Patti Leith

Patti Leith

Since 2001, Patti has been CEO at EDGES, Inc., a services company to help organizations find their potential and exceed their growth goals by fully aligning their resources to achieve those goals. In order to grow, organizations must first develop a short and long-term plan for growth. They will need to build capacity and efficiency to support that growth. While both are being done, the people doing the work must grow, as well. EDGES’ approach includes planning, process efficiency/technology integration, and people development. If an organization wants to grow, it will require a change of direction in their strategic initiatives. After 15 years of working with growth clients, she has found one thing to be profoundly true, without exception: All of the implications of the change in strategic initiatives must permeate the existing culture in order to take hold and become real. Together, with Ken, they have led a team to develop methods, tools and tracking to substantiate culture change. She also serves as Managing Partner of (e)Gauge, Inc., where she serves on the product development committee. Her predominant focus within the software suite offered by (e)Gauge, Inc. are on the Talent Management modules, which enable organizations to align Job Descriptions with Performance Reviews and KPI’s to hold people accountable for their part in a change. Patti’s corporate career spans 16 years with Walmart/Sam’s Club, Food Lion Stores and Sheraton/ITT. She has held corporate leadership positions in Operations, Organizational Development and Human Resources, with 8 years in senior level roles. At SAM’s Club, she oversaw the People Development group for SAM’s Club’s nearly 70,000 employees and managers. While at SAM’S Club, her People Development team won the President’s Award for Excellence in 1999. During that same year, her team was recognized by Northwest Arkansas (NOARK)/ SHRM as the most innovative in the field, while she was named SHRM’s “Boss of the Year”. She led Human Resources for Food Lion’s widespread employee across 1,000 stores. Prior to taking this role, she worked in Operations, Succession Planning and Organizational Development. She was a key member of the committee assembled to respond to ABC’s Prime Time Live television expose in 1992, citing Food Lion’s food safety practices. While Food Lion was able to prove the accusations as staged, the Organizational Development department, under her guidance, implemented state of the art practices in Food Safety. With an M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (and Human Resources Management), and a minor in Statistics and Computer Science, she has authored and validated several skills assessment instruments, including the Inter Face Methods Learning eXcelerator™, to foster improved relational influence and build team collaboration and leadership skills. In 2012, she published “Judge Not, A Guide to Influence People Who Think Differently”.

Affiliations and Expertise

President and Managing Partner, EDGES, Inc., AR, USA


Authors: Gary Ades & Ken Leith & Patti Leith Release Date: 17 Jun 2016
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