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Martha E. Rader, Ph.D

Organizational Leadership Expert, Rader Leadership

Member since: Sep 2017
Visit Martha E. Rader, Ph.D online https://www.raderleadership.com/
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Organizational and Automotive Leadership Coach, Trainer, Consultant:


Leadership Developer, assisting to attract and retain diverse productive teams and to achieve goals.


Professor: Leadership/Management, MBA  



Martha E. Rader, Ph.D. BIO:

Visit Dr. Martha Radar's intro video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0SXAACqaoM&t=3s

Dr. Martha E. Rader is a professor, leadership developer, and a passionate business, leadership coach, speaker, trainer, and consultant that helps people, teams, and businesses reach higher levels of potential and inspire a more positive, diverse culture and to help retain talent and achieve goals. 

Leaders, managers, and businesses enjoy working with Martha because of her passion, ability to connect, expert knowledge, and high-quality results.  She is known to build strong trusting relationships that create a safe authentic space that invites exploration and reasoning of behavior and gaps to determine what is getting in the way of you and your team in creating solutions towards a more positive, productive culture and that lays the groundwork for a competitive advantage.

Martha has years of experience in leading automotive captive teams that resulted in personal and professional growth and that exceeded goals. As an executive leader, she led multi-state teams that earned the highest JD Power client satisfaction scores in the U.S. for the company’s largest territory in the country.   

She has served automotive dealers in providing funding for buy-sell agreements, real estate, indirect retail customers, F&I products and consulting and in the 1990s she was part of the team that developed and provided In Dealership Training Programs that assisted in propelling more affordable consumer payment options and GM automotive leasing. She also served GM divisional, local, and regional teams in developing and marketing incentives and programs. 

Dr. Martha E. Rader was nominated for the Automotive News' 100 Leading Women in North America Auto Industry, 2010 and recipient of Northwood University Outstanding Achievement Alumni Award, 2005 (and mentor).

She has held board seats for Hope South Florida (helping the hurting and homeless), The GM Women’s Retail Initiative (now WRN), The Automotive Women’s Alliance (and mentor), Advisor and Board Member for GM Cadillac and Buick’s Dealer Council and volunteer initiatives such as Christ Church Team Leader for Greeters and other initiatives, 4-Kids, and Habitat for Humanity. She is a Keiser University Professor, an MBA graduate from Northwood University, and a Ph.D. graduate from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and a supporter of Women in Automotive.

Outside of work, Martha enjoys her large family, many nieces, and nephews, her sassy cat Jimi Jac, and her fiancé’s grandchildren and spending time outdoors, hiking, biking, golfing, fishing, traveling and volunteer work.

Mission:

“To build trust, to passionately develop leaders and teams to inspire a positive, purposeful, productive diverse culture to achieve growth and goals in the modern business environment”


Credentials and Certifications

John C. Maxwell Certified Coach, Trainer, Speaker

John C. Maxwell Certified DISC Behavioral Analysis Consultant and Trainer

Authorized Partner for Wiley/Lencioni Five Functions of a Cohesive Team and Everything DiSC.

Ph.D. Organizational Leadership, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Assessments:

Self-rated and 360 Degree-Rated Assessments.  Variety of assessments such as Leadership, Management, Culture, Emotional Intelligence, Workplace, Productive Conflict, Teams, Personal Development, Engagement

 

Workshops, Leadership Development, Webinars

Culture: Strategic Direction and Alignment: Finding Your WHY

Are your mission, values, and priorities (MVP) aligned to inspire, to provide the intended direction and behavior that supports a diverse workforce, and to get the most out of your staff? How do you want to be known in the community?

Develop your Mission, Values, and Priorities (MVP) and Empower MVP Champions

Revitalize your Mission, Values, and Priorities (MVP) and Empower MVP Champions

Purpose/Benefit: Assess, develop and/or align your culture to improve leadership and team direction, collaboration, productivity, and performance, to attract and retain a diverse workforce and to lay the groundwork towards a competitive advantage.

Leadership or Team Development and Training

Purpose: To gain personal and professional awareness of leadership strengths, blind spots, and developmental areas and to develop action plans to increase leadership effectiveness that increases influence to improve productive relationships, group dynamics, communication, engagement, collaboration, coaching, feedback and to attract, develop and retain diverse talent.

Benefit: Improved leadership behaviors and skills that move people and teams in the desired direction to improve productivity and performance and to attract and retain a diverse workforce to achieve goals and to lay the ground-work for competitive advantage.

Executive/Manager Coaching

Purpose/Benefit: Identify strengths, blind spots, and limitations that derail effective leadership and decision-making. Personalized coaching will provide new ways to think, act, and positively influence people and business outcomes.

