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John Childress | Defining Leadership, Strategy and Culture
Episode 5911th November 2021 • The Ben Morton Leadership Podcast • Ben Morton
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John Childress is a pioneer in the field of leadership and corporate culture. 

After graduating from Harvard with a master’s degree, he co-founded the first management consulting firm focusing on helping senior leadership teams reshape culture for competitive advantage, which as President and CEO, he  grew it into an international company. 

One of his first culture change projects was at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Plant following the catastrophic accident in 1979. John worked with the management team to build a safety culture that produced records in safety and power production for the next 38 years.


John has written four business books that help senior leaders understand the importance of culture in business performance and the role of the leadership team in effective strategy execution. 


Currently John is Chairman of PYXIS Culture Technologies, which has developed a visual ecosystem mapping software platform to help business leaders identify hidden risks inside the organization that impact cyber security, safety, conduct risk, innovation, and customer satisfaction. Alongside this, John is also developing a business and ecosystem approach to implementing the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.


In this episode we explore John’s definitions of three key words or business facets; leadership, strategy and culture. Then we dive into how these three concepts must be aligned to deliver the results… or not as the case may be.



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Pyxis Culture Technologies: https://www.pyxisculture.com  

Ben’s Website: www.ben-morton.com

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