership can be a designed organizational system which can radically engage the entire workforce around core values, engage them in mission, and capture their basic human capacity for creativity and innovation. The author of two books on organizational transformation, his recent book, "The Genetics of Leadership: Cracking the Code of Sustainable Excellence", provides case studies and results of personal interviews with experts such as General Barry McCaffrey, 4-star general and Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy for President Clinton. This research demonstrates organizations with a long-term track record of successful design systems of leadership with a unique leadership DNA and then trains every leader to its requirements. Based on a foundation of classical systems design, it represents the first major innovation in leadership since Henry Ford started rolling Model Ts off his assembly line. He is certified as a Lean Practitioner, Balanced Scorecard design, Strategic Planning, group facilitation, and Project Management. In addition, he is a senior examiner for the Baldrige Quality Award. Visit http://ironsharpensiron.fm for show notes and more exclusive content.