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Marcia Daszko        

CEO Advisor; Innovation in Leader ship and Business Strategist; Author/Speaker: "Fears Erodes Profits" and "Survival Is Optional"; Deming Consultant

As a Catalyst for Change, Innovation and Transformation, Marcia Daszko guides organizations in developing leaders, new thinking, business models, strategies, systems and processes, M&A integration, and innovative products, services and processes. From start-up companies to the Fortune 500 organizations; non-profits; government agencies; and the U.S. military, Marcia and her associates coach and guide leaders in their personal and organizational transformations. In addition, they conduct Innovation and Leadership Seminars, deliver keynote speeches, and facilitate executive retreats.

Marcia has taught Graduate Management classes at UC-Berkeley, San Jose State University, and Fordham University and holds degrees from Santa Clara University in English and from San Jose State University in Mass Communications. She is a co-founder of the Bay Area Deming User Group (BADUG) and a Founding Board Member of the In2In Thinking Network.

She currently serves as a Board Member for San Jose State Alumni Association and Project Hired in San Jose. She served on the Golf Council for the 2009 Naval Post-Graduate Foundation's annual fundraiser in Pebble Beach, CA.

Marcia authored the chapter on Leadership in the book Organizational Project Management: Linking Strategy and Projects,(2010); she also wrote the book Survival Is Optional (2017).

Marcia Daszko & Associates, Catalysts for Strategic Change, Innovation, & Transformation, works with executive teams to create different, innovative leadership thinking, business models, strategies, systems & processes, and new markets for products & services. In corporate, military, non-profit, and educational environments, she facilitates the dialogue to accelerate healthy growth, profitability, and innovation. For 20+ years, she guides leaders in:

Leadership Thinking & Transformation – The Foundation
Accelerated Assessments to Expedite Progress Strategic Thinking, Planning, & Facilitation
Rapid I.D. of Waste: Productivity Obstacles Corporate Growth; M&A Integration; Cultural Due Diligence
System Design for Optimization & Effectiveness Making the Numbers Without Destroying the People Effective Executive Communication to all Staff Accelerating Innovation Strategies for Market Growth
Coaching Leaders & Teams for Great Productivity Idea to Market: A Smooth Flowing Process Strategic/Synthetic/Statistical Thinking for Leaders Creating Collaborative Cultures for Rapid Growth/Quality
Data Driven & Agile Decision-making Fear Erodes Profits: How to Reduce Fear to Grow Profits Rapid Business Process & Quality Improvement


Innovation in Leadership Thinking
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Speech Topics

Survival is Optional

Over recent decades, many executives’ thinking has led to the adoption of “best practices” yet many are actually “bad practices” that harm people, productivity, and destroy organizations, slowly or quickly. People work hard and put in their best efforts. How can leaders discern between either harmful fads or wise management principles based in sound theory? How can leaders not be blind-sided? How can they see the 60% or 70% waste and complexity that exists in their organizations that they have become accustomed to? Fear runs rampant in organizations and societies. What new thinking, knowledge and courage will it take for leaders to find their courage and create a better future?

Fear Erodes Profits: What Great Leaders Do To Build Healthy, Productive Workplaces

Leaders with courage create sustainable, healthy workplaces where trust is the foundation for growth. They develop collaborative leaders, achieve amazing productivity and profits, and compete with explosive creativity and innovation. However, some managers and teams struggle. Fears and bad behaviors erode the people, productivity, and profits! There is a need for trust—and critical shifts in thinking, behaviors, and actions.

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