Dan Schneider specializes in working with families and organizations to design, build, and implement emotional and logical relationship systems and processes that increase human and financial capital and stakeholder value.
Since 1996, Dan Schneider has been involved in 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 Schneider’s formal education includes a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Ambrose University; a Master of Arts degree 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.
In addition to his role as Managing Partner in EDGE Cultural Architects, Dan is a Partner and Director of The Rawls Group as well as a founding member of the International Succession Planning Association. Dan frequently speaks before local, state, and national organizations about leadership and change.
A pandemic teaches us that there are things as leaders we should be doing all the time, not just when we are going through tough times. One of the more critical learnings of the COVID-19 pandemic is the importance of having a business continuity and disaster recovery plan in place. [...]
Communication is key. We hear it all the time in all aspects of managing a team and running a business. However, when managing a remote team, whether new or old, communication has never been more important. It has to be done clearly, early and often. Performance expectations remain the same [...]
There is an old adage, “Never let a good crisis go to waste,” and COVID-19 is providing a lot of opportunity for us to learn and protect ourselves from a future crisis. Back in 2008-09 businesses learned the importance of having cash on hand, minimizing costs, cross training talent and [...]
Some teams who have been forced to work from home may want to come back, and others may want to continue working remotely. What works best for the company culture and performance is unique to each situation. To set your team up for success review and create policies, procedures, expectations, [...]
Sale to a compatible third party is a succession option. Dave Versicle , who is chief of editorial operations at Automotive News illustrates this concept in his latest article titled: No more wacky ads: New family to carry on dealer’s legacy. In Dave’s article, Our very own Dan Schneider shares his insight based on [...]
The key is to navigating family business dynamics is to first identify WHAT you envision to be the family legacy. Is it the business, or is it what the business provides to the family? Once the legacy is determined, identifying who wants to be involved versus not, is critical to [...]