About Dean Schroeder
Dean M. Schroeder is an award-winning author, consultant and scholar widely respected for his work helping organizations improve management outcomes. His best-selling book, Ideas Are Free, co-authored with Alan Robinson, 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. The co-authors joined forces again this year releasing ,The Idea-Driven Organization: Unlocking the Power in Bottom Up Ideas, which has received high praise and ample reviews already. 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 has published more than 80 articles, for which he has received a number of awards, including two Shingo Prizes. Dr. Schroeder has served on the Board of Examiners of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for five years. He is the Herbert and Agnes Schulz Professor of Management at Valparaiso University.