Assess and identify gaps and blind spots to heighten self-awareness

Develop action plans to facilitate growth and leadership effectiveness

Provide direction/support for personal accountability to assist in achieving goals


Other Workshops

 

  • Developing Cohesive and Productive Teams 
  • Leadership Styles that Get Results
  • DISC Personality/Preference Workshops: Understanding Self and Others
  • Emotional Intelligence Workshops 

  

Keynote: Speaking and Training Engagement Highlights


Women in Automotive 2019 Conference

Adapting Dealership Culture to Attract, Engage, & Retain Female Employees

Purpose: Provide three tools to help your dealership adapt to a culture to:

A = Attract

C = Create

E = Expand (women in dealerships)! How to ACE it!

Unlock the value of diversity to better satisfy today's clients (increase sales, referrals, repeat business)

Establish a culture that recognizes our biases and allows us to develop best practices in our hiring and retention systems

Women in Automotive 2017 Conference

  • To inspire a positive culture: To become an M.V.P. (Mission, Values, Priorities) Champion.
    • To increase referrals and sales
    • Provide knowledge, awareness and the “why”
    • To attract and retain a diverse workforce including women and millennials
    • Engaged participants in idea generation for a more positive environment to attract a diverse applicant and digital shoppers including women and millennial
    • Provided five awareness tools to take back to the workplace to inspire a more positive culture

 

 

International Association for Business and Economics (IABE) Conference 2017, 2019

  • Presented: Authentic leadership and younger worker turnover intentions.
  • How authentic leadership has the potential to attenuate turnover, in all age groups, including 20-24, 25-34 (Millennials).
  • Practical application.


Sheehan Buick, GMC, Pompano Beach, FL

·        Leadership Development, all leaders and managers

Sheehan Cadillac, Pompano Beach, FL

·        Leadership Development, all leaders and managers

Henson Ford

·        Leadership Development, all leaders and managers

Henson Buick, GMC

·       Culture assessment, diagnosis, leadership, and culture development, and training.

Henson Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram

·       Culture assessment, diagnosis, leadership, and culture development, and training.

Henson Chevrolet, Buick, GMC

·       Culture assessment, diagnosis, leadership and culture development, and training.

Infiniti Stuart

  • To increase referrals and sales:
  • To inspire a positive culture: To become an M.V.P. (Mission, Values, Priorities) Champion (™).
  • Provide knowledge, awareness and the “why”;
  • To attract and retain a diverse workforce including women and millennials.
  • Engaged participants in idea generation for a more positive environment to attract a diverse applicant and digital shoppers including women and millennials.
  • Resulting in many ideas.
  • Provided five awareness tools to take back to the workplace to inspire a more positive culture.


Audi Stuart

  • To increase referrals and sales:
  • To inspire a positive culture: To become an M.V.P. (Mission, Values, Priorities) Champion (™).
  • Provide knowledge, awareness, and the “why”:
  • To attract and retain a diverse workforce including women and millennials.
  • Engaged participants in idea generation for a more positive environment to attract. a diverse applicant and digital shoppers including women and millennials.
  • Resulting in many ideas.
  • Provided five awareness tools to take back to the workplace to inspire a more positive culture.


Coral Ridge Country Club Speaker/Workshop

Purpose: Assist to inspire a more positive culture to strengthen their promise to deliver on their mission, pledge, and goals.

  • Leadership Principles and selected 15 Laws of Growth (JCM Group).
  • Individual leadership assessment, questioning, and reflection.
  • Idea generation to improve the delivery.
  • Smart Goals to enact change and follow-through.
  • Follow-up for accountability.
  • 18 months later, the company is still applying learning.

Buick Invitational Buick Divisional Dealer Meeting (Leasing)

  • How to improve repeat business
  • How to increase referrals

New York Auto show Buick Divisional Dealer Meeting (Leasing)

  • How to improve repeat business
  • How to increase referrals


GMAC In Dealership Lease Co-Developer, Marketer, and Speaker Trainer

  • Numerous speaker/trainer programs with various dealership engagements such as;
  • Garber Group
  • Les Stanford Group
  • Berger Chevrolet
  • Heritage Chevrolet
  • Kool Group
  • Tom-Tim Cole Group
  • McDonald Group
  • Scheer Motor Group
  • Harvey Automotive Group
  • Classic Chevrolet
  • Resulted in Significant performance improvement.
  • Increased sales and repeat business.


Recommendations-Testimonials

 

Leadership Coaching: 

Dr. Rader assisted my executive leadership team to build a stronger foundation of respect, admiration, and better communication. She kept us focused. During several sessions, she was able to get the team to open up and communicate clearly and honestly. She did a wonderful job keeping us on point and making sure we didn’t sidestep difficult issues. She held us accountable for goals to improve on delivering to our mission, client pledge, and goals.

