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Dan Schneider specializes is working with families and organizations to design, build, and implement emotional and logical relationship systems and processes in order to increase human and financial capital and stakeholder value.

Dan’s experience includes business start-ups, business cultural development, succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, and community development. He has served as Vice-president of Development, Chief Operating Officer, and Executive Vice President of firms in the manufacturing, technology, financial, and advertising industries. Dan’s formal education includes a Bachelor of Arts from St. Ambrose University; a Master of Arts in Legal Studies from Antioch School of Law; and a Certified NLP Business Practitioner from the Quadrant 1 Group in London, England. He is a former Chairman of the Board of Governors for Leadership Iowa, a statewide leadership program sponsored by the Iowa Association of Business and Industry.

Dan is a Partner with The Rawls Group, and a founding member of the International Succession Planning Association®. Dan frequently speaks before local, state, and national organizations about leadership and change.

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How Partners Balance The Great Family Business Oxymoron

Keeping results and relationships balanced among business partners and family members requires understanding that each member of the family walks around with several identities that shift from one priority environment to another. There are 6 main priority environments: Work,  Family, Social,  Financial Health, Physical Health, and Your Personal Operating System  Here are some of the identities you shift in and out of several times a day: Entrepreneur, Business Maven, Financier, Functional Expert, Leader/Manager, Partner, and other related roles. During the same day, you may also shift between possibly conflicting roles: Parent, Child, Sibling, Extended Family Member (Aunt, Uncle, Cousin, [...]

Hard to Lead Unless You Have “IT”

What happens when you walk into a meeting? Does the room grow quiet? Do you suddenly sense that all eyes and ears are on you? Do you get the feeling that you command the room?  If that happens to you, you more than likely have IT – the Leadership Impact Trait, or what some refer to as presence. Since most want to grow in their ability as leaders, there is good news! IT, or Presence, is merely a habit. A habit is a collection of behaviors, and each of us can learn and unlearn behaviors. First, as Yoda would [...]

COVID has flipped so much upside down, how will the new normal affect our culture?

The more things change, the more they stay the same. The team of experts featured in the video talks about impacts on culture post-pandemic. The common takeaway revolves around remote work. As a business owner or leader who had to transition a team to remote work or an individual who had to make the transition, there is something in this video for everyone. It is believed that remote work will have the single most significant long-term impact on our work cultures as we continue to move forward. Fears and anxieties about whether or not remote [...]

How Can a Leader Make Decisions In Uncertain Times?

A common theme emerged from this group of experts as we discussed how leaders can make decisions in uncertain times. Simply, decision-making should be the same as certain times. The real difference when the unknown hits are how leaders respond and what pace they respond and not necessarily in the decision-making itself. That said, uncertainty can bring with it anxiety and additional “problems” to solve, so you should ensure you are strategically engaged in effective decision-making processes with your leadership team during certain and uncertain times Thank you to Crystal Faulkner a Partner with MCM [...]

How Do I Make Decisions In Uncertain Times?

With COVID-19 and a change in president the variables feel like they are changing every day. What will be the new policies, will we be able to remain open for business, can we even set goals and a strategy for 2021? Bill Lowman with Shuffield Lowman and Ryan Kerrigan with Kerrigan Advisors shares key insights for making decisions in uncertain times by keeping your core values front and center with a purposeful and deliberate mindset. And, The Rawls Group's Dan Schneider shares 4 simple steps to follow which will give you the confidence in your [...]

How Do you Diagnose and Mend a Broken Culture?

Every organization has a culture. It’s the collective personality of the people who represent you,  and/or the owner and leadership, on a daily basis. As such, it’s a blend of behavior patterns that either draw people in or push them away. In short, every culture has some appeal, some cracks, and some rough edges. So how do you patch the cracks and smooth the rough edges? You ask a few simple questions: Have we (everyone in the organization) lost sight of our primary purpose? What's our identity? How well do people know and relate to your guiding principles? Can [...]


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