Kevin Schneider is the Chief Servant Leader and CEO of Educational Data Systems, Inc. (EDSI). EDSI is a workplace development, customized training, and consulting company who provides innovative solutions to close workforce skill gaps around America. In this conversation, you will hear Kevin talk about the positive organizational models and systems that he has implemented at EDSI to realize a servant leadership model and how this has helped EDSI triple in size.
- [01:50] – Kevin explains the servant leadership model and how he has enacted this for 450 EDSI employees in 45 days.
- [03:35] – Kevin talks about the power of asking employees open-ended questions.
- [05:25] – Kevin shares why he feels investing in employees has been the key to EDSI’s success.
- [07:14] – Kevin talks about getting in buy-in to the servant leadership model across all levels of management in EDSI.
- [09:05] – Kevin shares how EDSI is using other systems like the Best Reflective Self Exercise, The Immunity Map and working with people’s strengths.
- [15:17] – Kevin shares that there have been some models that EDSI tried that did not work out as planned.
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