 

“Dr. Martha Rader, has provided development and tools to maximize my skills in leadership, emotional intelligence, and team building to best develop as a young professional in a fiercely competitive market. I highly recommend her training to anyone seeking to thrive in the workplace and strategically ignite their roadmap to professional success.”

 

Martha Rader has truly helped me begin to bring order to my chaotic existence. During a time of extensive growth in my organization with increasing opportunities, Martha’s coaching has been a tremendous asset to my life and ministry. For anyone looking to take their personal or professional life to the next level, I highly recommend Martha.

 

Martha's coaching abilities have assisted me to take my personal and professional goals and planning to new levels. I have gained a new awareness to blocks and obstacles that have gotten in the way in the past. One notable aspect was conflict avoidance that slows growth and productivity. Martha is a consummate professional. She has helped me stay focused on my goals and has provided me with unconditional support and encouragement. I would highly recommend her. 

 

Leadership and or Culture Development and Training

 “The most “superb” education training I ever encountered.” 


“I learned that if I use different approaches with people, I can get better results and the outcomes for everyone is better. “

 

 “The DISC training and development has helped me understand myself and employees better. It has made this a better place to work and is impacting productivity.”

 

“Understanding the 5 behaviors of a cohesive team will help provide a better workplace and make our teams more productive as well.”

 

“As we began the leadership development training, most of us did not know what to expect. We began the program as work associates, we ended as a TEAM! Wow!”

 

“The leadership development program has elevated my abilities to influence others by being more proactive with coaching and teaching and using new tools to reduce resistance and to build trust.”

 

“I learned that leadership style matters, some are more effective than others.”

 

“I learned that engaging in productive conflict is healthy and needed”

 

“This leadership development has inspired me to develop better relationships with direct reports and co-workers. I realize that seeking and obtaining feedback on my own behavior is a gift.”

 

“This leadership development has taught me to look at challenges differently and has helped me to solve problems in a more productive way.”

 

“As a new manager, taking the time to teach my team what I am learning is rewarding. I will improve sales and make this a better place to work.”

 

“I learned that one should never underestimate the power and value of listening.”

 

“This leadership development has taught me to listen more intently and not react so quickly.”

 

“I will be a better leader by trusting others more. In learning about making positive changes, trust is a key building block.”

 

“Martha Rader to assist you to be the best you can be.”

 

“Your tenacity knows no bounds. You are an amazing example for career women as well as students coming up through the ranks.”

 

Judy Farcus Serra, CFO Headquarter Automotive Group: Headquarter Toyota, Headquarter Hyundai, and Headquarter Honda:

 

“I know Martha E. Rader, Ph.D., CC, she really brings it. I have attended her seminar. Very insightful and helpful in our environment.”

 

I have known Martha Rader for many years and trust her knowledge, intent, and professionalism like no one I have ever known. She cares and helps others strive to reach their potential.

 

I have always admired your commitment to excellence and your drive to attain goals....you exceed all expectations!

 

 

Published

Published March 21, 2017

Authentic Leadership & Younger Worker Turnover Intention:

Rader, M. E., Mantz, T., & Kuchinka, D. J. (2017). Authentic Leadership & Younger Worker Turnover Intention. Journal of International Business and Economics 17(1):67-80.

Published March 2015

Effects of authentic leadership on job satisfaction and younger worker turnover intentions:

Rader, M. E. (2015). Effects of authentic leadership on job satisfaction and younger worker turnover intentions: Unpublished dissertation, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.


 

Driving Sales 11/14/2017

Want to Increase Sales and Referrals in your Dealership, Improve First Impressions? 

Inspiring a Positive Culture: Understanding how Crucial First Impressions, Sales & Referrals can be affected by Hidden Blind Spots

A sampling of LinkedIn Articles:

Published 4/3/20 COVID-19 LinkedIn

COVID-19: Leadership in Crisis, Simple Things can be Overlooked: How can you Help?

Published 4/9/20  LinkedIn

How to Nudge People out of Polarization and Jumpstart Connection and Change

Published 7/31/17 LinkedIn

Inspiring a More Positive Culture!

Inspire a more positive culture through passion for what you do and your cause and through aligning the mission, values, and goals. This can lead to contagious positivity to increase diversity, performance, and growth in organizations and automobile dealerships.

Published LinkedIn August 2018

How a Hardened Attitude and Blind Spots can Stunt Growth, Sales & the Bottom Line

Influencing Positive Growth in Self and Others


Published 7/14/17 LinkedIn

Inspired? Yes! Women in Automotive Conference 2017

Published LinkedIn 11/8/17

Hollywood and Corporate Scandals Spark a Call to Action in the Assessment, Diagnosis, and Intervention of Organizational/Business Culture

Published 7/25/17 LinkedIn

Professor Shares Automotive Workforce Insight, Scholarship Opportunity at Annual Conference

Automotive News Quotes: December 2017, January 2018

 


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