After holding management positions with two major
corporations and two consulting companies, Dale Dauten
created a nationally-known marketing research firm retained by top industry
leaders, including McDonalds, Procter & Gamble, AT&T, Kodak and 3M.
In 1991, Dale began writing a weekly business newspaper column called
The Corporate Curmudgeon. Within a year,
the country's largest syndication company, King Features, had taken the column
into national distribution. It currently appears in the St. Louis
Post-Dispatch, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Chicago Tribune, Arizona Republic
and dozens of other papers.
In 1996, Dale undertook a second column, which focuses on career issues.
Also syndicated by King Features, this column was initially written with
employment expert Mark Nelson. At the beginning of 1999, Dale began co-authoring
"Kate and Dale Talk Jobs"
with Kate Wendleton, a nationally recognized authority on career development.
Their column has been adopted by the New York Post, Atlanta
Journal-Constitution, Houston Chronicle and over 100 others, making it the
most successful new column in the country over the past few years.
In addition to his columns, Dale has authored four books. His third,
The Max Strategy, a study of
innovation, came out in 1996, followed by a paperback and five foreign editions
in 1997. His latest book, The Gifted Boss, was published by William
Morrow in June 1999.
Contact Dale via e-mail
Kate Wendleton is a nationally
recognized authority on career development. She has been a career coach since
1978, when she founded The Five O'Clock Club® and developed its
methodology to help job hunters and career changers of all levels in
job-search-strategy groups. This methodology is now used by Affiliates of The
Five O'Clock Club, which meet weekly in the United States and Canada.
Kate also founded Workforce America®, a
not-for-profit Affiliate of The Five O'Clock Club, serving adults in
Harlem who are not yet in the professional or managerial ranks. Workforce
America helps each person move into better-paying, higher-level positions as
each improves in educational level and work experience.
||Dr. Richard Gooding|
Richard Z. Gooding, Ph.D. is founder and President of
Strategic Advantage, Inc. and Co-Founder of Wild Brains with Dale Dauten.
He specializes in strategic planning and has over 20 years experience
helping executives make better business decisions. He helps top-management teams develop and implement
strategic plans that achieve their company's long-term objectives.
|Dr. Gooding is a recognized expert in strategic planning,
mergers/acquisitions, organizational design, managerial decision
making, and employee participation with published research on
these topics. He developed
Strategic Risk Analysis™ which is an
effective and efficient technique for realistically evaluating and
successfully implementing new product/market expansions and
Dr. Gooding speaks about Strategic Planning and Strategic Risk
Analysis frequently before executive audiences. He has made
presentations at Inc. magazine's "Growing Your Company" conferences,
the Institute of Management Consultants National Conference,
several TEC groups, Chapters of the Strategic Leadership Forum,
and regional conferences of the Society of Competitive Intelligence
Professionals. His speeches and workshops consistently receive high
Before founding Strategic Advantage, Dr. Gooding was a professor
in the Management Department at Arizona State University where he
taught courses in strategic planning and managerial decision making.
in Strategic Planning is from Michigan State University, and he
also holds a Masters in Social Work from Western Michigan University
including Social Service Planning and Administration.
Contact Dr. Gooding via e-mail