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A look at his leadership characteristics Recently, I was the guest on the “All Business” radio program on WTMJ-AM 620. I was interviewed on the topic of leadership. Much to my surprise (but delight), one of the first questions was, “What kind of presidential leader will Donald Trump be?” On the program, I did not have enough time to fully elaborate on my reply, so I thought I would do so ... Read More »

TAGS     trump,  leadership,  presidency,  character
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Readers who have paid close attention to my columns during 2016 know that all of them have had to do with issues surrounding women in the workforce. I have made the point that focusing on developing women is not only the right thing to do, it is the smart thing to do; women are going to the largest and best-educated group of entrants to the workforce of the United States in the next few years. In this column, I will ... Read More »

TAGS     mentoring,  career development,  women,  leadership,  self improvement,  
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Get off the out-of-control roller coaster In my last few columns, I have written about a variety of issues confronting women in the workplace, emphasizing the need for organizations to explicitly build and deploy mentoring programs for women. Women are forecast to comprise the majority of new entrants to our workforce over the next half-decade. Cast in the context of some of Wisconsin’s “brutal realities” ... Read More »

TAGS     superwoman syndrome,  women,  mentoring,  leadership,  business,  organizational,  development
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Increasingly the most populous segment of the workforce   In my January 11 and April 4 columns for BizTimes Milwaukee, I wrote about the important strategic issue of developing mentoring programs for women. I made a very strong business case for this, observing that women will be the largest group of new entrants to the workforce over the next few years. Employers in Wisconsin will want to particularly take ... Read More »

TAGS     mentoring,  self improvement,  organizational development,  women,  leadership
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Readers who remember my January 11 and April 4 columns will recall that I emphasized the important role mentoring plays in career development programming for women. Many, many women have never had the opportunity to be mentored. Some of you might be wondering, “Just what is a ‘mentor,’ anyway?” A mentor is a trusted guide who invests in the development of another person. In business, a mentor ... Read More »

TAGS     mentoring,  personal development,  leadership,  women,  organizational development
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Mentoring for Women: A Strategic Matter for Ongoing Organizational Effectiveness By Daniel Schroeder, Ph.D. Published in the January 2016 issue of Biz Times Milwaukee Question: Some colleagues and I (all women) are exploring starting a mentoring program at our company.  All of us have worked hard to climb the ladder here.  Now that we are starting to look down the road toward retirement, we want to ... Read More »

TAGS     Mentoring,  Women,  leadership,  legacy,  relationship,  influence,  connector,  industrial,  business,  psychology,  glass ceiling,  biz times,  organization,  effectiveness,  milwaukee
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Question: In 2014 my company started a three-year strategic planning process, including new vision, mission, and values statements, with the goal of focusing the future direction of the company.  This year has been spent extending that work and we are looking ahead to 2016 for a roll-out of a comprehensive learning and development program that will enable staff to operate at their top performance level and ... Read More »

TAGS     competency based education,  CBE,  talent,  development,  training,  learning,  education,  HR,  human resources,  organization development,  skills,  growth,  leadership,  leadership development,  education
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Question:  "I'm part of a team that's been challenged by management to pick up the pace.  No one disputes the need for us to do a better job.  We aren't very cohesive.  There are strained relationships and grudges that aren't left behind.  Our meetings don't settle anything.  A few people do all the talking.  Being told to, 'fix it,' hasn't really helped matters.  We seem to ... Read More »

TAGS     team work,  communication channels,  process mapping,  team effectiveness,  team-based training,  strategic planning,  team performance
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Question:“I supervise an engineer who’s in his early 30s. He’s very smart and isn’t afraid to let others know it. That’s the problem I wanted you to address. How do I help him see that he’s driving people away from him and hurting his work relationships with his condescending, know-it-all attitude? It’s gotten to the point where some people don’t work ... Read More »

TAGS     iq,  human resources,  daniel schroeder,  consulting,  emotional quotient,  intellectual quotient,  leadership,  10000 hour rule
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Question: "I work in the training department for a Milwaukee-area employer.  While we use external resources occasionally, most of the training we provide is developed and delivered in-house.  My problem/concern is that we often co-facilitate the sessions we lead.  I do a lot of training with one gentleman in particular.  He is a long-time employee with more than 30 years of experience.  ... Read More »

TAGS     feedback,  co-facilitating,  communication
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