Dean M. Schroeder

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Dean M. Schroeder is an award winning author, consultant and scholar. His work focuses on creating high-performing organizations and improving people’s work lives through the application of better management.

Dr. Schroeder’s latest book, The Idea-Driven Organization: Unlocking The Power in Bottom-up Ideas, will be available March 31, 2014. His best-selling book, Ideas Are Free: How the Idea Revolution is Liberating People and Transforming Organizations (co-authored with Alan Robinson), has been translated into nine different languages, was voted the Reader’s Choice by Fast Company magazine and selected as one of the 30 best business books of the year by Soundview Executive Books. Dean shares the “Author of the Year – 2010” award from the Sw
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Are your Supervisors Straw Bosses, Clerks, or Leaders?

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Supervisors are the people directly responsible for coordinating how work gets done, how a company’s goals and strategies are achieved through daily actions, and how routine improvements are accomplished. For most employees, their supervisor is the primary representative of their company – he or she is the most immediate human manifestation of their employer. Consequently, Are they bei

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“People with power listen less carefully, and have difficulty taking into account what others already know.”
Dean M. Schroeder

“People with power do not regulate their behavior as much. They become egocentric and preoccupied with their own self-interest, which eclipses their awareness of the interests of others.”
Dean M. Schroeder, The Idea-Driven Organization: Unlocking the Power in Bottom-Up Ideas

“As managers rise up the hierarchy, a host of situational forces come to bear on them which can easily undermine their respect for the people on the front lines, and hence cause them to disregard the value in front-line ideas.”
Dean M. Schroeder, The Idea-Driven Organization: Unlocking the Power in Bottom-Up Ideas




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