John R.

John R. Schultz

John Schultz is an independent management consultant and retired college professor. He taught management and supervisory development courses for 20 years in the Wisconsin Technical College System, and was a Program Director at Madison Area Technical College overseeing an Advanced Technical Certificate program in Quality Management.  In addition, he has 25 years’ experience as a consultant, technical services manager, and product development engineer.  He is the author of magazine and journal articles on performance improvement and system change.  Recently published books include: Making It All Work: A pocket guide to sustain improvement and anchor change. New York: Routledge. (2011) and Four Cornered Leadership: A framework for making decisions. Boca Raton: CRC Press (2013).

Why do changes often well-conceived frequently fall short when put into practice? System improvement is more than the discovery of a well-designed solution. Matter-of-fact and quantitative methods fall short when it comes to helping the organization and its people deal with the change....Full Article »