Dean M Schroeder
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Dean M Schroeder

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 Swedish Standards Institute with co-authors Louise Östberg and Alan Robinson for SMÅ IDÉER - STORA RESULTAT (Small Ideas - Huge Results). Dr. Schroeder has also published over eighty articles, for which he has received a number of awards including two Shingo Prizes.

As a consultant and speaker, Dr. Schroeder has worked with many types of companies and organizations in North America, Europe, and Asia. He has personally led organizational turn around and transformation initiatives, and served on the Board of Examiners of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for five years.

Dr. Schroeder is the Herbert and Agnes Schulz Professor of Management at Valparaiso University and has taught at the University of Massachusetts, St. Petersburg Technical University in Russia and at ALBA in Greece. He received his Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the Carlson School at the University of Minnesota, his M.B.A. from the University of Montana, and his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Institute of Technology at the University of Minnesota.

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    • The Idea-Driven Organization

    • Unlocking the Power in Bottom-Up Ideas
    • By: Alan G. Robinson, Dean M. Schroeder
    • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Robinson and Schroeder explain how leaders can build the kind of idea-driven company capable of implementing 50 to a 100 or more ideas per employee per year....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great alternative to business thinking.

    • By Robert S. on 02-11-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Ideas are Free

    • How the Idea Revolution is Liberating People and Transforming Organizations
    • By: Alan G. Robinson, Dean M. Schroeder
    • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Because they're doing the day-to-day work, front-line employees see many problems and opportunities their managers don't....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • horrible. dont waste your money.

    • By Ty on 03-03-19

    Regular price: $19.95

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