Mitch Roschelle

PwC Partner & Business Development Leader

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What Teambuilding Exercise Actually Works?

I had my team—was many years ago. We had an offsite. And what we'd do, normally do in the evening in offsites, you eat bad food in a hotel ballroom or conference room. And I…

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How Do You Give a Great Presentation?

Yeah, I don't look at the audience in their underwear. The thing is, with being a public speaker or a presenter, is to engage the audience from the very beginning. So, full disclosure here, while…

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What Is Your Must-Ask Job Interview Question?

So I have three go-to job interview questions. Number one is, what's one word you would use to describe yourself? The thing is, everybody's expecting that question. The problem is—this is my trick—I make them…

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How Do You Give Critical Feedback?

I'm a big rip off the bandaid person. So if it's time for what we refer to in my firm as real-time feedback, I just kind of get in people's face a little bit and give…

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How Do You Fire Someone?

One of the hardest things about being in management is actually having to let people go. It's just part of the job, unfortunately, and I don't know that I'm more experienced in that than anybody…

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How Do You Talk to Someone About Sensitive Topics Like Personal Hygiene?

I've got a load of stories. So here's to tell you how not to do it, okay? There was a guy that worked with us years ago, and he had some personal hygiene issues. And…

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Did a Personal Issue Ever Affect Your Work and How Did You Handle It?

I think it's inevitable that something is going to be going on in your real life that interferes with your work life. Because I think that, if you think about them as a Venn Diagram, they're…

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How Do You Handle Someone Who's Been Passed Over for a Job?

It's not uncommon that I'm sitting there talking to somebody who's got that look in their eyes of disappointment 'cause they've been passed over for a promotion, and really, the hardest part of that conversation…

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How Do You Keep Long-Term Employees Motivated?

I think any employee is looking for purpose. And I know purpose is a word we probably use too often, and probably some case study from Harvard Business School talked about purpose and now we're…

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Do You Have Any Tips for Managing Millennials?

I don't think, when it comes to managing people, how old they are totally matters. I read a great piece, it was an editorial piece someplace, maybe in the Huff Post, where millennials were talking about…

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What Rituals Do You Perform Before a Stressful Task?

Mitch Roschelle: Oh, I'm superstitious. So all of my rituals are steeped in superstition. So, you want an example just to prove that I'm telling the truth? Betty Liu: Yes. Mitch Roschelle: I never go…

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What Do You Do When Team Members Fight?

I have a great story of conflict between team members. This goes back many years. But we had somebody who was new to the organization. A very senior person, but they didn't really grow up…

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What's the Most Effective Way to Pitch Your Idea?

I am a random idea generator. So I don't know that there is a one-size-fits-all for pitching. I think in this day and age, most of the pitches come by email in the middle of…

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What’s a Specific Problem for Women in the Workplace?

You know, it's interesting, what I don't understand about the dynamic in women in the workplace is why we focus on it the way we do. A lot of organizations have thrown tremendous resources at…

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Is Micromanagement Always Bad?

Micromanagement is awful. You know, here's the thing. If you're a manager, what you are doing by definition is leveraging your time and letting people do the work for you so you don't have to…

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How Do You Get Executives to Do What You Want?

Managing up, managing up is as much of a challenge as managing down, if not harder. When I think of an organization, regardless of what the hierarchy is and what the pyramid is, when there…

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What Do You Do When You Go From Friend to Boss?

Here's the challenge. When you're a manager, and especially newly promoted into a leadership position in any organization—and I actually gave a lecture to a bunch of teachers who had gotten promoted to manager levels…

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How Do You Avoid Getting Too Close With Your Employees?

One of the things that I personally have tried to avoid is too many situations where I'm out with staff people that work with me in a totally social setting. Because the one thing I've…

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What Mistake Did You Make That You Hope Your Child Doesn't Repeat?

You know what? I, in the last several hours, asked somebody for advice. And the advice that that person gave me was about regrets. And the thing that I like to coach on, and this…

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When Is It Okay to Yell at Someone?

You know, yelling in a workplace is an interesting phenomenon. In my personal experiences...I've been working for now 30-plus years. Maybe I don't look that old, but I've been working for 30-plus years, And I've…

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What Makes Your Blood Boil?

You know, it's funny. One of the pieces of feedback that I've gotten in my career is, and it's kind of consistent even to this day, is that I don't tolerate people in the workplace…

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How Do You Handle Receiving Criticism?

Oh, I'm way too sensitive. I think it's the same thing with feedback. I think I learned how to give good feedback by receiving it. I think the problem is, as a recipient of feedback,…

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"Leads PwC’s multi-million dollar investment in youth education"

Mitch Roschelle is a partner at PwC based in New York City. He currently serves as one one of the firm's business development leaders. Throughout his more than three decades with PwC, he has held a variety of leadership positions, including founder of their real estate advisory practice.

He serves as a board member of several not-for-profits, including PENCIL and the PwC Charitable Foundation.